Occidental Petroleum - Plant sites vary in quality of management, some good, some not so good. | Glassdoor
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"Plant sites vary in quality of management, some good, some not so good."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

The average age in the plants is pretty high leaving the potential for career advancement and high levels of responsibility earlier on.

Cons

Work life balance is not good and the expectation to work days off is too high. Managers frequently change positions avoiding making tough decisions and poor managers are not released. The attrition of young engineers is exceedingly high and management seems unconcerned (from plant level to corporate level).

Advice to Management

Keep your young talent happy, challenged, and satisfied if you want them to stay. They are the future to the success of the company long term.

Other Employee Reviews for Occidental Petroleum

  1. Helpful (1)

    "I obtained a lot of technical experience and was rewarded for my hard work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great company for progression. They reward employees generously.

    Cons

    I worked long hours and was extremely tired.

    Advice to Management

    They should introduce flexitime for their employees.


  2. Helpful (7)

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

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    Former Employee - Facilities Engineer
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Occidentals 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.

    Cons

    Pay 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 Management

    Recognize 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.

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