Occidental Petroleum

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6 people found this helpful  

Plant sites vary in quality of management, some good, some not so good.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

The average age in the plants is pretty high leaving the potential for career advancement and high levels of responsibility earlier on.

Cons

Work life balance is not good and the expectation to work days off is too high. Managers frequently change positions avoiding making tough decisions and poor managers are not released. The attrition of young engineers is exceedingly high and management seems unconcerned (from plant level to corporate level).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep your young talent happy, challenged, and satisfied if you want them to stay. They are the future to the success of the company long term.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I obtained a lot of technical experience and was rewarded for my hard work.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company for progression. They reward employees generously.

    Cons

    I worked long hours and was extremely tired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should introduce flexitime for their employees.

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fair but need more career advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The compensation is good and for office worker there is career advancement. The employee benefits are good with cell phone discounts on monthly bills.

    Cons

    The down side is for people working in the field the career opportunities are few. The hazardous materials you work with could lead to cancer.

    Recommends
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