Occidental Petroleum - Very good work environment, however it all depends on where you work. Some departments are less relaxed than others. | Glassdoor
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"Very good work environment, however it all depends on where you work. Some departments are less relaxed than others."

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Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Occidental Petroleum as an intern

Pros

Not very stressful work environment and a lot of encouraging people to turn to.

Cons

Very strict about GPA requirements

Advice to Management

Be more open minded about grades especially once interns have proven their ability to work.

Other Employee Reviews for Occidental Petroleum

  1. Helpful (10)

    "A Company stuck in the past unwilling to evolve"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Good benefits. 9/80 work schedule.

    Cons

    Oxy way is a total lack of structure, procedures and standards. Highly political. Employee evaluations based on perception not data. No career ladder. No employee thought out development. Some come to work and do their well defined job while others are responsible for an effort cradle to grave. The Oxy way is to make it up as you go along.

    Advice to Management

    Look to successful companies in your industry and learn. Deal fairly with employees. Think of their future and develop them.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Wish I had left this disgraceful company sooner"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    9/80 schedule, but typical for Oil and Gas in general

    Cons

    Poor salary and benefits package
    Hostile and sometimes bigoted working environment
    Petty office politics and bias HR staff
    Limited career advancement opportunities
    Company reducing size, so limited places for experience - primarily now just Houston for engineers outside of California.
    Asset development planning and execution is poorly managed
    Company has an over reliance on a small group of work horses, who they treat like garbage until they quit
    Too many arrogant, young graduates with too few senior staff to guide and mentor them

    Now that I am working for another operator, the differences between a professional company and Oxy are incredible. Wish I had moved on from Oxy much sooner, but didn't realize how bad it was until I had something to compare too.

    Advice to Management

    Address company wide, glaring business practices and environment that have Oxy labelled as a no go for anyone to work for.

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