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"A company in transition"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

A diverse, multi-cultural, global company with many smart, motivated people. Group leadership seems quite sincere in its efforts to shift the culture and refocus of the company.

Cons

Internal bureaucracies and procedures can be needlessly complex and overly engineered. Internal communications are typical of many large corporations.

Advice to Management

Develop incentives for senior level leaders to mentor mid-level managers beyond performance reviews. Take a closer look at HR support for new hires and efforts to retain talent; there appear to be gaps.

Other Employee Reviews for BP

  1. "BP: Great place to work and learn"

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

    I have been working at BP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great people
    - It is a very collaborative work environment, people really try to work together
    - Safety is an important aspect of the company's culture, they really care about their people and their impact on the communities they work in
    - They are really good about allowing for a worklife balance, maintaining a 9/80 work schedule in Upstream, and giving flexibilty to people with children, just need to make sure you get your work done.

    Cons

    - Tough place to implement new programs and changes, due to the size of the company
    - You need to be patient when trying to implement change, and be willing to socialize that change with a lot of different people (it can be quite complex and challenging)
    - BP can be quite complex and bureacratic when dealing with higher level issues

    Advice to Management

    Keep it as simple and steamlined as possible. Don't over focus on short term market issues.


  2. "Good pay and benefits, no work/life balance in trading"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Risk Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Risk Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BP full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The pay is really high compared to banks and other companies in energy for risk. Salaries are at the top of the range and bonuses are usually in the 15 - 33% range depending on your grade. Benefits are really good (pension, 401K match, insurance). The people generally are very bright.

    Cons

    You probably will be doing the work of people at other companies that get paid a lot more than you. So you'll get high pay, but you'll be doing 2 jobs at least with one of those being little different than the next pay grade higher. That means you can be worked to death at times - not enough time to do both jobs in a day. Feels like an investment bank - everything is the #1 priority, everything is always put on the fast track, seems like you have a million bosses everywhere telling you what to do. Kind of flat organization which can leave you confused as to what you are supposed to be doing.

    Advice to Management

    More work life balance is needed for employees. Hire enough people to do the job right. Think about retaining people for the long term and not just immediate demands. Less turnover would result. Give people thanks for a job well done.

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