BP
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www.bp.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

BP Reviews

Updated Mar 12, 2014
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3.5 693 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

BP Group Chief Executive of BP Robert Dudley

Robert Dudley

(291 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Wouldn't want to be here full-time

Web Programmer (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at BP as a contractor for less than a year

ProsSome co-workers can be nice to work with; the company is professional and clean; nice cafeteria area.

ConsManagers treat contractors as though you're an assistant; all talk about how they are serious about safety; treats contractors as an outsider and not as a team member; doesn't value suggestions.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't treat your contractors as though they are there to get your coffee.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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HORRIBLE!

Operations Specialist (Former Employee)
Farmington, NM

I worked at BP full-time for more than 3 years

ProsAbsolutely NONE! They are their own worst enemy! Too much micromanaging and less productivity!

ConsCloud of fear
Horrible Leadership
Constant Passing the Buck
Never takes responsibilty for anything...would rather point the finger at the contractors

Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to the constant complaints on open talk to whom is making the calls...the constant tattlers...Practice what you preach!
Watch how company electronic (laptops, cellphones) are used for personal use...employees would be more productive if they werent surfing the web for hunting gear or watching March Madness!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Cashier (Former Employee)
Orlando, FL

I worked at BP full-time for more than 3 years

Proscool not a great place for long term

Consmicromanage pay sucks bull when working

Advice to Senior Managementcool

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Disorganized and wastes money

Scientist (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at BP full-time for more than a year

ProsYou can get anything you want in the name of ergonomics

ConsPeople are lazy. Management spends the entire day in meetings and is unavailable.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not the best place to work, but not the worst, either.

Pipeline Controller (Current Employee)
Tulsa, OK

I have been working at BP

ProsGreat coworkers for the most part. Training is thorough, although it depends on your competency. Annual bonus is decent, though.

ConsNepotism driven environment. Management is lacking in experience and people skills. Fear driven environment. "Open Talk" is promoted, but not followed up on. Pay is not the highest, but not the worst. Controllers are looked down upon as the "bottom feeders" even though without them, BP in Tulsa would not exist.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote the most qualified employees instead of your "buddies" or family. Stop promoting incompetence. Pull your heads out of your a**es.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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After working on a two month project at BP, I can see why the accident in the Gulf of Mexico happened.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at BP

ProsGreat cafeteria - free drinks and fruit provided upstairs in the work area.

ConsZero help from associates, since everyone there is a contractor and there is zero input and guidance given by management, who are gone 99% of the time in meetings. I felt thrown to the wolves.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive more guidance and provide more leadership, don't disappear for days and weeks on end and expect stellar results. Work with your contractors and be available to answer questions. Give more examples of the kind of deliverable you expect. Communicate more.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Its a good company

controller (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at BP

ProsThe salary is good. The advance training your recieve is excellent. The insurance is good as is the medical care

Consno time off to live a personal life, days off often cancelled , vacation non-existant, work days 18 hours, no personal communication allowed while on ship. your not allowed personal computer communication or phone calls while on the ship. The days working and days off schedual is ignored. I haven't been off the payroll ship in the gulf except for training, doctors appoinments and a few other short assignments in 18 plus months.

Advice to Senior ManagementAll members from top management on the ship need to have there days off manditory and respected as time off. Away from work and communication from work. The management out on ships should be made to leave work and go ashore. As it was written in the work contract. The Payroll direct diposits, inventory controll, damage payouts,all done by computer and satellite link should be done at a on-shore office not on the ship. this would save money and time

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Worst job I've ever had.

Help Desk (Current Employee)
Naperville, IL

I have been working at BP

ProsThere is nothing good about this company. You don't get anywhere on your work, but only on ratting each other out and butt kissing. They call it "holding each other accountable but yet fail to hold themselves to the same standard.

ConsSome very bad apples in the firm and the usual political untochables.

Advice to Senior ManagementKill yourself please. You are not worthy to lead. START SHOWING SOME RESPECT !!!!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Rough place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Naperville, IL

I have been working at BP

ProsBenefits are stellar, including 401(k) and pension plan. Salary is competitive for the industry. There is significant growth potential into the middle ranks if you're willing to switch your career path around, and be willing to move around the country a lot (especially to Houston).

ConsManagement is very disconnected from day-to-day operations; you won't hear from them unless there's a significant problem. Policies are created with little to no input from the front line workers and therefore are overly burdensome and ineffective. Too much emphasis is placed on process and paperwork rather than results. Much time is spent on administrative tasks instead of value-added work. Requires excessive hours (expect 50-60 per week) just to keep up.

Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your people to do good work. Examine policies regarding delegation of authority, and actually delegate that authority to make decisions. Listen to your people and take their opinions into account.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Engineer (Current Employee)
Whiting, IN

I have been working at BP

Prosgood salary for work you have to do

Consbad culture exists currently and no one is happy

Advice to Senior Managementreplace all Manager level employees

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