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BP Reviews

Updated January 5, 2015
Updated January 5, 2015
921 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.  

    Career started great.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Warrenville, IL
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Warrenville, IL

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

    Pros

    Large 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.

    Cons

    People 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 ManagementAdvice

    You 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management doesn't care about anything, all politics

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Associate in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in San Diego, CA

    I worked at BP full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Company 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 ManagementAdvice

    BP 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Let go for going to a funeral

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Gas Station Attendant in Youngstown, OH
    Former Employee - Gas Station Attendant in Youngstown, OH

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

    Pros

    The job was not hard

    Cons

    Minimum wage
    Not in a good neigborhood

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Challenge development program was not structured properly.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pca in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Pca in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    multi national oil companies expose you to all types of business decisions. Decent training programs and people with deep expertise in their given field.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in management.
    To many mid level managers with no desire to help advance your career even thought they have deep knowledge that they could transfer to help you and the company succeed.
    Work life balance is non existent as everyone is trying to protect the space they currently occupy.
    No real clear career paths once your development program has run its course.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversity is important and should be valued.
    People development is key to future success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    BP

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Free gym, free parking, new work life balance initiatives, some travel. Young culture can be a plus at times. Moving towards diversity, stock for high performers

    Cons

    safety risk management, poor management, no development in Trading. E&P could be okay as culture is different.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach regarding risk management and stay out of trouble. Too much uncertainty. Turnover is troubling

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leaving...

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Great training & opportunities early in your career.

    Cons

    Gets a bit boring after 10+ years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Courage is encouraged, unless it involves challenging your boss...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Project controls

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great pay benefits nice cafeteria and gym

    Cons

    If they say speak up; don't. You'll get retaliated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please screen promotion. Some team leads have no people skills but like then power to control people. You'll lose your investment due to these unqualified staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at BP isn't so bad, but the pay isn't enough to live on if you're on your own.

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Rocky River, OH
    Current Employee - Cashier in Rocky River, OH

    I have been working at BP part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Usually there is down-time through out your day which helps if you need to study for school. My boss is great. She's very understanding and always willing to give me the days off that I need.

    Cons

    Making minimum wage isn't enough, especially if you live on your own and have students loans to pay. Sometimes the customers are a little difficult to deal with and that can be stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great if they could offer a little more per hour to their workers. At least enough so that someone can support themselves. BP is a huge company. The way I look at it, only one person has to buy a pack of cigarettes every hour to equal my pay. That's not counting all of the gas, beer, food, etc. that we sell.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beuller....beuller

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

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

    Pros

    Nice people, decent compensation, HR has a seat at the leadership table

    Cons

    Talks about work life balance but doesn't really support it. Hires people for one job and does not do much to develop employees. Expects people to do the same job happily for the next twenty years. Very complex organization, extremely bureaucratic, lots of process. Lacking in common sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simply....don't just say you are simplifying and make everything way more difficult.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a good place to be a contractor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Landman in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Landman in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    This a global company, so you'll be exposed to a wide range of information from people from many different disciplines. Not too many micro-managing types, which is good.

    Cons

    The pay is under market, and they treat their contractors in professional positions like employees, although they don't offer them jobs. The hire interns with no experience, and essentially throw them into fields where they might not be competent enough to be of value, but then let contractors linger in their positions for years. Also, they do not observe the MLK national holiday. I know it's a British company, but that just seems wrong.

    This only applies to the Houston location. I don't know how London operates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize the talent you already have! A GPA is not the best indicator of a person's ability to be a valuable asset to your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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