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Average, no better
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 17, 2017
Critical under-staffing leads to a lot of work being dumped on relatively few people. Technical positions go unfilled for months due to low salary offers and HR red tape. Management targets no more than 50th percentile for salaries, and grades positions lower to justify paying even less. If you are an above average engineer and have strong ethics, you would probably be happier someplace else.
Pros
Easy to get hired
Cons
Low salaries, Engineers not valued or respected
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4.0
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Enjoyed job
Engineering Specialist (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 31, 2017
Left to go to another company. Felt a competition environment was created among peers, and that was not comfortable to me. Enjoyed the people and the cultural diversity.
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5.0
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Great learning experience and growth.
Engineering Specialist (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 18, 2016
This was my first Oil and Gas industry job. I learned about oil and gas while working here. Management was great on getting me up to speed with job role, everyone on my team was eager to share their knowledge and experiences. I really enjoyed working with people from all across the globe.
Pros
Working with international people.
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5.0
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Productive Workplace
Engineering Specialist (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 7, 2016
Workplace conducive to collaboration and introduction to new innovative ideas. Learned the importance of cross-functional collaboration.
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4.0
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Corporate atmosphere with average pay
Engineering Specialist (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 30, 2014
If you like being a cog in the machine with average pay, Oxy is the place for you. Oxy offers decent benefits and just enough money to keep you from looking elsewhere. Although I will say I have had excellent opportunities to learn new skills.
Pros
opportunity to learn many new skills
Cons
you are a cog in the machine with average pay
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3.0
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Okay place to work at
Engineer (Current Employee) –  HoustonOctober 7, 2012
Compensation and benefits packages are great.
A lot of work
Co-workers are okay, pretty diverse group of people
Pros
9/80 schedules
Cons
managers need additional training.
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