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BP Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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  • The work-life balance I espoused in the section above is sometimes thrown out of wack (in 43 reviews)

  • Cyclic industry with job security depending on oil price (in 57 reviews)

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  1. "BP (BHW) Owenton RD Frankfort, KY"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Frankfort, KY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Frankfort, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at BP part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment, Friendly customers, easy to get along with co-workers

    Cons

    sell bad meat, when the chicken is green the manager still makes you cook it and serve it. needs to be deeply cleaned

    Advice to Management

    grow a [air and stand up to the coworkers not doing their jobs. Be a real manager and set boundaries instead of letting everyone walk all over you.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "BP"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Wayne, NJ
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Wayne, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    BP is a good company. The compensation is good and the benefits are very good. The people are good and the facilities are acceptable.

    Cons

    The market/industry is very difficult right now. Raises have been minimal for several years. They have reduced/eliminated benefits. Opportunities for advancement are virtually non-existent. Many very good employees are leaving the company and morale is very low.

    Advice to Management

    My advice is to "walk the talk" regarding people being the most important asset: deliver reasonable annual increases, provide training and opportunities for advancement, and the returns on that investment will be tremendous.

  3. "Administrative assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BP (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It gave me a paycheck

    Cons

    Hostile people, no room for growth

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Where is this company going?"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not much to say here.

    Cons

    They speak about thier compliance and ethics culture but manipulate to a fit for purpose.

    Advice to Management

    Management thinks they can do nothing wrong. They need to take a look in the mirror first and cleanup their own act


  5. Helpful (1)

    "View of BP Pipelines & Logistics"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hobart, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hobart, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BP (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    1. Have established procedures for safety and operations and have implemented assurance plans.
    2. Pay is ok and benefits are very good.

    Cons

    1. Management seems to micro-manage costs and employees and misses big opportunities for savings and success because of this.
    2. Selling large number of assets over the past decade and struggling to compete because of back office cost per asset.

    Advice to Management

    BP needs to quit micro-managing and spend time using all of the processes they have to better manage project costs instead of letting a few processes be a burden. Some of those burdens can be lifted by following processes for exceptions that could actually save millions.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "No Longer One of the Best Places to Work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits: Health Benefits, 401K match, and Pension are among the best in Houston. Cannot be beat. Campus perks such as on site doctors office, dental office, optometrist, and pharmacy available to employees. Access to child development center/ daycare on site and at a discounted price for employees. Two well equipped gyms with new equipment and staffed with personal trainers. Overtime available to some positions. Great Diversity and Inclusion program and a very inclusive culture.

    Cons

    Due to the slump in oil prices this company has really passed along the pinch to its employees. Upper management is taking away the prized "work life balance" structure. and removing the option to work on 9/80 schedules. No more private offices, cramming the occupants of 2-3 buildings into 1 building and requiring everyone to be at work everyday instead of flex scheduling. Changing all offices to open concept. They took away all land lines and office telephones, all communications have moved to Skype only. Management has cut down on office perks and benefits. Janitorial services cut down. Charitable donations cut. Cafeteria food is expensive and terrible. No clear communication from management to their subordinates. No room for career growth. Personal development plans and bonuses are not based on individual performance and are not in control of your manager but based on group level performance. A lot of lay offs and cut backs and not much hope for the remaining employees. Very low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hurting the employees that have proved to be loyal over the years. Management has taken drastic measures to reduce costs, that is understandable, but blatantly taking advantage of employees in vulnerable positions already is uncalled for and greedy.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Offshore Planner"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Offshore Planner in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Offshore Planner in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and reasonable salaries. Worked with some good people over the years and are as close as family. The work environment outside Houston was genuine.

    Cons

    Younger management in key roles with no management or people experience. BP used to be a mature company with great values but has given way to inexperience and management tactics that now discourage speaking up and sharing concerns. If you're not in agreement with management, you're potentially a target for termination. Strongly considering my future with this company. The falling price of oil has really shown me BP's true colors. Not a pretty sight.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously consider the decisions you are making by empowering those in management that have had very little time in the company and very little experience dealing with those of us that have dedicated our lives and families to the company. These people are creating a tumorous environment that will destroy BP from the inside.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Recruitment Advisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Advisor in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Recruitment Advisor in Katy, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Warm environment, good people, descent pay.

    Cons

    Archaic Management, Major Politics, cliquish, no real established pattern for success.

    Advice to Management

    Cut out the many layers of management and implement plans.


  9. "Techical Support Representative"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warrenville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warrenville, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexible with shifts, Good Holiday package.

    Cons

    Layoffs, Micro Management and poor management, No growth


  10. "Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Warrenville, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Warrenville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, BRG's Career Advancement, Work home life balance

    Cons

    Management is very biased and there is much favoritism. If you are not "in" you don't stand a chance. Work performance doesn't mean anything at BP, Leads

    Advice to Management

    Don't push the little guy around


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