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BP Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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  • The work-life balance I espoused in the section above is sometimes thrown out of wack (in 43 reviews)

  • Job security is highly sensible to oil price having constant layoffs than its competitors (in 59 reviews)

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  1. "Techical Support Representative"

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    • 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


  2. "Analyst"

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    • 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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "HS Team Lead"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HS Team Lead in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - HS Team Lead in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, great pay but the best asset are the great coworkers.

    Cons

    Oil price effects job security substantially and office politics determine who stays and who goes.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize the talent you have and if you don't know, ask the people who do know.


  4. "cashier/manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Jackson, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Jackson, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    small employer with many varied tasks in the day. Small family business in the small town of Jackson Tennessee. It was a good job.

    Cons

    Not enough employees so you got to work too many hours at times. This business is prone to be robbed a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more quality employees and pay your employees a more competitive wage. Better systems in place for your employees safety.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "It depends"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BP (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Historically had senior managers with both deep knowledge and integrity, that has changed

    Cons

    Think of a career there as short-term. Take the knowledge you can, and figure out the good processes and take those and then move on. Nepotism trumps talent as well as heavy politics. It's not about who's the most qualified, but who's the most heavily networked. That environment does promote loyalty or long-term interest. Lots of global downsizing attributed to oil prices.

    Advice to Management

    Let people know at the outset that it's networking more so than doing a great job that leads to recognition and promotions.


  6. "HR Business Partner"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Outstanding pay and benefits
    * 9/80's for those who work in the business
    * Technical folks are outstanding

    Cons

    * HR Leadership is very poor
    * No 9/80's for Corporate HR --- it is enforced by some departments and not others. BP proclaims to be 'inclusive' but this is not an inclusive practice
    * Takes forever to fire incompetent people

    Advice to Management

    Hire leadership who have competency in leading. I worked in a group that had 7 Directors in 6 years which led to very poor morale on the team. Also, in my entire career (20+ years), I never saw so many employees taking sick leave due to severe workload and stress. I also never saw so many Code of Conduct violations being reported on my team. I still cannot believe that senior leadership never took note of this. The only reason I stayed was because of the 'golden handcuffs' of good pay and benefits. However, when I look back, I don't know how I made it - the level of dysfunction was rampant but nobody had the 'courage' to fix it.


  7. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay; good benefits, opportunities for learning.

    Cons

    High expectations, not a lot of flexibility or work/life balance. Opportunities for growth are limited.

  8. "Category Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Category Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Category Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BP (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big producers, but awaiting to have another accident due to lack of structure

    Cons

    Lack of organization and poor sr. management accountability, no loyal with employees


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Show stopper"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Drilling Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Drilling Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Used to not sack people very easily but that changed lately a lot.

    Cons

    1. Too much office politics.
    2. Career advancement happens purely on personal relationship basis - not performance level.
    3. Pay is not really good compared to other companies.
    4. No standard way of people management throughout the company.

    Advice to Management

    Set clear objectives to meet for people to move ahead in their careers and get promoted. "Behavioral" assessment is too open to interpretation and managers use this to promote the people they like and give lower appraisals to people that performed in the top tier.


  10. "So-So"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Operations in Toledo, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay, decent benefits. Lots of overtime, but only on a voluntary basis. Lots of room for advancement, and excellent union protection.

    Cons

    Company does not care if they kill people. BP has killed before and will kill again. They stretch people and equipment to the limit to save money then act surprised when they blow things up.

    Advice to Management

    Get over your phony "values" and get down to the business of actually running your facilities. Fire some HR people and replace them with actual workers to make sure you don't cause any more explosions.


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