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BP & BP HR need to get some leadership not get over ran by graduates who joined 15 years ago.-too insular

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Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor  in  Sunbury, England (UK)
Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Sunbury, England (UK)

I have been working at BP

Pros

Good Benefits, good pension, flexible working and free parking in sunbury.Office space is open and clean and easily accessed to technolgy across the world.ots Lunch is free also and there is a good gym on site.A FTSE 10 company so useful to have on your cv although externally there is a reaslisation of how high the turnover is of staff.The maternity policy is excellent and the level of support you get when you are pregnant is absolutely amazing.Contracters are treated with respect and get the same benefits and freedom.You can wear causal dress on a friday which is a good benefit.

Cons

Its very politcial , incredibly hard to get anything done in projects as there are too many layers of management.The level of hypocricy from senior management on cost cutting has really hit morale and Sunbury especially is a very gloomy back biting place to work.Projects are cancelled very quickly and thats really hard to see justification for and this again affects morale.There has been a headcount freeze since janaury yet the HR teams in the centre seem to be growing and growing yet the actual techncia staff are under resourced. A huge negative is the place is full of graduates who joined 10-15 years ago who have no ideas about other industries and are in senior postions which is a blockers for new entrants HR at BP especially in Sunbury is embarrsing as there are people there who dont have any HR backgrounds yet seem to be in positions of power because they know the right people.Its an environment where communication is poor, when employee surveys are taken and they dont like the results they dont share them which is really morale effecting.Leadership in the management levels is really poor , lacks inspiration and no thought leadership at all.Its like a ship with out a direction has been for last 3 years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen but also start getting rid of the graudates who have been there forever and bring nothing new to the table especially in HR and EP Technolgy and this is the heart of your company .

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for BP

  1.  

    Good place to spend the first 2-3 years of a career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trading Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Trading Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Respect shared by all layers of management
    Sincere belief in the Code of Conduct

    Cons

    Too large & hierarchical
    Some fat that still requires cutting
    Lack of clarity in vision due to constant restructurings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recultivate the mentoring framework,

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The good, the bad and the bureaucratic

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in City of London, England (UK)

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    Good early development opportunities and training. Very bright and interesting people. There are parts of the organisation which are very well led. There is a real opportunity to take advantage of the current market conditions to become leaner and fitter.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and slow moving so it makes it difficult to get things done in such a conservative culture. There seems to be an air of head in the sand amongst many people - maybe it's a result of too much change, too many times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really take the time to bring people along with you. This could be a very good place to work again.

    No opinion of CEO
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