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"Great Engineering Company"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Occidental Petroleum full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great employees, reasonable bosses that care about employees and try to grow their potential. Aggressive company allows new employees to gain experience at a very rapid rate.

Cons

Reserves has become an endless array of PowerPoint documentations and spreadsheets. It takes away valuable time with doing what's really important, which is finding more oil/gas. Also, hard to take vacation given such a heavy workload/responsibilities.

Advice to Management

Try not too ask employees to run every scenario/case that you can think of...we only have so many hours in the day. Also, we need time to take vacation- at least 2 wks a year.

Other Employee Reviews for Occidental Petroleum

  1. "Very happy at Oxy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I participate annually in the Houston Chronicle's Top 100 Workplace Survey and those results speak for themselves - currently Oxy is one of the nation's Top 150 companies to work for according to the opinions of over 1800 employees.

    Cons

    I have seen people not adjust well to Oxy's culture. As with any employer individual results can vary.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow your presence in Houston.


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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - GeoTech in McAllen, TX
    Former Intern - GeoTech in McAllen, TX
    Recommends
    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.

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