Occidental Petroleum
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5 people found this helpful  

Perhaps the worst of the oil and gas companies

Facilities Engineer (Former Employee)
Bakersfield, CA (US)

I worked at Occidental Petroleum

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

ConsNegative 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 Senior ManagementSomething 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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8 people found this helpful  

The worst company I have ever worked for.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
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… Advice to Senior Management: Work with managers on building teams and help people achieve… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Good benefits and room for advancement

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Occidental Petroleum


Pros: laid back work environment and friendly employees Cons: lower pay than industry standard Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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