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Occidental Petroleum Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Pros
  • The 90-80 work schedule is nice (in 37 reviews)

  • excellent benefits, 9/80 schedule, great team environment (in 48 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. "oxy finance rolls"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  2. "Very Dynamic but not far sighted"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Occidental Petroleum (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    dynamic, friendly atmosphere, agile, smart technical people

    Cons

    decisions do not reflect a democratic fairness


  3. "Senior Reservoir Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast and Paced; Quick turn around on projects

    Cons

    Work burden is high and lots of deadline


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Landman"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is reasonable, management is supportive, great work atmosphere. As a whole, the company manages their funds well and cares for the employees.

    Cons

    Low promotional increase in pay.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great work place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Oxy is OK."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GIS Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - GIS Technician in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    9/80 schedule (I.e. Pick your own schedule; 6-3,8-5,9-6,etc..), family friendly, great benefits, quality of work/life distribution was satisfactory. Getting to network with other oil and gas companies.

    Cons

    Self centered egotistical personnel that only looked out for themselves the majority of the time. Teach yourself anything you may need to know. Ask tons of questions because they won't tell you what your working on in detail.

    Advice to Management

    Adhere to the open door policy and allow new ideas to be heard and explored when they cost 0.00$ to the company.


  8. "Good benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits for employees

    Cons

    Upper management is so far removed


  9. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay, travel was easy, loved the 9/80 work schedule

    Cons

    Shifting of working environment, felt like new management changes constantly


  10. "Small big company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company can make quick decisions and has strong balance sheet

    Cons

    Silo mentality- not much career mobility and they tend to pigeon hole people.


  11. "How things are"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instrumental and Electrical Tech in Ingleside, TX
    Current Employee - Instrumental and Electrical Tech in Ingleside, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great experience and working different equipments

    Cons

    Too much favoritism going on at the job



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