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

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


  2. "One of the best places to work"

    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

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

    Pros

    Excellent career growth oppurtunities and great working environment

    Cons

    I can't think of anything


  3. "IT Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People, Benefits and Compensation.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. You work hard and long hours, but are at least compensated for those long hours. They have on line training, but not the type of training you need to learn more about the area(s) you work.

    Advice to Management

    Would have been great if there was more training and room for advancement.


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  5. "Great Outfit"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    Compensation, Compensation, Compensation. Plus access to high levels in the company.

    Cons

    Like any company dealing with a high risk industry, what appears to be unneeded bureaucracy exists, but is probably necessary due to liability issues

    Advice to Management

    None. Actually love the management


  6. "Midstream"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Within the Midstream Umbrella in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Within the Midstream Umbrella in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people at the worker bee level

    Cons

    Levels of Sr Management that provide nothing, have made terrible decisions or been responsible for those decisions, terrible hires and are still here collecting a over inflated check while people that actually do work and make lower than the standard salaries are let go. This guy was flying the wrong flag for the guy who robbed oxy before he left after he didnt get the ceo job. (Nice hire chazen! ) New CEO and new high level midstream mgmt is atleast attempting to get to know the people that do the work but mgmt that has been around a while and one that was a chazen guy are still around while bringing nothing to the table. You want to cut costs, you get rid of guys like that ASAP. The morale would improve immediately, everyday he is still around you know the place still has issues.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of overpaid mgmt that only care about fancy cars.


  7. "Good Company"

    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

    I have been working at Occidental Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    -Easy to add value
    -ability to work on meaningful projects

    Cons

    -environment is driven by engineers
    -tend to compare too many folks that don't have similar jobs


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Contract I.T. Analyst"

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

    Pros

    learned a lot. no micromanagement. left alone and trusted to get what needed to be done done.

    Cons

    started at $14/hour for training and never moved up as promised. had to submit my resignation to get a decent $27. after 5 years, was never offered a position with the actual company...(salary, bonuses, retirement). so, i left.


  9. "Excellent company"

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


  10. "Very resilient"

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

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

    Pros

    Truly cares about employees and promote a work/family balance.

    Cons

    Can be too hierarchical


  11. "Payroll Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome benefits and staff. They promote your company training for your position.

    Cons

    Develop a program that would train entry level employee to managerment

    Advice to Management

    Stay the way you are! AMAZING



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