BP
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Updated Mar 12, 2014
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86% Approve of the CEO

BP Group Chief Executive of BP Robert Dudley

Robert Dudley

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74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Lies, lies lies and more lies.

Operator (Former Employee)
Whiting, IN

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

ProsSteady paycheck that is it.

ConsThe management is full of liars. The company talks safety but, doesn't follow its own polices. The pay for the health risks, safety risks and the lies is not sufficient!

Advice to Senior ManagementDo what you say. Stop laying!!

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Pay & benefits are good but.......

Engineer (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsPay, benefits, work location are all good. I like the type of work that I get to do.

ConsBut I'm expected to do the work of 3 people which makes work very stressful. I have little time to do any real work because of all the meetings I have to attend.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet feedback from workers on work-life balance. Far too many people are too busy to do their jobs well.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Houston, TX

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

Pros9/80 schedule, gym, some of the benefits, big name, big portfolio.

ConsTreat employees and contracts like dirt, use them, abuse them and dismiss them with no regards at all. High schoolish mentality of some. Extreme with parking garage rules and recycling to the point that people stress about that. Open cubicles environment very unproductive. Too many contracts almost 75% workforce.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop contracting, it is hurting every time more having contractors. If you invite them to the x-mas party and they participate in your meetings, they are no contractors, they are employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Hell on Earth

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Whiting, IN

I worked at BP full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe only pro is to get a paycheck.

ConsBackstabbing, lies and unfair treatment

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

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Not the same company I joined years ago...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at BP

ProsGreat portfolio. Many great people.

ConsToo much process. Downhill after Macondo.

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

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No value for safety or people

Senior Leader Safety (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsSalaries and benefits are great for an operator. Bonuses good for senior leadership band.

ConsThis company is far from resolving it's cultural issues. The company is full of micro culture, inefficiency, administrative burden and lacks focus. Don't let the money fool you. I expect the company will be purchased once the gulf spill liability is clear.

This company hires from the outside but doesn't leverage external talent. HR is especially unprofessional.

Advice to Senior ManagementCulture is everything. Bp is far from it's competitors in terms of running a sustainable safe business. Leverage the talent you bring from other companies. Fix culture by sacking more of the old school.

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

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It was not a good experience.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Warrenville, IL

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

ProsFlexibility, selective coworkers were very nice.

ConsNo documentation for training. Contractors were treated as second class citizens. BP core values are not true. There is no respect, no one team, no excellence. If you are a contractor and spoke up were looked down upon, with the possibility of being fired. If a BP employee showed disrespect to contractors, management encouraged it and ignored alot of it. Certain gossiping employees ruined the work environment and management turned a blind eye. There is no respect whatsoever.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement need to show respect all human beings whether a contractor of a full time employee. Management need to address all employees with morning and day greetings to all instead of being selective. How unprofessional is that?

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

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Richmond, VA

I have been working at BP full-time for less than a year

ProsThe customer are really nice and you get to interact with a lot of different people, the weekly pay is also nice because you are almost always expecting a check

Consthey took the safety glass down in order to enhance the custoemr exp in a bad neighborhood and I did not feel safe at all while I was working, that store has no direction or leadership

Advice to Senior Managementjust tear it down

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Awful company with poor management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at BP

ProsThere are no pros to working at BP

ConsNo work life balance
Lack of Leadership
Management has no management skills

Advice to Senior ManagementStop treating your contractors better than your employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Where to stop?

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

Pros1) You can make a LOT of money (if you are only there part-time)
2) Relatively close to Downtown Chicago
3) Some talented people work there (Emphasis on SOME)
4) Growing by leaps and bounds
5) Makes East Chicago look good

Cons1) Incompetence abounds - There are so many incompetent people working there it is frightening.
2) Insane amounts of nepotism - Entire families are employed by this facility with very mixed results (see above)
3) Decision-making process defies logic - It is astounding how many poor decisions are made there HOURLY ..much less weekly or daily.
4) Collective bargaining group - Mewling group of infantile adults
5) Safety - One of the least safe facilities I personally have ever seen.
6) Security - Incompetency pervades. Theft of equipment and personal property is rampant and unchecked. Prescription and illegal drugs are openly sold between employees and contractors. Emergency drills are often mistakenly reported over the plantwide radio system. Background checks for contractors and new hires are non-existent.
7) Environmental issues - We'll just leave that alone....
8) Work ethic (hourly) - A forgotten concept
9) Work ethic (salaried) - Rivals the hourlies.
10) Housekeeping - Slovenly. Parts,rusting equipment and litter are strewn about the facility,both inside and out. If there are areas WITHOUT pest infestation , I never saw them.

One of the most racist,sexist and homophobic places I have ever been to in my entire adult life. There simply aren't enough adjectives to describe how terrible this place is.

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit and allow yourselves to be replaced with competent people.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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