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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Warrenville, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warrenville, IL

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

Pros

-The flex hours and twice monthly work from home options are nice.
-The pay and benefits are good.
-A pension and 401k are a nice perk.
-The pod style of open workspace where high level management does not have offices is nice.
-The company's emphasis on their values and employees taking them seriously.
-Being able to understand and apply concepts learned in college business management program. i.e. Six Sigma, Lean Production, Pareto principle
-Good orientation program and online learning to get accustomed to BP's way
-Much information on intranet from BP's acronyms to computer application tips and tricks, multitude of information on BP's history and oil for those who did not come from the industry.

Cons

-The open workspace takes some getting used to when coming from cubicles like most of corporate America. i.e. the noise, no privacy, more difficult to concentrate, etc.
-Long hours are expected.
-Management has a lot of meetings, very hard to get in touch with.
-Some departments lack a good on the job training program. They want to get new employees up and running as quickly as possible at the cost of them not understanding the why behind what they are doing.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    This is one of the best jobs I've ever had. I love it!!!

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BP as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Team environment, flexible schedules, great organizational structure. Wonderful ammenities including, on site trails, gym, various fitness classes, personal trainer, many employee/contractor perks with outside business.

    Cons

    Very hard to get hired on permanent. A lot of contract workers, and if you don't have previous oil & gas experience, it is likely you won't be considered for a position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a person's overall experience as it relates to the job description, and not the industry that the person will be working in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Mechanical Engineering Intern

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BP as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    As a new hire, BP offers great benefits. They have a required "course" for new hires that provides guidance and training - and an assurance that to their best ability, you will be put into a role that you enjoy working in.

    The Houston offices are very modern and accommodating. As an intern, they offer a good chance to network with others and also some good summer activities, as well as good pay and relocation benefits for the summer (including travel costs and housing options.)

    Senior management was all very friendly - there is no discouragement - in fact they were very happy - to get the chance to talk to interns on the "front line" and learn more about our first impressions and talk to me (and others) about career advice etc.

    Cons

    Coming into the position I wasn't sure on what position I would play or work I would do. Turns out to have been very different from what I anticipated. Ironically if I had known before hand I wouldn't have thought it to be all that great, but with all the added benefits of being here it has been well worth it.

    There has been some disconnect between recruiters for groups and the HR in university relations...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just for the intern program, try to be more on top of the communication that takes place with interns/coops. It's all that we have as far as HR goes...

    I think that the actual supervisors that interns work with are great at what they do, though some could be more proactive and involved (not mine but some of my peers at least.)

    I'm pretty sure that most of the people I have talked to would definitely return to BP unless there happened to be some crazy good offer from somewhere else, so seems like overall a good job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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