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Helpful (1)

Bureaucracy Exemplified

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Drilling Engineer in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Drilling Engineer in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Pursuit of Innovation, strive for best practice in most aspects of organizational endeavor.

Cons

Middle management just simply lacking in preparation and fundamental leadership skills. Forced performance ranking breeding caustic animosity and indignation.

Advice to Management

Senior management should not assume that tenure translates to preparation for leadership. Several managers are jerks, lack people skills and draw the ire of those that have had leadership/supervisory training elsewhere. The performance evaluation process is the most arcane motivational tool I have come across and appointments mirror the notorious methods of the british "civil" service aka "evil" service. Some staff are shocked at been selected to lead!

Other Employee Reviews for BP

  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work till new management came in and shut down all US, Australia and Spain manufacturing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team environment, commitment to excellence, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy, and management applied 1980s business theory to a profitable company and eventually shut it down rather than selling it.

    Advice to Management

    Learn your industry.


  2. Only a place to work if you don't have strong ties to your home

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prudhoe Bay, AK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prudhoe Bay, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -You work on a two week, rotating schedule, so you get two weeks off at a time -No real dress code -Some leeway in how you approach daily tasks

    Cons

    -You're away from home more than half the year when you factor in travel time -BP does not cover flights from your home city to Anchorage (though the flight from Anchorage to Prudhoe Bay is covered), so you're stuck paying for that out of pocket, meaning your actual salary drops significantly once that's factored in -BP is extremely unorganized, and as a company, has no idea on how to run an effective business -Management is kind of a joke -Lots of "busy work" which serves no real purpose -Salaries are not reviewed annually, as they should be

    Advice to Management

    BP needs to hire effective management who understand the value of intelligent employees. The management needs to review performance on some sort of annual, or biannual schedule. Essentially, the Alaska Exploration arm of the company (and, realistically, probably the company as a whole) needs to be entirely restructured for any sort of real efficiency.


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