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BP Houston Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  • Good environment as work-life balance is well appreciated, a lot of positive vibes from the peers which creates good energy to work (in 311 reviews)

  • They have great pay and benefits (in 58 reviews)

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  1. "BP has changed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    BP has changed after the merger with Amoco. Amoco culture of process has made the organization slow. Previously, the BP culture was Ready, Fire. Ready, Fire. The Amoco culture is Ready, Aim. Ready, Aim. We need to progress to a Ready, Aim, Fire culture to improve performance.

    Cons

    Bob Dudley, who is heritage Amoco.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Internship Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BP as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Internship program was well coordinated. Accommodations were very nice ("luxury apartment living"). Efforts were made to ensure supervisors were engaged with intern projects. Supervisors had a number of projects for me to work on which gave me experience in a wide range of areas. I was encouraged to attend events which helped me better understand the industry.

    Cons

    Not very much instruction. Supervisor was busy.

    Advice to Management

    Work to ensure supervisors have well defined projects.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "operations"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good salary. Good internal posting system for career development opportunities

    Cons

    Central office appeared arrogant toward the colonies.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Work -Life balance
    Good Pay, excellent benefits. Good people to work with

    Cons

    Oil & Gas industry is volatile. Many reorganizations


  6. "PSCM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PSCM Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - PSCM Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work . People are nice

    Cons

    a little slow to get things done. oil and gas companies experience downturn now


  7. "BP HR Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - BP Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - BP Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BP as an intern

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Networking and availability to leadership
    Working with great people

    Cons

    Logistics of coordinating with key players globally (UK)
    The employment outlook is tied closely with the energy outlook with ups and downs

    Advice to Management

    I had an excellent experience this summer with BP and would recommend management take notice to the great internship program they have and recognize those involved


  8. "Depends on Your Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BP full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, on campus amenities, smart employees.

    Cons

    Not all employees treated fairly. Company will promote Managers too quickly without providing appropriate leadership training. There were not many if any learning and development opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to take the values seriously and hold all accountable.


  9. "Worst O&G Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trading Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Trading Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Only pro is if you are a cut throat middle aged white male with no family, kids or pets, etc.

    Cons

    No gender or race equality. No work life balance. Overworked and underpaid. Lots of manipulation, tattletales, and throwing others under the bus.

    Advice to Management

    Have management training for new managers. Don't allow non work related complaints or petty childish tattle telling to take place


  10. Helpful (1)

    "After 8 Years of Employment, BP Houston"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BP full-time

    Pros

    Pretty flexible with working hours

    Cons

    I had over 12 Line Managers within my 8 years with BP - Lots of turnover and re-organizing
    With each new Line Manager, I had to reprove myself which made it very difficult to move up in the company. I had 3 Line Managers that lied on my yearly Performance views stating that I missed key milestone dates on my projects but when asked what dates I missed, they couldn't name any. I reported them to HR with little to no response. If you are a woman or other minority, then you are more likely to advance in the company. During 2015, when BP was cutting over 20% of their people, I over heard HR telling someone on the phone that they could NOT let any women go. You must watch your back while working at BP because the managers will throw you under the bus. Important note: I wasn't laid off by BP. I left on my own and I'm actually found a company that respects their employees. There are much better companies than BP to work for.

    Advice to Management

    If your in management, then more than likely you are over your head and shouldn't be in that position. So, there isn't any point giving advice that you wouldn't understand. For example, look up the term "Leadership". It doesn't mean getting things done or going out of your way to lead a Safety Moment. It means inspiring others to exceed and helping them obtain the skills to do so.


  11. "Sr. Prpduction Engineer."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Petroleum Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Petroleum Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Company with good focus on people.

    Cons

    No people development at all


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