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BP Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
879 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    incompetent leadership team / managers

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Carson, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Carson, CA

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    good benefits, nothing else worth mentioning

    Cons

    incompetent managers, buddy system in order to get promotion/ recognition. not based on skills & merit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    British Petroleum

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at BP

    Pros

    BP has unlimited budget for the latest technology and software. The facilities were high quality which made it pleasing to work there.

    Cons

    Positions that should be filled by permanent employees are filled by contractors with little to no hope of becoming a permanent employee. Contracts are renewed on a regular basis. Many of the contractors there have been there for years with no benefits or paid time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your contractors. Many are quite depressed because they no there's little hope they'll ever be brought on as a bp employee. I've seen many really good employees leave for this reason.

    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    BP is a great place to be in, but Supply Chain isn't at par with its peers

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    Pay is good
    Benefits are good
    Alternate work schedule is great
    Many good people to work with

    Cons

    Incompetent leadership within supply chain
    Promotion is based on "who you know NOT what you know"
    Supply Chain is one grade above premitive
    Poor planning and poor execution
    It is worse than congress when it comes to working together and executing plans
    Hiring people, warm boddies, just to fill positions
    Unfair pay practiices even within people within the same grade level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have saturated the company with "warm bodies" in response to the gulf incident. It would be wise to focus on the good people who run everyday's work and incentivize them instead of paying hi-dollar salaries for newbies who know nothing about the business. HR needs more legs to stand on as they are pretty much considered administrative jobs. Empower your managers to make decisions as they know more than many of the directors who are nothing but figureheads.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Low pay, low morale, low recognition, growing dissatisfaction among the troops

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, NJ

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    Come and go as you please; ok office location; they try to do nice things for the employees

    Cons

    few, if any, advancement opportunities, e.g. old timers waiting around to get packaged out; record profits the last several years with little giveback to the employees, e.g. bonuses cut, no merit increases, etc.; just a "weird" place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    a couple thousand dollars to you may not mean much, but its how those of us not at the top rung survive.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not listened too

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Texas City, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Texas City, TX

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    Pretty Good people to work with.
    Very friendly working environment
    Good 401k benefit company match
    Good medical and other benefits

    Cons

    Management does not listen to lower employees
    Poor delegation of work and responsibilities
    Poor compensation for working extra
    Poor career advancement
    Little ability to choose where you move to

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees more choice in career placement. Reorganize the entire management structure and the work processes to make everything more efficient. Don't look at low level employees as expendable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    dissapointing

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at BP

    Pros

    some departments much better than others

    Cons

    hr deptment is very incompatent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there are a lot of free loaders just taking up space and doing absolutely nothing!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    You get paid really well for what you do, but the environment at times can be really negative.

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Carson, CA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Carson, CA

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    High Salary. Very flexible with time off. Overtime opportunities are good. Very sharp, smart co-workers. The training is top notch and diversified.

    Cons

    Promotion is based on the buddy system. Management can be very bullysome at times. Daily work environment lacks clear job scope and orginization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to learn and tap into individuals unique skill sets to fill promotional opportunities. too often management forms false opinions of employees based mostly on word of mouth from thier fellow co-workers.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Some great people, many difficult people that make it unpleasant to work each day

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    financial compensation is excellent
    depending on the business area, there can be many world-wide travel experiences

    Cons

    no career path
    networking is a must, but isn't a guarantee of upward mobility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Steering takes time to see effects. Stick with forward agendas long enough to observe changes

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fun for a while

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    autonomy, given space to do your job The travel is good, nice benefits, before the GoM incident BP did have a good reputation

    Cons

    BP reputation is bad du eto GoM incident in April.
    meritocracy -- people get promoted more by who you know rather than what you know.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work till new management came in and shut down all US, Australia and Spain manufacturing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD

    I worked at BP

    Pros

    Great team environment, commitment to excellence, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy, and management applied 1980s business theory to a profitable company and eventually shut it down rather than selling it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn your industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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