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BP is a great place to be in, but Supply Chain isn't at par with its peers

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

I have been working at BP

Pros

Pay is good
Benefits are good
Alternate work schedule is great
Many good people to work with

Cons

Incompetent leadership within supply chain
Promotion is based on "who you know NOT what you know"
Supply Chain is one grade above premitive
Poor planning and poor execution
It is worse than congress when it comes to working together and executing plans
Hiring people, warm boddies, just to fill positions
Unfair pay practiices even within people within the same grade level

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You have saturated the company with "warm bodies" in response to the gulf incident. It would be wise to focus on the good people who run everyday's work and incentivize them instead of paying hi-dollar salaries for newbies who know nothing about the business. HR needs more legs to stand on as they are pretty much considered administrative jobs. Empower your managers to make decisions as they know more than many of the directors who are nothing but figureheads.

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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.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Once a strong company narrowing its foothold in North America

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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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