Occidental Petroleum
3.0 of 5 132 reviews
www.oxy.com Los Angeles, CA 5000+ Employees

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Fast Pace- If you're lazy you will fail here

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

ProsHard to find a large oil company like this that doesn't have a lot of bureaucracy in order to make things happen. If you have an idea or solution that cuts cost or improves the business- you can make it happen here. 9/80s, good benefits, decent bonus program.

ConsWay understaffed for the results expected of its employees. Pay is ok; HR targets 50th percentile. Work/Life balance depends on what group you are in. Some managers really support the 9/80, while others will expect you to work your Friday off or stay late.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou can't make things happen quickly and stay in compliance with policies. Choose one or the other. Policies should be a guideline, not a rule. Some managers/supervisors are policy driven and forget what funds their paycheck- Its O&G Production! Not 100% compliance with policies.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good or bad depending on your experience level

    Geologist (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    I have been working at Occidental Petroleum full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Great for new hires, they get unlimited training, good experience, access to top management,… Cons: If you're mid career or over this may not be the best company for you, leadership positions are given to younger guys. Many new hires… Advice to Senior Management: Go back to technical excellence. Pay more attention to experienced staff,… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    A great company and employees with a challenging culture for non-technical employees.

    Manager (Former Employee)

    I worked at Occidental Petroleum full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Good benefits, salary, workplace policies and people. A safe and… Cons: Corporate culture is adverse to pro-active public measures. Staffing is lean for achieving company expectations. Little or… Advice to Senior Management: Corporate senior management in non-technical departments does not always understand or value the responsibilities of employees… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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