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"Good company"

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Former Employee - Staff Reservoir Engineer in Long Beach, CA
Former Employee - Staff Reservoir Engineer in Long Beach, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Occidental Petroleum full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Available to work in CA or overseas if you want to avoid TX.

Cons

The executives enjoys lavish compensastion.

Other Employee Reviews for Occidental Petroleum

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Not the best place for a young engineer."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Occidental Petroleum part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many experienced people. They pay well, but California cost of living is not compensated for.

    Cons

    Aging workforce. Feel like a number instead of an employee.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Typical large corporation - pros and cons as a result"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Occidental Petroleum full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, of course. The pay rate is better than you'll often get at other places for a similar workload. Everything is laid out in writing - no surprises from HR and no hollering bosses or anything like that. There are plenty of people to share the workload, and in addition to this, there is plenty of money to get hardware/software/consultants as needed. This is an oil company, and it is very profitable.

    Cons

    Cons are those of a large company. You have a specific role. You won't do much outside that role - you will not wear a lot of hats because those are other people's turf. In this sense, your skillset may suffer. You will develop a new set of skills however, and this is of the large corporation, which is something you cannot emulate at a small shop no matter the conditions. There are a lot of formalities and red tape, however, everything is done at a very high quality if you compare that to what is done by other institutions and corporations that are smaller and less formal. It takes effort to get things done - and patience.

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