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Former Contractor - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
Former Contractor - Business Analyst in Houston, TX

I worked at BP as a contractor (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

BP is a great company to add to your resume even given the events in the past. It has a great mixture of people who can offer many perspectives to any challenge. A really great place to network.

Cons

Employees and contractor/consultants are pretty much different factions on the Houston campus. In 5+ years of working in various business units I found that most of the contractor/consultants were far more capable than the full-time employees. While safety and process should always be considered first they are absolutely crippling when you try to execute a project. So much money is wasted on systems and processes, I've been involved in many projects to remedy data issues only to come back again and do it later.

Advice to Management

Streamline some processes, remove incapable managers (not just put them on a performance contract), allow people to perform work. BP will never advance among the majors because of it's internal issues and the lack of a single mandate across the US.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Good Experience

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    Current Employee - Drilling Engineer
    Current Employee - Drilling Engineer

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good safety culture, good benefits

    Cons

    After Macondo, everything has shifted so much towards safety, standardization and redundancy that it has become hard to become profitable. The company needs to have different standards, different rules, and different risk assessments for different regions.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Community Relations Manager

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    Former Employee - Community Relations Manager
    Former Employee - Community Relations Manager

    I worked at BP full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    BP is an amazing organization. They provide training, a great salary, promotion opportunities, and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    It's a huge company, so it comes with the traditional challenges. But work hard and you'll move forward.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your team motivated.

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