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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)

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

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  1. "Caring company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.


  2. "Experience as engineer at BP"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.

  3. "Process Safety Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for, with notable caveats"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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!


  5. "IST Intern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IST Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IST Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture and environment. Everyone is helpful and not up tight.

    Cons

    Hard to get in touch with upper management.


  6. "Good company with wide career opportunities"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Commercial Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Commercial Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Large company presents career choices including international assignments, although those are becoming limited in the low oil price environment

    Cons

    Self advocacy for role moves and promotions including international assignments (becoming limited) with no / limited functional / centralized approach to talent development

    Advice to Management

    People / talent management essential with the aging workforce and new approaches required for younger generations


  7. "Avoid at all costs"

    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is industry standard which is high for oil industry. recently seeing some better business decisions being made.

    Cons

    Long history of poor management despite having some great people from the Amoco era.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your human resources as an asset not just a FTE to cut with low oil prices.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to work, needs to maintain the watering hole"

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

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

    Pros

    - overall excellent, intelligent and competent leadership
    - the BP core expected behaviors
    - some work/life balance flexibility such as remote working and flex time. Focus is on delivery and not face time.

    Cons

    - If you are under 40, the health insurance cost is high due to the higher risk pool at BP
    - While you own your own career, it is difficult finding true and genuine mentorship within the company.
    - Oil and gas industry - the male/female dynamics continue to be a bit of a challenge (unconscious bias).

    Advice to Management

    - Create more opportunities for individuals to meet and network for mentorship and sponsorship. When BP cut the watering hole, it cut the employees ability to socialize and find that great mentor that will help me drive more value for BP. Remember, there is no such thing as a free lunch. BP DOES get a lot out of it.


  9. "Project Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse set of projects, offers ample opportunity for exposure and growth

    Cons

    Processes and guidelines - too many of them

    Advice to Management

    Simplify, continuously improve


  10. "Overall great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportunities to explore different areas of the business.

    Cons

    You can get lost in the size of the company if you don't connect and get involved.


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