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Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Business Unit

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

I worked at BP

Doesn't Recommend
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Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

excellent salary and benefits some truly knowledgable experts to work with state of art technology

Cons

only 5 options (time frame based) on 401K direction Utter and appalling disrespect by management towards employees has led to discouragement and low morale. Management is by quarter; this means necessary long-term expenditures (read maintenance, inspection, etc.) may be deferred. Focus on personal safety with ignorance about process safety Wonderful, people-oriented American managers have been replaced with uncaring Brits Do not seek employment here if you are female or a minority - you will not receive respect or opportunities Say no and you will be asked to leave; it is viewed as disrespecting authority; even politically correct questioning may lead to consequences

Advice to Management

Treat the employees as the assets they are. Seek to understand process safety and the human elements thereof. Unbridled arrogance and failure to understand consequences leads to platforms sinking. So does deferred maintenance and inspections. What's wrong with women and minorities? Get in this century! Methinks the man doth protest too much! Stop sponsoring diversity conferences in the community until you understand the subject. Not everyone who disagrees with you is your enemy; they may be trying to CYA. For you English, ask an American what that means.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at BP

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    BP hires some of the best minds in their particular field and it shows. There are great benefits that come from working with any supermajor such as a nice gym, discounts, and 401k plans. BP has 9/80 weeks so you get every other friday off which really helps with work/life balance. Many of the employees are over 45, so there will be lots of opportunities for younger employees.

    Cons

    Typical cons of working for any large corporation: performance driven culture, change takes forever yet constantly occurs, hard to not work while on long vacations, etc. Engineers and geologists are put on a pedestal, so sometimes other functions feel like they are less important.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget that though BP is a large corporation is comprised of hard-working individuals. Effective and honest communication is key.


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    BP Analyst

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BP

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are great. The salaries are competitive. The company is open and accepting of diverse individuals. I also like the flexible schedule, including 9/80.

    Cons

    The company's reputation is an obstacle to overcome. I don't think the advancement opportunities are very good for minority candidates.

    Advice to Management

    The advice I would give would be to look beyond cultural biases and personal affinities to find the person who is best for a job.


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