BP Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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BP Group Chief Executive of BP Robert Dudley
Robert Dudley
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Pros
  • Excellent Work life balance environment (in 131 reviews)

  • This is a very large company with good pay and benefits (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance was difficult at times (in 23 reviews)

  • Senior management parks in the underground garage while the working stiffs park outside (in 20 reviews)

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14 Employee Reviews

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  1. good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scotland in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Scotland in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at BP full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    very rewarding work place, look after the employee

    Cons

    Aberdeen's weather is very harsh

    Advice to Management

    very good management system


  2. Good reputation, people and opportunities but bureacratic

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    -Great work/life balance (flex friday scheme) -Big company with solid reputation -Nice people, some of them extremely intelligent -Decent opportunities (at least in graduate scheme)

    Cons

    -Slightly below average in pay -Extremely bureaucratic and slow


  3. Excellent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best company to work for

    Cons

    High staff turnover and complicated workflow

    Advice to Management

    n/a


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Seriously poor functional management and leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Global player with focused strategy

    Cons

    Seriously poor functional leadership. Attitude of most people is really poor - "I have done it this way for 20 years and I will continue to do it for the next 20 years"

    Advice to Management

    Hire some decent senior leaders who care and are passionate


  6. BP Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - I&C Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - I&C Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for, good career recognition and development opportunities. Decent pay and training opps.

    Cons

    Not the most attrcative payscales in the market. Need to better the way BP markets itself in the market.

    Advice to Management

    d


  7. Helpful (4)

    Inhumane place of work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - annonymous in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - annonymous in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

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

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Experienced people who are willing to coach and share their knowledge!

    Cons

    Completely inhumane working place. Terrible office. V little parking once you get inside no privacy no place to sit and collect your thoughts. People stuffed in the building like chickens. If you are sick or pregnant no guidelines from company no place to take a break no one will help you! People dont talk to each other just work like robots. No communication

    Advice to Management

    Im regretting taking this job. You have absolutely no care for your employees all you care is how bp looks in the press!


  8. The best experience you can get from the job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at BP full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Excellent company for the career development

    Cons

    too much work at the start

    Advice to Management

    give a chance for creativity


  9. Fantastic Company, Great People and Benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Control and Automation Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Control and Automation Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, training and benefits

    Cons

    Slow to retain staff after spending time recruiting and training them

    Advice to Management

    Try harder to retain staff after pushing them through a Degree


  10. Old School Company with Autocratic Line Managers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent Job Security Excellent Wok life Balance

    Cons

    Team leaders are too Autocratic. Development opportunities are for people who are favourites of management rather than for the performing individual. Issues are buried within the team without letting escalation to Senior Management Very slow career progress in general Many of the benefits are outdated and not competitive with other operators

    Advice to Management

    Bring young talent into middle management. Cut down number of contractors. Bring discipline within the organization.


  11. Overall very positive experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of new things to learn, i was hired as a mature hire and was given lot of responsability quickly, opportunity to get involved in lots of events, very friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    training given leaves a lot to be desired, training needs to be improved drastically, also data organisation throughout the company is apalling! one can spend months looking for data and still not find it. no overtime or days back for working on holidays/weekends is so demotivating

    Advice to Management

    please make grading system clear and also progression through company



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