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BP Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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  • The work-life balance I espoused in the section above is sometimes thrown out of wack (in 43 reviews)

  • Job security is highly sensible to oil price having constant layoffs than its competitors (in 59 reviews)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "BP - Pushing forward"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BP (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Great People, Culture , Art. Good Benefits

    Cons

    Slow to move on projects , a bit bloated at the top.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "BP at its best and worst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great compensation
    diverse workforce
    excellent working environment
    flexible working terms available

    Cons

    constant change and shifting of priorties
    career development and promotion not based on merit or performance
    internal job posting system is opaque,
    mid level management focused on personal advancement based on promoting the lastest "initiative" rather that whats best for the businesd overall

    Advice to Management

    stop the initiatives, shift focus from personal performance to team results.


  4. "GWO team leader"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Drilling Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Review of Companies"

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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
    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.

  8. "Large company with opportunities available"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Working in Refining Technology & Engineering department"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company pays extremely well for people with experience that they need.

    Cons

    Industry is under financial stress, company is cutting staff in response. Corporate culture is tribal.


  10. "Overall a good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    The people, the benefits, the flexible hours.

    Cons

    The layoffs caused by the drops in the energy industry.

    Advice to Management

    Overall the Management was quite good and cared about the employees.


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