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"Rough place to work"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Benefits are stellar, including 401(k) and pension plan. Salary is competitive for the industry. There is significant growth potential into the middle ranks if you're willing to switch your career path around, and be willing to move around the country a lot (especially to Houston).

Cons

Management is very disconnected from day-to-day operations; you won't hear from them unless there's a significant problem. Policies are created with little to no input from the front line workers and therefore are overly burdensome and ineffective. Too much emphasis is placed on process and paperwork rather than results. Much time is spent on administrative tasks instead of value-added work. Requires excessive hours (expect 50-60 per week) just to keep up.

Advice to Management

Trust your people to do good work. Examine policies regarding delegation of authority, and actually delegate that authority to make decisions. Listen to your people and take their opinions into account.

Other Employee Reviews for BP

  1. "Working at the refinery has been challenging and rewarding."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great and BP respects a balance between work and life. It's always about people first and production second. I'm proud to work here. I always feel supported by management and my opinions are valued.

    Cons

    Since BP is divesting it's southern California operations and we don't know who will buy the refinery, times are uncertain. Right now, we are all in a holding pattern. many things will likely change with new ownership, which is expected by the end of 2012.

    Advice to Management

    I hope new management continues to support people moving around and trying new things, as well as a work-life balance.


  2. "Old fashioned but functional"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Turnaround Planner in Carson, CA
    Current Employee - Turnaround Planner in Carson, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and hours
    People and experience

    Cons

    Salary and growth
    Management and leadership style

    Advice to Management

    Standardization and streamlining the organizational salary and growth processes
    Reevaluating and updating/upgrading leadership and management models

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