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Occidental Petroleum Reviews

Updated June 1, 2017
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Pros
  • The 90-80 work schedule is nice (in 24 reviews)

  • Good culture, 9-80 schedule, pleasant work environment (in 51 reviews)

Cons
  • 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)

  • Lack of communication from upper management (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Reservoir engineering Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineering Advisor in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineering Advisor in Long Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Competent and fiscally responsible management

    Cons

    Can get stressful at times


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Production Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Production Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, 9-80 schedule, pleasant work environment

    Cons

    Functional groups may limit exposure to certain technical disciplines, maybe slow career progression

  3. "Excellent Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in Midland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Investment in employee growth, challenging work environment, exceptional work-life balance, great benefits, friendly co-workers, great position in industry and focus on long-term growth, among many others!

    Cons

    Still a large corporation that will inherently have some red tape, but nothing extreme

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on frequent employee feedback and support employee learning/career development


  4. "They care"

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    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Occidental Petroleum (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits. Plenty of money

    Cons

    Hard to make get middle management to implement changes.

    Advice to Management

    encourage more change. Don't be scared to put a young person in management.


  5. "oxy finance rolls"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    excellent benefits, 9/80 schedule, great team environment

    Cons

    little clear career progression and few opportunities to stand out


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great work place"

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

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

    Pros

    Gym subsidy, phone subsidy, most managers are great! Always some one to learn from. There is a career ladder. Great pay ,401k retirement fund bonuses.

    Cons

    Politics with different departments. Sink or swim environment. Have to appeal to the culture traits to get pay increases and or bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Less favoritism


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Gas Marketing Accountant"

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    Current Employee - NGL/Gas Marketing Accountant in Humble, TX
    Current Employee - NGL/Gas Marketing Accountant in Humble, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, wonderful people

    Cons

    Very little training, being able to work independently is a must, and taking initiative to figure things out on your own is expected.

    Advice to Management

    Management has been great to me.

  8. "Looking for SAP Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Director- Enterprise Master Data Management in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director- Enterprise Master Data Management in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Occidental Petroleum full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Oil & Gas industry still needs workers

    Cons

    Cyclical business, low prices to high prices


  9. "Great company, family values, and good benefit"

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    Former Employee - Production Tech II in Ulysses, KS
    Former Employee - Production Tech II in Ulysses, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, leadership, equipment, and benefits. It was truly a wonderful experience working with OXY, I learned a lot from the Senior Production Technician's and Production Coordinator.

    Cons

    It was a really bad day when we received the news that our asset was up for sale. It was a worse day to find out we were sold to Merit Energy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring for your men and women in the field the way you have in the past. They are the greatest piece of OXY USA.


  10. "Excellent company"

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

    Pros

    Good culture & values. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to grow. Medium size company. There are few opportunities to work in international locations


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