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Occidental Petroleum Reviews

Updated October 4, 2017
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Pros
  • The 90-80 work schedule is nice (in 27 reviews)

  • Good culture, 9-80 schedule, pleasant work environment (in 56 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 16 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Company to Work For"

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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

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

    Pros

    - Effort in avoiding layoffs.
    - Reasonable pay (not high and not low).
    - Flexibility with working hours.
    - Strong early career (1-4 years) experience.

    Cons

    - Zero regard to degree (unless maybe PHD).
    - Promotions strongly based on everything non-technical.
    - Low training opportunities. Mostly in-house which are easily interruptible by job demands.
    - Extremely tight on employee welfare.
    - No real progression plan.
    - Almost no retention.
    - At mercy of your people skill after 5 years experience...

    Advice to Management

    - If expectations are based on years of experience, then salary grade should be too...

  3. "Accounting"

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

    I worked at Occidental Petroleum (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package and and compensation was fair,

    Cons

    Management seemed clueless at times.


  4. "Surface system design, installation, and commissioning."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Facilities Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Facilities 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 people, reasonable work schedule, and average pay. Given lots of responsibility and exposure to several diverse types of projects.

    Cons

    Not very much room for career growth, and career guidance is none existent. The HR department is not there in support of the employee but for the management exclusively.

    Advice to Management

    Not a logical path for promoting from within


  5. "Well established company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great group, smart people, developed team

    Cons

    not a lot of room for career advancement


  6. "Mostly Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    The automation department is great and has great leadership.

    Cons

    Some empty promises and with it being an oil and gas company raises when oil is down are hard to come by.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing the department I work in is great


  7. "Great experience, good growth opportunity and solid pay and benefits. Very unique environment with opportunity to develo"

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

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

    Pros

    Oxy is a great company with amazing benefits. You have the opportunity to work with very smart people and engage in interesting work.

    Cons

    Not structured Job Traning and development

  8. "Brilliant, wonderful, people doing a detailed professional job."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No pressure. Everyone does their job as it comes. Excellent intra departmental communications. We know what needs to get done.

    Cons

    As a contractor, no work, no pay. This includes company, and federal holidays. Nothing else comes to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for having me work for you. I appreciate it.


  9. "Overall Good company"

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

    I worked at Occidental Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation/benefits, diversity of work experience you can get

    Cons

    Poor balance of life and work


  10. "They care"

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


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