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Records Clerk (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CASeptember 11, 2018
It is a great firm to work. Great working environment. Staff friendly.Good compensations and excellent benefits. Overall job security. Paid holidays for long term contract assignment..
Pros
Free breakfastact
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4.0
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Good
Control room operator (Former Employee) –  Ingleside, TXSeptember 7, 2018
Great place to work , very demanding at times but it’s what you you’re paid to do. I can’t say enough good things about the company ,I learned a lot there and also thought a lot things to my fellow employees
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5.0
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Great work family
File Clerk- Filing (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 6, 2018
I enjoyed working here and would go back! The work environment was laid back and you were not micromanaged. The pay was fair and you were rewarded for your work ethic whether it be a gift card or catered lunch for th whole staff
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3.0
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Great place to learn
Sr. Facilities Engineer (Current Employee) –  TexasSeptember 2, 2018
Good place to learn. You really make your own path here.
Job titles are relative. You can be process engineer but managing many capital projects.The upside is that there is a lot of assistance in getting projects executed and completed. Everyone seems to have alot of buy in and skin the game of improvement. The downside is there is a ton of improvement and you can't get to everything.
Pros
salary and pay
Cons
stuff never gets fixed, just patched. Absolutely insane drive for production.
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4.0
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Fast paced collaborative enviornment
Well Performance Specialist (Current Employee) –  Midland, TXAugust 30, 2018
Great company to work for! Oxy stresses the importance of collaboration between the corporate office in Houston and the work being performed by technicians in the field.
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4.0
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Mature Culture
Safety Superintendent (Former Employee) –  Geismar, LAAugust 22, 2018
Fast paced, innovative environment with strategic goals and plans. Corporation follows mission and communicates progress well to workforce. Competitive compensation and benefits programs.
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5.0
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I liked working there
Production Technician (Former Employee) –  Taft, CAAugust 21, 2018
Liked co workers, liked job. Commute to work was short, security was a little much, salary was good but lived in California where the price of everything is too high
Pros
Hours, work schedule
Cons
Living in California
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2.0
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Pettiness and Politics
Hourly (Former Employee) –  MidwestAugust 5, 2018
Every day could be your last day. Everyday you wonder if today will be the day that Management sends you home, or lets you keep working, all while wondering when they're going to fire you and hope the Arbitrator sides with you.
Pros
The hourly are good, a few good salary.
Cons
Pettiness and politics.
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1.0
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Nightmare
Maximo Technician (Former Employee) –  Carlsbad, NMJuly 27, 2018
Worst job of my life. Management was a nightmare. The stress was so bad I was getting physically ill and had to quit. There was no structure, no rules, no guidelines, nothing.
Pros
Insurance
Cons
Management, work environment
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4.0
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Educational
Consultant Drilling Engineer (Former Employee) –  Williston, NDJuly 25, 2018
Working in North Dakota was a life long experience profiling horizontal wells talking with bit representatives was a great experience. I would do it again in the summer!
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1.0
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Don't care
Chemical operator (Current Employee) –  Wichita, KSJuly 19, 2018
Talk about a job where mgmt does not care about the hourly workers....
And the union is horrible although they do help get Workers jobs back after direct violation of key operating procedures which is ridiculous and not safe.
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Benefits
Cons
Poor mgmt., Paperwork so intensive that it interferes with safety
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4.0
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Tense working environment/Micromanaged
Contract Staffing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Tulsa, OKJuly 5, 2018
Work is either intense and time sensitive or inactive depending on the hiring season. Management limits creativity and with work coming in fits and starts, this can lead to boredom. Not someplace i wanted to work long term.
Pros
Pays well, nice facilties
Cons
Management micromanages
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5.0
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Productive and good organizational culture
Internship (Former Employee) –  Al AthaibaJune 24, 2018
Occidental Oman is one of the best place to work at. it helped me learn plethora of things like assisting how wells are performing, do the company is achieving what it predicted etc. it has one of the best management as it value its employees and consider them as an asset for the organization. The hard time of the job was that it does not provide transportation. however, it really cares about its employees by helping the employees to achieve a work life balance.
Pros
free coffee, tea and juices
Cons
no transportation for the employees
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3.0
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Solid Performance
Regulatory Analyst (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 19, 2018
Solid E&P company located in Houston, TX. Was able to navigate the downturn in the energy industry and seems to have successfully made the transition to a new management team after a proxy fight.
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2.0
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No work Life Balance
Centurion Pipeline Accountant - Midsteam (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 14, 2018
The atmosphere in this place was very hard to deal with if you want a work life balance. There is a lot that is thrown on you and the culture of the place was not what I had expected
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5.0
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Good company to work for
Contracts Manager (Former Employee) –  Bakersfield, CAJune 10, 2018
Good company to work for. High paced, good coworkers and managers. Good training, compensation, and benefits. Very polluted area of USA, very hot and smoggy.
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bad management
Process Operator (Former Employee) –  Niagara Falls, NYJune 5, 2018
cut throat,micromanaged company,they do not care about your safety,they just care about production,managers undercut each other,making for a bad working environment
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3.0
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Accounts payable
Accounts payable specialist (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXMay 17, 2018
Had personal problems, and missed to much work in 90 days. My mother was sick and then passed away, and after the passing, I came down with pneumonia and had to miss work.
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3.0
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Decent
Maintenance Engineer (Former Employee) –  Geismar, LAMay 16, 2018
Pay and bonuses need lots of improvement. Vacation policy was ok. Management in my department was awful. If management changed I would consider going back if the pay scale was adjusted.
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5.0
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Great People & Future
Reservoir Staff Engineer (Former Employee) –  Bakersfield, CAMay 13, 2018
Great People, 9-80s, Good environment, Interesting opportunities to learn, and a bright future ahead.Salary is comparable to other majors
401K. Great environment. Everyone helps each other.
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