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Updated February 19, 2018
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BP Group Chief Executive Bob Dudley
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  • Not much time for your family at work/life balance relates (in 46 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
    • 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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    BP has a very collaborative environment

    Cons

    Lot's of stakeholders implementing anything


  2. "More welcome to change than you might think"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Willingness to take on new ideas, plenty of resources, great benefits.

    Cons

    Employee base can stick around for the benefits only (which are great) but can be resistant to change.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be ashamed of our industry

  3. "Project Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Whiting, IN
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Whiting, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair Pay / Benefits
    Challenging / Engaging Projects and Opportunities to be a Part of
    Open to Professional Development Opportunities (certifications, continuing education, etc)
    Large Company that Provides Many Opportunities for Networking (both in and out of the company)
    I have had positive experiences with direct line managers - professional and supportive

    Cons

    Promotion Opportunities / Career Paths Not Transparent
    Work / Life Balance not Always Respected
    Top Down Leadership Style from Site / Company Leadership Team (disconnected from the do-ers)

    Advice to Management

    Create greater transparency in career path / promotional / pay-scale processes. Take greater care to consider work / life balance of dedicated employees. Engage front line employees when pursuing improvement initiatives.


  4. "Petrophysicist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geoscientist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Geoscientist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balace, benefits, decent pay, not anything else I think of.

    Cons

    Confused management, very bureaucratic, no tranparency in ratings, people who do nothing but just blabber and do hollow talkings are promoted first, hard works not rewarded, constant reorgnization, company and management clueless about what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Make your vision and priorities clear, reward hard work not just talks. Remove undeserving managers.


  5. "Negative experience"

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    Former Employee - Drilling Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Drilling Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good salary, never disturbed during days-off, good bonus at end of year.

    Cons

    Management does not care much about development of Night Drilling Supervisors. Feedback on performance not objective.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more time to your personnel.


  6. "super"

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    Former Employee - Clerk in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Clerk in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BP part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    excellent, super, marvelous, remarkable, no doubt

    Cons

    nothing, nothing right now, no comments, no worries, no bad

    Advice to Management

    super


  7. "Great career path for chemical engineers"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Blaine, WA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Blaine, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, including insurance, pension, high match on 401(k), matching charitable donations. Salary lower than competitors but total package is competitive. Wide array of job and career options, especially for those with chemical engineering backgrounds (arguably the core discipline especially in the downstream side of the business). More freedom than some of its competitors who centrally dictate many of the decisions. Largely self-directed career planning.

    Cons

    Oftentimes the centrally run initiatives and programs lack foresight and effectiveness. Managers often speak of simplification but very few of them will stand up to their superiors when push comes to shove and push back against senseless work. While it can be great as an engineer to have ample opportunities at all levels of management, engineers aren't always the most charismatic leaders and the culture reflects that.

    Advice to Management

    Think more about leadership and talent development than managing your way to the top.

  8. "Officer"

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    Former Employee - Guy in La Place, LA
    Former Employee - Guy in La Place, LA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice place and good folks to keep the process moving and what not

    Cons

    Money and such is the concern for the man

    Advice to Management

    Here you go


  9. "Overall Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, good compensation and reward structure, Collaborative work environment

    Cons

    Organizational structuring changed at least twice during a five year period, layoffs due drop in oil prices, Nepotism

    Advice to Management

    Work to retain and professionally develop a diverse workforce.


  10. "Terrible Employer - Terrible Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits; however, these will not compensate for culture you will endure.

    Cons

    Good ol boys club. Your success will be measured (and compensated)through your ability to turn your head at unethical events and look the other way or to take part in these unethical events. This takes place from the top down.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and treat your employees with respect and allow for a work/life benefits in the U.S. as you allow for in the U.K.


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