BP Reviews

Updated May 12, 2021

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BP Chief Executive Officer  Bernard Looney
Bernard Looney
24 Ratings
Pros
  • "good work environment / learning experience(in 219 reviews)

  • "Very interesting work and good benefits(in 186 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Promote work life balance but expectations from colleagues are different(in 71 reviews)

  • "Can be slow in decision making at times(in 70 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Good Company

      Apr 15, 2021 - Data Specialist in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing collaboration with other gifted employees

      Cons

      a lot of changes in the oil and gas industry

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Lots of positives and a few negatives

      May 11, 2021 - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I appreciate the net zero ambitions

      Cons

      Stock options have little value as stock keeps dropping price

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      overall success

      May 11, 2021 - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      outstanding purpose/goal; great people and safety first!

      Cons

      some corporate politics; urgent ad hoc tasks

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Work for BP Recommendation A+

      May 11, 2021 - Technical Administrative Assistant in Toledo, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Best co-workers and team atmosphere I've ever worked .

      Cons

      There were no downsides for me.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      the new bp

      May 10, 2021 - Senior Project Manager in Whiting, IN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      new vision for the future creates new opportunities outside of traditional oil and gas

      Cons

      recent reorg reduces immediate opportunities for advancement

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good Company in Midst of Reinvention

      Apr 26, 2021 - Appraisal Engineer in Whiting, IN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good compensation and benefits. Always had good line managers who treated me fairly. Respectful culture.

      Cons

      Poor work life balance. Very disorganized and bureaucratic. Hard to shift to different parts of the business.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Transforming Company

      May 5, 2021 - Senior Vice President Operations in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      flexible working, large company with potential to travel

      Cons

      may be too large, shrinking in traditional hydrocarbon business

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Working at BP

      May 4, 2021 - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great salary, benefits and people.

      Cons

      Long work hours, which can be stressful at times.

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Beware of BP

      Jan 8, 2021 - Category Specialist in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The work is interesting and the coworkers are generally friendly. I was always paid on time.

      Cons

      You should be aware that BP has an official program that involves paying financial incentives to managers when diversity targets are met for women and/or Black employees. If you are a non-Black male, I strongly urge you to pursue other employers. Before I joined BP, the company had a reputation for two things: catastrophic accidents and layoffs. As a current employee, I think that reputation is well deserved. BP invests heavily in outsourcing technologies and the company retains an army of staff who design workflows and work processes for others. What this means is that your job will constantly change, it will constantly be designed and re-designed by people who lack experience in the roles and do not have endure the consequences of their decisions, and you will always be at risk of being laid off. I doubt you will ever have a feeling of job security, and because of that, your personal relationships and happiness will likely suffer. Believe me when I say that you do not want to work here. You will have a better career and better life elsewhere. The third and final thing that you should be aware of is that BP is excellent at saying no. I have never observed a single instance of BP saying yes to something that was not already explicitly approved in a policy. No matter the situation or circumstance, based on my experience, the answer will always be no. If you are reckless enough to accept a role at BP, you should expect to hear the word often.

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      If you want a positive experience with advancement, go elsewhere!

      Apr 15, 2021 - Manager in Wayne, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Proud automotive heritage; premium products; generous 401(k) match, education reimbursement and vacation.

      Cons

      No mobility or opportunity for promotion; 10,000-person cut in late 2020/early 2021 made all teams way too lean with people overworked with multiple jobs; cut budgets with expectations to deliver the same results; constant reorgs that move people in roles they do not want; poor leadership.

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