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Updated Sep 14, 2021

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3.7
70%
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64%
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Occidental Petroleum President and CEO Vicki Hollub
Vicki Hollub
180 Ratings
Pros
  • "9/80 Schedule, Generous Bonus, were purposeful not to lay off employees in the 2014 oil downturn(in 79 reviews)

  • "The 90-80 work schedule is nice(in 57 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "In this unique time, there is minimal guidance from upper management about the direction of the company(in 24 reviews)

  • "After the Occidental acquisition it was a very tough work environment(in 15 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Sr. Safety Adviser

      Jun 25, 2021 - Safety Officer in Las Vegas, NV
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits including bonuses and vacation time

      Cons

      When Oil prices drop, people get laid off

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great

      Sep 9, 2021 - IT Manager in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good job carreer good excelent support

      Cons

      petroleum industry constraints reduction vulnerability

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Excellent Company

      Aug 25, 2021 - IT Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits Pays well Excellent upper management communication

      Cons

      HR works slowly HQ in Houston is best to progress and be visible for upper management

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      If you want to work for a large company - this is one i would recommend

      Aug 18, 2021 - Training Coordinator in Orla, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay and benefits are industry leading - great safety culture

      Cons

      Rank and file employees sometimes felt we weren't on the same page as management

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Mostly good place to work

      Aug 19, 2021 - IT Expert in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - good additional benefits including education and parental benefits - 9/80 with flexible work schedule - most of the IT people I worked with are nice but definitely helps to know/be in good terms with management

      Cons

      - Below market pay for young professionals (total compensation only makes up for so much) - lack of clear vision for the IT organization. - frequent reorg changes priority - too many brand new managers since the merger in 2019 without leadership skills and training

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Safe, competitive and fair employment

      Aug 26, 2021 - Chemical Operator in Niagara Falls, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Safe, competitive wages and good management

      Cons

      No direction. Inter facility communication is slow.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Benefits

      Aug 10, 2021 - Contract Systems Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Benefits including Medical, 401K, PTO, and balanced work program working from home. This also includes discounts and services as well as a 9/80 schedule.

      Cons

      No downsides to working here at Oxy. Only issue can be the industry downturns due to volatile industry. Other than that, great company to work for.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Oxy Chem

      Aug 24, 2021 - Chlorine Operator in Niagara Falls, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work, good training

      Cons

      Facility permanently closing in my area

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Overall it was a pretty good experience

      Jul 4, 2021 - Project Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The culture and benefits are amazing. For the most part everyone was really helpful and caring. Oxy has a really good early career network. The company really took the time with their employees.

      Cons

      At times it could be really fast paced and unstructured (mostly after the acquisition) depending on what department and or projects you were working on and at times you may be forced to move to certain teams and projects that may not be of your preference but this can be said about almost every company.

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Plant closing

      Sep 14, 2021 - Chemical Operator in Niagara Falls, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Get a solid 8 hours of sleep

      Cons

      Boss wakes you up from time to time

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