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BP Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
881 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.  

    Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    great company, opportunties for growth & progression

    Cons

    industry is currently impacted by lower crude oil prices

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    meh

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    Good pay for an intern

    Cons

    Subjective assessment on your performance

  3.  

    A great place to work!

    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in La Palma, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in La Palma, CA

    I worked at BP full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good work/life balance. All and all a good experience. I would recommend working here.

    Cons

    Not always good about recognizing the employees as they should.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Management and tactical strategy at British petroleum as of the start of my career and the developpement of my goals in this company

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    Current Employee - Geophysicist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Geophysicist in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The strong team building that is due to the underlaying manager that pushes the employees to take iniatives and report actions that are not normal dyring daily activities

    Cons

    There is a lot of cons but so it is the case of every job in any field and in my personal opinion abd without mitigation i can state that the only con that i perceive is the long working hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on team building

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Subject Matter Expert in Whiting, IN
    Current Employee - Subject Matter Expert in Whiting, IN

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

    Pros

    Good place to work, great benifits

    Cons

    Slow response by upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    streamline the process and make them faster

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great learning experience and wonderful people, but very slow progress.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at BP as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very good work life balance. Everyone is very knowledgeable and willing to share their knowledge and help you.

    Cons

    Takes a very long time to get anything done because of all the bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to streamline some processes to increase the efficiency of the organization and the productivity of each employee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    internship

    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at BP as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    lots of different opportunities are available here, can move all around the world if you want. big company which has its pluses and minuses

    Cons

    big company which has its pluses and minuses. BP currently has a bad reputation which could hinder future job prospects for former employees.

  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great benefits, good people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PSCM Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - PSCM Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    BP treats its employees really well. Hours tend to be flexible, benefits are top class, work culture tends to be driven but relaxed.

    Cons

    College graduates may find an eventual glass ceiling if looking for the management track. Many college recruits tend to leave BP after 7 to 10 years because they find BP tends to have an age bias when promoting staff to the next level of management. Like most major oil companies, the work force tends to be dominated by Contractors. There can be an us against them mentality depending on where you work in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to clear with staff what their development opportunities are, and help people to find challenging roles. Also, management needs to find ways to better support grass roots efforts. Often times strategy is well networked at senior levels, but when implemented on the ground it flounders because management has not engaged staff at the right levels. Generating change from the bottom up may lead to more value creation and success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very good employer.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Drilling Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Drilling Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Technical and patient. Good training and good work culture. Job Security is good as well.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and loads, I mean loads of paper work that doesn't bring any value.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It has its ups and downs, but overall a good place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Superintendent
    Current Employee - Superintendent

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

    Pros

    I've been at BP over ten years now. As a long term employee, I have my share of petty gripes about the company. But overall I can't complain. I believe the company genuinely cares about it's employees, the pay and benefits are excellent, and the work-life balance is good. And the people I work with are great.

    Cons

    In some areas of the business there are still good 'ol boys networks, but it seems like the company is working hard to dismantle them. Unfortunately there are still some mid-level and higher people who are only in their roles because of their network. Sometimes personnel policies can be pushed aside for convenience. For example, even though most roles are supposed to be posted and competitive - and employees are expected to be in a role for at least two years - some employees (one's who are deemed to to be "special" by management) are given the role through "facilitated moves" and the two year rule is ignored. For the rest of us mere mortals, we just have to suck it up. It's not a widespread issue, but it can cause some discontent when someone is given a plum assignment over many other equally qualified people who weren't even given a chance to apply and interview.

    One other con is that the company is continuously reorganizing. In the last ten years I've lost track of the number of reorgs. Every time new senior management comes in it seems that the old organization is ineffective and needs to be replaced. It's happening again as I write this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apply your resourcing policies consistently. Stop the reorgs. It's not the organization of the company that's an issue, it's the way you choose to operate within an organization. Just shuffling people around doesn't fix anything.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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