Occidental Petroleum

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A great MIS internship experience

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - MIS Intern in Houston, TX
Former Employee - MIS Intern in Houston, TX

I worked at Occidental Petroleum as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

The internship includes great housing and a very nice salary. There are mentors and many networking events. You are not encouraged to work more than 40 hours a week.

Cons

Some of the intern projects were not organised well. This effects an interns ability to showcase skills and an ability to adapt and learn.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure internship projects are organized well before the interns arrive.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    big company with small company mentality

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Reservoir Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Reservoir Engineer in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at Occidental Petroleum full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Dynamic
    - High energy level
    - Most of the people are great to work with
    - A lot of opportunities to grow if you are in the right place at the right time

    Cons

    - Money oriented company
    - Sometimes things are changing so fast and people are moved around so often that it breaks the dynamism and efficiency of work environment.
    - Too much secrecy in management. Things are kept under confidentiality seal.
    - Lack of technical expertise. There are still skilled and experienced people around but they are retiring and/or quitting. Replacement workforce is money/promotion oriented and doesn't care about quality of work.
    - Workload is huge because BU is understaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    acknowledge technical workforce for their work. have more interface with team members. improve communication link.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A great company and employees with a challenging culture for non-technical employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Occidental Petroleum full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, salary, workplace policies and people. A safe and conscientious company with a great record and respect for stakeholders.

    Cons

    Corporate culture is adverse to pro-active public measures. Staffing is lean for achieving company expectations. Little or no on-boarding and little or no feedback about performance. Employees are fired or denied promotion without explanation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate senior management in non-technical departments does not always understand or value the responsibilities of employees at the business unit level and should visit field offices more often and give more feedback.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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