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Helpful (6)

Perhaps the worst of the oil and gas companies

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Bakersfield, CA

I worked at Occidental Petroleum

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Comparable health and retirement benefits package to other companies Vacation accrual method is a plus

Cons

Negative reputation of the company is well deserved Very little promotion from within Workplace victimization is common High turnover of employees, especially within engineering Extremely low pay compared to other oil and gas companies Overseas assignments very poorly organized Lack of accountability and responsibility by some staff and departments

Advice to Management

Something needs to be done about work environment. Too high a turnover of professional positions has resulted in very low productivity and morale. Many staff are kept in positions for years, forcing others to move elsewhere for opportunities.

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  1. Helpful (9)

    The worst company I have ever worked for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Occidental Petroleum

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most training is by computer based training (CBT).

    Cons

    Layoffs are common, little to no information sharing and teamwork lacks. Very little cross training.

    Advice to Management

    Work with managers on building teams and help people achieve promotions rather than hinder them.


  2. Helpful (7)

    Very Unproductive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in South Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in South Houston, TX

    I worked at Occidental Petroleum

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Scope of work is interesting and never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Management has "their favorites"..very quick to blame and does not pass or share information..Meetings are literally blame sessions.

    Advice to Management

    Have periodic performance appraisals that are meaningful to employees. No honest conversations among groups.


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