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Occidental, great projects, great workers, but management needs some work.

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Former Employee - Team Leader
Former Employee - Team Leader

I worked at Occidental Petroleum

Pros

Projects are interesting to work on, work teams are effectively utilized. A variety of assignments are available and relocations are available. Professional development is encouraged of the staff and readily available. Salary and bonuses are average within the larger companies of the oil and gas industry but usually lag the smaller independents.

Cons

Senior management is not cognizant of employee contributions and is self serving. Some locations are not that desirable and management needs to compensate for that. Organizational development needs some work at this organization.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Quit the closed door policy and mentality, the company is a success because of the workers not senior management.
Its hard to screw up assets that are of the quality that OXY owns.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best job ever!

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I worked at Occidental Petroleum full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great pay, oportunities to move, upper level management (the majority) accepts ideas and suggestions. Your work and dedication are appreciated and acknowledged.

    Cons

    Some red tape on some issues. Some of the managers can be real jerks, not all managers have the skills necessary to be good managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Oxy is a really great company

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    Former Employee - Document Control Specialist  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Document Control Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Occidental Petroleum as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    The company takes really good care of their employess. They offer terrific benefits. An overall great company to work for. They are also known for volunteering.

    Cons

    Not too sure of the cons for this company. I was hired through a recruiting agency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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