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Helpful (5)

Good or bad depending on your experience level

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

I have been working at Occidental Petroleum full-time (More than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great 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.

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 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 Management

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

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Engineering Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good training resources. Big company so more opportunities to move to different disciplines.

    Cons

    Poor Management. Manager lacking inspirational and technical skills.

    Advice to Management

    Take more class in management. Open to different ideas and listen.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Accounting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 overall bonus program.

    Large company with 9/80 schedule.

    Cons

    Hard to move up.

    Does not have many offices in locations that a nice to visit.

    No Fitness center.

    Advice to Management

    Promote within and stop hiring from outside. Retain talent by training and developing internally.

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