BP Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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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. Great company but lagging behind the other majors

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Natural Gas Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Natural Gas Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits with good locations

    Cons

    Very competitive and shaky future

    Advice to Management

    Think outside the box

  2. Finance leader

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Controller in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Controller in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Progressive, strong ethical and performance oriented culture. Open communication and empowerment of managers to take decisions. Relatively flatter organisation structure and networking skills highly valued. Meritocratic with a strong emphasis on relationships and people development.

    Cons

    Heavy focus on process can sometimes come in the way of innovation and fast decision making. Sustained outsourcing of finance activity over the years has led to constraining of career opportunities for senior finance staff.

    Advice to Management

    Promote innovation, easier decision making. Think harder of the impact on people of the constant change in the organisation

  3. Great company

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Many opportunities for advancement and to branch out your career. Training opportunities everywhere. Foster an environment that cares about your health and work life balance.

    Cons

    Americans hit a ceiling in their careers. Majority of executive leadership are British.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your strong U.S. Leadership and reward them with Executive opportunities, so the business isn't constantly reminded that they are second-tier to the British employees.

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  5. drilling engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good pay
    Good work life balance
    challenging work

    Cons

    Upward movement limited
    Inefficient processes, issues never get resolved, and people ignore the problems until is gets unmanageable

  6. 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.

  7. administrative

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    • 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

  8. Trading

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    location could be better if you don't live in katy or i10

    Advice to Management

    pay more and give out more stock options to retain people..

  9. Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Houma, LA
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Houma, LA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great monetary compensation package and great retirement options and decent benefits

    Cons

    Very competitive, and often decisions are based on who you know. It's frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Put more effort in identifying the level of individual competency of your workers. Don't promote people on "because of who they know"

  10. metals mechanic

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whiting, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whiting, IN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great money for skilled blue collar

    Cons

    A spider web of paper work and red tape to get anything done.

    Advice to Management

    Loose cow (control of work)

  11. Great place to work on big projects

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    • 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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