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"BP can be a great company."

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Current Employee - Production Engineer in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Production Engineer in Houston, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Quality fields and stimulating assignments. The work is usually challenging and often rewarding. BP gives the employee freedom and control to drive projects. If you think you have a good idea, BP will let you pursue it. Great pay, great benefits. Sponsors the communities where it conducts its business. Great opportunities for industry training and exposure to global travel. BP gives you support for your desired career path. If you want to be the worlds premier drilling foreman, they will work with you to find a way.

Cons

BP has put so many internal processes in place that it is becoming more difficult with each passing year to get real work done, rendering the company to that of a large ocean liner that takes more time and effort to make a simple turn. These processes also cause costs and complexities to rise. It seems as if BP operating cost structure is much higher than the industry average. Employees (even management!) within the company recognize this but feel helpless to be able to make changes. In a strange twist, it is not uncommon to see lazy employees use burdensome processes as an excuse to not tackle demanding work in the first place. Motivated people may be discouraged to put in a weeks worth of work to do something that should only take a day. Unfortunately one of the consequences of this spiral is that it tends to repel the type of employee that can make a company great and instead attract those that won't.

Advice to Management

Please don't be afraid to stand up against the processes that are beginning to cripple us. Many are held sacred and sometimes to a fault. Question why and challenge to remove them or at least introduce more common or business sense to them. We are trying to run a business, not a non-profit 401c. Don't standardize a facility in West Texas to operate with the same parameters as an offshore North Sea platform. You get the picture.

Other Employee Reviews for BP

  1. "cool"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Cashier in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    cool not a great place for long term

    Cons

    micromanage pay sucks bull when working

    Advice to Management

    cool


  2. "BP"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Texas City, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Texas City, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity for career advance

    Cons

    red tapes and politics and Lawsuits

    Advice to Management

    cutting down the layers of complexity

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