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Chemical Specialist

Occidental Petroleum Al Wusta Region

will include but not limited to the following; * Day to day surveillance & inputs to water operations team on production chemistry issues… Beyond.com

30+ days ago

Wellhead MPFM Maintenance Technician

Occidental Petroleum Qatar

This position is a key role in the OPQL Operations Team primarily for operating and maintaining MPFM at all remote jackets in the ISND and ISSD… Beyond.com

30+ days ago

HES Specialist - Phase 5

Occidental Petroleum Qatar

* Ensure compliance with all Oxy company policies and Qatar specific requirements. Work to… Beyond.com

30+ days ago

Mechanical Integrity Engineer

Occidental Petroleum Houston, TX +2 locations

This position is responsible for providing mechanical integrity engineering support to the Business Unit's Asset Integrity Program. Primarily this… Beyond.com

11 days ago

Site Electrical Engineer

Occidental Petroleum Pasadena, TX

Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) is a leading North American manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, chlorine and caustic soda key… Beyond.com

30+ days ago

Senior Reservoir Engineer Advisor - Permian Resources

Occidental Petroleum Houston, TX

Title: Senior Reservoir Engineer Advisor - Permian Resources Location: United States-Texas-Houston Other Locations: This position will work within a… Beyond.com

30+ days ago

Process Engineer

Occidental Petroleum Sauget, IL +4 locations

Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) is a leading North American manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, chlorine and caustic soda key… Beyond.com

30+ days ago

Production Technician

Occidental Petroleum Denver City, TX +2 locations

This position is responsible for oil and gas well operations, well testing, operating and maintaining field equipment and facilities, surveillance of… Beyond.com

17 days ago

Sr. Production Engineering Advisor

Occidental Petroleum Houston, TX

This business unit's objective is to grow production by developing new fields with an emphasis on unconventional reservoirs. This position will work… Beyond.com

30+ days ago

Financial Analyst

Occidental Petroleum Houston, TX

In this role, the person will manage all of the financial reporting for equity compensation for Oxy. This will include interacting with Payroll… Beyond.com

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    The political minefield they call Occidental Petroleum, where it's not about what you know, but who and saying yes.

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    Current Employee - Professional in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Professional in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Occidental Petroleum full-time (more than 10 years)


    Some good people, decent benefits, flexible work schedule as long as you're working 60 hours per week, there aren't any 980's where I live. They have some good folks but are hemorrhaging them right now to others willing to offer more money, better work life balance and who actually pay for performance.


    Politics rule promotions, it's not what you know, it's who. Despite their assertion people are not their primary resource, with all of the reorganization and becoming a smaller company means less people, therefore they overwork the people that are there, use the performance review system to beat people down, are obsessed with head count and would rather pay 3 times as much using consultants to get rid of a direct employee. I can't see how spending 3x more money for the convenience of being able to get rid of someone without having to fabricate a case in the performance review system is a benefit to the company. Low morale in most people who have been there a while and are honest. There is no pay for performance, and anyone that says there is just happens to be on the sunny side of the field for now or is a sacrificial anode. Oxy pays for blind obedience, inner circles are filled with yes men asking what's in it for them, you are expected to push the ethics envelope, not visibly of course and if you don't you become a liability or at best someone on the way out.

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    Do the shareholders know how much money is being wasted on consultants? No. Do you surround yourself with yes men? Yes. Are people really your greatest asset? No. Do you pay for performance? No. You have a number of positional managers, not leaders, but those that rule and sometimes terrorize by position alone. You do not reward leadership or value diversity which includes differing ideas. Ethics are desired but get in the way of the big fish getting what they want, so you stretch the rules a bit to create a double standard that if a regular employee was involved in would get slapped down; enter the yes man, the sacrificial anode, plausible deniability; exit the better employees.

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