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Updated December 16, 2018
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  1. "Very stable, decent pay, reasonable growth opportunities."

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Wayne, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Big company, nice pay & benefits

    Cons

    no people development, management just care about his/her career development

  3. "Leaders needed"

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    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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Forward thinking for an energy company. Trying to stay up with technology.

    Cons

    Poor mid and senior level managers (VPs). Very little actual leadership. Large initiatives are rolled out piecemeal which causes confusion and poor uptake of the message.


  4. "Tech"

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    Former Employee - Tech in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Tech in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BP (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Training opportunity many times a year

    Cons

    Career development to get 5 words

    Advice to Management

    Good job so far for everything


  5. "Excellent work environment"

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    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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Breadth of work/projects are amazing.

    Cons

    Large company = slow movement due to numerous discussions needed to agree on course of action.


  6. "BP"

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    Current Employee - Automation in Houston, PA
    Current Employee - Automation in Houston, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great about working with for sick leave or family issues.

    Cons

    A lot of red tape and processes on top of processes.

    Advice to Management

    less is more


  7. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits are not bad

    Cons

    Too much politics, gender discrimination in favor of women, poor managment

  8. "BP America Review"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefit and a lot of learning

    Cons

    1) Creepy work environment
    2) Career progression relies ONLY on who you know (Nepotism)

    Advice to Management

    Leadership need to be shaeveled (new outsider blood)


  9. Helpful (1)

    "For most people career ends at 40 - got worse under Kerry Dryburgh’s leadership."

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, health insurance, relocation benefits.

    Cons

    Culture
    They called themselves “diplomats” but most employees call them “unethical politicians”.

    Advice to Management

    Do not het caught up in the politics and make decisions based on what is right for both the company and the employees. Remember one of BPs values is COURAGE.


  10. "I felt heard and valued"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BP (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was a contractor in the GCRO but was listened to and valued like an employee. I was eligible for companywide awards (and won one), I went to training like an employee, etc.

    Cons

    When the price of oil declines, some people lose their jobs. That's the way it is in every corner of the exploration & production business.