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I have been working at Occidental Petroleum full-time (More than 3 years)
Great place to live, great coworkers, small company feel, not too stressful. Long hours may be needed on occasion.
Management can be hostile at times, limited upward mobility, mediocre pay. Do not upset upper management.
Advice to Management
Forgive and forget, grudges are counterproductive. Work with your engineers, don't just give orders! Check-in with your staff on a regular basis, not just once per month or after a deadline came and went. You have some real talent working for you, try to be a friend (or at least friendly) not just a boss. Don't shout orders or your best and brightest will leave you.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
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
- 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
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 ...