Anyone know if HR is working on a supplement to women's reproductive medical care benefits and associated travel costs due to the Supreme Court decision today? I don’t see how any company can ignore this. Companies don’t have to take sides but have... — read more
The problem with double workload is mostly in prioritizing work and all you need to do is set priorities better - sounds like a very good and simple advice. However, I don't know how it is with you, but with my manager everything is urgent? In... — read more
Management has been taking advantage of us by doubling our workload when their own workload hasn’t changed at all. Months ago, I started trimming back the hours I actually work, even on days that I am “in” the office. Having LOOOONG coffee break... — read more
Just want to send a note for anyone who is not already aware, do not use Reply All in Outlook.
Any possibility of an inflation raise?
Do you feel secure about your job?
Is Accounting the only department that gets to tryout the Balanced Workplace Plus Program?
Saw an article today that said U.S. oil producers are doling out billions to shareholders. I think Oxy is unique in they aren’t sending much of the windfall profits to shareholders. Debt or no debt, more needs to go to the shareholders.
Wanted to hear feedback on your experience with the new STEP program. Has it benefited you in some way? Are the purposes clear to you? It is better than previous programs?
Heard today Tesla wants work from home employees back in the office. The alternative is to not work there. If this becomes a trend you might expect oil companies to adopt this policy within the next few years.
Just wanted to bring it to notice that Oxy ticker has crossed 70 today! That’s about 600-700% increase if you had faith in it to buy at lowest point in 2020. If you had got Apple or CVX at the same time frame the gain would have been 150% & 200%... — read more
Are we just going to continue not masking and going to the office when covid cases are skyrocketing? Seems like a huge liability for the company with all the old people that work at oxy.
I still haven’t figured out what are the specific criteria that employees are supposed to satisfy in order to be promoted. I tried to work as much as possible, I tried to be more visible, I tried to let the manager know that I'm looking to get... — read more
Is it okay to bring our own fluffy comfortable chairs to the office? I know some old timers here will immediately jump on this thread and spew their venomous comments. I mean if you are allowed choices of clothing then why not seating? I dare you to... — read more
With the past GOM lease sale in court and the next two cancelled I am a little worried with what the future holds for GOM exploration. It has been a nice ride for my career, but to me it looks pretty bad right now for the near future. I guess for now... — read more
It's a pleasure to help a young employee who is willing to work and learn and whose mistakes affect me too. However, sometimes I am way too tired for it. Do you fix your coworker's mistakes when covering their work?
You people in oil companies are very fortunate to have a business tied to high commodity prices (at the moment). Many of your friends in other businesses will lose their jobs later in 2022 as the recession hits. But don’t think that you will be... — read more
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/airbnb-ceo-brian-chesky-recently-160553104.html So why are we going into the office again? Oh right, company “culture” and “collaboration”
It seems like the Oxy dividend did not go up. Is that correct? They made all of this money last quarter and they are not giving it back to the shareholders. That stinks. Sure they are doing buybacks but it isn’t as good as a higher dividend. — read more
By backing up the truck and buying a sh*tload of shares in the smarter company…
There is a simple solution. Those that want to work from home all week let them. With that comes a 30% pay cut. I know people who would do it in a second. Those that want to come in 2-3 days a 20% pay cut, and those that want to come in all the time... — read more
Free advice from an old-timer to some of the younger employees who I see making the same mistake daily. They want to prove themselves so they keep doing their jobs and the jobs of two other people combined. Listen to me, the days when that mattered... — read more
It seems that the optimal number of days in the office is four days and not three. Better get geared up for an extra day in the office.
We have so many non-performers that whine and have figured out the system to stay employed. It really sucks the life out of the ones that do perform. So much time and effort is put into trying to make them better and they just go back to their old... — read more
I have nothing against the company hiring someone who is underqualified for the position. However, the problem is that the management then expects that all the mistakes of such a new employee will be corrected by those who are naive enough to agree... — read more
Why does Oxy always announce their earning so late? It isn’t until mid May. It would be better to just get it out good or bad. This quarter earning are great but like in previous quarters they are always diluted by covid, the fed insanity, and the... — read more
Anyone been looking for fully remote jobs lately?
Are there any thoughts given by Oxy for reservable nap pods in Greenway and Woodlands? It will be a great idea and increase productivity.
What’s the average raise for a salary grade promotion?
I wanted a promotion - until I got promoted. I should have inquired a little better whether it’s really worth getting a promotion. In my case, the promotion was accompanied by a raise that's much lower than I expected, but it brought me an... — read more
Anyone looking at Linkedin lately? All I see are promotions, promotions and more promotions at OXY. Some staff getting a double bump which was as rare as hens teeth back in the day. Looks to me that OXY is putting effort into retaining staff and... — read more
I read the below from an article about Buffet and his recent Oxy and Chevron stock purchases. I wonder if he knows something we all don't know. Would there ever be a chance Chevron acquired Oxy? I am glad we all still have jobs at Oxy, but man it was... — read more
How wide is the pay discrepancy within each pay grade. Do all 22s (senior level) make close to the same, or is there a wide range?
When will we hear. Seems odd with an Satisfactory rating I haven’t been told yet.
So no raises this year? Assumed we would have heard something by now?
My friend’s son recently inquired about Oxy. The guy has a really big potential. Although he inquired, Oxy was his last job search option. It is a bit sad that no one so young and talented wants to work here anymore. On the other hand, I am... — read more
Seems later than normal.
I'm a little worried about what the reorg will look like. What can we expect?
I read a lot of complaints here. Based on all these posts, someone who doesn’t work at Oxy might conclude that people are running away from here. However, I don’t notice that a lot of people are leaving. I’m not saying Oxy is a great place to work... — read more