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BP Reviews

Updated December 13, 2017
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  • The work-life balance I espoused in the section above is sometimes thrown out of wack (in 43 reviews)

  • Oil prices went down and career opportunities reduced (in 60 reviews)

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  1. "Large company with opportunities available"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In the Downstream worked on meaningful projects that really made a difference to employees and their safety. Smart and down to earth co workers. Excellent compensation for someone in a functional role coming from outside of oil and gas.

    Cons

    Upstream was a bit too sure they had it right. Senior leadership little too polished to be relatable.

    Advice to Management

    Seemed like the higher up managers were in the organization they lost sight of the reality on the ground.


  2. "Working in Refining Technology & Engineering department"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company pays extremely well for people with experience that they need.

    Cons

    Industry is under financial stress, company is cutting staff in response. Corporate culture is tribal.

  3. "Overall a good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people, the benefits, the flexible hours.

    Cons

    The layoffs caused by the drops in the energy industry.

    Advice to Management

    Overall the Management was quite good and cared about the employees.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Low pay for the hours"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Automation Specialist in Rawlins, WY
    Former Employee - Automation Specialist in Rawlins, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people in the workforce. Use of company truck. Decent severance package. Day light shift only. Was a good company to work for before Lower 48 spin-off.

    Cons

    Management micro manages horribly! Managers are self centered. Not leaders just inefficient bosses. Zero concern for well being of team members.

    Advice to Management

    Replace yourselves with people who know how to run an oil field!


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Team leads roles are mostly an extra layer to deliver meesages upward and not downward."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary
    Keeps trying to be progressive and hopefully one day reaches the goal

    Cons

    Micromanagement
    Unable to follow its own rules
    Rewards those who speak with lots of words not the authors or inventors

    Advice to Management

    Remove HR advisors that rubber stamp manager's wishes.
    Test for professional competence and do not rely on hiring manager's recommendation to hire his/her friend.


  7. Helpful (13)

    "Great company to work and develop your career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SDM in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - SDM in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A company that keeps its business running despite decreasing oil prices

    Cons

    Constant layoffs and lack of job security

  8. "Supply Chain Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Supply Chain Management in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Director, Supply Chain Management in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    its a job, but until supply chain leadership gets their act together, only one you want if you have no other options

    Cons

    Supply Chain function leadership is very weak, with an unsustainable strategy that is not aligned with the businesses objectives

    Advice to Management

    Clean house


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Instrument and Controls Engineer - Global Project Organization"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instrumentation and Controls Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Instrumentation and Controls Engineer in Houston, TX
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, great bonus structure, good work and personal life balance.

    Cons

    I worked as a contract employee for many years, and developed strong relationships, and reputation for delivering. After 6 years, I was hired directly and continued to perform exceptional at every role, exceeded expectations on performance reviews, received many spot bonuses, but was laid off as soon as an assignment I was working on was completed, without much help from management to help me find another assignment and continue to develop my career.


  10. "customer service"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Asheboro, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Asheboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Steady work and I got to work with good people.

    Cons

    Company was sold out in 2014 by heirs.

    Advice to Management

    none, company no more in business


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