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Occidental Petroleum Reviews

Updated March 13, 2017
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  • 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. "Good benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  2. "Great company"

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    • 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
    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


  3. "Small big company"

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    • 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
    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.


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  5. "How things are"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. "Headquarters"

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

    Pros

    Good Culture and well managed now than it used to be in the past.

    Cons

    For a corporation with a lot of different disciplines, it's tough to get a multi-disciplinary experience.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps take some attention off the petrotechs and distribute to other disciplines as well.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "DSM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Drill Site Manager in West, TX
    Former Employee - Drill Site Manager in West, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Occidental Petroleum full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Supervisors and HR group

    Cons

    Politics, too many clickage groups

    Advice to Management

    No Playing favorites


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Gas Marketing Accountant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Looking for SAP Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Reporting Senior Accountant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Reporting Senior Accountant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Reporting Senior Accountant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Early schedule available, 9/80 option, good benefits, company match 401k, good work environment, business casual, opportunity for company rotation after 3 yrs

    Cons

    Lose 9/80 Friday during close, oil prices are low so raises/promotions are slow in 2016 (none in 2015), low bonus payout in 2015/2016


  11. "Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Supportive organization with solid, sensible people. Employees are willing to help outside their direct area of responsibility and share solutions.

    Cons

    Recent relocation to Houston created some confusion.



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