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Good company, great benefits / pay.

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Current Employee - Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
Current Employee - Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT

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

Pros

Good company, great benefits / pay.

Cons

Constant change and pressure to relocate.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

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    BP intern

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    Current Employee - Professional Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Professional Intern in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BP as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, interesting work and project opportunities. Good salary, good health benefits. The red tape culture seems to have changed people to get to the point quickly in conversations (there is enough red tape to deal with already), so people prefer to solve things by open communication.

    Cons

    Lack of vision for company culture evolution and company operations evolution. Mountains of paperwork and red tape to get anything done. Bad company name and reputation due to the Spill. Lack of accountability for internal messups (of any size).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear up the red tape.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    BP can be a great company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Quality fields and stimulating assignments. The work is usually challenging and often rewarding. BP gives the employee freedom and control to drive projects. If you think you have a good idea, BP will let you pursue it. Great pay, great benefits. Sponsors the communities where it conducts its business. Great opportunities for industry training and exposure to global travel. BP gives you support for your desired career path. If you want to be the worlds premier drilling foreman, they will work with you to find a way.

    Cons

    BP has put so many internal processes in place that it is becoming more difficult with each passing year to get real work done, rendering the company to that of a large ocean liner that takes more time and effort to make a simple turn. These processes also cause costs and complexities to rise. It seems as if BP operating cost structure is much higher than the industry average. Employees (even management!) within the company recognize this but feel helpless to be able to make changes. In a strange twist, it is not uncommon to see lazy employees use burdensome processes as an excuse to not tackle demanding work in the first place. Motivated people may be discouraged to put in a weeks worth of work to do something that should only take a day. Unfortunately one of the consequences of this spiral is that it tends to repel the type of employee that can make a company great and instead attract those that won't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't be afraid to stand up against the processes that are beginning to cripple us. Many are held sacred and sometimes to a fault. Question why and challenge to remove them or at least introduce more common or business sense to them. We are trying to run a business, not a non-profit 401c. Don't standardize a facility in West Texas to operate with the same parameters as an offshore North Sea platform. You get the picture.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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