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  1.  

    Very Diversified Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BP full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to develop professional and interpersonal skills

    Cons

    Less qualified mid-career managers who play a lot of politics and only care about their own career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to implement a stricter evaluation system for mid-career managers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great salary and overall total rewards package!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    BP has a fantastic total rewards package, with salary, 401K, portable retirement, annual bonus, and stock. They are competitive with any of the other oil majors.

    Cons

    Lots of intelligent people work for BP. They don't always work towards a common goal. Managing down is not always a strong suit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a global thrust to encourage prioritizing team alignment and revenue creation for BP over personal goal achievement. Provide better incentives to managers to improve the efficacy of direct reports.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Its OK

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BP

    Pros

    Big company with all the financial strenth, bene's etc. Can do a lot of different things across many years.

    Cons

    Run by bright kids with limited experience, good with financials but not operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company in pieces. Your executive leadership is subtracting value.

    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Self induce problems

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

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    A good place to develop engineering skills. Top industry training program for engineers

    Cons

    Hire bottom of graduating class. Too much politics, promotion and performance ratings are very unfair. You have to suck up to people to progress in your career. BP has suffered and may continue to suffer from reputation damaging incidents because of lack of competent leaders. People are chosen to lead not based on skills but based on network.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair in performance ratings, deployment and promotions. Top engineering companies are led by sound engineers. As too much cook spoil the broth same way too much layers of management kills the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Great company that is still trying hard to recover from Macindo spill and now survive volatile petroleum prices

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    Excellent salary and benefits
    Tremendous training opportunites
    Many first rate employees

    Cons

    Middle management is inconsistant: some are great and others are incompetent
    Lack of leadersip in Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead, follow or get out of the way

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Analyst

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

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    great company, opportunties for growth & progression

    Cons

    industry is currently impacted by lower crude oil prices

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Systems Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Great company to work for

    Cons

    Not as fast paced as tech companies on changes. Very risk averse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight the Maconda cases tooth and nail.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lots of opportunities and career options

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BP

    Pros

    Strong values, leaders try hard to live the values after some tough years
    Travel opportunities were tremendous, very generous, enabled greater effectiveness in the roles
    Treats employees right in terms of support and short term decision making
    Some of the best years and best memories in my career spent with this company

    Cons

    Salary limitations eventually catch up if not based in London at some point
    Career progress heavily depends on relationships and who you know, instead of what you know
    Leaders with poor reputations are tolerated, rarely sidelined
    'Reward' promotions given to some persons who have performed well in a particular area, but don't know much about the area they are given large responsibility for; keep people working in the areas of their capability and expertise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apply your Continuous Improvement principles across the board, not just to your assets, also people and their performance
    Revisit the value of some of your key managers in London; some have not set foot in an asset for years, and are out of touch with who they are supporting
    Continue to put operations first, and continue to work on putting persons with operations experience in positions of greater influence

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Okay place

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BP

    Pros

    Benefits were great for everyone

    Cons

    Work like balance could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give others more opportunities

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Production Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere for learning and developing skills. Fellow employees are great - knowledgeable, friendly, talented and create a very positive working atmosphere.

    Cons

    They are hurting financially from the lawsuits. Currents layoffs are underway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many levels of management, getting approval for implementing technology is difficult

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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