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BP Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.6 758 reviews

86% Approve of the CEO

BP Group Chief Executive of BP Robert Dudley

Robert Dudley

(322 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work environment is fairly relaxed in most cases and the work life balance is decent(in 109 reviews)

  • Great environment and locations to work at Great pay and benefits as well as 401k(in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • Some position will require a lot of commitment, resulting work-life balance problem(in 19 reviews)

  • The senior management is a bit of a joke, its like lions being led by donkeys(in 16 reviews)

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    chemist

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood pay, coworkers are nice

    Constoo much bureacracy red tape

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging at best....

    Director (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGood benefits and reasonable salaries

    ConsUnethical and controlling leadership and management

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employes right

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If you are a white male, move on.

    Anonymous (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGood pay. Profitable company with global reach.

    ConsSenior management more concerned withat self promotion than doing the right thing. Many senior leaders are borderline incompetent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Intern

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood pay and nice benefits.

    ConsUnions difficult to work with.

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    Large platform, very bureaucratic, decent stability for the long-term

    2650cf0f@opayq.com (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsFortune 50 company. Lots of training opportunities. Large organization with many lateral job opportunities

    ConsVery bureaucratic. Difficult career progress if you are not in one of the direct oil and gas teams. Senior management very uneven

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on core businesses. Ensure employees have a career path that is real, not just to tick the box. Understand that salaries are below market and BP is not the draw that it once was.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the best places to work in Houston!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsFamily work life balance, flexible schedules (9/80), positive team dynamics. Literally one of the best places I have ever worked at in my career. A real interest is shown towards career development.

    ConsPolicies can be overly involved and invasive without thought to how teams actually function. A "new standard" is set without getting feedback first as to what the needs are or are not.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work if you don't get caught up in office politics

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Texas City, TX

    ProsThe company values and culture are essentially the same as many other large corporations. The potential for promotions is high if you're competent. BP takes very good care of their employees.

    ConsFrom my experience, there were many incompetent people that had an impact on the workplace. Basically, this means that important decisions were made by people that didn't really know what they were doing, but they were in jobs that were responsible for decisions. They would discount advice from true experts because of political maneuvering.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnhance your interview process to make sure you get quality management or hire from within to make sure you get proven results.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good experience

    Planner (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    Prosworking environment, focus on learning

    Consjob security and communication on status

    Advice to Senior Managementmore focus on people & their careers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company but due to size, much burocracy

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosbenefits are good, salaries are competitive

    Consburocracy, red tape, mgmt. levels

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    quite good to its employee

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    Prosprovide opportunities to move inside the company;
    support training; offer diverse training courses;
    relationship dominated working environment

    Consslow and sometimes hard to move things forward as the company is risk averse.
    much emphasis on safety, compliance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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