Occidental Petroleum

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    CONTRACTS SPECIALIST-OXY

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    Current Employee - Contracts in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Contracts in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Occidental Petroleum full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall a good place to work. A lot of opportunity to learn the Oil & Gas Industry. The 90-80 work schedule is nice.

    Cons

    Workload can be difficult to manage effectively.

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Occidental Petroleum Interviews

Updated Feb 8, 2015
Updated Feb 8, 2015

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    Summer Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I had an interview on a Thursday afternoon with two young engineers who were both very friendly and nice - they mostly asked behavioral interview questions. The interview took around 30 minutes, and by the end of it I knew it was going well because they started asking me more questions about transportation, et cetera.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked one surprisingly technical question (what's a technical problem you've faced and how did you handle it) which took me by surprise because I was a freshman in college.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer

Occidental Petroleum Awards & Accolades

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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 5000+ 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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