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Big company, big "opportunities".

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Current Employee - Technical Architect in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Technical Architect in London, England (UK)

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

Pros

Potential for good work / life balance. Depending on senior and middle management, BP has the facilities to create a work environment that is healthy and which allows individuals to grow, add value to the business and progress their careers.

Cons

Large company bureaucracy can make affecting change cumbersome. Senior management can become out-of-touch with the real life issues on the "front". This requires a strong middle management layer to defend the business requirements and motivate their employees to ensure that over-arching strategies are not counterproductive.

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Empower employees to own their projects to increase engagement and build up an internal knowledge base. This is essential to avoid an "every man for himself" / expendable culture. Focusing too closely on the bottom line has led to an outsourcing model that does not promote the development and retention of talent within the organization. In the long run, a smaller team with a greater pool of knowledge could support the organization more efficiently and cost effectively.

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Baku (Azerbaijan)
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Baku (Azerbaijan)

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

    Pros

    Good community, good workplace and also good experience

    Cons

    Steps to get higher levels

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BP full-time

    Pros

    Good learning opporunities, good to gain experience and knowledge

    Cons

    Very unfair promotions and performance appraisals, the culture is pure coryism and nepotism, very low meritocracy

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    Resign

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