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Great benefits and pay. Not for technically minded people

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Process Engineer
Current Employee - Process Engineer

I have been working at Occidental Petroleum

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 ManagementAdvice

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

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very top down

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Occidental Petroleum

    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 ManagementAdvice

    be less profit minded and more employee minded

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Occidental Petroleum

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Getting bigger and more process oriented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you been doing

    No opinion of CEO
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