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BP Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.6 767 reviews

87% Approve of the CEO

BP Group Chief Executive of BP Robert Dudley

Robert Dudley

(329 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work environment is fairly relaxed in most cases and the work life balance is decent (in 111 reviews)

  • Great environment and locations to work at Great pay and benefits as well as 401k (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • Some position will require a lot of commitment, resulting work-life balance problem (in 19 reviews)

  • The senior management is a bit of a joke, its like lions being led by donkeys (in 16 reviews)

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    Strong push for admirable culture doesn't hit mark

    Director (Former Employee)

    ProsStrong company with good balance sheet. Work was satisfying.

    ConsCompany's upper level management still falls on old school oil & gas good ol' boys club politics despite efforts to push a strong culture of safety and diversity. Decisions aren't necessarily made in the best interest of the company.

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

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    Indirect Procurement

    Specialist (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat to have on your resume (the fact that BP still attracts attention)
    Flex-work schedule
    Laid-back environment
    Some cool people to work with

    ConsVery dysfunctional departments (Indirect Procurement is one of them)
    You have to eat, sleep, and breathe "company values" that do not ring true in all areas
    No structure or proper guidance from managers
    Very obvious "blamers" when something happens
    Use emails for weapons or to simply throw you under the bus, be careful what you say to certain people, they look for opps to discredit you

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Get OUT While You Still Can!!!

    Tech Manager (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsBeautiful building, lot's of foreign accents, smart people

    ConsToo many to list at once!

    Advice to Senior ManagementQUIT!

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    Watch Your Step

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Whiting, IN

    ProsNice money and Some nice people

    ConsThe friction between BP employees and contractor employees is so thick. Older employees seem overconfident and never ask the right questions or were never trained having inherited the job. You can tell BP had now competitive selection.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter get some newer or at least trained people on site. All the nice talk and publicity on site is fake.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anything to save a buck...

    Contract Pricing Specialist (Current Employee) Warrenville, IL

    ProsLarge company that pays pretty well and looks good on your resume.

    ConsThey have highly qualified contractors that work there for long periods of time without hire. The BSC in Warrenville is the arm pit of the organization. Lots of petty, jealous, women and men simply waiting to retire. Avoid working there at all cost.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHated it!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Europeans do not know how to run a large oil company

    Team Leader (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGood pay, good benefits, location

    ConsInsufferably bureaucratic, politically correct, slow to respond, people with much authority but no economic accountability, poor stock performance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhat's the point?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Zero Work Life Balance, Political, and Seniority over Ability.

    PSCM (Former Employee) Anchorage, AK

    ProsPay is good, but overall compensation leaves much to be desired.

    ConsIneffective and incompetent managers and supervisors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGut the place.

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

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    Its been terrible after the Macondo accident.

    Instrument Technician (Current Employee) Houma, LA

    ProsI cant think of any.

    ConsEverything has gone down down down after Macondo

    Advice to Senior Managementpeople are jumping ship like its on fire around here. Get a clue

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

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    Career started great.

    Recruiter (Former Employee) Warrenville, IL

    ProsLarge organization with great people for the most part. Lots of opportunity to grow your career with strong company values. Safety is really important and I learned so much about how to use safety tips on the job.

    ConsPeople are not valued. Profits are the most important item to the company. You can grow your career but keep your job network because you will need it once your department is cut.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have good people but you don't value them. Listen to the employees and the Business Service Center should not be on a different salary structure. It does not show you value them at all. The cost of living is the same for all of your employees in that area.

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

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    Management doesn't care about anything, all politics

    Research Associate (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsLarge company
    Good retirement benefit
    Recent years try to increase number of female in leadership roles.
    Lavish spending on office equipments and ergonomic analysis.

    ConsCompany has local rules governed by local HR.. Very unclear and poor local HR. No definite rules/handbook to follow. 1800 HR (BPpeople) support line is useless.
    Relative expensive healthcare plan and very few PTO days for industry standard.
    Managers do not care about employees' feedback.
    Poor mid and upper level management on local site.
    Spend excessive amount of time on trainings regarding BP core values.
    Encourage "open doors" culture but not true at all....
    Tolerate employees with poor performance and do not reward high performance employees.
    Do not fairly promote employees.
    Difficult to climb up career ladder until move around to various BP locations worldwide.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBP corporate needs to standarize local BP divisions rules and encourage local BP leaders to focus more about lower level employees and more closely evaluate reports and information reported by Extended Leadership team.

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

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