Employee Development


At Occidental, we are committed to the concept of your career growth, and we offer a wealth of training and development opportunities at all levels and locations. Employee development at Occidental is a planned, collaborative process. Employees and managers share responsibility to align individual development needs and career opportunities with Occidental's business requirements and growth targets.

Training and Development

Occidental provides access to many in house and external training and development resources. The company's development program for early-career professionals is just one example.

Occidental provides both instructor led and e-learning opportunities for personnel development. Current employees should contact their Human Resources representative or the Employee and Organization Development Team (E&OD) for help identifying the appropriate development options to meet their needs.

In the area of technical development, Occidental provides a variety of training solutions, including the PetroSkills program for engineers, computer skills, and specific functional skills training. Employees can learn about these training programs throughout their manager or function chief.

Educational Assistance Program

Occidental provides education assistance to eligible full-time, regular employees who successfully complete pre-approved courses of study. Upon completion of each course of study, employees will be reimbursed for mandatory fees or necessary expenses including tuition, textbooks, laboratory fees, parking, and admission fees. This benefit applies to a maximum of 10 courses per calendar year, up to the total pre-approved reimbursement amount.

International Development Programs

Occidental's international operations have ongoing, comprehensive programs in place to recruit and train national employees for jobs at all levels of the company. This is a key process in emerging countries striving to enhance economic development, transfer technical expertise to the workforce, increase national employment, and reduce dependence on expatriate workers. In the Middle East, for example, Occidental is a leading job creator for nationals in the countries in which we operate, enthusiastically expanding on government programs such as "Omanization" and "Qatarization."