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"Occidental, great projects, great workers, but management needs some work."

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Team Leader
Former Employee - Team Leader
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Projects are interesting to work on, work teams are effectively utilized. A variety of assignments are available and relocations are available. Professional development is encouraged of the staff and readily available. Salary and bonuses are average within the larger companies of the oil and gas industry but usually lag the smaller independents.

Cons

Senior management is not cognizant of employee contributions and is self serving. Some locations are not that desirable and management needs to compensate for that. Organizational development needs some work at this organization.

Advice to Management

Quit the closed door policy and mentality, the company is a success because of the workers not senior management.
Its hard to screw up assets that are of the quality that OXY owns.

Other Employee Reviews for Occidental Petroleum

  1. "Instrument tech"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instrument Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Instrument Technician in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Monday through Thursday work week, ten hour shift with occasional overtime , three day weekends, three weeks vacation, great benefits

    Cons

    Not the biggest fan of call outs but it's extra money. Some plants have a rotation schedule, others are just first one to answer


  2. "Strong company and treated employees fairly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    When Oxy spun off the California operations and moved the headquarters to Houston, management was fair in its treatment of the employees staying in California. They gave most of us the opportunity to either move to Houston or stay in California.

    Cons

    The last couple years the headquarters was in Los Angeles, the offices were getting run down. They didn't fix many of the problems since they knew they were moving everyone to Houston.

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