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BP Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
921 Reviews
3.6
921 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work environment is fairly relaxed in most cases and the work life balance is decent (in 131 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits are top notch for the position that I am in (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Some position will require a lot of commitment, resulting work-life balance problem (in 23 reviews)

  • Senior management parks in the underground garage while the working stiffs park outside (in 20 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for - pay, benefits, opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at BP full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits
    Work life balance is pretty decent depending on business unit/role
    Competitive work environment
    Industry leader despite pr

    Cons

    - the above Pro's relies heavily on what business unit you're in. IST/FVC/USPL are all embedded businesses where pay, 401k, tuition reimbursement GREATLY exceeds those at the "GBS".
    - every 2-3 years expect a re-org in your department w/ severance packages/layoffs
    - career progress can be really hit or miss ~ pretty easy to advance within department/function, branching out to different businesses or functions is a different story.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    transparency around divestments and layoffs would be nice. Better to hear it from them than read it online.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Geophysicist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Geophysicist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geophysicist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    It is Competitive and energetic.

    Cons

    Current oil prices are down.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Slow / bloated

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    BP promotes minorities and women and has a lot of collective knowledge. People are nice at BP, but only because their jobs are ultimately too cushy. It's easy to be nice when you're jobs are fluff and you make fewer executive decisions per person.

    Cons

    Everything happens too slowly, too many processes, too much overhead, too many meetings and trying to follow the functional model just because its a corporate trend when you've become a small operator who's overstaffed is not effective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push back to your leaders and challenge status quo so the grunt-workers don't get sick of the bureaucracy and leave.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience so far...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    Great benefits, Challenging work, Personal development/Training opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to understand fully other parts of the business that you are not exposed to on a day to day basis

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company with great benifits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations and Measurement
    Current Employee - Operations and Measurement

    I have been working at BP full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Hourly pay scale is based on completion of training books with a pay increase of each level completed.

    Cons

    Office politics and management can make it frustrating.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at BP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    pay is good, benefits are great, lots of opportunities, very smart technical staff

    Cons

    very big company, management is clunky and slow to make decisions, people promoted all around the company which does not promote deep understanding of specific businesses or products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make decisions faster

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Awesome Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for working on different projects

    Cons

    Slow growth opportunities as company is downsizing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at BP full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great compensation, great benefits, flexible options. Company match for 401K is top notch. There is a lot of opportunity to succeed.

    Cons

    Many reorganizations, too many, often leading to layoffs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Politics rampant in Learning & Development at BP - it is who you know, not what you know or how well you perform.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great / world class pension and 401k retirement programs. Fantastic work - life balance. Huge bonuses and good salaries keep people locked in.

    Cons

    Downsizing and laying off thousands at the moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop people within for leadership roles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    Full time employment
    Easy job
    That's it

    Cons

    Not enough pay
    Benefits are lacking

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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