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Houston, TX
10000+ employees
1920
Company - Public (OXY)
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Maersk Oil, ExxonMobil, Chevron
Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, Middle East and Latin America. Headquartered in Houston, Occidental is one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on ... Read more

Mission: Our Vision

To continue at the forefront of our industry as a strong performer, globally respected, financially sound, and positioned to generate future value for Occidental's stockholders.

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Occidental Petroleum Reviews

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX
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    I have been working at Occidental Petroleum full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    9 - 80 schedule and we can wear jeans everyday.

    Cons

    A bit old fashioned. Change is very hard. Upper management approves everything. Only long time employee's in high roles.

    Advice to Management

    Give more power to each employee. Trust that you hired good people and take a risk allowing them to control the work they do.

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Occidental Petroleum Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Occidental Petroleum.

    Interview

    Originally had screen interview at hiring expo, then received a phone interview with two senior geophysicists. First covered my background and resume / technical experience, then answered several behavioral questions, then asked a few questions of interviewer. Overall was a pleasant, informative experience. Was told I would hear in a certain time frame, and heard within that exact amount of time.

    Interview Questions

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Occidental Petroleum Awards & Accolades

  • No. 1 in the Mining, Crude-Oil Production category for the 2016 Fortune World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2016
  • Responsible Care® Company of the Year, American Chemistry Council, 2016
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