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BP Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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  • Good environment as work-life balance is well appreciated, a lot of positive vibes from the peers which creates good energy to work (in 311 reviews)

  • They have great pay and benefits (in 58 reviews)

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  1. "Lab Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Whiting, IN
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Whiting, IN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefit and salary. Great training.

    Cons

    May work shift and holidays.


  2. "Good company to work for, cares for emply"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Technician in Houston, TX
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very good about safety awareness

    Cons

    very good Management to work for


  3. "Catalyst Outage Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whiting, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whiting, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits package.

    Cons

    Cut backs due ti industry vulnerability

    Advice to Management

    Stop knee jerk reactions


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    "Upstream oil & gas major"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer/GoM Reserves Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer/GoM Reserves Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    BP is an excellent company to work for, offering competitive salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Job security is highly sensible to oil price having constant layoffs than its competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Plan project financials at lower oil prices so you can retain talented employees. It is not clever to let talented and higly trained employees leave the company after having invested in them a lot of time and money in training.


  6. "Chemist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Chemist in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits, training and flexibility

    Cons

    Recruiting takes a very long time

    Advice to Management

    Expedite recruitment process so that vacancies can be filled quickly


  7. "North Slope Pigging."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pigging Operator in Prudhoe Bay, AK
    Current Employee - Pigging Operator in Prudhoe Bay, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The schedule is fantastic, 2 week on 2 week off with vacation too. The facility is nice, good food but very cold Arctic conditions. I wish I had been here several years ago.

    Cons

    Its the Arctic. Temps can fall to -45 degrees and the wind can blow for days. All the locations are built above ground so there are a lot of stair climbing.

    Advice to Management

    Share what decisions are being made quicker.


  8. "Nice company overall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, gym at the campus, knowledgeable employees, work-life balance. They treat their employees with dignity and respect especially during restructuring.

    Cons

    Some employees can back-stabbed you especially when they feel that you know more than then and their lack of knowledge might be exposed. Some employees take credit for your work behind you. Their ranking system might need some improvement as it is not very fair as it sometimes has to do with your boss liking you even though you are not an exceptional employee, you might end up getting a very high ranking.

    Advice to Management

    Please look carefully into how team leads rank employees if the ranking reflects the actual work they did to merit it. Keep up the good work you are doing regarding treating employees with dignity and respect during lay offs.


  9. "When the music stopped, the glitter settled and the lights came on."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benifits. Very collaborative, diverse and inclusive environment. Lots of smart people. Good work-life balance. Fairly easy to move to other parts of the company.

    Cons

    Nearly all researchers across the company were laid off in 2015. This is the second time the company has taken such a U-turn on R&D. After a decade of frivolous spending on renewable energy, the company abandoned the effort completely. There is a top-down change in strategy every few years which leads to a lot of wasted effort. The company has a serious identity crisis. In the past the company could tolerate this waste and a huge overhead because of low oil prices and few competitors. Today the national oil companies (e.g. Aramco, Petrobras) and smaller leaner companies are pretty much up to speed on oil exploration and refining. Without research and development, BP has very little to bring to the table going forward.

    The layoffs have also created an hourglass demography with a lot of well-connected old men and some new graduates, but very few experienced young people. With such a demographic there is very little organic change and continuous improvement - which may explain why there is a top-down reorg every few years. These reorgs always push out the middle demographic which perpetuates the problem.

    Advice to Management

    Without innovation the company will almost certainly continue to loose marketshare. While there may be little appetite to reintroduce internal R&D, then the company should aim to become the front runner on deploying new technologies.

    Despite a solid graduate program and multiple publications on career development, very few young people actually progress into management. There should be more focus on promoting young people that can help bring change.


  10. "Director"

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

    I have been working at BP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Real talent hired Managers are skilled and committed to you advancement
    Company invests in employees with amazing talent and training tools

    Cons

    Big and takes some time to ramp up
    Segments are siloed but not for negative reasons just unique operating environments

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing
    Managers are expected to perform, at a high level just as employees are


  11. "Solid Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    On Site Amenities, Career Growth, Pay, Benefits

    Cons

    Large Company, Dwarfs Employees At Times, Bureaucracy gets in the way of progress.

    Advice to Management

    Don't become complacent.


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