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BP Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
879 Reviews
3.6
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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.  

    Great pay, lot of red tape

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    Great pay
    Great benefits
    Good training opportunities

    Cons

    Lots of ambitious folks in the office leads to a disconnect to us field employees

  2.  

    Great company to work for

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

    I have been working at BP full-time (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
  3.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (less than an 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
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  5.  

    Amazing training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer

    I have been working at BP as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Laid back, friendly environment, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Recruiting process and HR need to improve communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Room to grow & lots of training to help

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There are copious amounts of training to help you achieve your profesional goals and the managers are supportive in allowing you time to train, even outside of your current responsibilities.

    Cons

    The managers do not have much ability to adjust compensation after the initial hire. All increases are "market based" & are basicly cost of living.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    not enough internal promotions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP full-time

    Pros

    good people, good teams, global perspectives on energy

    Cons

    if your not a brit, you wont move up.. much..

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    employee for more than 10 years

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

    I have been working at BP full-time (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
  9.  

    really bad place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IST in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IST in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BP as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is pretty decent. Environment is fast paced.

    Cons

    really awful people. time isn't spent on interns. macondo.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    BP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    Good Pay and severance package for laid off employees.

    Cons

    Work Force Reductions. Lay people off all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide stability to the work force.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    A once great company struggling to find its identity in the post Macondo world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Planning Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Planning Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great people, collaborative work environment.

    Company really cares about people. Good work/life balance policies supported by leadership

    Cons

    The company is very complex. Sometimes, it's not always clear who is accountable for what, so performance is not always addressed in the way that it should. In my 15 years there I don't think I have ever had really clear feedback on my performance.

    I do not think the management has the ability to address BP's cultural and organization issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make people fully accountable for performance because it's too easy for people to shirk accountability for delivery. Don't invent process to subsidize the lack of accountability in the organization

    Bring in external leadership to overhaul the corporate culture.

    Reduce the size of the organization to reduce complexity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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