BP Reviews | Glassdoor

BP Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
463 reviews

Filter

Filter

US - All Cities

4.0
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
BP Group Chief Executive Bob Dudley
Bob Dudley
196 Ratings

463 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
  • Good environment as work-life balance is well appreciated, a lot of positive vibes from the peers which creates good energy to work (in 308 reviews)

  • They have great pay and benefits (in 57 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance suffers somewhat (in 38 reviews)

  • Vacancies depend on oil price environment (in 56 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AP Lead Scheduler in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - AP Lead Scheduler in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Weak-knee management spends millions on new processes only to not support it when it comes to change management.

    Advice to Management

    You cannot control costs if you don't control the work. Planning and Scheduling is much more important than you want to admit to yourself.


  2. "Excellent Company at the Professional level"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CI Lead in Whiting, IN
    Current Employee - CI Lead in Whiting, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Pay, Resources, and experience

    Cons

    Refining is very different than other areas within BP.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good Benefits, lots of Termoil"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pipeline Inspection Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Pipeline Inspection Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits (pension, 401k matching, health, vision dental, FMLA plan, etc...). They also have competitive pay , bonus plan, and stock options.

    Cons

    Constantly reorganizing and laying people off. My business unit has Reorg'ed 4 times in the last 5 years. Always concerned about your job and cannot build any continuity on your teams.

    Advice to Management

    Stop chocking off your employees with continual restructuring. Do not have confidence in the long term viability of the company when you sell off assets and restructure 4 out of 5 years.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "PROJECT MANAGER"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has sound processes, tools and procedure with sound safety culture in place

    Cons

    Long term evaluations of employee retain is a challenge, growth within the company is a challenge too.

    Advice to Management

    BP is a sound company but the management need to keep employees who are trained in BP processes and training in current projects and limit hiring from outside in a higher grade than internal talent.


  6. "awesome"

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

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

    Pros

    great future starter. great for recent grad

    Cons

    none. everything and everyone is helpful

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "Great Company for Engineers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary/benefits, interesting work, many dedicated people. Good place for getting experience.

    Cons

    Seasoned employees are not valued as much as new hires. Almost impossible to progress as a non-engineer (this is what accounts for the single star rating for career opportunities). Work-Life balance is not as the company portrays in several career fields.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink the global business model. It may be appropriate to run everything from London/Central Office for projects in other countries, but in the US it makes business less effective and more cumbersome. This also limits, if not eliminates upward mobility within the US business units.


  8. "Great Position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Well Monitoring Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Well Monitoring Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BP as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    compensation, two weeks on two weeks off schedule

    Cons

    long hours, somewhat disorganized, no room for advancement


  9. "Not only hard work ...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Planning and Commercial Advisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Planning and Commercial Advisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great folks and teammates. Flexible hours and culture that allows for schedule flexibility. Challenging work and a lot to learn from projects and people. You can make personal friends easily; not just have colleagues.

    Cons

    Networking and high visibility presence is a requirement for advancement. Networking, speaking at meetings, and taking projects outside your job/area is a must for promotion and "good grades". Hard work and quality products are valued as mediocre delivery.

    Advice to Management

    Value hard work that enables silent and smooth running. Speaking out for the sake of participation is not a value, but "image management".


  10. "Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Anchorage, AK
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BP as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good bennifits, advancement

    Cons

    Away from home a lot

    Advice to Management

    Non


  11. "Great company needs some tweaks"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Great benefits
    People Genuine care

    Cons

    Indecision at the top at times
    Message from below not filtered up to decision makers
    Group think

    Advice to Management

    Great ideas updip but not receiving true feedback and concerns from below. Reach down and give the space for honest criticism and you will go a lot further. Front line managers is the pulse of what is really going on.


Showing 840 of 2,198 reviews
Reset Filters