Good if you are looking for job stability; not good for career progression.
of 5 stars
OXY provides solid benefits, and in general, a pretty good work life balance.
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.
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 Many of their processes and systems are outdated and inefficient, leading to more tedious work.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.