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Don't get on this sinking ship.....

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Lead Accountant - Sunbury CoE  in  Sunbury, England (UK)
Current Employee - Lead Accountant - Sunbury CoE in Sunbury, England (UK)

I have been working at BP

Pros

A huge company with global prescence, a nice working enviroment where you can quickly find your comfort zone and work your way around the company - doing lots of meaningless jobs with fancy job titles. Still a few expat roles out there, where the money and benefits are excellent.

Cons

Small fish in a big pond - very uncommercial management team, constant change, underperforming, low pay, rapidly reducing total reward package (just got rid of c-days etc)
At the moment they are on a real cost-cutting process, which has dramtically reduced the amount of international travel opportuninties. Senior management have been around to long and lost touch with the quickly changing oil&gas environment

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Bring in some external senior management - who can make real decision with business acumen backing

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for BP

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great starting out company, great retirement company, but don't stay there in your prime.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nobody  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Nobody in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    What you get from being underpaid is made up for in the learning opportunities for me, if you're looking for a good grounding in the oil industry, BP should be one of the better places to start a career.If you're looking for someplace to retire comfortably for work-life balance, BP is also good.

    Cons

    Low pay, lots of internal politics and management are all talk and no action, and they do not retain talent. To them, keeping their own ricebowl is priority, all talk and no action. They love to have "conversations" but do not like to do actual work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not be so short-sighted. You're trying to fight with other companies for good people, just because you're a behemoth doesn't mean you have to act like one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    BP - changing times, but not a bad place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    final salary pension, reasonable salary / home life balance

    Cons

    typical big corporate bs and lack of customer understanding at senior levels, too internally focused

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look outside the company more often to get a better understanding of how companies move forward, speak directly to more "frontline" staff - your townhalls don't get to everyone nor is it a format that everyone can participate in - meet real operators, doing there jobs and listen to their experiences, opportunities and concerns
    get off the pot and do a material deal with either or both of a developing market marketing company (India / China) merge/ JV with a material owner of equity barrels

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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