I was fortunate to work in several, large-scale geological regional studies worldwide.
Pros: The pure joy and fun of working with some truly amazing people.
Cons: Inefficient corporate structure inre employee career advancement.
I worked for Exxon prior to the merge with Mobil, so the company has changed since. Work consisted of geoscience software apps (PC and UNIX). Started working with CAD, applying the software to geological mapping, cross-sections, et al. Quickly expanded into other software apps as needed. The exposure to computer software was the critical turning point in my ongoing career...for then forward, computer knowledge was paramount to remaining in the oil and gas industry, so for that I owe Exxon much. I was blessed with superior Exxon managers who listened as well as directed. Loved my co-workers, especially in the Sakhalin Group. Hardest part of job were the sometimes long hours required to meet critical deadlines, but the joy of meeting or exceeding all of them was rewarding and so much fun with the co-workers I had.