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26 days ago

Engineering Tech

Occidental Petroleum Houston, TX +2 locations

If your interests lie in driving aggressive development plans and growth projects while engaging in competitor analysis, surveillance, tactical… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Automation Specialist

Occidental Petroleum Midland, TX +4 locations

This position will be responsible for the design, specification, installation, programming, calibration, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and… Beyond.com


20 days ago

Senior Accountant

Occidental Petroleum Dallas, TX

Support business and manufacturing locations with analysis, as required. * Assist on terminal and… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Ethylene Instrument Engineer

Occidental Petroleum Gregory, TX +2 locations

while staying focused on environmental protection. The secret to our success has and will continue to be our people. Occidental Chemical Corporation… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

I & E Technician

Occidental Petroleum Lovington, NM

Coordinate and support with field I & E teams; includes both company and contract work groups. * Provide assistance to I & E Lead in coordinating… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

PSSR Coordinator

Occidental Petroleum Midland, TX +2 locations

* Lead pre-startup safety reviews (PSSRs) of: 1) modifications to existing facilities, 2)newly constructed oil and gas production tank batteries, and… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Project Manager (Gas Gathering and Transmission Pipeline)

Occidental Petroleum Houston, TX

* Project management support of surface infrastructure projects from conception through implementation * Special focus on natural gas gathering and… Beyond.com


6 days ago

Engineering Technician

Occidental Petroleum Midland, TX

Provide data, information, and support to field operations and field management staff. Input, maintain, QC, extract, manipulate, and analyze Key… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Financial Advisor

Occidental Petroleum Houston, TX

Our greatest asset has been and will continue to be our people. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individuals to fill the position… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

WSM Engineering Technician

Occidental Petroleum Denver City, TX

The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for the overall coordination of data entry for all well downhole activities into Oxy… Beyond.com


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Occidental Petroleum President & CEO Stephen I. Chazen
Stephen I. Chazen
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    Bad CEO

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Occidental Petroleum full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice co-workers. 9/80. Young people get big responsibilities since day one. Good offices, not cubicles. Good IT support. Team work is promoted. Sponsored gym membership.

    Cons

    Too much uncertainty with the current CEO. He is breaking the company into pieces. He was a great CFO but not a good CEO. He is not innovative or creative, the only thing he can think of to increase stock price is to sell the company into pieces.

    One of the strengths Oxy used to have was the ability to operate in countries with high political risk, now the CEO is selling everything with high political risk. Also he announces and doesn't execute, changing plans quarter by quarter. CEO also named a 35 year old CFO that was not even familiar with the oil industry terminology. CEO gave the order to put young people in charge, people with less than 5 years of experience are becoming managers, making mistakes that cost the company millions, and creating a bad work environment.

    The internal "mafias" are rampant and if you're not part of one, your career won't go anywhere regarding of your performance.

    Technical Excellence is on decline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to think long term, not only about the stock price for the next quarter.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO

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