BP Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
824 Reviews
3.6
824 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 120 reviews)

  • This is a very large company with good pay and benefits (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Some position will require a lot of commitment, resulting work-life balance problem (in 21 reviews)

  • Senior management parks in the underground garage while the working stiffs park outside (in 20 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Senior Database Administrator

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    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Houston, TX

    I worked at BP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The culture was one that pushed for excellence and innovation. BP management listened to us Senior staff members and let us do whatever we needed and however we wanted if we could show it would reduce risk and/or lower operational cost. They insisted we maintain a good work life balance so if we had to pull long weekends or evenings as DBAs often do they insisted on giving us comp time on other days. I never once worked more than 80 hours during a 2 week period in my 30 months there. They let us bring on staff in India who could do most work during off hours for us which helped the work life balance even more. Pay was very good.

    Cons

    The only real con was suffering from fallout of the Gulf Oil Spill. The reason I'm not there now is budget cuts due to having to pay for that. This was tied as the best place I've ever worked and I'd gladly go back to that team again if the compensation package was similar to last time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. Continue to drive safety and excellence so that another disaster like the gulf spill don't happen again.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging projects, talented co-workers, great company culture.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Intern in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at BP as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    As an intern I was given projects that had real business impact and pushed my skills. All of my co-workers were extremely friendly, helpful, and willing to lend a hand in any way they could. As an intern you get amazing benefits (including 401K match, healthcare, 9/80 schedule, full repo and housing etc) and great training (lunch & learns, weekly executive phone calls, & relevant functional training for project).

    Cons

    Communication between corporate and regional areas could be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent and enthusiastic about BP's employee value proposition to potential employees. Many interns didn't realize the how great their benefit packages were.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Category Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    flexible, great benefits and ability to move regularly

    Cons

    Recent legal issues create uncertainty for the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good intern experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ITS Intern  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - ITS Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at BP as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very smart and great people. The experts at BP are very willing to help their interns in answering all sorts of fundamental questions. Very good woking/living/dining environment.

    Cons

    I haven't rememeberd any cons during my summer internship. Everything is perfect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Division Order Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Division Order Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours including 9/80 schedule, great coworkers, supportive supervisors, good benefits, lots of opportunities for continuing education

    Cons

    Workload too heavy in some geographic areas, leads to stress

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    employee for more than 10 years

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

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

    Pros

    Benefit, 401k, 7% match-up, annual cash bonus, training opportunities, pension plan, 9/80, work from home, diversified workforce, gym in the office.

    Cons

    Politics, too many processes, undecisive management, no clear vision as result of Horizon incident, many re-orgs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company needs to own its process rather reply on consultants. Follow process if it is good otherwise improve process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Intern  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Intern in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BP as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    High pay very good working environment

    Cons

    high pressure, and so on

  9.  

    My experience with BP has been great!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Learning Coordinator  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Learning Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BP as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    BP let's you grow as an employee. If hired on as an employee you can change job roles every 2 years. They do not micro manage you when you work. They trust their employees to do their work.

    Cons

    There is not a lot of training that goes on at BP so if you get a job with BP you better be a go-getter and comfortable learning things on your own. People are nice and willing to help, but it can be tough if you are not really self-motivated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As I am a contractor I do not know that I would have much advice to give here.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent Employer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Life Work Balance - Great flexiblity, remote working, understanding of family requirements.
    Career Progression - Training, development, mentoring and opportunity to move around the organisation.
    Great people - excellent colleagues, great culture.
    Good packages - nicely thought out, all round compensation with some outstanding features.

    Cons

    Locations require commuting.
    Big corporate with all the challenges that can throw up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent place to work at.

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

    I have been working at BP as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Well Defined Processes and Procedures especially from PMO Perspective and Program Management perspective.

    Cons

    Programs and Projects moves slowly due to processes and procedures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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