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Good So far

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Staff Facilities Engineer in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Staff Facilities Engineer in Houston, TX

I have been working at Occidental Petroleum full-time (less than a year)

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

Pros

Pros - Good pay
Mentors available
9/80 work schedule
Great bonuses
Managers are not micro-managers
Relax, friendly atmosphere

Cons

Cons – On-boarding process is a bit lacking for new employees. I didn't get a mentor
Huge work load

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  1. Helpful (5)

    A company with no ethics, integrity or morals.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Facilities Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Facilities Engineer in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at Occidental Petroleum full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Within individual assets, there are numerous opportunities for learning and development. Senior contract staff can help guide you on technical approaches to projects and where you should focus on developing skills. Only financial benefits are recent retention bonuses, but they have now stopped. Young engineers can gain from quick advancement, if not in leadership roles then in pay grade, because the older engineers have left.

    Cons

    Oxys reputation is the lowest in the industry and, as a result, many people have left once they realize why. In fact, the turnover is so large that graduates five years out of college are given the title of senior engineer - which is ridiculous given the level of experience that this position usually requires.

    Oxy is a very cliquish company, with people even slightly different from the archaic culture being driven out. The company makes a show of being safety orientated, but in reality production and the bottom line are the priorities. This can be seen in their safety performance which is another example of the low level of concern for peoples well being - particularly from HR.

    There is a great deal of victimization within the company, with stonewalling on performance reviews being very unproductive. Accountability only seems to apply to certain people.

    Salaries are very low compared to majors such as Chevron and Conoco and, despite Oxys inability to attract talent, pay raises and overall compensation remain laughable. Assets in California and Texas are really the only location options - Libya and Oman being the primary oversees options and North Dakota extremely challenging for anyone in the current oil and gas climate.

    Advice to Management

    Company requires a complete culture change, review of current abusive HR practices and an image makeover.

  2. Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Operations Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Production Operations Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Occidental Petroleum full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good work environment & opportunity to grow

    Cons

    May not be for everyone

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