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BP Reviews in Aberdeen, Scotland

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
881 Reviews
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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.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    The best company to work for

    Cons

    High staff turnover and complicated workflow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Seriously poor functional management and leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire some decent senior leaders who care and are passionate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    BP Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    d

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Inhumane place of work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    The best experience you can get from the job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    Excellent company for the career development

    Cons

    too much work at the start

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give a chance for creativity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fantastic Company, Great People and Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Great culture, training and benefits

    Cons

    Slow to retain staff after spending time recruiting and training them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try harder to retain staff after pushing them through a Degree

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Old School Company with Autocratic Line Managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall very positive experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    please make grading system clear and also progression through company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Its the place to be.

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

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    Good work environment; working conditions are good; flexible working hours; challenging; personal development encouraged; very competitive and good work ethics are encouraged.

    Cons

    Its not a place for lazy and laid back people without an ambition and drive for success. You've got to be one step ahead to fit into the work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To keep up with the good job of encouraging and supporting their staff in personal development and in providing a conducive work environment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commercial Analyst in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Commercial Analyst in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at BP

    Pros

    The work is interesting and in finance it enables you to see the entire operation from birth to completion and get knowledge of the technical aspect.

    Cons

    Career progression is slow, due to large numbers of people ahead of you in the line towards promotion who are equally deserving.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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