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- "Poor management Old ways of working Poor communication" (in 39 reviews)
- "Depending on where you are and who your manager is the experiences can be good or bad." (in 22 reviews)
- "Upper management is aging and out of touch with the young employees." (in 21 reviews)
- "No training or career progression to non locals" (in 17 reviews)
- "Training is awful, Middle management only cares about themselves" (in 11 reviews)
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- 4.0Oct 11, 2023Senior GeologistCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsHouston, TX
CEO has good vision for the future. Majority of individual contributors are good to work with. Not as quick to lay people off as other oil and gas companies.
Geoscience and engineering staffing is too lean in most assets, and upper management doesn’t understand how stressed out we are due to workload. HR always seems to be fully staffed though :/ There’s a huge disconnect between how HR says performance evaluations, raises, and promotions work and how those things actually work. I can’t tell if they’re truly that disconnected from reality, or just pretending to be oblivious. Raises are harder to come by since the Anadarko acquisition. Promotions happen faster for those who are buddies with the right managers. It seems like every time an individual contributor gets promoted to being a people manager, the hiring decision makers completely disregard whether that person has any people skills. Sometimes it feels like they deliberately choose the candidate who is most likely to be a poor manager. The total compensation package is below average for the industry, but Oxy isn’t as quick to lay people off every time oil prices dip, so at least there’s that.1
- 1.0Dec 3, 2023Senior ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsHouston, TX
Vision for becoming mist technologically advanced energy company is great.
Oxy will not pay to keep the people who have the skill set to accomplish this goal nor will Oxy pay enough to attract the skill set needed to get to this position. Legacy Anadarko managers where put in senior management positions in the new ORCM reorganization.
- 4.0Nov 21, 2023Planning AnalystFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsHouston, TX
Good work/life balance, genuinely kind managers.
Pay is a bit lower than industry average. If you want to get promoted, you need to find an up-and-coming manager, make yourself useful tp them, and ride their coattails up.
- 5.0Nov 13, 2023DirectorCurrent Employee
Benefits Flat Organization Challenges Location Area Cost of Living
Stress Expectations Annual Salary Increases Technology (This is changing) Stock performance1
- 2.0Aug 2, 2023Chemical OperatorFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsDeer Park, TX
Great Benefits, Pay is average compared to other facilities.
Everyday I had to be on high alert walking a unit. To the company, as long as the unit is running and making money thats the #1 priority, safety is non-existent. Instead of finding a solution and repairing leaking equipment, they would rather put "band-aides" aka duct tape/ tarp to cover leaking pipes in order to keep unit running. Make sure to bring 2 to 3 pairs of clothes everyday, because you will get product on you with the amount of product getting out of the pipe, just walking in the unit is a constant hazard. You feel very unsafe and overworked. With 20+ permits given and open during the day while running the unit/taking samples/ Locking/Tagging out everything. For 1 person it can be a stressful day especially in the enviroment your in. Nothing will change with this place until they sell the plant or get rid of it. Hopefully this helps someone choose somewhere that is better than this facility.
- 4.0Oct 30, 2023Drilling EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearHouston, TX
Good people and benefits, lots of work coming up
Workflow changes at the drop of hat, lack of communication
- 5.0Oct 8, 2023Staff Geologist/Staff EngineerFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsDenver, CO
Great benefits, professional staff, opportunities for development. The company has a lot of schedule flexibility.
Limited career planning although opportunities can present themselves. The company is large and relatively unstructured.
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Occidental Petroleum has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 1,067 reviews left anonymously by employees. 76% of employees would recommend working at Occidental Petroleum to a friend and 75% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 5% over the last 12 months.
76% of Occidental Petroleum employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Occidental Petroleum 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.