BP Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
841 Reviews
3.6
841 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work environment is fairly relaxed in most cases and the work life balance is decent (in 125 reviews)

  • This is a very large company with good pay and benefits (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Some position will require a lot of commitment, resulting work-life balance problem (in 22 reviews)

  • Senior management parks in the underground garage while the working stiffs park outside (in 21 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great pay and benefits, but no career opportunities or training for non-engineers.

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    Current Employee - Inspection Specialist in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Inspection Specialist in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are top notch for the position that I am in. NOTHING gets done quickly at this company and it never seems anything has a "deadline" placed on it.

    Cons

    It is the most bureaucratic place I've ever worked. Everything has to be decided by committee as no one has the power to make a decision. No one wants to be responsible for a bad decision, and just keeps passing the buck hoping it will "go away".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Houston, TX

    I worked at BP as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great working environment and people.

    Cons

    they only like to hire contract employees...forever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider hiring employees after a while of employment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BP as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation was at market prices

    Cons

    Management isn't attentive to employee advice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and work like balance (e.g. soccer, gym, basketball). Onsite daycare is great plus the 9/80 schedule allows for every other Friday off.

    Cons

    Large organization with little visibility to upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great work-life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Considerable freedom in work schedule and autonomy. Great benefits, facilities, and people. Fairly relaxed work environment and career employees are well rewarded.

    Cons

    Slow moving, bureaucratic, and change can be difficult to implement. There is less collaboration and communication across functional teams and groups than I expected for such a profitable company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just pay the extra money for fully functioning and optimized systems. The cost will be returned 5 fold through increased efficiency.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Some groups are great to work for, but other groups are quite tough... very dependent on the team leadership.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people, plenty of opportunity to be challenged technically. Will miss the relationships with my peers more than some of the leadership

    Cons

    If you aren't in the right circles, you might not get promoted. It feels like playing politics is more important than delivery of results and building the right relationships.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Monitor your leadership - make sure they are living the values they allegedly uphold.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Balance of Challenging work and personal life.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Subsea Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Subsea Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Challenging work and good learning opportunities. In some teams you will have a lot of responsibility and yet quite a bit of autonomy to get the job done.

    Cons

    At times getting clear direction from management can be challenging and some things entail too many processes that can easily test your patience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Controls Analyst in Wayne, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Controls Analyst in Wayne, NJ

    I have been working at BP as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Company to start a career

    Cons

    Company Process is a bit complicated to learn at first

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - International Contract Negotiator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - International Contract Negotiator in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    management offers flexible Work Hours

    Cons

    Is the branded gasoline business a dying industry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    stress free environment if your not management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great pay and decent raises

    Cons

    what you make of it

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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