BP Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Very Satisfying experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at BP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, family like atmosphere and knowledgeable supervisors.

    Cons

    Communication to employees about changes can be improved.

  2. administrative

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Subsurface Data Management Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Subsurface Data Management Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at BP full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company if you are hired for long term

    Cons

    being a contractor doesnt receive same treatment as fulltime employee

    Advice to Management

    Hire your good contactors

  3. Great place to work on big projects

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Subsea Controls Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Subsea Controls Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BP (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good work life balance and decent pay with great opportunities to work on big complicating projects

    Cons

    A lot of red tape and to many chiefs that don't know what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    pick a direction and stick with it, stop changing the organization and prevent middle management from empire building. Loosen up on the specs that don't make sense.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BP full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    lots of challenging work, difficult issues, intellectually stimulating types of situations to work on

    Cons

    poor management; cost-cutting is driving everything at the moment; they talk the talk but can't seem to walk the walk. people are too afraid of repercussions to say what they really think. the environment is becoming a bit toxic.

    Advice to Management

    start thinking about your people in more ways than just creating another silly D&I contest. Try honestly listening to feedback.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at BP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    As a result of the Oil spill the company is struggling with costs and baseline operations, it may emerge as a renewed and changed organization. Competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Non inclusive, diversity is at the bottom of the agenda, promotions are only for US and UK nationals.
    Very bureaucratic, slow to react and implement change.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency should be at the top of the agenda. Merit should be taken into consideration for promotions and salary increases.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great people, horribly managed. No respect for high-level technical contributions

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at BP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits. Nice facilities. Great work-life balance. As an introvert I loved working from home from time to time to enjoy the peace and productivity.

    Cons

    Poor management. Too much emphasis on "behaviors". Management values substandard work as long as those workers say the right things to the right people and play nice.

    Advice to Management

    Value technical skills and behaviors equally.

  8. Supplier Quality Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supplier Quality Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Supplier Quality Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Very good compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Need to improve career development and ability of employees to move within company

  9. As a whole the company is great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BP

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

    Pros

    Senior leadership get "it". And they communicate their views easily, company wide

    Cons

    The message from senior leadership is lost on middle management

    Advice to Management

    D&I, pay attention to comments and advice from your staff

  10. Helpful (4)

    Good work environment, great location, competitive pay & benefits; Management needs huge reorg out the door!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Finance in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BP

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

    Pros

    work-life balance, competitive pay & benefits, great facilities, gym, etc. respectful work environment, nice co-workers, very professional atmosphere, great cultural events, good focus on D&I, support of BP MS 150 still continues.

    *Good severance packages for those being laid off.. take what you can get and run!

    Cons

    Cost-cutting to the point of foolishness.. e.g. getting rid of the "good" coffee and leaving the bad.. for a whopping savings of $.25 cents a cup??!!

    Many layoffs currently (2014 & 2015) in the guise of another "reorg" but it's really TONS of offshoring happening to KL, Budapest, BA, Bangalore, etc. Just transferring bad systems & processes to another country.. costs will rise there also and the savings will hence be only short-lived! Not that this matters any to current management.. they will earn their bonus and move on to their next executive role!

    Reorg's to fix the botched reorg's of the past.. this will continue until the end of time for BP, as management considers that all intelligence lies in the UK so it HEAVILY promotes Brits to Sr. roles (VP's, Directors, etc.). They need to stay busy & build their resume for their next role so every few years it's "reorg's all-around for everyone at the bar"!

    If you can tolerate that then the benefits can outweigh the pain.. meanwhile I hope you can find time to do you day job and actually enjoy contributing.. trying to make it a meaningful job/career.. otherwise it's just a paycheck.. good luck!

    Advice to Management

    No point.. nobody is listening!

  11. Administrative Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at BP full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Family/Life work balance
    9/80 work schedule
    Gym
    Café
    Clinic

    Cons

    Management, Too many contractors, Café prices expensive

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