Occidental Petroleum
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Innovated Work Centered Around the Oil Industry
Occidental Petroleum (Oxy) is an Oil Industry giant that cares for its people and provides America with petroleum and petroleum products. Oxy does the oil job well but can benefit from more employee engagement. Oxy is a giant in the Permian Basin, hiring employees and contractors and goes the distance to keep all employed. During depressed oil prices, the contractors are first to go and employees may receive pay cuts.
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Job Security, Maternal and Paternal Time Off
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Employee Engagement
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Lots of training and goal setting to help you in your current role.
There is a lot of focus on training and goal setting and career path help. A lot of good early career network focus. But a lot of volatility with oil price and the employee's wants and goals are overshadowed by company needs.
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Great place to work
Great place to learn. Great people and very knowledgeable on what they do. Leadership is outstanding and is an great environment to work. Very family oriented company.
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Compensation and bonuses
Compensation is a huge motivation for working at Oxy. Each asset differed with training. Smaller assets don't get much formal training as they do at bigger locations. They just throw you out there and want you to figure out how to pro actively get whatever training you may need. Bad part of that is, some employees don't know exactly what training they are needing to seek. Some co workers will help you out; where as, many will not. Oxy is moving too fast and are being impacted by their recent business decisions. Even more so with the current economic viral crisis. I believe once they are back to normal working conditions, they observe and make decisions differently. Oxy used to be a place where everyone wanted to work. I think it will get better eventually, but for now they must revisit their business strategy.
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Job security and reward were a function of corporate and personal success. Many different management styles both good and bad like most companies.
Generally a very good place to work. Went through several rounds of personnel layoffs due to industry fluctuations (chemical and petroleum). Rewarded when times were good. Very good benefits package.
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fast pacet, tons of opportunities to learn and grow
Great company with a great culture, tons of opportunities to learn, demanding but rewarding. Fast pace, aggressive and entrepreneurial. Great benefits and compensation levels.
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Great Place to work
All employees are valued and the working environment is very good. Teamwork spirit makes this a positive place to work. The management team is very strong.
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Very unstable
Organization and management changes are non-stop. Upper management has not put the company in a good place to be successful in the future. Expect to work in west texas or travel frequently to west texas.
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Fantastic work/life balance.
You are given wide latitude to perform your job responsibilities. The culture if very collaborative, and fellow employees are always willing to lend you a helping hand.
Pros
9/80 work schedule, excellent benefits and pay
Cons
Greenway Plaza is difficult to travel to and from.
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It was a productive place to work and I learned a lot during my time there.
Overall, a wonderful place to work. I was privileged to be a part of a great team. Just be prepared for unexpected layoffs in that type of environment.
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Great inviroment
Just an overall great work inviroment. Always took care of us, never complained if we needed a day off. The office was always clean and always had any supplies that we may needed
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Fun and goal oriented workplace
Worked with a great team, learned many new things with other team members and the vast areas of expertise. Would recomend contracting for them again when the oil market stabilizes.
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Great Pay and Benefits
fantastic pay and benefits for employees
leadership struggles to link strategy to day to day work

collaborative work environment among all teams

engineers and leadership run the decision making - support functions rarely involved
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great environment
Enjoyed going to work every day. Management had an vested interest in promoting employee development and responsibilities. Worked in a good group with excellent coworkers
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Good place to work
Good place to work, management needs to work on their transparency with regard to keeping operators in the loop as much as possible. The company gives great bonuses. Management will listen to your ideas and concerns and act upon them if valid.
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Not really interested in talking about job specifics, job pays the bills and work is in a desolate area, be prepared for travel if you want anything to do on the weekends.
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Excellent Leadership
Oxy values their employees' contributions, and show it in form of bonuses, planned events and social activities throughout the year. The people at Oxy are diverse and some of the friendliest people I've ever met.
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Currently work with Oxy.
I currently work at Occidental Petroleum Corporation. I have been here for 6 years and 3 months and have grown every year. It is a premier oil and gas company.
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Oxy
Oxy was a great company to start out with to get into Oil & Gas. They were patient and took the time to make sure that I was fully trained before being on my own.
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Wonderful new office space with covered parking
Great amenities and employee participation events. Lots of opportunities to become involved as a volunteer and work side by side with your fellow employees.
Pros
Free lunches often, great benefits
Cons
Demanding jobs
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Not the best place to work
I have nothing good to say about this company... They are letting people go to save money to buy out Anadarko. They do their very best to hide or change the story of an incident to make them sound more safe.
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