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Typical large corporation - pros and cons as a result

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - IT Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - IT Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Occidental Petroleum full-time (More than 8 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great benefits, of course. The pay rate is better than you'll often get at other places for a similar workload. Everything is laid out in writing - no surprises from HR and no hollering bosses or anything like that. There are plenty of people to share the workload, and in addition to this, there is plenty of money to get hardware/software/consultants as needed. This is an oil company, and it is very profitable.

Cons

Cons are those of a large company. You have a specific role. You won't do much outside that role - you will not wear a lot of hats because those are other people's turf. In this sense, your skillset may suffer. You will develop a new set of skills however, and this is of the large corporation, which is something you cannot emulate at a small shop no matter the conditions. There are a lot of formalities and red tape, however, everything is done at a very high quality if you compare that to what is done by other institutions and corporations that are smaller and less formal. It takes effort to get things done - and patience.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Not the best place for a young engineer.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at Occidental Petroleum part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many experienced people. They pay well, but California cost of living is not compensated for.

    Cons

    Aging workforce. Feel like a number instead of an employee.


  2. Positive work environment

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

    I worked at Occidental Petroleum full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible work schedule
    Management is very knowledgeable with respect to their positions
    Positive working environment with an open door policy to aid all employees

    Cons

    On-boarding process is a bit lacking for new employees
    Due to issues in lack of communication supply chain gets a bad rep even though they work hard as a support organization
    Performance evaluations are lacking in effectiveness and are demotivating to many

    Advice to Management

    Work on the performance evaluations and work on your employee on-boarding. Other than that, Oxy is a great company to work with.


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