BP Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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  1. 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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

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

  2. Research Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Closing it's doors in 2015 (biofuels)

  3. Not the most excellent company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at BP

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A person early in their career may do well to exploit BP's passion for hiring them as relatively cheap labor. They could jump ship in a few or if they want to be a bureaucrat they could be happy staying. There can be work-life balance in some areas, and there are a few pockets of interesting work.

    Cons

    It is uninspiring and bureaucratic. Good things happen reluctantly. There is no investment, growth or innovation in people or processes. Impossible for serious people to reach their potential. Hollow rhetoric abounds. There was a widely held internal opinion that no company was more excellent than BP and amazingly managers are still acting like they believe that.

    Advice to Management

    Take your lumps. Change the organization in the way you apparently don't want to. Do the right thing. The problems start at the top and work their way down. Actions speak louder than words.

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  5. Terminal Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Less layers and policies that actually work in a practice.

  6. fgfg

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent place to work for ,,, many aspects to learn and diversity is high. Managers are professional

    Cons

    very complex envoriment although it might be considered as one of the atm that would provide great insight in the lineof industyr

    Advice to Management

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  7. 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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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).

  8. I enjoyed working there until I was laid off.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at BP as a contractor (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Overall, the work-life balance is good, and the pay is competitive. There are great facilities including two gyms for everyone to use, and great cafeterias.

    Cons

    The company is constantly going through a re-org, but this time it seems like much of the work is being shipped offshore to India. Those that are still around are left with the work enough for two or three people. The young talent are leaving for greener pastures instead of having to deal with the headache or re-orgs and compounding work.

    Advice to Management

    It probably won't matter until the oil spill trial is settled.

  9. 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  10. QA Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Analyst
    Current Employee - QA Analyst

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Pay and overall benefits.

    Cons

    Long Working Hours with insufficient training for new employees

  11. Job performance

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    Former Employee - HSSE Supervisor in Whiting, IN
    Former Employee - HSSE Supervisor in Whiting, IN

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

    Pros

    Good pay Good benefits paid insurance while on strike

    Cons

    Too Many changes in thinking and staffing. Gives the impression of flavor of the week. Did not listen to Baker Report rather. doubled down in hopes of quick sale plants before something bad happens.

    Advice to Management

    If given the chance to go back to an Hourly position I would have been a great company advocate because I would have still had a Job verse unemployed

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