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
Robert Dudley
353 Ratings

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. 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
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work if you don't get caught up in office politics

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Texas City, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Texas City, TX

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

    Pros

    The company values and culture are essentially the same as many other large corporations. The potential for promotions is high if you're competent. BP takes very good care of their employees.

    Cons

    From my experience, there were many incompetent people that had an impact on the workplace. Basically, this means that important decisions were made by people that didn't really know what they were doing, but they were in jobs that were responsible for decisions. They would discount advice from true experts because of political maneuvering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enhance your interview process to make sure you get quality management or hire from within to make sure you get proven results.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very good experience

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    Current Employee - Planner  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Planner in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    working environment, focus on learning

    Cons

    job security and communication on status

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more focus on people & their careers

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company but due to size, much burocracy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BP full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    benefits are good, salaries are competitive

    Cons

    burocracy, red tape, mgmt. levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    quite good to its employee

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    provide opportunities to move inside the company;
    support training; offer diverse training courses;
    relationship dominated working environment

    Cons

    slow and sometimes hard to move things forward as the company is risk averse.
    much emphasis on safety, compliance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Benefits, work-life balacne in some areas

    Cons

    Not many advance opportunities. In the past there was great movement and plenty of room for advancement. Without of lot of the businesses being sold there isn't anywhere to go in the company. Most of the people that move and advance are those that know a lot of people in high places.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need more people management training.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    BP really cares about it's employees.

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Naperville, IL

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

    Pros

    Strong focus on developing people. Many opportunities to move to different areas of the company and learn new things. Experience different cultures.

    Cons

    It can take a long time to work projects through the process. IT seems to hinder progress on any project.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company but high pressure

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Anchorage, AK

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

    Pros

    Well managed, great benefits, lots of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    High pressure environment, performance is key

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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