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BP Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
922 Reviews
3.6
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    All Around Bad, Don't Make The Same Mistake

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits (when business is good)

    Cons

    Poor benefits when business is bad (very quick to eliminate the low cost morale boosters i.e. bonuses, lunches, company sponsored events), poor morale, poor leadership, too many chiefs, too much paperwork & forms, too much emphasis on action items and not enough on the work that is actually done, everything requires hand written sign-offs which is very time consuming and outdated, no opportunity for career advancement (at current site), WAY TOO MUCH politics and game playing, each department blames other departments for their mistakes, management is comically delusional and completely disconnected from what is actually going on at the site, WAY TOO MUCH D&I to the point where under qualified personnel are hired/promoted meanwhile they let the qualified/deserving candidates go straight to their competition, no effort to develop talent, no effort to retain talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the important things (keep small things small),

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Values, mid-senior management is poor, no work / life balance, no career growth except for ordained few

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, most employees are dedicated / work hard and a great set of Company Values and goals. Senior management has a good plan that gets lost in the empire building / personal agenda of the middle managers.

    Cons

    Like many other reviews the middle management is weak and don't live by the Values. There is a back biting style and no work / life balance. Promotions / jobs based on popularity. "High Potential" employee program for select employees leads to these entitled few getting the glory while the rest of the employees actually do the work. Managers who affairs with there subordinates / harass woman / are bullies get promoted instead of fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house at middle management level and drop the "High Potential" entitlement program

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging at best....

    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and reasonable salaries

    Cons

    Unethical and controlling leadership and management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employes right

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience working for BP

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

    I have been working at BP as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place that offer flexible work hours including working remotely.

    Cons

    This is a very unpleasant place to work for. They do not provide training. It is more like a swim or sink mentality. The department I worked did not not have established policies and procedures that you could refer to. They treat the contractors as “second class citizens” I was never introduced to the department and most co-workers completely ignored me. They do not apply one of their main values, especially the “one team” value. My direct manager worked from home most of the time including my second day of work. She was for the most part unreachable by email or phone calls. I definitely do not recommend working for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I suggest BP to have a mentor system for new employees that includes also contractors. I recommend training the new employees, not on the skill set they must have to perform the duties of the job, but more on the way, strategies and procedures that BP uses to conduct their business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lies, lies lies and more lies.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operator in Whiting, IN
    Former Employee - Operator in Whiting, IN

    I worked at BP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Steady paycheck that is it.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Do what you say. Stop laying!!

  7.  

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

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    But 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Cost Analyst

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

    I worked at BP as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    9/80 schedule, gym, some of the benefits, big name, big portfolio.

    Cons

    Treat 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hell on Earth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whiting, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whiting, IN

    I worked at BP full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The only pro is to get a paycheck.

    Cons

    Backstabbing, lies and unfair treatment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    No value for safety or people

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    This 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 ManagementAdvice

    Culture 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not the same company I joined years ago...

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

    I worked at BP

    Pros

    Great portfolio. Many great people.

    Cons

    Too much process. Downhill after Macondo.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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