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"Fantastic Company, Great People and Benefits"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Control and Automation Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
Current Employee - Control and Automation Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great culture, training and benefits

Cons

Slow to retain staff after spending time recruiting and training them

Advice to Management

Try harder to retain staff after pushing them through a Degree

Other Employee Reviews for BP

  1. Helpful (1)

    "salary grade obsesion"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    depending on luck (business unit, line manager, timing) it can be a professional place to get experience in a great industry. Health and safety taken very seriously at any level and any issue - one can apply the learnings to their own personal life. Prestigious company to have on CV (top 4 in the world by revenue)

    Cons

    Salary grade obsession at all levels. People evaluate you, pay attention to you and respect you according to your salary grade. You are a walking D, E, F, G, H, or I. Not a Sales, Marketing or Finance professional. You will be stuck forever where you join unless you are desperately proactive and unbelievably lucky - especially in UK where is a pent-up demand for career progression and significant colapse in management layers and no new jobs. Final salary pension is the second obsession and churn is very small because of it. People hold on to their job even if they hate it their role, their boss, their colleagues and their salary. Abundance of hypocrites.

    Advice to Management

    Too much change for the sake of change rather than necesity.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Valuable experience, great rate for a new grad - but too much bureaucracy for me"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Test Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Test Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BP as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Experience of a large company
    - Good pay
    - Relaxed culture (not too much hard work, never worked over 8 hours a day)
    - Friendly people

    Cons

    - Small cog in a very big machine
    - Not particularly aspirational
    - Too many contractors and not enough work - hence too much time spent in planning meetings justifying each other's employment!

    Advice to Management

    You're doing fine!


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