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Perhaps the worst of the oil and gas companies

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Facilities Engineer  in  Bakersfield, CA (US)
Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Bakersfield, CA (US)

I worked at Occidental Petroleum

Pros

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

Cons

Negative 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 ManagementAdvice

Something 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.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    The worst company I have ever worked for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in 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 lacks. Very little cross training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with managers on building teams and help people achieve promotions rather than hinder them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good benefits and room for advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Occidental Petroleum

    Pros

    laid back work environment and friendly employees

    Cons

    lower pay than industry standard

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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