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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. "IST Intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IST Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IST Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture and environment. Everyone is helpful and not up tight.

    Cons

    Hard to get in touch with upper management.


  2. "Good company with wide career opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Commercial Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Large company presents career choices including international assignments, although those are becoming limited in the low oil price environment

    Cons

    Self advocacy for role moves and promotions including international assignments (becoming limited) with no / limited functional / centralized approach to talent development

    Advice to Management

    People / talent management essential with the aging workforce and new approaches required for younger generations


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to work, needs to maintain the watering hole"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - overall excellent, intelligent and competent leadership
    - the BP core expected behaviors
    - some work/life balance flexibility such as remote working and flex time. Focus is on delivery and not face time.

    Cons

    - If you are under 40, the health insurance cost is high due to the higher risk pool at BP
    - While you own your own career, it is difficult finding true and genuine mentorship within the company.
    - Oil and gas industry - the male/female dynamics continue to be a bit of a challenge (unconscious bias).

    Advice to Management

    - Create more opportunities for individuals to meet and network for mentorship and sponsorship. When BP cut the watering hole, it cut the employees ability to socialize and find that great mentor that will help me drive more value for BP. Remember, there is no such thing as a free lunch. BP DOES get a lot out of it.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good compensation"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensations, easy place to work, and friendly people.

    Cons

    Hard to connect with the company; internal opportunities are ear-marked for favorite people, the application process is typically just to check the box.

    Advice to Management

    Suggest having people with more experience in the leadership positions rather than young people with limited experiences.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "BP - Good Company but could do more to be great!"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay! Great resources! Good people and nice culture overall. Very diverse workforce with people from various backgrounds and countries of origin.

    Cons

    Too many gates to getting things done. A lot of inefficiencies as people that have nothing to do with your job are given opportunities to weigh in on things that don't concern them; a big strain on ones autonomy. Too much office politics. With ultimate leadership seated in the U.K. various leaders in the U.S. use that to their advantage to control information. Many times making themselves look good while not necessarily giving an accurate account of those at their peer level or lower. Progression in the org seemed to be more about who you know more so than what you know and contribute.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the numerous VP titles and make more people simply Directors. Remove the false perceptions of power granted by those titles. Learn better spending and budgeting practices. One of the biggest problems I observed coming into the org was that they were accustomed to spending money in a way that made no sense. That may have been fine when big oil was booming but now that the market has somewhat collapsed, those spending habits are not possible and I wasn't convinced they had caught on before I left.


  7. "technical designer lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The working culture is flexible

    Cons

    Changing jobs are not easy any more


  8. Helpful (3)

    "BPL48 does not equal BP"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice offices, front line employees are great, flat organization, large resource base, relocating to Denver, Resource development is a high priority.

    Cons

    BPL48 is still acting like gas is <$1/MCFD and <$30/bbl, cutting people and safety processes. Result is poorer production and an unsafe work environment.

    Advice to Management

    You can replace people intelligence with algorithms.


  9. "HRBP"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HRBP in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - HRBP in Houston, TX
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits, good support

    Cons

    lack of continuity, struggled to find the right answer for policy unless you network. Spent more time searching through systems rather than actually being really productive

    Advice to Management

    It is a global issue within BP and known HR issue that policies are so vague and it leaves the HRBP to make a judge call when it comes down to it.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - AP Lead Scheduler in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - AP Lead Scheduler in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BP full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They have great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Weak-knee management spends millions on new processes only to not support it when it comes to change management.

    Advice to Management

    You cannot control costs if you don't control the work. Planning and Scheduling is much more important than you want to admit to yourself.


  11. "PROJECT MANAGER"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has sound processes, tools and procedure with sound safety culture in place

    Cons

    Long term evaluations of employee retain is a challenge, growth within the company is a challenge too.

    Advice to Management

    BP is a sound company but the management need to keep employees who are trained in BP processes and training in current projects and limit hiring from outside in a higher grade than internal talent.


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