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

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 10 people found this helpful  

    A Company stuck in the past unwilling to evolve

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Occidental Petroleum full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Wish I had left this disgraceful company sooner

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Occidental Petroleum full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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