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Former Intern - IT Project Manager in Chicago, IL
Former Intern - IT Project Manager in Chicago, IL

I worked at BP as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great pay, great benefits. They definitely pay more than other companies pay their interns which was excellent.

Cons

No opp. for new hires. They Simply do not have opportunities for recent college graduates. They want people with at least 5-7 years experience.

Advice to Management

Do not have an Internship program if you do not hire on new hires.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Zero Work Life Balance, Political, and Seniority over Ability.

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    Former Employee - PSCM in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - PSCM in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at BP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good, but overall compensation leaves much to be desired.

    Cons

    Ineffective and incompetent managers and supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    Gut the place.


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    Hectic, fun, and full of opportunities

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer
    Current Employee - Process Engineer

    I have been working at BP full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Work with some of the industries brightest
    * Flexible work schedule
    * Better work/home balance than average
    * Upper quartile pay and benefits
    * Large scale of operations, seems like the projects you work on have a big impact
    * Good corporate culture, especially from R&D folks
    * Shareholder friendly
    * Team atmosphere. People typically like to pull together when you can get the backing.

    Cons

    * Complex sets of engineering rules and practices makes any project implementation an exercise in research
    * A C.Y.A. attitude among employees and management. This is both good and bad. I makes you be very thorough when designing new equipment, but that thoroughness is done so that if something does not work like it should then you have documents proving you were (should be) right. "I designed this (heat exchanger... whatever) to API, TEMA and BP standards so I don't know why it's not working. It's not my fault." Not a totally bad attitude to have because due to it 99% of things work great.
    * Company is in a major state of flux with employees always wondering what the BU will do next to repair its image. As employees, we are ready to move on and get this dark cloud over us gone so we can get back to safe, compliant, and profitable business operations.
    * Desire to be the best, but often throws lots of money to fix issues (behaviors and process) with less than optimal return on capital deployed.
    * More office politics (read... promotion and career molding) than I personally like. There are some people that if you cross them they can stop your career dead in its tracks. We have a saying that we work in a "glass house", so don't throw stones and don't try to hide anything because it will all come out and you'll look like a fool.
    * Everything you work on is a high priority and was needed yesterday. Always shuffling priorities.

    Advice to Management

    I know you want to be the best (safety and cost), but let's get some direction first then implement all the solutions. Seems like the cart comes before the horse a lot of times. Can we really afford all these consultants? Keep up the good work with S&OR. It is a complicated love/hate relationship, but they bring value to the company and keep us all level. Keep a balanced company portfolio. I see too much cutting downstream, your competitors keep a sizable downstream operation to offset lower upstream margins when oil prices swing. If you want to be an E&P company only then it's best to split in 2 companies (one upstream & one downstream).


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