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BG Group Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jun 26, 2019

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BG Group CEO Helge Lund
Helge Lund
67 Ratings
Pros
  • "Working with great people with a shared desire to succeed above what we should have done given the modest size (for an oil company)(in 13 reviews)

  • "Overall Good work environment, Work life balance except sometime it can be really screwed, Global culture(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not always a good work-life balance(in 9 reviews)

  • "No longer here having been taken over by Shell, was a bit cliquey , not so good on diversity, some management were a bit complacent(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Upward mobility"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at BG Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Upward mobility Consistent management Benefits

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is not great Commute for those outside of the loop

    BG Group2017-04-28
  2. "VP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BG Group full-time

    Pros

    was a great place to work

    Cons

    Not always a good work-life balance

    BG Group2016-11-17
  3. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst and Alaska Lease Analyst in Cypress, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BG Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive Benefits, fairly good work-life balance

    Cons

    Very Rigid management styles by most supervisors

    BG Group2015-09-26
  4. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at BG Group full-time

    Pros

    good work-life balance, great pay/benefits, and room for growth

    Cons

    poor management layer and difficult to get a promo

    Advice to Management

    look at promoting within more

    BG Group2015-05-07
  5. "Working for a british company"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BG Group

    Pros

    Good community, great work life balance

    Cons

    Older workforce very political environment

    Advice to Management

    recognize and reward talent

    BG Group2013-11-27
  6. "Excellent Company to work with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at BG Group full-time

    Pros

    Overall Good work environment, Work life balance except sometime it can be really screwed, Global culture

    Cons

    Now taken over by Shell, so strong culture shift

    BG Group2017-11-09
  7. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at BG Group full-time

    Pros

    Work Life Balance Ethical Employee focused

    Cons

    Limited Career growth No business growth

    Advice to Management

    None

    BG Group2017-02-27
  8. "Great business, no decision-makers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BG Group full-time

    Pros

    Great compensation and work-life balance, exciting business, strong work ethics and unique HSSE standards.

    Cons

    Constant lack of decisions negatively affects business.

    BG Group2017-02-01
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic place to work. And then Shell happened."

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BG Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very generous reward/benefits/pension (compared to outside the oil & gas industry). Fantastic people. Healthy culture. Good work/life balance. Very pleasant location, on a nature reserve.

    Cons

    VERY political. Career progression based far more on networking and ability to 'play the game' than any genuine ability. Didn't feel like a meritocracy for much of the time. However, just how great a place BG Group was to work was hammered home by the almost instant culture change that occurred after the Shell takeover. I think many people realised they'd taken for granted the relative transparency and agility... of BG once the creaking, monolithic processes of Shell began to trample, Tyrannosaur-like, over this once-fantastic company. Out with achievement and teams who knew their purpose, and in with clueless project managers and ridiculous management speak. The next person to ask for 'a connect' with me is going to get a roundhouse kick to the head.

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    Advice to Management

    The sale of BG Group to Shell was a tragedy, and destroyed the best company I've ever worked at.

    BG Group2016-10-06
  10. "Disappointing experience"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Reading, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BG Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    International activity Used to have a good defined-benefit pension scheme Good salaries

    Cons

    Plenty of hypocrisy. They make you think that you will have a lot of career opportunities, a good work-life balance, professional development and they tell they value diversity. Soon you will realise that if you are not ready to work flat-out until late hours just to satisfy last minute requests of the management you are blacklisted. To reach the highest levels of management you would preferably be male, white and... British.

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    Advice to Management

    None - it has been acquired by Shell so has ceased to exist as an independent Company.

    BG Group2016-09-30
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