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    Good work environment, great location, competitive pay & benefits; Management needs huge reorg out the door!

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

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    work-life balance, competitive pay & benefits, great facilities, gym, etc. respectful work environment, nice co-workers, very professional atmosphere, great cultural events, good focus on D&I, support of BP MS 150 still continues.

    *Good severance packages for those being laid off.. take what you can get and run!

    Cons

    Cost-cutting to the point of foolishness.. e.g. getting rid of the "good" coffee and leaving the bad.. for a whopping savings of $.25 cents a cup??!!

    Many layoffs currently (2014 & 2015) in the guise of another "reorg" but it's really TONS of offshoring happening to KL, Budapest, BA, Bangalore, etc. Just transferring bad systems & processes to another country.. costs will rise there also and the savings will hence be only short-lived! Not that this matters any to current management.. they will earn their bonus and move on to their next executive role!

    Reorg's to fix the botched reorg's of the past.. this will continue until the end of time for BP, as management considers that all intelligence lies in the UK so it HEAVILY promotes Brits to Sr. roles (VP's, Directors, etc.). They need to stay busy & build their resume for their next role so every few years it's "reorg's all-around for everyone at the bar"!

    If you can tolerate that then the benefits can outweigh the pain.. meanwhile I hope you can find time to do you day job and actually enjoy contributing.. trying to make it a meaningful job/career.. otherwise it's just a paycheck.. good luck!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No point.. nobody is listening!

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BP Interviews

Updated Mar 26, 2015
Updated Mar 26, 2015

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BP Awards & Accolades

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Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
Top 200 of the Global 2000 (#5), Forbes, 2009

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Website www.bp.com
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1909
Type Company - Public (BP)
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

BP's business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy on a truly global scale. With a workforce of over 80,000 employees, BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 80 countries across six continents. Every day, they serve millions of customers around the world. Their people help to shape the face of energy for the future.

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