BP Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Get OUT While You Still Can!!!

    Current Contractor - Tech Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Tech Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Too many to list at once!

    Advice to Management

    QUIT!


  2. Watch Your Step

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Whiting, IN
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Whiting, IN

    I worked at BP as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Nice money and Some nice people

    Cons

    The 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 Management

    Better get some newer or at least trained people on site. All the nice talk and publicity on site is fake.


  3. Anything to save a buck...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Contract Pricing Specialist in Warrenville, IL
    Current Contractor - Contract Pricing Specialist in Warrenville, IL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    They 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 Management

    Hated it!


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  5. Europeans do not know how to run a large oil company

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, location

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    What's the point?


  6. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PSCM in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - PSCM in Anchorage, AK

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Ineffective and incompetent managers and supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    Gut the place.


  7. Its been terrible after the Macondo accident.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instrument Technician in Houma, LA
    Current Employee - Instrument Technician in Houma, LA

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

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

    Pros

    I cant think of any.

    Cons

    Everything has gone down down down after Macondo

    Advice to Management

    people are jumping ship like its on fire around here. Get a clue


  8. Career started great.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Warrenville, IL
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Warrenville, IL

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Management doesn't care about anything, all politics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in San Diego, CA

    I worked at BP full-time

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

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Let go for going to a funeral

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

    The job was not hard

    Cons

    Minimum wage Not in a good neigborhood


  11. Challenge development program was not structured properly.

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

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

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

    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 Management

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



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