Occidental Petroleum
3.0 of 5 132 reviews
www.oxy.com Los Angeles, CA 5000+ Employees

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7 people found this helpful  

Employer of choice - so long as you are the right person.

Facilities Engineer (Former Employee)

ProsOccidentals benefits package - minus pay rate - is one of the best available. Flexible, cost effective choices and extensive support. There are some very talented people who are excellent to work with and are approachable, especially within mid level managment. Flexible work hours.

ConsPay is well below other oil and gas operators. Training and development gets very little attention or support, especially from those who should be actively invovled with their employees. Project engineers have very little contol over their work, but are required to take all the responsibilty for any short comings. Politics - HR and management are not above playing favorites and taking advantage of work place hostility to drive certain people out.

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize performance and ensure that nobody stays in one position too long. This puts up barriers to those below them. Acknowledge that everyone should be equal and hostile environments are not acceptable.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great benefits and pay. Not for technically minded people

    Process Engineer (Current Employee)

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    Pros: The benefits/retirement packages are exceptional. Lots of retiring baby-boomers lead… 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,… Advice to Senior Management: Consider the importance of technically sound process engineers, lab personnel,… More
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    Very top down

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Occidental Petroleum


    Pros: - get to work for a reputable company - decent benefits -… Cons: - very political - performance recognition and responsibilities distribution is really… Advice to Senior Management: be less profit minded and more employee minded More
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