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Updated August 16, 2017
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  • The work-life balance I espoused in the section above is sometimes thrown out of wack (in 43 reviews)

  • Cyclic industry with job security depending on oil price (in 57 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work and develop your career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SDM in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - SDM in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A company that keeps its business running despite decreasing oil prices

    Cons

    Constant layoffs and lack of job security


  2. "Hostile work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medical benefits are excellent with free fitness facilities and trainers on campus. Generally flexible working environment enabling reasonable balance between personal and professional lives, particularly for women with children.

    Cons

    HR has created a hostile work environment by acting as BP's 'progressive police'. A once wonderful work environment now boasts the likes of speech/behavior codes, mandatory 'diversity' training (think Google), and policies requiring employees to call out any and all 'perceived' offenses by colleagues and managers. Numerous employees are routinely 'written up' by HR under the broad offense of 'disrespectful behavior'. I was once proud to work for BP and remain saddened by it deterioration into a 'witch hunt' environment.

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    "Better Opportunities Now"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BP full-time

    Pros

    A) Excellent pay and benefits.
    B) Experience gained working with field operations was invaluable, second to none.

    Cons

    1) Weak mid-level management. Company standards inconsistently enforced and often bypassed in many areas.
    2) Target fixation on short-term profitability, at the expense of long-term viability.
    3) Excessive cronyism.
    4) Most of my team has found other employment.

    Advice to Management

    Per cons listed, work to ensure accountability at the management level, and reduce obsession on quarterly returns.


  4. "Measurement Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Measurement Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Measurement Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They do a very good jop with Pay

    Cons

    they could do a better job with the Work Family balance

    Advice to Management

    You need to reward the work that is done


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A Diminishing Industry that is fading quickly"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Average to good compensation and benefits

    Cons

    good ole boy network, constant churn, high bureaucracy, people are managed and judged by rumor and hearsay and not by tangibles.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the organization, stop playing favorites, do the work in restructuring business that make sense versus loping heads to fill quotas on reducing numbers to claim savings and success. walk the talk on values, its not just for the employees but leaders as well. Look closer at your leadership and management, especially during reorganization and not just the senior employees.


  6. "Worst company by far"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Homewood, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Homewood, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at BP (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are none to give

    Cons

    Everything if I could give this rating no stars I would

    Advice to Management

    Get new management one is racist and the other is a sec offender


  7. "Really Great people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BP full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People are helpful and amiable
    Trying to build diversity
    Manager is very good.
    Benefits are very good and considerate of evolving world
    Many all around great respectful people

    Cons

    Constant changes which is good and bad
    Can be long hours

  8. "Financial Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Performance Advisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Finance Performance Advisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment, fosters teamwork and learning. Ability to add value whenever possible.

    Cons

    Challenge to escalate to upper levels.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage and promote development.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Subsurface"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits, compressed working week, reasonably relaxed working environment with good camaraderie between colleagues.

    Cons

    Morale is currently very low. Most people appear to be staying only because the pay is so good and opportunities in the oil industry scarce at the moment. Opportunities for advancement very scarce and promotions process appears to be entirely arbitrary - no clarity or guidance from management on career progression. Very old fashioned company - currently focused on modernizing but held back by an aging, mostly British management.

    Advice to Management

    Need to start rewarding the high performers by promoting them and offering career advancement opportunities.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Experience Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BP full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great cafeteria, easy access to I-10, it takes middle manager a long time to fire people thus if you just need a place to consume day hours, tagged it.

    Cons

    Middle and upper managers often less capable in technical and managerial skills than those they supervised; thus your job will be to figure out how to work under that environment; no career path for most roles because the next level is stuck due to lack of skills; good salary but not enough to money to deal with the level of stalling due to lack of know how

    Advice to Management

    Hire HR professionals that can influence upper management to clean house - not be figure heads


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