Occidental Petroleum

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7 people found this helpful  

Glad it's a place I used to work

IT Consultant (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

ProsPlenty of work; variety is available

ConsToo much work; little or no appreciation for a job well done. Pigeon-holing is rampant: if you're good at something, it's the only thing you're good at.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop moving managers around like chess pawns. Listen to all opinions not just opinions from the favorites.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    6 people found this helpful  

    Perhaps the worst of the oil and gas companies

    Facilities Engineer (Former Employee) Bakersfield, CA (US)

    I worked at Occidental Petroleum


    Pros: Comparable health and retirement benefits package to other companies Vacation accrual… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Something needs to be done about work environment. Too high a turnover of professional positions has resulted in very… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    9 people found this helpful  

    The worst company I have ever worked for.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) 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… Advice to Senior Management: Work with managers on building teams and help people achieve… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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