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BP Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 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.  

    Systems Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Great company to work for

    Cons

    Not as fast paced as tech companies on changes. Very risk averse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight the Maconda cases tooth and nail.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very great experience.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    Quick access to gas for my car, nice friendly experience with coworkers.

    Cons

    Can be busy at times, workload may seem much for some people.

  3.  

    Excellent Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good life-work balance. Challenging projects. The people who work there are highly capable and want to do the right thing.

    Cons

    In the effort to address issues and defects often additional processes are introduced that create unforeseen complexities. The result is that it can be difficult to progress work at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on reducing complexity by challenging new projects / processes to ensure that they are truly value adding.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sr Planner

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BP

    Pros

    Employee focused, lots of accommodations

    Cons

    Parking is sometimes a tough thing to find

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    held numerous positions, every team I worked with was professional , supportive and friendly, would return again

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    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Representative in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Representative in Naperville, IL

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

    Pros

    professional environment; 9/80 work weeks; terrific benefits; bonuses; career planning and advancement available and encouraged at all levels

    Cons

    none, BP is a fantastic company to work for as is evident by the long tenure of its employees. the length of tenure does not prohibit career growth

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    employee for more than 10 years

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

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

    Pros

    Benefit, 401k, 7% match-up, annual cash bonus, training opportunities, pension plan, 9/80, work from home, diversified workforce, gym in the office.

    Cons

    Politics, too many processes, undecisive management, no clear vision as result of Horizon incident, many re-orgs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company needs to own its process rather reply on consultants. Follow process if it is good otherwise improve process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Senior Database Administrator

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    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Houston, TX

    I worked at BP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The culture was one that pushed for excellence and innovation. BP management listened to us Senior staff members and let us do whatever we needed and however we wanted if we could show it would reduce risk and/or lower operational cost. They insisted we maintain a good work life balance so if we had to pull long weekends or evenings as DBAs often do they insisted on giving us comp time on other days. I never once worked more than 80 hours during a 2 week period in my 30 months there. They let us bring on staff in India who could do most work during off hours for us which helped the work life balance even more. Pay was very good.

    Cons

    The only real con was suffering from fallout of the Gulf Oil Spill. The reason I'm not there now is budget cuts due to having to pay for that. This was tied as the best place I've ever worked and I'd gladly go back to that team again if the compensation package was similar to last time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. Continue to drive safety and excellence so that another disaster like the gulf spill don't happen again.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Category Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    flexible, great benefits and ability to move regularly

    Cons

    Recent legal issues create uncertainty for the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Challenging projects, talented co-workers, great company culture.

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    Former Employee - Intern in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Intern in Anchorage, AK

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

    Pros

    As an intern I was given projects that had real business impact and pushed my skills. All of my co-workers were extremely friendly, helpful, and willing to lend a hand in any way they could. As an intern you get amazing benefits (including 401K match, healthcare, 9/80 schedule, full repo and housing etc) and great training (lunch & learns, weekly executive phone calls, & relevant functional training for project).

    Cons

    Communication between corporate and regional areas could be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent and enthusiastic about BP's employee value proposition to potential employees. Many interns didn't realize the how great their benefit packages were.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Division Order Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Division Order Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours including 9/80 schedule, great coworkers, supportive supervisors, good benefits, lots of opportunities for continuing education

    Cons

    Workload too heavy in some geographic areas, leads to stress

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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