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Oxy

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Occidental Petroleum

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good compensation for early career engineers.

Cons

Average work environment. Good managers are rare. No training.

Advice to Management

Focus on employees

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Great place to hire your kids who just graduated and to advance them in the company with preference.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Reservoir Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Reservoir Engineer in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at Occidental Petroleum full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Excellent career opportunity if your father was/is a manager or VP at Oxy, or if you befriend an employee whose father is/was a manager or VP at Oxy. Very little bureaucracy. Not many strict policies or rules.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover. You never know whether the person you work with will be with the company much longer, unless he or she has a father who is/was a manager or VP. Lots of effort and time spent on CYA.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to Chevron, Exxon, or BP


  2. Helpful (5)

    Avoid at all costs

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

    I have been working at Occidental Petroleum full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Its good to have worked here so you know what its like to work for one of the worst employers out there. It gives a basis of comparison with other companies that are much better to work for.

    Cons

    Politics, hostile working environments, immature cliques, poor compensation on both salary and benefits, very limited working locations, no investment in employee development, everyone works to avoid accountability.

    Oxy has been described internally as a 'Contrarian Company' which is something I very much agree with in terms of being a preferred employer. They are definitely opposite to their peers.

    Advice to Management

    Difficult to provide advice as the mentality seems to be that this is just what the people at Oxy want their company to be.


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