BP Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
805 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work environment is fairly relaxed in most cases and the work life balance is decent (in 111 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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  1.  

    Good solid job

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    Current Employee - Geophysicist  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geophysicist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BP full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of diversity: women, people of color, gay people, very unlike other companies in the energy sector except Chevron.

    Cons

    Job performance ratings and satisfaction depends on your manager's personality, not your actual performance, and managers change every two years max.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop talking about the Gulf.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company for work life balance if you can handle the politics.

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    Current Employee - Drilling Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Drilling Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BP full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    When having a family with little to no support around you they do a good job allowing you to take care of them and there are plenty of business opportunities available for you to move around.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy is excessive and could crush you if you get lost in it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need to make decisions better and not waste so much time rushing projects to review that we know are not ready only to recycle them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience working for BP

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    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BP as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good place that offer flexible work hours including working remotely.

    Cons

    This is a very unpleasant place to work for. They do not provide training. It is more like a swim or sink mentality. The department I worked did not not have established policies and procedures that you could refer to. They treat the contractors as “second class citizens” I was never introduced to the department and most co-workers completely ignored me. They do not apply one of their main values, especially the “one team” value. My direct manager worked from home most of the time including my second day of work. She was for the most part unreachable by email or phone calls. I definitely do not recommend working for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I suggest BP to have a mentor system for new employees that includes also contractors. I recommend training the new employees, not on the skill set they must have to perform the duties of the job, but more on the way, strategies and procedures that BP uses to conduct their business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    So so

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BP full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good training and career development if you are fresh out of school

    Cons

    Too much politics, too many meetings, less time to be innovative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leaders need to be more accountable

  6.  

    Not satisfied.

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    Current Employee - Geophysicist  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geophysicist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Technically not as expected.

    Cons

    Very hard to get promotion for those with advance degrees. Very poor management.

  7.  

    Unorganized

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at BP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Compensation, training, benefits, resources, assistance

    Cons

    Lack of transparency, inability to change roles, all cubicles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide feedback to team on staff changes, program health, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Enjoy making the transition from BP contractor to BP employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HSE Advisor  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - HSE Advisor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BP full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good future opportunities in my feild to grow in my career and possibly move around the country or world

    Cons

    Work load of current position and catching up to projects while team has been understaffed with personnel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People and compensation package are ideal. Always pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    Relatively short notice regarding foreign travel assignments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management needs to listen employee concerns and escalate issues which are potentially harmful to a group. Some fires require more assistance than your pay grade.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Huge Company!

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    Former Employee - Technology Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technology Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at BP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits, Health Insurance, etc. Very flexible company.

    Cons

    Too spread out. It's like a 100 different companies within one, which makes it difficult to get things done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    intern

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at BP as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good company culture. You always get the opportunities to network with other people in the industry.

    Cons

    Some position will require a lot of commitment, resulting work-life balance problem.

    Recommends

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