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BP Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
959 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 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Operations manager

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Whiting, IN
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Whiting, IN

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    People are good. Good place to work.

    Cons

    Every job is what you make it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Research Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    Great community of scientists
    Friendly people open to new ideas
    Open to new ideas

    Cons

    Closing it's doors in 2015 (biofuels)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for, but they under utilize their engineers

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    Current Employee - Well Integrity Engineer in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Well Integrity Engineer in Anchorage, AK

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

    Pros

    BP treats their employees really well and you get to work on a lot of interesting jobs.

    Cons

    BP under utilizes their engineers. They are so afraid of failing that they can't

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your engineers to use their brains to make more common sense decisions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Terminal Manager

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    Former Employee - Terminal Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Terminal Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for,great benefits and company resources. I would recommend BP to anyone lookin for career in the energy industry.

    Cons

    Huge company with way to many layers and can be difficult to get a decision in a timely manner. Many policies that are not possible to apply in a field environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less layers and policies that actually work in a practice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    My experience is that BP is overall a good company to work for.

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

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    Good benefits (401k with company matching up to 6%), pension, insurance, educational assistance, training, etc. Some groups have 9/80 work schedule and others may allow for other flexible working schedules.

    Cons

    As is with large global corporations, there is so much bureaucracy to get things done. Due to inner politics, management sometimes dictate whether a project will "succeed" regardless of what that state of "success" may look like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to consider flattening some corporate hierarchies so that management can look across groups to ensure decisions are made for the good of the company and not to build certain people or groups' singular objective/value - lots of inefficiencies in process (and ultimately cost).

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    my review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    good working environment,
    great team work,
    many great technical gurus, kind people always helpful.

    Cons

    company is getting smaller and smaller. lots of assets are sold, there are less and less projects to work on now.
    it is not good for new hires who want to experience more basins, more fields.
    Permian, GoM shelf, North American Gas, many GoM deepwater fields (Holstein, Horn Mountain, Marlin, King, Durango, Tubular Bells, Kodiak) were all sold after Macondo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have a longer strategic view. many of the actions taken by management are reactive instead of proactive, although it was talked over and over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Interned in the upstream division

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    Really good pay, cool people, 9/80 schedule

    Cons

    Would rather lay people off then try and reduce costs in other ways. Also hired too many interns and rejected almost all of them for full time next year. Terrible HR.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I am well paid and stress free

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    Current Employee - I&E Technician in Whiting, IN
    Current Employee - I&E Technician in Whiting, IN

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. The comedy never ends with terrible upper management decisions that only make the common worker more money. There is so much money in utter confusion.

    Cons

    Our immediate supervisor know what they are doing and know how mismanaged everything is.anyone above the supervisor is usually clueless but it's really funny. I laugh all day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your salary people on how to do what is expected of them. If they still can't do it fire them. Instead of moving them to multiple positions they can't do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great experience working with this company, until I was let go.

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    Former Employee - PSCM
    Former Employee - PSCM

    I worked at BP full-time

    Pros

    Good set of values. Great benefits and pay. There are a number of personal and professional development opportunities available. If you can get them, international assignments can be both challenging and rewarding.

    Cons

    Too much politics among those in leadership at times. Constantly changing strategies around organization and operating model (that are sometimes opposing) leaves employees confused and de-motivated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adhere to the Values at all times. Take advantage of supposed operational efficiencies to figure out how to keep people employed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Big changes with people management and strategy recently...more to come.

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive wages, good benefits, lots of resources available for development.

    Cons

    Rigid culture, and large amount of micro-management at times. Culture is great for dutiful, cautious, and organized employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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