BP Reviews

Updated June 9, 2015
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  1. HORRIBLE!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Farmington, NM
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Farmington, NM

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Absolutely NONE! They are their own worst enemy! Too much micromanaging and less productivity!

    Cons

    Cloud of fear
    Horrible Leadership
    Constant Passing the Buck
    Never takes responsibilty for anything...would rather point the finger at the contractors

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the constant complaints on open talk to whom is making the calls...the constant tattlers...Practice what you preach!
    Watch how company electronic (laptops, cellphones) are used for personal use...employees would be more productive if they werent surfing the web for hunting gear or watching March Madness!


  2. cool

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Orlando, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    cool not a great place for long term

    Cons

    micromanage pay sucks bull when working

    Advice to Management

    cool


  3. Helpful (2)

    Disorganized and wastes money

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You can get anything you want in the name of ergonomics

    Cons

    People are lazy. Management spends the entire day in meetings and is unavailable.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Not the best place to work, but not the worst, either.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pipeline Controller in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Pipeline Controller in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at BP

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great coworkers for the most part. Training is thorough, although it depends on your competency. Annual bonus is decent, though.

    Cons

    Nepotism driven environment. Management is lacking in experience and people skills. Fear driven environment. "Open Talk" is promoted, but not followed up on. Pay is not the highest, but not the worst. Controllers are looked down upon as the "bottom feeders" even though without them, BP in Tulsa would not exist.

    Advice to Management

    Promote the most qualified employees instead of your "buddies" or family. Stop promoting incompetence. Pull your heads out of your a**es.


  6. After working on a two month project at BP, I can see why the accident in the Gulf of Mexico happened.

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

    I worked at BP

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great cafeteria - free drinks and fruit provided upstairs in the work area.

    Cons

    Zero help from associates, since everyone there is a contractor and there is zero input and guidance given by management, who are gone 99% of the time in meetings. I felt thrown to the wolves.

    Advice to Management

    Give more guidance and provide more leadership, don't disappear for days and weeks on end and expect stellar results. Work with your contractors and be available to answer questions. Give more examples of the kind of deliverable you expect. Communicate more.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Its a good company

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

    I have been working at BP

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The salary is good. The advance training your recieve is excellent. The insurance is good as is the medical care

    Cons

    no time off to live a personal life, days off often cancelled , vacation non-existant, work days 18 hours, no personal communication allowed while on ship. your not allowed personal computer communication or phone calls while on the ship. The days working and days off schedual is ignored. I haven't been off the payroll ship in the gulf except for training, doctors appoinments and a few other short assignments in 18 plus months.

    Advice to Management

    All members from top management on the ship need to have there days off manditory and respected as time off. Away from work and communication from work. The management out on ships should be made to leave work and go ashore. As it was written in the work contract. The Payroll direct diposits, inventory controll, damage payouts,all done by computer and satellite link should be done at a on-shore office not on the ship. this would save money and time


  8. Helpful (2)

    Worst job I've ever had.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Help Desk in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Help Desk in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at BP

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is nothing good about this company. You don't get anywhere on your work, but only on ratting each other out and butt kissing. They call it "holding each other accountable but yet fail to hold themselves to the same standard.

    Cons

    Some very bad apples in the firm and the usual political untochables.

    Advice to Management

    Kill yourself please. You are not worthy to lead. START SHOWING SOME RESPECT !!!!


  9. Helpful (3)

    Rough place to work

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

    I have been working at BP

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Benefits are stellar, including 401(k) and pension plan. Salary is competitive for the industry. There is significant growth potential into the middle ranks if you're willing to switch your career path around, and be willing to move around the country a lot (especially to Houston).

    Cons

    Management is very disconnected from day-to-day operations; you won't hear from them unless there's a significant problem. Policies are created with little to no input from the front line workers and therefore are overly burdensome and ineffective. Too much emphasis is placed on process and paperwork rather than results. Much time is spent on administrative tasks instead of value-added work. Requires excessive hours (expect 50-60 per week) just to keep up.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people to do good work. Examine policies regarding delegation of authority, and actually delegate that authority to make decisions. Listen to your people and take their opinions into account.


  10. Helpful (1)

    ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Whiting, IN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Whiting, IN

    I have been working at BP

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good salary for work you have to do

    Cons

    bad culture exists currently and no one is happy

    Advice to Management

    replace all Manager level employees


  11. Helpful (2)

    Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Business Unit

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

    I worked at BP

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    excellent salary and benefits
    some truly knowledgable experts to work with
    state of art technology

    Cons

    only 5 options (time frame based) on 401K direction
    Utter and appalling disrespect by management towards employees has led to discouragement and low morale.
    Management is by quarter; this means necessary long-term expenditures (read maintenance, inspection, etc.) may be deferred.
    Focus on personal safety with ignorance about process safety
    Wonderful, people-oriented American managers have been replaced with uncaring Brits
    Do not seek employment here if you are female or a minority - you will not receive respect or opportunities
    Say no and you will be asked to leave; it is viewed as disrespecting authority; even politically correct questioning may lead to consequences

    Advice to Management

    Treat the employees as the assets they are.
    Seek to understand process safety and the human elements thereof. Unbridled arrogance and failure to understand consequences leads to platforms sinking. So does deferred maintenance and inspections.
    What's wrong with women and minorities? Get in this century! Methinks the man doth protest too much! Stop sponsoring diversity conferences in the community until you understand the subject.
    Not everyone who disagrees with you is your enemy; they may be trying to CYA. For you English, ask an American what that means.



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