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Updated November 20, 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. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Cashier in Midland, MI

    I worked at BP (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good hours, good pay and Thom was good to work for

    Cons

    Sometimes they would have you close then open the very next morning.


  2. "Project Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BP (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    One of the best companies that I have ever worked for. They beleive in their core values, putting safety and family first., s well as giving back to the community. There is always an abundance of resources to get any job completed successfully, and always a team environment to work in, as well as a good atmosphere. Nine-Eighty work schedule.

    Cons

    When some of the past incidents took place, more Btitts starting being placed in management roles and it really started changing the company.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make your employees so scared to sign off on paperwork , especially change management, MOC's or anything involving signatures just because past experiences didn't go so well.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Good Company Poor Management Style"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Petrochemicals in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Petrochemicals in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Total compensation of salary and bonus very good vs industry.

    Cons

    From middle management up through senior executives it is a popularity game in order to move your career forward. Sucking up is worth more than delivering value in your role. Culture is at all time low as yearly layoffs have been in place for the last three years. The money is not worth the drama.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage people, not take care of friends.


  4. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Director in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment with respect amongst colleagues and work life balance.

    Cons

    Chaotic, matrixed organization can be hard to navigate


  5. "Tough Environment"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Procurement Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable compensation, bonus program, and stock for senior level employees.

    Cons

    Tough environment for the last 7 years, multiple restructurings, no operating model given enough time to work.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the constant restructuring.


  6. "production operations"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Technician in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Field Technician in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefites , time off , the working people

    Cons

    upper management , does not want to listen

    Advice to Management

    listen to the people that do the work


  7. "Caring company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in New Florence, MO
    Former Employee - Cashier in New Florence, MO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, caring, appreciates hard work from employees

    Cons

    Low wages, and limited benifits.

  8. "Experience as engineer at BP"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great health care benefits and 401k matching. Good focus on work and life balance and focus on staff care. Strong focus on safety, ethics and compliancy.
     Overall I enjoyed my time at this employer!

    Cons

    This is a large company and that tends to lead to more bureaucracy and red tape. It takes longer to get these done than it would in a smaller production company.


  9. "Process Safety Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Safety Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Process Safety Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employees are compensated based upon a merit and accomplishments.

    Cons

    The oil and gas industry has is downturns.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for, with notable caveats"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Whiting, IN
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Whiting, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at a refinery is never going to be a typical/relaxing 8-5 gig, but generally speaking, the work-life balance is rather good. Overall compensation is relatively on par with industry competitors.

    Cons

    Not the most popular company or industry to work in at the moment. The work-life balance I espoused in the section above is sometimes thrown out of wack. It also seems like our individual site goes through a re-organization every 3-5 years, which creates more hassle and work than anything else.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify management and decision-making processes and then get out of the way!


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