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Fantastic Company, Great People and Benefits

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Control and Automation Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
Current Employee - Control and Automation Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

I have been working at BP full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Great culture, training and benefits

Cons

Slow to retain staff after spending time recruiting and training them

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try harder to retain staff after pushing them through a Degree

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    salary grade obsesion

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    depending on luck (business unit, line manager, timing) it can be a professional place to get experience in a great industry. Health and safety taken very seriously at any level and any issue - one can apply the learnings to their own personal life. Prestigious company to have on CV (top 4 in the world by revenue)

    Cons

    Salary grade obsession at all levels. People evaluate you, pay attention to you and respect you according to your salary grade. You are a walking D, E, F, G, H, or I. Not a Sales, Marketing or Finance professional. You will be stuck forever where you join unless you are desperately proactive and unbelievably lucky - especially in UK where is a pent-up demand for career progression and significant colapse in management layers and no new jobs. Final salary pension is the second obsession and churn is very small because of it. People hold on to their job even if they hate it their role, their boss, their colleagues and their salary. Abundance of hypocrites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much change for the sake of change rather than necesity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Old School Company with Autocratic Line Managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at BP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Job Security
    Excellent Wok life Balance

    Cons

    Team leaders are too Autocratic.
    Development opportunities are for people who are favourites of management rather than for the performing individual.
    Issues are buried within the team without letting escalation to Senior Management
    Very slow career progress in general
    Many of the benefits are outdated and not competitive with other operators

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring young talent into middle management. Cut down number of contractors. Bring discipline within the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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