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BP Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
913 Reviews
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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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for - pay, benefits, opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits
    Work life balance is pretty decent depending on business unit/role
    Competitive work environment
    Industry leader despite pr

    Cons

    - the above Pro's relies heavily on what business unit you're in. IST/FVC/USPL are all embedded businesses where pay, 401k, tuition reimbursement GREATLY exceeds those at the "GBS".
    - every 2-3 years expect a re-org in your department w/ severance packages/layoffs
    - career progress can be really hit or miss ~ pretty easy to advance within department/function, branching out to different businesses or functions is a different story.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    transparency around divestments and layoffs would be nice. Better to hear it from them than read it online.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Slow / bloated

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

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

    Pros

    BP promotes minorities and women and has a lot of collective knowledge. People are nice at BP, but only because their jobs are ultimately too cushy. It's easy to be nice when you're jobs are fluff and you make fewer executive decisions per person.

    Cons

    Everything happens too slowly, too many processes, too much overhead, too many meetings and trying to follow the functional model just because its a corporate trend when you've become a small operator who's overstaffed is not effective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push back to your leaders and challenge status quo so the grunt-workers don't get sick of the bureaucracy and leave.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company with great benifits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations and Measurement
    Current Employee - Operations and Measurement

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

    Pros

    Hourly pay scale is based on completion of training books with a pay increase of each level completed.

    Cons

    Office politics and management can make it frustrating.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BP

    Pros

    Lots of great professionals who care about what they're doing. Wide variety of projects to apply your skills to. Great compensation.

    Cons

    Work-life balance not always the best. Management trying but not always in touch with mid/lower employees. Sometimes it's difficult to see the good you're doing...lack a big picture view.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working to learn about the work of your employees and recognize that work. Doing okay at that, but not great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very great organizational culture

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BP

    Pros

    Great peers to work with

    Cons

    I couldn't think of any bad sides

  7.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, advancement opportunities, diversity, flexible schedules, great working environment. Very transparent and open to productive ideas and suggestions. Great place.

    Cons

    Slow with decisions, too many mid management. There would be two or three middle men for one job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scale down middle management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience so far...

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

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    Great benefits, Challenging work, Personal development/Training opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to understand fully other parts of the business that you are not exposed to on a day to day basis

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BP

    Pros

    Lots of job security working with a lot of hardworking and intelligent people. Plenty of resources as your disposal, as long as oil prices remain high. Cost weren't as much of a concern as other companies. Lots of room for growth if you put in the hard work and plenty of opportunities in other parts of the business.

    Cons

    To many layers of managements and slow at implementing new ideas. New idea generation takes a long time until it can be reviewed and possibly acted upon.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Pretty good. No problem. Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BP

    Pros

    Friendly management. Great benefits. Always timely pay

    Cons

    Not so good pay. Hard to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job

  11.  

    good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at BP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    pay is good, benefits are great, lots of opportunities, very smart technical staff

    Cons

    very big company, management is clunky and slow to make decisions, people promoted all around the company which does not promote deep understanding of specific businesses or products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make decisions faster

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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