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"Pretty good place to intern"

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Former Intern - IT Intern in Houston, TX
Former Intern - IT Intern in Houston, TX
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Occidental Petroleum as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Had an awesome mentor, pays very well and includes company-provided housing. A few good social events (Schlitterbahn, baseball game, Dave and Busters). We presented to the CIO at the end of the summer. The culture is pretty laid back, and I wasn't afraid of asking for help. The underground parking and on site food court was nice.

Cons

I felt like the IT interns weren't treated as well as the other interns. Only a few of us got full time offers while nearly all engineering interns received offers. We also weren't able to participate in as many social events as the others (rock climbing, skydiving). Some of the IT interns didn't have very exciting projects.

Advice to Management

Treat the IT interns the same as the other interns.

Other Employee Reviews for Occidental Petroleum

  1. "Good So far"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Facilities Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Facilities Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Occidental Petroleum full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pros - Good pay
    Mentors available
    9/80 work schedule
    Great bonuses
    Managers are not micro-managers
    Relax, friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Cons – On-boarding process is a bit lacking for new employees. I didn't get a mentor
    Huge work load


  2. "I have had an enjoyable career at Occidental Petroleum and would recommend it to anyone with a strong work ethic."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Occidental Petroleum full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The leadership balances priorities such as adding shareholder value and promoting career development well. The employees work together as a team and have a sense of pride in where they work.

    Cons

    Some of the larger oils have more locations to choose from as your career grows but beyond that fact, there is no better large oil company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making smart acquisition decisions and growing the company in the way you have the past ~10 years.

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