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BP Reviews

Updated April 20, 2018
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  • Not much time for your family at work/life balance relates (in 49 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Well Site Leader in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Well Site Leader in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you can get in to BP you are set for life.

    Cons

    There are no cons at BP.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Responsible"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resource in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resource in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company made a huge investment of time, money and human capital to address the needs of those impacted in the gulf.

    Cons

    It seemed like nothing BP did was going to be enough. So they continued to try to do the best they could.

    Advice to Management

    Give constructive feedback to the team. Do allow individuals to sit on your team and not either develop them or help them identify other opportunities.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Trade Floor Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company has awesome benefits: 7% match t 401k and 7% profit sharing contribution to a pension plan. After 50, you start accumulating health insurance benefits for retirement.

    Cons

    This company has too many mid-level managers. Everything decision or action takes 3 meetings. There are managers, directors and VP's that have managers or team leads just to go to meetings.

    The ethics and management approach to Macondo Well disaster is indicative of how this company runs day to day. This company always operates in the grey area of ethics. The attitude is not what is right, but what can we get away with and what will it cost if we get caught. Most of the top talent leaves after vesting because of the toxic atmosphere.

    This is a company living in the old world of cronyism. It is not what you know, but who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Take ethics and compliance seriously. Cut the dead weight lifers promoted to management and are hanging in their position because they have no real marketable skills, but create bureaucracy. And, get rid the factious ranking process for incentive bonuses if they are really "discretionary" from the beginning.

    Your word and integrity can never be repurchased. Ethics is a way to operate not a meaningless slogan.


  4. "BP Trading Houston"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Development Program in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Development Program in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great roles. People really do take the time to teach you. Competitive pay.

    Cons

    Long program (3 years). Not very much turnover with traders so difficult to get seat.

    Advice to Management

    Less focus on cost cuts and more on driving growth in the environment we are in


  5. "BP America"

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    Former Employee - Production Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Production Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training, great benefits, competitive salary

    Cons

    Process heavy, poor leadership, not enough career growth anymore.


  6. "BP Alaska PMT and Activity Planning Functional Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PMT Functional Planning Lead in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - PMT Functional Planning Lead in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good overall review. Good Benefits. In general the Management structure in Alaska worked fairly well. I will work for BP again if given the opportunity

    Cons

    Some large companies take time to adapt new technological advances resulting in inefficiencies and delays. Implementing changes also takes more time and cannot guarantee to work.

    Advice to Management

    I agree that rightsizing over the past years had been the right way to go as the company have definitely been fairly inefficient until a couple of years back.


  7. "Head Chemist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Chemist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule salary team spirit

    Cons

    location office space space is tight sharing an office

    Advice to Management

    relocate

  8. "Performance Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Performance Analyst in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Performance Analyst in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and work environment and salary.

    Cons

    Work life balance and more agile work options would be nice.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Work Environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Whiting, IN
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Whiting, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to multiple disciplines, experiences, and different business elements

    Cons

    Rapid turn over of upper management. New managers were not aware of the experience and capabilities of many senior employees.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce activities mandated by corporate, reduce initiatives and focus on core business activities.


  10. "Interview"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Suppervisor in Whiting, IN
    Current Employee - Shift Suppervisor in Whiting, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good diversity of opportunities within this company.

    Cons

    It's a critical part of everyday life and safe operations rely on innovation technology .

    Advice to Management

    Always looking for ways to stopping the problems and working better.


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