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"Occidental is a great workplace environment and conducive for career advancement."

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Former Intern - GeoTech in McAllen, TX
Former Intern - GeoTech in McAllen, TX
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great workplace environment, smart and able employees and managers. Upper level managment has understanding of geologic and engineering issues making communication easy. Very personable people to work with.

Cons

Communication between field office and main office in Houston was slow sometimes. Occasionally took a day or two to receive further instruction after finishing specified assignment.

Advice to Management

Continue to advance employees with science backgrounds and understanding of the science behind drilling.

Other Employee Reviews for Occidental Petroleum

  1. Helpful (4)

    "A company selective in who they treat with dignity and respect"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some benefits - short vesting period for retirement account.
    Good relocation package if you can get opportunities to move within the company - which are few.

    Cons

    Some upper management are oblivious to the negative culture and reputation that the company has, which shows a complete lack of leadership. An ‘employer of choice’ does not foster an environment with different expectations of conduct between employees. Most oil and gas companies stand head and shoulders above Oxys pay, work place conduct, opportunities, training and development, safety commitments and HR policies.

    The industry has a very aging workforce throughout all companies, but Oxy seems to becoming adept at still treating employees as if it is the end of the 1990s - when oil was a low priced commodity.

    As some would state, the results speak for themselves – which is why Oxy has one of the highest turnovers of professional staff in the industry – and their HR staff continue to wonder why.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the high turnover of employees as a reflection on the company instead of a reflection of the people leaving.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "company in need of serious new direction"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Occidental Petroleum full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good hard working employees, 9/80 schedule, few good managers, few layoffs

    Cons

    very young management lacking direction for the business units, promotions based on favourites, management thinks internationals are glad to have a job, lately became very disfunctional with diffrences in executive management.

    Advice to Management

    take a deeper look at who is running business units, their lack of experience will take this company onto losses

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