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Updated January 15, 2018
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  • Not much time for your family at work/life balance relates (in 45 reviews)

  • Oil prices went down and career opportunities reduced (in 61 reviews)

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  1. "Overall Good Company"

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

    I worked at BP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, good compensation and reward structure, Collaborative work environment

    Cons

    Organizational structuring changed at least twice during a five year period, layoffs due drop in oil prices, Nepotism

    Advice to Management

    Work to retain and professionally develop a diverse workforce.


  2. "Negative experience"

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    Former Employee - Drilling Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Drilling Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good salary, never disturbed during days-off, good bonus at end of year.

    Cons

    Management does not care much about development of Night Drilling Supervisors. Feedback on performance not objective.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more time to your personnel.

  3. "Warehouse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Texas City, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Texas City, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Multi-career opportunities, challenging opportunities, fairly compensated

    Cons

    Career growths somewhat limited even with tenure.


  4. "Great employer. Great benefits. Very limited opportunities for senior level roles for minority females."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are very good compared to some competitors. Compensation and bonus plans are great also. Flexible work options if you are working within a business that recognize the option. Great opportunities for recent college graduates in many parts of the organization.

    Cons

    Constant change and some leaders struggle with articulating clear goals and visions. Frequent downgrading of role levels to minimize bonus payout and salary increases. Work loads are heavy with minimal resource support and little to no recognition for delivering beyond expectations despite many obstacles. Very limited leadership opportunities for minority females. Senior level leadership looks the same across the entire organization globally and within the US.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your experienced, knowledgeable, industry experts from the front lines. Safety is a high priority for the organization. Realize inadequate resource support can lead to failures. Ensure leaders with oversight into areas with safety activities or managing functions to support activities are experienced and knowledgeable! Leadership behaviors AND technical experience are important.


  5. "What is it like to work here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good compensation, benefits, autonomy to do your job, beautiful campus, good retirement benefits, they are respectful of employees

    Cons

    zero job growth, no mentorship, disingenuous managers, nepotism, allow people to be placed into roles that they are not qualified for but are friends with upper level mgmt, if you want to be rewarded be friends with a manager or VP that's the only way. Unequal benefits. i.e.) there are certain groups of people who have coverage for items unrelated to health whereas for others there is no coverage at all. They are only interested in their numbers that are reported in terms of how inclusive they are.

    Advice to Management

    Reward people based on merit, watch for the people that actually do the work and not what managers tell you, formal mentorship program, do not block people from growing into other roles beyond your department, and develop ALL of your employees that are interested in developing, not just those that you see fit. Office politics exist everywhere of course, however it is up to leadership to put an end to nepotism so that those that choose to perform at a higher level are rewarded accordingly.


  6. "GWO team leader"

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    Former Employee - Senior Completions Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Completions Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Highly technical, great benefits, great people

    Cons

    Needs more focus on projects final goals, to much dedication to formalities

    Advice to Management

    More results oriented projects


  7. "Good place to earn a career for some, just a good job for others"

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    Former Employee - Finance Personnel in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Finance Personnel in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Location, Company's standing among competitors, Resume Gold

    Cons

    Advancement, Fast Track not available to all. You must have a friend or people that personally like you to get the best opportunities. You can do good work and just hold a job, but you may not reach substantial levels of success on merit alone. This is probably the case a more employers than not.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Drilling Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Drilling Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Drilling Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    International and diversified portfolio of operations

    Cons

    Not so good environment for latino-hispanic people specially in anglo countries.

    Advice to Management

    Put in practice the policy of diversity and integration, not just in papers


  9. "Review of Companies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BP full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, International company

    Cons

    In Logistics you can be On Call 24/7.

    Advice to Management

    There is a need for more processes.


  10. "Large company with opportunities available"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    In the Downstream worked on meaningful projects that really made a difference to employees and their safety. Smart and down to earth co workers. Excellent compensation for someone in a functional role coming from outside of oil and gas.

    Cons

    Upstream was a bit too sure they had it right. Senior leadership little too polished to be relatable.

    Advice to Management

    Seemed like the higher up managers were in the organization they lost sight of the reality on the ground.


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