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Why it sucks to work for BP as an engineer?

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Operations Support Mechanical Engineer/ Project Engineer in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Operations Support Mechanical Engineer/ Project Engineer in London, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Chance to get a wide range of experience and to be exposed to all kinds of equipment. Large budget for training during the project phase. Opportunity to build a good business network during your career, to experience different aspects of mechanical engineering while working with contractors, which in turn may help you in finding your perfect next job.

Cons

Too much politics. Unfair promotions and very poor senior leadership. Failure to understand the importance of core engineering positions. Double standards between different assets in terms of benefits, salaries, promotions and career opportunities.

Advice to Management

Learn from other companies which are more successful in this business. You have to understand that the most important asset that you have is people not platforms and although this is not an engineering company still the core of this asset is engineering discipline.

Other Employee Reviews for BP

  1. Helpful (2)

    not a great experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Moscow (Russia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    BP is a well-known company and it is a good name on CV. If you want to work in the oil industry, it might not be a bad place to start. However, unless you are a native-born English, chances for promotion are minimal. Hence, careerwise, it is not an employer of choice.

    Cons

    the turnover was high and it was a perfect reflection of the job satisfaction that employees had there - just a little over 0. Pay was low, promotion was impossible, the environment was very political. there was very little empowerment on the side of management. the only advantage would be the central location of the office in Moscow.

    Advice to Management

    Be less personal and more professional in your approach to people working for you


  2. Overall good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Every other friday off Free lunch Great colleagues Nice management The Share scheme and pension plan Emphasis on work life balance Being able to take time off whenever you want as long as you get the work done. Really friendly people who will take the time to help and support you when you need it. A large organisation means that you'll always find someone who has good advice on the work that you're doing.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy (they are working on this but we'll see if it works out) Over analysis of issues instead of just going and doing it!

    Advice to Management

    Keep on simplifying the workload. Treat experts with respect and pay our engineers more to prevent them from being poached. Do NOT turn us into a ruthless investment bank - BP is a 'nice' family company with integrity and morals.


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