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Occidental Petroleum Reviews

Updated July 5, 2018
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  • "Upper management approves everything" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Some empty promises and with it being an oil and gas company raises when oil is down are hard to come by" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "WSM Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Levelland, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Levelland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for. The job has great benefits and the working environment is pleasant.

    Cons

    After 2 years with this company I have no cons to list. It has been such a great pleaser to work for a company like OXY.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to try and make the playing field equal for contractors and OXY employees.


  2. "Poor management"

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    Current Employee - Automation Specialist Senior in Pecos, TX
    Current Employee - Automation Specialist Senior in Pecos, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Occidental Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    benefits are decent. Employees under the managers are easy to work with.

    Cons

    Poor management and ethics. Too many chiefs. Hiring process takes forever and HR may not call you to schedule an interview. Turnaround rate is huge. All management sees is dollar signs and doesn’t care about the quality of life for any of heir employees

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your long term employees. When they say they are looking to leave, ask them how they can make it better or make sure the team leads can try and find a solution to a problem. Don’t force an employee to work by himself for another 60+ hours of overtime in a pay period.

  3. "No work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Occidental Petroleum full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, strong 401k match, gym reimbursement, cell phone reimbursement, 9/80 schedule.

    Cons

    Horrible management, no work life balance, extremely long hours, inefficient or no processes, lots of internal politics

    Advice to Management

    Train management, understand and respect employees personal lives, HR should be more involved in solving problems and less involved in the drama


  4. "Best workplace"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment. Everyone helps each other.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say. It is a great company.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, diverse, unlimited sick days, flexible management

    Cons

    Great enviroment, really no negatives.


  6. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Occidental Petroleum full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good group of people to work with. I enjoyed the open-door policy among management. One of my most favorable employers to date.

    Cons

    Some internal groups are very flat, therefore depending on your department there may be little room for promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Keep appreciating your employees.


  7. "oxy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Occidental Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    good salary and good benefits

    Cons

    poorly managed and little upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    listen to what employees say

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Oxy"

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    Current Employee - Senior Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Occidental Petroleum full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits & work-life balance

    Cons

    Does not value technical analysis.


  9. "Sort of great, depending on what you want"

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    Former Employee - Stem in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Stem in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Occidental Petroleum full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They paid me for a year to do absolutely nothing. If I had 2.5 kids and a mortgage this would be great!

    Cons

    They paid me for a year to do absolutely nothing. I finally quit out of boredom.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone knows the junior staff are underpaid and only sticking around till oil prices recover.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great People & Future"

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

    I have been working at Occidental Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    Great People, 9-80s, Good environment, Interesting opportunities to learn, and a bright future ahead.

    Cons

    There is room for improvement in terms of completed projects getting quantified and measured to confirm one's impact of success or fail.

    Advice to Management

    Great Job Overall; Continue to create a career ladder and promote from within.


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