BP Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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BP Group Chief Executive of BP 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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  1. Audit & Assurance Coordinator

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

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

    Pros

    Great company with outstanding employee benefits

    Cons

    Extremely large in size which can be a pro and a con


  2. Great Company

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

    I worked at BP

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, salary and promotions

    Cons

    Difficult to keep up with constant company reorg. Company does not give processes and procedures time to be in place and work before making major changes in the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with a plan long enough to see if it will work. Make your Project Managers adhere to the new processes and procedures you put in place.


  3. Sr. Project Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at BP as a contractor (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good Place to work. No visible differences between contractor and employee like it is obvious at some other companies. Great work environment and good hourly rates for contractors.

    Cons

    Some regions like GoM are hard to work with in BP.


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  5. Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the benefits are great, they still offer a pension. The core values are a nice environment to work in and the salary tends to be at the top of the scale.

    Cons

    Favoritism is far too common, spend way too much time on things that don't apply to building a business and stock price is still under pressure

    Advice to Management

    Break up the good old boys club, when reports come in against senior management, don't sweep it under the carpet and get rid of the dead weight.


  6. Overall a good company

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

    Good and nice colleagues in the company. Most people are willing to help each other, though there are exceptions.

    Cons

    Company outlook is clouded after oil spill. Low oil price is another blow to the company. Company sold a lot of assets and there are limited things to do. In some areas very limited project to work on or even no new project coming in. That is why a lot of good people chose to leave --- the future is very uncertain for the company.

    Advice to Management

    safety is really a big thing. Look at how many big accidents the company suffered from in the past 10- 20 years. Need to improve on safety.


  7. Supply Planner

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Cushy corporate gig with a nice campus.

    Cons

    A few years behind in systems / processes vs. other super majors.


  8. Good Employer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Solution Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Solution Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    BP Cares about their staff and they treat them with dignity and respect. BP makes their employees feel they value them and want to do what is right for them.

    Cons

    The organization is too complex and there are a lot of politics.. The have the habit of hiring people then letting them go after 2-3 years.. this shows poor planning for the future.

    Advice to Management

    Use your current resources.. don't over hire and then release the extras.


  9. To much change

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

    I have been working at BP

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

    Pros

    Great company with focus on diversity, work life balance and it's employees.

    Cons

    To much change. One one thing constant that is change.

    Advice to Management

    Make up your mind about the future and direction of the company and stick to it. Invest in young people.


  10. Great work environment

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

    I worked at BP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    People at BP are very nice to work with, management care about treating people fairly. THere are many opportunities to develop a career

    Cons

    There is in uncertainty about the company's future to get over the challenges after Macondo; Will they find a balance between safety and profitability? Being cost competitive is a challenge

    Advice to Management

    Reduce process and create an environment where people are motivated to do the right things for the long term business.


  11. engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Strong, reliable, steady, diverse, big

    Cons

    Too big, impersonal, airy, cold

    Advice to Management

    Be honest



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