BP
3.5 of 5 704 reviews
www.bp.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

BP Reviews

Updated Apr 22, 2014
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3.5 704 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

BP Group Chief Executive of BP Robert Dudley

Robert Dudley

(296 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The work environment is fairly relaxed in most cases and the work life balance is decent"
    in 104 reviews
  • "Great environment and locations to work at Great pay and benefits as well as 401k"
    in 28 reviews
Cons:
  • "Some position will require a lot of commitment, resulting work-life balance problem"
    in 17 reviews
  • "Issues are buried within the team without letting escalation to Senior Management"
    in 12 reviews
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Good company to work for but if you family is the top priorities

Upstream GOM (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsGreat work life balance . Good benefits

ConsPromotions are biased. Goal to promote more females to higher position and some of them flop after taking the promotion. Socializing is big and relationship often promotes people than merit.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook at the performance not the face while promoting people. Look at the accomplishments than the sweet talk while promoting and guidance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Tough luck charlie outfit. Several disasters, none the fault of 99% but impacting everyone.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Prosgood comp package. excellent 401k matching. Generally good bonuses. hours are good. challenging work at times. good health care package including funding health savings accounts.

Consinteresting work hampered by endless trails of paperwork. senior management leadership lacks a goal in the IT&S group. 6 years ago, this was not the case. There was a general strategy and work was done against that strategy. The CIO's cycled out and the new ones simply worked at making the cover of CIO mag.

Advice to Senior ManagementTrust the people you have hired to do the job you hired them to do. if you don't trust them, get some that you do trust.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work if you don't get caught up in office politics

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Texas City, TX

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

ProsThe company values and culture are essentially the same as many other large corporations. The potential for promotions is high if you're competent. BP takes very good care of their employees.

ConsFrom my experience, there were many incompetent people that had an impact on the workplace. Basically, this means that important decisions were made by people that didn't really know what they were doing, but they were in jobs that were responsible for decisions. They would discount advice from true experts because of political maneuvering.

Advice to Senior ManagementEnhance your interview process to make sure you get quality management or hire from within to make sure you get proven results.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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quite good to its employee

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

Prosprovide opportunities to move inside the company;
support training; offer diverse training courses;
relationship dominated working environment

Consslow and sometimes hard to move things forward as the company is risk averse.
much emphasis on safety, compliance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company but due to size, much burocracy

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at BP full-time for more than 8 years

Prosbenefits are good, salaries are competitive

Consburocracy, red tape, mgmt. levels

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very good experience

Planner (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

Prosworking environment, focus on learning

Consjob security and communication on status

Advice to Senior Managementmore focus on people & their careers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great career move

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at BP full-time for more than 10 years

ProsBP's name opens doors with customers/suppliers
Big focus on your safety
Lots of training
Bonus scheme is generous if you are in a successful division

ConsSlow to make decisions
Sunbury is an expensive area

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more time with customers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I worked at BP

ProsGood pay and compensation and benefits

ConsToo much politics to get things done

Advice to Senior ManagementGive the senior level leaders more autonomy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Benefits

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsBenefits, work-life balacne in some areas

ConsNot many advance opportunities. In the past there was great movement and plenty of room for advancement. Without of lot of the businesses being sold there isn't anywhere to go in the company. Most of the people that move and advance are those that know a lot of people in high places.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagers need more people management training.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I was very pleased

Landman/Land Tecch (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at BP full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThey are very good to work for

ConsI cannot think of any thing wrong to say

Advice to Senior ManagementI enjoyed it very much

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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