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Helpful (10)

A Company stuck in the past unwilling to evolve

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Good pay. Good benefits. 9/80 work schedule.

Cons

Oxy way is a total lack of structure, procedures and standards. Highly political. Employee evaluations based on perception not data. No career ladder. No employee thought out development. Some come to work and do their well defined job while others are responsible for an effort cradle to grave. The Oxy way is to make it up as you go along.

Advice to Management

Look to successful companies in your industry and learn. Deal fairly with employees. Think of their future and develop them.

Other Employee Reviews for Occidental Petroleum

  1. Very good work environment, however it all depends on where you work. Some departments are less relaxed than others.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Occidental Petroleum as an intern

    Pros

    Not very stressful work environment and a lot of encouraging people to turn to.

    Cons

    Very strict about GPA requirements

    Advice to Management

    Be more open minded about grades especially once interns have proven their ability to work.


  2. Helpful (7)

    Wish I had left this disgraceful company sooner

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Occidental Petroleum full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    9/80 schedule, but typical for Oil and Gas in general

    Cons

    Poor salary and benefits package Hostile and sometimes bigoted working environment Petty office politics and bias HR staff Limited career advancement opportunities Company reducing size, so limited places for experience - primarily now just Houston for engineers outside of California. Asset development planning and execution is poorly managed Company has an over reliance on a small group of work horses, who they treat like garbage until they quit Too many arrogant, young graduates with too few senior staff to guide and mentor them Now that I am working for another operator, the differences between a professional company and Oxy are incredible. Wish I had moved on from Oxy much sooner, but didn't realize how bad it was until I had something to compare too.

    Advice to Management

    Address company wide, glaring business practices and environment that have Oxy labelled as a no go for anyone to work for.


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