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Updated February 19, 2019
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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Very stable, decent pay, reasonable growth opportunities."

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    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Everyone treats each other with respect.
    -Very flexible in terms of home life.
    -Back in growth means more opportunities for advancement.
    -Very good about promoting from within.

    Cons

    -Some positions can still be hard to reach unless you know someone, regardless of merit.
    -We’ve been stuck in a shrinking headcount environment for so long that people tend to switch jobs every 2 years. This leads to a lot of “jack of all trade and masters of none” types. Also leads to a constant chaotic environment in terms of getting things done.
    -Still a stigma between the GBS and the imbedded business.

    Advice to Management

    A lot of good things are happening on the London side of things, but it can feel like the brand presence in the US has been abandoned and left to fend for itself sometimes.
    The Brand is too valuable to be ran by jobbership programs. They don’t help the brand image, company operations do, bring them back.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Can be a great company to work for..."

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    Current Employee - Commodity Risk in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Commodity Risk in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Salary, Benefits, Bonuses and ability to work from home.

    Cons

    You need to network or politics can keep you from moving up. Lack of communication falls on employee if you're not active and aggressive. If you are too aggressive, being proactive, that too can work against you.

  3. "Rig Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Rig Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Rig Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work-life balance is often good, generally treated fairly

    Cons

    work-life balance can get very unbalanced at times, certain managers have unrealistic expectations.


  4. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Order Management Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Order Management Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Workload is very high, no wor life balance


  5. "GBS employee"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Accountant in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Coworkers help one another most of the time but not all the time

    Cons

    - about 30 employees always get promoted or change positions, usually every 2 years, you get to know them after a while, most are snobby women, they promote one another
    - slave type work, repetitive, boring work
    - many coworkers have low self worth


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Machinist in Whiting, IN
    Current Employee - Machinist in Whiting, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are ok not the best

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen to employees. Morale is very low. They would rather have non union contractors instead of a union work force. Insurance is expensive and goes up every year.


  7. "Safe place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Inspector in Blaine, WA
    Former Employee - Inspector in Blaine, WA

    I worked at BP full-time

    Pros

    Safe place to work at in the area

    Cons

    Rotation schedule was a bit hard for a family

  8. "Great company, great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durango, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durango, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great benefits, exciting technology.

    Cons

    Hard to advance career, divesting gas assets.


  9. "BP"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Wilmington, OH
    Former Employee - Cashier in Wilmington, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great hours and great people

    Cons

    Supervisors not helpful to employees

    Advice to Management

    Hire someone that wants to be helpful


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Incompetence at its maximum, no upward movement for those who are not the favorites"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay (and that's about it)

    Cons

    This place is teeming with incompetent employees, especially managers. BP goes out of its way to protect incompetent managers that waste the company hundreds of millions of dollars instead of sacking them. The company is very clique-y and if you're not part of the ones that managers like, even if you do your job well, the managers will make sure to get rid of you and replace you with one of their buddies. It's very dogmatic and behind the times. BP is not a leader in the industry, it's a follower. Instead of coming up with new ideas, they just keep reworking the same problem over and over with the same mindset and never find a solution to anything. Anyone that tries to challenge dogma and come up with new ideas is considered a trouble-maker and someone that rocks the boat. Management doesn't want anyone to think outside the box and come up with solutions to problems, even though they say ad nauseam that they do, because God forbid that someone exposes their incompetence. All they want is complacent worker bees that keep their heads down and brown nose managers' insatiable egos. No wonder Exxon and the other majors think of BP as a joke. When this company continues to compare their performance to those of the minors instead of the majors, you know there's something seriously wrong. Instead of improving their standards, they just set the bar very low.