BP Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
790 Reviews

3.7
790 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.  

    Good Place to Work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BP as a contractor

    Pros

    Pretty great lace to work

    Cons

    None I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

  2.  

    It was very good

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    Former Employee - Landman  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Landman in Houston, TX

    I worked at BP full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    very nice people and I hope I can work there again

    Cons

    all is good and I would work there again

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    perfect management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great people and good opportunities!

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer

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

    Pros

    Two sites I have been too have great employees. Very friendly and relaxed environments. Company has greatly changed last 4 years. Safety is the prime topic of everything we do. Couldn't be happier working for this company.

    Cons

    Big company so there is a lot of red tape and you have to work through it for even small things. Sites do have very different cultures, some people may prefer one over another.

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  5.  

    implement and manage master schedule

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    Former Employee - Master Scheduler  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Master Scheduler in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    To grow with the company

    Cons

    some party that's team player

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communication is the faster tool for success

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    chemist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    good pay, coworkers are nice

    Cons

    too much bureacracy red tape

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good pay, opportunities depend on where you work or what group you are in or who you know.

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    Current Employee - Team Lead PSCM  in  Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Team Lead PSCM in Anchorage, AK

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

    Pros

    Good pay, advancement opportunities, and possibility of moving or working internationally.

    Cons

    Work-life balance varies from place to place or team to team, office culture is ok. As with any big company they often don't promote the hard workers but tend to have a bit of the good old boy system even though many areas in the company actively support and promote diversity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many people at BP manage up, worrying about how they look to their superiors rather than promoting their team and driving value for the company. It's a bit dog eat dog environment, but in all areas. BP moves people around too much and they lose the value of "depth of knowledge" and that also diminishes the value that people deliver.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging at best....

    Current Employee - Director  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and reasonable salaries

    Cons

    Unethical and controlling leadership and management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employes right

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BP

    Pros

    Good pay and nice benefits.

    Cons

    Unions difficult to work with.

  10.  

    Large platform, very bureaucratic, decent stability for the long-term

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    Former Employee - 2650cf0f@opayq.com  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - 2650cf0f@opayq.com in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Fortune 50 company. Lots of training opportunities. Large organization with many lateral job opportunities

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic. Difficult career progress if you are not in one of the direct oil and gas teams. Senior management very uneven

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on core businesses. Ensure employees have a career path that is real, not just to tick the box. Understand that salaries are below market and BP is not the draw that it once was.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    One of the best places to work in Houston!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Family work life balance, flexible schedules (9/80), positive team dynamics. Literally one of the best places I have ever worked at in my career. A real interest is shown towards career development.

    Cons

    Policies can be overly involved and invasive without thought to how teams actually function. A "new standard" is set without getting feedback first as to what the needs are or are not.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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