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Great place to work, but senior management seems clueless

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Geologist  in  Houston, TX
Current Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX

I have been working at BP

Pros

Great work-life balance, with on-site childcare, fitness facilities, and a soon-to-be-completed on-site medical clinic.
Great group of people to work with, team harmony is emphasized.
Genuine concern for employees, emphasis on diversity and inclusion.
Challenging work with opportunities for personal advancement, with a new-hire training program followed by a technical development program.
You will typically change roles every 3 years.
Transparent review process with supervisor.

Cons

It is a mystery how employee reviews translate to merit increases or bonuses, and the promotion process is slow.
Base salaries are not up to par with other companies, but you will be enticed with bonuses that don't seem to materialize.
Want to advance into management? Unless you are British, don't plan on it.
Don't expect an international assignment if you are based in Houston -- very GoM-centric.
While your role will change every few years, the process is nebulous.
In the subsurface, you will be expected to define your career path early.
Be prepared for perpetual reorganization.
Senior management seems inept.
Morale is low due to the Deepwater Horizon accident.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Senior management always seems to find a way to screw things up, which doesn't inspire a lot of confidence. They are very reactive but need to be more proactive. They also need to value employees more and realize that salary does matter.

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Disapproves of CEO

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    Once a strong company narrowing its foothold in North America

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    Great benefits, fair compensation, ability to get hands on experience, people are diverse and qualified, good eduactional assistance and training within company.

    Cons

    appears that there is feeling of giving up in North America, large corporate bureaucracy that gets in the way of productivity at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be upfront with Policy from England. It is sometimes difficult to determine the direction in which the company is headed since the Gulf oil spill.

    Approves of CEO
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    Worst job I've ever had.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Help Desk  in  Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Help Desk in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    There is nothing good about this company. You don't get anywhere on your work, but only on ratting each other out and butt kissing. They call it "holding each other accountable but yet fail to hold themselves to the same standard.

    Cons

    Some very bad apples in the firm and the usual political untochables.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kill yourself please. You are not worthy to lead. START SHOWING SOME RESPECT !!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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