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BP Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.6 766 reviews

87% Approve of the CEO

BP Group Chief Executive of BP Robert Dudley

Robert Dudley

(328 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work environment is fairly relaxed in most cases and the work life balance is decent (in 111 reviews)

  • Great environment and locations to work at Great pay and benefits as well as 401k (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • Some position will require a lot of commitment, resulting work-life balance problem (in 19 reviews)

  • The senior management is a bit of a joke, its like lions being led by donkeys (in 16 reviews)

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    A great company to work for

    Maintenance Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat pay, benefits, and opportunities for development. The people I worked with were professional and valued my thoughts and opinions. Overall BP has a very good culture.

    ConsSome of BP's processes in their downstream segment are inefficient and can be frustrating, particularly their projects.

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    I have enjoyed working at BP for the past 13 years.

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat people. Fun environment. Impressed with how the company and my collegues responded during the clean up of the gulf spill.

    ConsCannot stay in one position for too long or you are pigeon-holed to that department.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRegognize the silent-running not just the dynamic presenters

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This oil business is contracting, not expanding!

    Procurement Specialist (Current Employee) Anchorage, AK

    ProsSalary and benefits are likely the best in the region. Nice atmosphere if you can tolerate cube-living. Nice cafe and espresso bar.

    Consmiddle management usually dissatisfied with lack of advancement, resulting in management by intimidation and bullying. Senior management parks in the underground garage while the working stiffs park outside. In the Alaska winter.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean house

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Solid Place to Work if you can handle constant change!

    Process Operator (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat Pay, 9/80 schedule available!

    ConsConstant change and competition amongst peers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to get back to keeping things simple and get rid of the beauracracy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Petro-technologist

    Petro-Technologist (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat company to work for and the training is second to none. The experience I gained will be invaluable as I further my career.

    ConsThere are lots of changes going on but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Just depends on your stance on the situation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Slow moving for a high performer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits and 401k, salary, social network, volunteer opportunities and corporate events, support for education, nice facilities, global company, career opportunities are available (albeit a bit slow), support for community.

    ConsBureaucratic, lack of systematic processes, negative/whining culture, poor systems, constant change that drags on and on. Performance ratings are totally subjective. Lack of personal accountability (lends to lack of decision making).

    A good place to develop, not sure it's a good place to build an entire career. The culture and bureaucracy alone are enough to add ample (unnecessary) stress. BP has a long ways to go to become a mature, efficient company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many people talking about decisions, not enough making them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great Company, Too Much Change

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people, plenty of work

    ConsTons of change....all the time

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop listening to consultants

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    Not a bad job, a better job for high school students.

    Cashier (Current Employee) Lanesboro, MN

    ProsFriendly staff, easy commute, and flexible schedules.

    ConsNo solid set of rules and regulations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave more of a solid set of rules and regulations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Low Morale.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits. Well known company.

    ConsPoor moral & promotion opportunities. Bad future outlook (downstream). Only two weeks vacation for experienced hires. Poor grade levels for experienced hires. Too many forms that require written signatures. Everyone gets Average ratings for bonuses. Poor bonus scale, individual performance has very little impact.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEliminate forms requiring written signatures. Improve vacation scales. Improve how bonuses and performance ratings are determined.

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

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    Lost

    Production Team Leader (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsCompany encourages a work life balance for their employees. Has growth potential. The people that work there are all very friendly and make work easy.

    ConsThe only thing consistent is change. The company is lost as an operator and discourages the field workers with each new system.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRely on the people to do the job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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