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Occidental Petroleum President & CEO Stephen I. Chazen
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    Great company

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    Former Employee - Corporate Communications Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
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    Great work environment and leadership. Top performing company in its industry with potential for growth.


    Corporate environment so not much room for a flexible schedule but some inprovements have been made.

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    Engineering Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
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    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Occidental Petroleum (Houston, TX) in May 2015.


    Applied online, HR sent Analytical and Excel assessment after 1 week. Both are pretty easy. For Excel test, you can go to YouTube, there is a tutorial video called ProveIt Excel assessment test. About 1 week later, HR called and asked few questions like what do you do, why you want to leave, salary,, benefit etc. Then HR set up an interview with engineering team in another 1 week. I had 2 interview in 1 day because they having 2 engineering team working on same project, both are looking for 2 Eng Tech candidates, it was a panel interview where there were 2 Eng Tech, 3 Eng, 2 Eng lead, and 1 IT. Total 8 divided into 2 group

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    • Tell me about yourself. What do you do on your daily basis? What software/program are you using? How do you maintain/manage database? what projects are you working on? Why are you leaving? Why do you want to work here? What are the most challenging thing have you experienced at your previous employer? The rest, they asked base on your resume   Answer Question

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World's Best Companies , BusinessWeek, 2009
America's Top Companies , Forbes, 2009
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Website www.oxy.com
Headquarters Houston, TX
Size 10000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (OXY)
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Maersk Oil, ExxonMobil, Chevron

Harnessing its heritage of Western technical know-how, Occidental Petroleum engages in oil and gas exploration and production and makes basic chemicals, plastics, and petrochemicals. In 2010 the oil giant reported proved reserves of 3.4 billion barrels of oil equivalent in the US, the Middle East, North Africa, and Latin America. Subsidiary Occidental Chemical (OxyChem) produces acids, chlorine, and specialty products; it also owns Oxy Vinyls, the #1 producer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin in North America. Occidental Petroleum's midstream and marketing operations ... More

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