Pros: great work/life balance
Cons: career progression and opportunities limited
Overall, Occidental is a great company to work for. It has all of the things a professional working in Corporate America; great work/life balance, 9/80 work schedule, flexible work schedule, laid back work environment, and hands-off management who are approachable if desired.
My complaint concerns the job tasks and duties and not the Company itself. Though initially somewhat challenging (mostly attributed to not having any previous experience in an industry role) the job tasks became monotonous and mundane after a few months of working there and has not grown to be challenging since. Most of the tasks have become routine and require little-to-no train of thought. I have discussed my frustration with management; however, their idea of career progression is doing a similar job in a different commodity. Although the job would be ideal for those looking for great work/life balance and predictability, I feel like I am being pigeon-holed into a back-office accounting role, when I am looking for more professional development that would allow me to do things other than record journal entries, set up payments, perform month-end close, etc.