BP Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
809 Reviews
3.6
809 Reviews
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BP Group Chief Executive of BP Robert Dudley
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work environment is fairly relaxed in most cases and the work life balance is decent (in 111 reviews)

  • Great environment and locations to work at Great pay and benefits as well as 401k (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • Some position will require a lot of commitment, resulting work-life balance problem (in 19 reviews)

  • The senior management is a bit of a joke, its like lions being led by donkeys (in 16 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Field Manager

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    Former Employee - Field Manager  in  Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Field Manager in Phila, PA

    I worked at BP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities are available. Must be willing to relocate. Benefits are very good. Training is provided as needed.

    Cons

    Reduction in workforce due to acquisitions and mergers. Even though advancements are available, they can be somewhat political as to who is chosen rather than earns it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not forget to look at the whole picture when it is time to consider advancement opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Experience in BP

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    Former Employee - Procurement Specialist  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Procurement Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Massive investment into personnel training, education, being able to work across multiple assets to experience the breadth of business.

    Cons

    Very inefficient, poor middle management that hinders careers of younger generation, very much a politicized company where networks are more important than professional achievements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It was very tiresome

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at BP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There were 9/80 work schedules, and you had the freedom to work from home. BP is very much into safety and the health and well being of the employees.

    Cons

    When you are on call it can be very tiresome. Being that your counterpart is in another country it is possible for you to work all night on some nights and turn around and do it again the next day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider following the sun when it comes to on call.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Process-Driven and Risk Averse

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    Current Employee - Subsea Construction Team  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Subsea Construction Team in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Upper management communicates well via email or townhall. Development plans well-intended and allow for manager-employee feedback. Steady raises. Still has a pension as well as 401k!

    Cons

    Way too process and risk-driven. Cannot move anything forward without several layers of approval. Current subsea construction group functional structure dysfunctional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not a bad job, a better job for high school students.

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Lanesboro, MN
    Current Employee - Cashier in Lanesboro, MN

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff, easy commute, and flexible schedules.

    Cons

    No solid set of rules and regulations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more of a solid set of rules and regulations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    A great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer

    I have been working at BP full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, and opportunities for development. The people I worked with were professional and valued my thoughts and opinions. Overall BP has a very good culture.

    Cons

    Some of BP's processes in their downstream segment are inefficient and can be frustrating, particularly their projects.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have enjoyed working at BP for the past 13 years.

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great people. Fun environment. Impressed with how the company and my collegues responded during the clean up of the gulf spill.

    Cons

    Cannot stay in one position for too long or you are pigeon-holed to that department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regognize the silent-running not just the dynamic presenters

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid Place to Work if you can handle constant change!

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    Current Employee - Process Operator
    Current Employee - Process Operator

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

    Pros

    Great Pay, 9/80 schedule available!

    Cons

    Constant change and competition amongst peers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to get back to keeping things simple and get rid of the beauracracy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slow moving for a high performer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits and 401k, salary, social network, volunteer opportunities and corporate events, support for education, nice facilities, global company, career opportunities are available (albeit a bit slow), support for community.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, lack of systematic processes, negative/whining culture, poor systems, constant change that drags on and on. Performance ratings are totally subjective. Lack of personal accountability (lends to lack of decision making).

    A good place to develop, not sure it's a good place to build an entire career. The culture and bureaucracy alone are enough to add ample (unnecessary) stress. BP has a long ways to go to become a mature, efficient company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many people talking about decisions, not enough making them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Enjoyed Job Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Challenging and rewarding work. Management supported its employees and kept them informed with frequent "Town Hall" meetings.

    Cons

    Company exited out of solar manufacturing/development

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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