Thread regarding Occidental Petroleum Corp. layoffs

Leaving oxy?

Now a good time to leave oxy with other companies hiring?

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Post ID: @OP+1hxxYo2V

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Never hurts to look around. The dinosaurs like to say "stay", but these days loyalty is an old concept that corporations just do not follow. It's always good to have a diversified portfolio. You'll be surprised how lagging some of the areas are at Oxy in terms of skillset and training. If Oxy hasn't delivered in those areas in your career yet (5 years minimum), it is best to look for better opportunities.

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Post ID: @wbjl+1hxxYo2V

Someone please explain to me why a few disgruntled employees continue to come to this site to gripe and whine. OK, I understand the need to vent sometimes when you’re upset, but wouldn’t they be better served by venting to their friends? If you’re interested, please take a look at some of the other o&g threads on this site. You will see the same gripes, the same comments about that company‘s reputation, the same insults for management, and if you didn’t know it, you would think the same people were posting on both sites. Human nature I guess. But I’ll give them this, it is entertaining!

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Post ID: @9nka+1hxxYo2V

Oxy could not control good / bad the recent world events that have had a positive / negative impact on the stock price. All companies have been impacted/helped in the same manner. Whether they overpaid for the APC acquisition and what particular assets they sold to pay down debt is another matter. I cannot speak to the OXY assets but I do know that what was kept of the APC portfolio is good quality (I imagine they are very happy that they did not divest of Algeria). Oxy has a solid portfolio going forward and I can only think of supermajors that are better situated. Good Luck!

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Post ID: @8xfy+1hxxYo2V

I love the way people at Oxy ignore the companies history, performance, track record, near bankruptcy during Covid and reputation as a joke in Oil and Gas and claim its the best company ever.

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Post ID: @8oez+1hxxYo2V

Never a bad time to leave a company like Oxy. Unless its all you could get after failing everywhere else.

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Post ID: @8qad+1hxxYo2V

Ride the coattails folks, ride the coattails.

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Post ID: @6tvt+1hxxYo2V

Yes. Oil will stay high for a while and recession wont hit hard our sector. Grass may be greener in the other side

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Post ID: @5chy+1hxxYo2V

You must not have picked Texas to retire. This place sucks and is only for those who get stuck here for personal reasons. I have tried to get out of Texas and made it out once only to return for professional reasons. Now stuck due to personal reasons. But that is my choice. It could be worse.

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Post ID: @4rzk+1hxxYo2V

Wow!... 28 years in one company got me enough millions of dollars to punch out , pick the place to retire and enjoy life. Not sure what bouncing around from company to company buys you these days.... Why is this a generational attitude?.... Saw this in junior staff the last 5 years of my career.

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Post ID: @3cyp+1hxxYo2V

If you stick with the company long enough you get great prizes like luggage and cookware after about 20 years. Does that convince you to stay?

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Post ID: @3pvf+1hxxYo2V

Good time to roll. Oxy is sh-t, look what dimwit they have had as CEO. VH is a dirty diaper,
which needed to be thrown away long ago. Thank Warren for your job not the lousey management at Oxy.

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Post ID: @3oyw+1hxxYo2V

If you are going to leave you better do it sooner than later. A recession is just around the corner and things are going to get tight.

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Post ID: @2aeu+1hxxYo2V

Why would anyone leave when we are the operator of choice lolz.

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Post ID: @2qnm+1hxxYo2V

If you have a good boss and co-workers why change. In oil and gas not many are going to be much better then Oxy as far as pay and benefits. If you work and live in The Woodlands it is even better getting to and from work. Like the poster said below about commuting. It is a total live changer driving all over Houston as opposed to never leaving The Woodlands. I have made that drive from The Woodlands to Downtown and the Energy Corridor and you will spend at least 15 hours or more a week commuting. I spend less than an hour a day in the road.

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Post ID: @1xwy+1hxxYo2V

What are you crazy! Oxy is a great company that has wonderful oil and gas resources throughout the world. They also have a world-class chemical company. They pay well and there is very little organizational BS. You should think twice about leaving the company.

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Post ID: @1xda+1hxxYo2V

I was quick to leave after the APC/KMG merger. Spent a year commuting from the Woodlands to downtown....Lost 4 hours of my life each day. Raise was spent on car depreciation, gas and Hardy toll. Company I went to wasn't even close to the calibre of APC. Be careful leaving what you know.... A bump in salary isn't always worth the move.

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Post ID: @1spk+1hxxYo2V

Asking for yourself or for a friend? What makes you think you might get some useful and accurate answers to your question on this site? Most, but not all, posters here are used to complaining about the company. What type of answers do you think you are going to get?

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