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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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    Engineering Specialist (Current Employee) Houston, TX

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

    Pros: Good training resources. Big company so more opportunities to move… Cons: Poor Management. Manager lacking inspirational and technical skills. Advice to Senior Management: Take more class in management. Open to different ideas and… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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