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Good or bad depending on your experience level

Geologist (Current Employee) Houston, TX

ProsGreat for new hires, they get unlimited training, good experience, access to top management, experienced mentors and good salaries.
Good work/life balance.
Nice offices, not cubicles. Every other Friday off.

ConsIf 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 are oblivious to the fact that high salaries are due to the latest trend in oil prices, they think it's because of their awesomeness, some can be unbearable creating an unpleasant work environment.
Heavy in politics.
Limited opportunities overseas.

Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to technical excellence.
Pay more attention to experienced staff, they are the hardest and more expensive to replace.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pretty good place to intern

    IT Intern (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    I worked at Occidental Petroleum as an intern for less than a year


    Pros: Had an awesome mentor, pays very well and includes company-provided housing. A few good social events (Schlitterbahn, baseball game, Dave and Busters). We presented to… Cons: I felt like the IT interns weren't treated as well as the other interns. Only a few of us got full time offers while nearly… Advice to Senior Management: Treat the IT interns the same as the other interns. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    I have had an enjoyable career at Occidental Petroleum and would recommend it to anyone with a strong work ethic.

    Manager (Current Employee) Houston, TX

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


    Pros: The leadership balances priorities such as adding shareholder value and promoting career development well. The… Cons: Some of the larger oils have more locations to choose from as your career… Advice to Senior Management: Keep making smart acquisition decisions and growing the company in… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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