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3.3 of 5 stars (3 Ratings)

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Console supervisor

4.0 of 5 stars

December 2016 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Salary and some of the benefits(401k matching is very good, slash vacation adds 80 hours of vacation, two weeks extra pay for taking vacation two weeks in a row)

Like the challenge and responsibility of safely and effiecientlly controlling complex units.

Enjoy working with co-workers

Downers

Schedule and hours can to take a toll on your body and personal relationships.

Exposure however slight to dangorous/deadly chemicals.

Office politics though that's not unique to this place.

Comments

Advice, for those entering this profession at the operator trainee level, having a military background, industrial mechanical experience, and a two year p tech degree, will give you a leg up.

Good for predictability and stability; not so good for professional growth

3.0 of 5 stars

September 2015 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Great benefits, 9/80s, work/life balance is pretty flexible depending on the group that you are in.

Downers

No rotational programs and you are required to stay in your position for at least 2 years prior to moving to a different group so growth is very slow/limited.

Comments

If you are looking for a predictable/routine job with a fair work/life balance and good benefits, OXY may be a great place for you to work. However, if you are still young in your career and would like to grow and build your business acumen, I would advise you look into a company that provides rotational/educational programs. It is very easy to get type-casted/"niched" at OXY given their lack of rotational programs.

Good if you are looking for job stability; not good for career progression.

3.0 of 5 stars

June 2015 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

OXY provides solid benefits, and in general, a pretty good work life balance.

Downers

Lack of career progression options and employee development programs. Lack of any real training and learning opportunities. Mundane, repetitive work. Stuck in its traditional ways. Merit and promotion system is politically driven.

Comments

In general, OXY is a good place to work if you are looking for job stability as they rarely let go of their employees; however, specifically regarding my department (OEMI), which is the marketing division of the company, was a blackhole. Merits, awards, and promotions are not based on the work; rather, they are based on how well you play the political office ladder. The good workers are often overlooked and unappreciated, leading to the high turnover within the group. Many people who work in OEMI use it to get their foot in the door at OXY, but soon after, look for a way to get out/switch departments.

The work environment within the department was depressing; everyone was frustrated with their jobs and the processes in place and upper management failed to proactively make changes. People in management positions are mainly concerned about their own self-interests, and they fail to consider their employees' career interests and concerns. Management chooses to ignore the red flags and just hopes that the problems will eventually go away. Many of their processes and systems are outdated and inefficient, leading to more tedious work.

For any one looking for dynamic, challenging work, and opportunities to learn and advance quickly, I would recommend considering other places.