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Helpful (3)

Great benefits and pay. Not for technically minded people

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Process Engineer
Current Employee - Process Engineer

I have been working at Occidental Petroleum

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

The benefits/retirement packages are exceptional. Lots of retiring baby-boomers lead to plenty of open supervisory/management positions.

Cons

Company offers no technical career path, although they claim it's there. This is a production oriented company. If you value engineering design, new technology, etc, this may not be the company for you. If you like to run a plant, could be a great company. Also, the "do more with less" mentality can be exhausting. Company also wants mobility in its employees. If you arent willing to move, you may be stuck in your position or looked over for promotions.

Advice to Management

Consider the importance of technically sound process engineers, lab personnel, project engineers. Not everyone can be a production manager.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Very top down

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Occidental Petroleum

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - get to work for a reputable company
    - decent benefits
    - bonuses are good

    Cons

    - very political
    - performance recognition and responsibilities distribution is really based on whether your manager likes you or not

    Advice to Management

    be less profit minded and more employee minded

  2. Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Occidental Petroleum

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Lots of room to grow.

    Cons

    Getting bigger and more process oriented

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you been doing

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