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3.6
Average Rating
(based on 19 Oxy Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.6
Growth Opportunities
3.2
People You Work With
4.1
Person You Work For
3.7
Rewards You Receive
4.0
Support You Get
3.4
Way You Work
3.5
Work Setting
3.7
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Oxy Employee
in Houston, TX

"I've worked for Oxy for several years in several departments. I've handled multiple tasks under my title, that reach out as to expense, escheat claim, reconciliations. I've been able to work with other departments efficiently to help better assist myself and my team."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Oxy Employee
in Midland, TX

"Ok, very micromanaged."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.6
Oxy (28)

4.7 Highest Rated in this Industry is Taycor Financial (9)
2.6 Lowest Rated in this Industry is VF Outlet (7)
3.7 Average of All Companies in this Industry (4,061)
Oxy Employee
in Denver, CO

"I've worked with Anadarko Petroleum now Occidental Petroleum since 2008. I have found it to be a strong company with good ethical values and an emphasis on customer retention. The company employs roughly 10,000 and has locations globally."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Oxy Employee
in Wichita, KS

"I worked for Occidental Chemical at the Wichita Kansas location as the Corporate Engineering Construction Supervisor. Was responsible for Contractor management and implementation of Corporate Construction Guidelines"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

Average Oxy Ratings in the Past 3 Years

Year Salary
2011 $4
2012 $3
2013 $3
Oxy Employee
in Carlsbad, CA

"It's a great company to work for I would recommend it."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Oxy Employee
in The Woodlands, TX

"I was working for Anadarko Petroleum and it was one of the best companies in the US. I was a staff data scientist in AAET which stands for Advanced Analytics & Emerging Technology. Our almost section with almost 100 employees was the heart for the 11000 employee company."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Oxy Employee
in Kermit, TX

"Not a bad company to work for."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Oxy Employee
in Spring, TX

"Oxy and Anadarko are going through a merger and everything is very chaotic at the moment."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Oxy Employee
in Houston, TX

"Very cliquish. This role and the engineering specialist role are really for non-college graduates. Be an engineer if you work at this company which means have your *bachelors* degree from the college of engineering. If you intern and really make sure the "planets are aligned" then perhaps a masters degree in geology could take you places. Otherwise, you must know someone and "do it the old fashioned way," so to speak. Even so, you do get your very own office and good pay. (People are constantly saying that other oil and gas companies pay better, though.)"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Oxy Employee
in Bakersfield, CA

"Great place to work."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Oxy Employee
in Bakersfield, CA

"good company providing good training and work resources to the employees. I have learned a lot from this company."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Drilling Engineer Intern
in Bakersfield, CA

"I had an internship with Oxy during the summer of 2012. It was an excellent experience with a great company."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Oxy Employee
in Dallas, TX

"I worked at Oxy over the summer. It was a great company to be a part of because I was able to learn a lot about different IT opportunities available."

Person You Work For 4.3 / 5 People You Work With 4.3 / 5 Work Setting 4.3 / 5
Support You Get 4.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.3 / 5
Company Culture 4.3 / 5 Way You Work 4.3 / 5
Facilities Engineer
in Bakersfield, CA

"Poor work environment. High turnover. Accountability is inconsistent."

What do you like about working at Oxy?

"Comparable health and retirement benefits package to other companiesVacation accrual method is a plus"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Don't read too much in to interviews. They are not representative of the working mentality and environment at the company."

What don't you like about working at Oxy?

"Negative reputation of the company is well deservedVery little promotion from withinWorkplace victimization is commonHigh turnover of employees, especially within engineeringExtremely low pay compared to other oil and gas companiesOverseas assignments very poorly organizedLack of accountability and responsibility by some staff and departmentsPrejudice, one sided HR department that needs to ask why people are leaving in SWAT meetings."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Hold people accountable, instead of victimizing people until they leave.Do something about the work environment and promote equality.High turnover of engineering staff results in poor support groups such as facilities etc."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Facilities Engineer
in Bakersfield, CA

"Hostile work environment and lack of accountability, low pay, unprofessional."

What do you like about working at Oxy?

"Variety of facilities projects and some good senior staff who provide support and guidance."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Know your subjects as an engineer and don't expct much team support from experienced engineers. The good ones have left."

What don't you like about working at Oxy?

"Unprofessional attitudes, work place victimization and hostility, lack of accountability among certain staff, low pay, high employee turnover, very negative company reputation."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Tackle work environment and prejudices to promote equality and support among staff. Attitude that the company wishes to be the employee of choice is not consistent with work place conduct."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
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