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"Do yourself a favour and look elsewhere"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Geophysici in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Current Employee - Geophysici in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

it's a freaking country clubl, the atmosphere is relaxed and I swear just about every woman who is in her childbearing days is pregnant and on maternity leave. There isn't alot of local technical expertise, so if you are a young person then this is great, you can get some broad training, go on lots of coarses and have some fun as you meet other 'challengers' in the company and then when someone else offers you a job you can quit and go work for some more money. Alternatively once you get five years into the company if you suck up enough to management and you do enough volunteer activities they will promote to management.

Cons

Lots is negative also: pay, the freaky management, the incompetent mid career staff they are trying to promote, and the total fake company lines. You can also deal with all the british and american staff in the foreign offices who come in to assure your work inside out and then because you risked you well at 50/50 and it didn't come in they want you to bend over to analyze why not, and what could have gone wrong and really it was the 50 that was supposed to have worked. Alternatively you can work a very ignored area such as production, since exploration is king there, and never EVER get noticed or promoted.

Advice to Management

learn something technical, try something new and if your just waiting to retire,.... retire.

Other Employee Reviews for BP

  1. "Getting worse by the day"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not the best salaries but benefits package as a whole makes up for this alot

    Cons

    Getting worse by the day with regard to leaderships from managers, making change after change after change for the sake of change and benefit packages slowly being eroded. Getting more difficult to just do your core job as more and more time is getting taken up on non-value adding and often duplicated processes despite the fact we are supposed to be working 'lean'.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to frontline personnel more and trust them to do their jobs without treating them like infants.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "If you want to be in oil & gas, be a BP employee and an Exxon shareholder"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The corporate culture tends to be entrepreneurial, flexible and creative. Its up to the individual to create opportunities and benefit from them - you need to be driven to progress. Also the company is very diverse and tends to be a flat organisation.

    Cons

    The downside of this culture is the lack of structure and constant change, that can be annoying when trying to think about your future career. It feels like your career is not in your control but in whatever management wants do do with you and your career.

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing the firm so often and stick to the decisions you've made.

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