BG Group Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
74 Reviews

3.2
74 Reviews
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Andrew Gould
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Work Life balance and generally treats employees with respect (in 4 reviews)

  • Company offers good growth prospect - although it is a function of home asset (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • The work-life balance depends on your management chain (in 3 reviews)

  • Leadership, politics, a dire HR department and limited development opportunities (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I loved the diversity of people I worked with.

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

    I worked at BG Group as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Meet different people
    Learn different cultures
    Great community service outreach
    Committed to non-profit organizations

    Cons

    Lack of communication amongst the upper level management
    No accountability the higher up you move in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the problem children you have in upper management before you lose more valuable and talented people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent place to work

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    Former Employee - Technical Group
    Former Employee - Technical Group

    I worked at BG Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    As with most companies there are the good and bad managers. I'd say BG Group as plenty of both. They do emulate larger companies and really try to develop better employees.

    Cons

    Very strange office politics and it takes a while to get used to the British business culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead from the front.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    The company is great, but the management is not far-seeing.

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

    I worked at BG Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The benefits were great. The co-workers were great.

    Cons

    There's hardly ever promotional potential existing in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To promote people from within.

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

    Many changes within own team / senior management resulting in lack of maturity in organisation

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    Former Employee - Assurance  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assurance in Houston, TX

    I worked at BG Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The management tries to emulate other larger peers, with salary at higher end, however lacks gravitas

    Cons

    Very Brit, with rife politics and not that transparent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce silos and complexity that is not necessary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company overall

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

    I worked at BG Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits and opportunities for international assignments

    Cons

    Downtown commute is difficult for suburbanites with families

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Used and abused

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

    I worked at BG Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They have structure to most of their processes and functioning systems which is nice.

    Cons

    The leadership is very immature and the atmosphere is similar to high school. If you are in the "in-crowd" and brown-nose your way to the top (despite having any real skills) you will be promoted in your career with BG Group. If you over achieve in your role but do not play the political game, you will never go anywhere! Also, the skill-lacking, golden children who are promoted, are given manager positions with employees reporting to them and have no idea how to manage. SCARY! In addition, I witnessed first hand how salary increases are based on how much the snobby compensation team likes you. They are not based on merit or accomplishments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train managers how to be successful leaders. People obtain jobs to work and take pride in their career, not how to stroke egos and become a teachers pet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Working for a british company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BG Group

    Pros

    Good community, great work life balance

    Cons

    Older workforce very political environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recognize and reward talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have been working for more than a year.

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BG Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good global exposure and highly valued work experience. Big company.. job stability along with a range of areas available for work.

    Cons

    A bit of rigidity in processes and hierarchical system in various places. MIght be good if more liberty could be there to make the processes more efficient.

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Much rapid-pace integrated multidisciplinary E&P application experience in short time

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    Former Employee - Contractor Consultant Subsurface Data Coordinator (New Role)  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Contractor Consultant Subsurface Data Coordinator (New Role) in Dallas, TX

    I worked at BG Group as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent world-class Intntl industry professional interface w REs, Petrophysicists, Geophysicists, New Venture Leads/Directors...proud to represent

    Cons

    Poor immature lacking leadership and direction of most capable assets...first performed too fast work, than too slow...poor leadership commo fr mgmt. Had me doing too many non-core functions trying to please innumerable stakeholders. Role unbounded and somewhat capriciously ambiguous as misinterpreted loyal dedicated zeal not appreciated. Am not a guinea pig nor a colonist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep mature, loyal professionals that show up and do exceptional quality work beyond expectations, esp. veterans.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Got big, now a poorly run company

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    Current Employee - Contractor  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Contractor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BG Group as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Only pros of working in IT here are if you are with a big consulting company that gets the huge contracts. Otherwise, you will eventually be thrown to the wayside

    Cons

    Too many IT org changes, and too many people at the top who don't understand IT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a CIO who knows how IT actually works and is willing to pay for better service and products

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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