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Life at Oxy

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Oxy offers top-tier benefits with a focus on employee development and growth — all in a dynamic and inclusive environment.

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Oxy 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 Oxy’s ethical, environmental and human rights commitments as well as our strong commitment to safety.

The primary factor in our success is Oxy'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, Oxy 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.

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Compensation and Benefits

At Oxy, 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 great benefits we offer eligible employees:

  • Medical and dental coverage
  • Personal savings plans
  • Personal retirement plans
  • OxyWellness program for you and your family’s overall health and well-being
  • Health Savings Accounts 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
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Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Oxy 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. Oxy'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, Oxy 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.

Work/Life Balance

At Oxy, 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 Oxy’s diverse workforce needs.

The Balanced Workplace Program was implemented in 2021 to provide eligible employees with three core days working in the office and two days working from home. 

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 Oxy 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.

Safe and Healthy Workplace

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

We maintain stringent Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) policies at every work site. All Oxy 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.

Oxy consistently ranks among the safest companies in the United States. Oxy’s 2020 employee IIR of 0.19 – the best in company history – was among the top tier not only in the oil and gas and chemical industries, but in any industry sector.

Learn more about Oxy's Sustainability efforts.

Employee Rights

Oxy 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.

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