Occidental Petroleum

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7 people found this helpful  

Glad it's a place I used to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - IT Consultant in Houston, TX (US)
Former Employee - IT Consultant in Houston, TX (US)

I worked at Occidental Petroleum

Pros

Plenty of work; variety is available

Cons

Too much work; little or no appreciation for a job well done. Pigeon-holing is rampant: if you're good at something, it's the only thing you're good at.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop moving managers around like chess pawns. Listen to all opinions not just opinions from the favorites.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Perhaps the worst of the oil and gas companies

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Bakersfield, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Bakersfield, CA (US)

    I worked at Occidental Petroleum

    Pros

    Comparable health and retirement benefits package to other companies
    Vacation accrual method is a plus

    Cons

    Negative reputation of the company is well deserved
    Very little promotion from within
    Workplace victimization is common
    High turnover of employees, especially within engineering
    Extremely low pay compared to other oil and gas companies
    Overseas assignments very poorly organized
    Lack of accountability and responsibility by some staff and departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Something needs to be done about work environment. Too high a turnover of professional positions has resulted in very low productivity and morale. Many staff are kept in positions for years, forcing others to move elsewhere for opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    The worst company I have ever worked for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Occidental Petroleum

    Pros

    Most training is by computer based training (CBT).

    Cons

    Layoffs are common, little to no information sharing and teamwork lacks. Very little cross training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with managers on building teams and help people achieve promotions rather than hinder them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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