Life at Occidental


Occidental takes pride in being a responsible employer, dedicated to treating every employee with respect and dignity and providing a safe, healthy, and high-quality work environment. Every aspect of our business is guided by Occidental's ethical, environmental, and human rights commitments as well as our strong commitment to safety.

The primary factor in our success is Occidental's multicultural, global workforce. We recognize that a motivated, well-trained, and diverse workforce is a strong competitive advantage, and we expect our employees to communicate and work effectively with people from many different countries and cultures.

As a socially responsible company, Occidental is committed to respecting cultural norms and values wherever we operate. Our work practices in every location are designed to consider and respect local employees' cultures and traditions. In addition, we provide human rights training as appropriate to employees at our overseas operations.

Compensation and Benefits

At Occidental, our compensation and benefits programs are designed to attract and retain the industry's top talent and to reward superior performance. Our programs also support our commitment to maintain a safe and healthy workplace.

Here are some of the benefits we offer eligible employees:

  • Medical and dental coverage

  • Personal savings plans

  • Personal retirement plans

  • OxyWellness program for your - and your family's - overall health and well-being

  • Health and Flexible Savings Accounts to help you pay for eligible expenses before taxes

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Disability and life/accident insurance plans

  • Educational fee reimbursement

  • Paid time-off programs

  • Employee training and development programs

Click here for more information on our Employee Benefits Program (PDF).

Diversity and Inclusion

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity in every aspect of employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, legally protected medical condition, marital status, sex, gender identity, age over 40, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. Occidental's Equal Opportunity statement is reissued annually to reaffirm our commitment.

Our recruiting, training and career development programs are designed to help every employee realize his or her full potential. As an international company, we value the ability to communicate and work effectively with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures.

With the company's growth in several world regions, Occidental has attracted a diverse work force of exceptional talent, including employees from many nations. This diversity enriches our employees' experience on the job and contributes to an effective business model that encourages local communities to thrive.

Employee Rights

Occidental has a long-standing policy of respecting employees' voluntary freedom of association with respect to causes, organizations, and political parties they may wish to support or join. We encourage employees to participate in the political process on their own time. Employees have a right to make political contributions in their own name and from their own assets. Employees are not required by the company to make any political contributions.

Occidental strives to maintain constructive and respectful relationships with all of its business and community partners. Work practices at all Occidental locations are consistent with responsible industry practices and local customs.

Safe and Healthy Workplace

At Occidental, we have an unwavering commitment to provide a safe and healthy work environment for all employees and contractors.

We maintain stringent Health, Environment and Safety (HES) policies at every work site. All Occidental employees and contractors are required to follow these policies and take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their co-workers. We also expect and require employees to immediately report accidents as well as unsafe practices and conditions.

Occidental consistently ranks among the safest companies in the United States. Employee safety information is available in the Social Responsibility section of this website.

Work/Life Balance

At Occidental, maintaining a healthy balance between work and everyday life is a vital factor in encouraging top performance and retaining talented employees. Many work sites offer 9/80 (80 hours in nine days) or flexible schedules and other programs to address Occidental's diverse workforce needs.

Good health is both a personal and company priority. We offer excellent resources that help employees maintain healthy lifestyles and support their mental and emotional well-being.

The OxyHealth Program is a free health-improvement and wellness program available to all Occidental employees and their families.

The Resources for Living and Employee Assistance Programs offer free services to support employees, retirees, and their parents and dependents. Services include assessment, counseling, treatment, referrals, and crisis intervention.

Available Positions

We’re looking for creative, energetic people who are passionate about their field and want to grow with one of the industry’s strongest performers.

Experienced Professional

Early Career / University