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"business analyst working on one of BP's international business segment's strategy"

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Former Employee - Business Analyst
Former Employee - Business Analyst
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No opinion of CEO

I worked at BP full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

well-established corporate governance, well supported personal development (good mentor program), encourage diversity and inclusive culture, most time has good work-life balance, non-aggressive corporate culture

Cons

inefficiency due to all kinds of internal control and process driven practices. Due to its support to talents' personal development, the senior management changes every 2-5 years, and subsequently a lot of unnecessary organizational changes all the time

Advice to Management

For business unit leaders, be more longer-term oriented, and make business decision strategically rather than tactically

Other Employee Reviews for BP

  1. "What was once "A great place to work" has become a caricature of its former self"

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    Former Employee - Operations
    Former Employee - Operations
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary/Bonus structure is at the very high end for those willing to live out BP "values". If you are willing to just smile and nod through the endless ebbs and flows of management change, you will be rewarded with a six figure salary amid an archaic and unfulfilling work environment.
    Refining has made strides in safety culture over the past several years, emerging morale issues stand to threaten this trend.

    Cons

    You are only as good as your last line manager. If you have any amount of character or personal integrity, you will last only as long as you have a like minded line manager. All bets are off once the inexperienced ladder climbing short timers move through. Senior management frowns upon those with extensive site knowledge as most are highly degreed and their fragile egos will not allow them to take advice from somebody who is "below" them in the scholarly/managerial hierarchy.

    Advice to Management

    Stop using your refineries as production lines for inexperienced ChemE's /managers to move through the system. These people move in and change only for the sake of change and the paragraph it adds to their resume. As passionate leaders try to embed improvements to archaic processes, others just smile and nod knowing that it will never really matter in the end as long as they get a "Delivers Expectations" on their year end review for participating in such a charade. The respected leaders of these refineries are cast off as a result of this reckless thinking at the behest of building the resumes of BP management. What is wrong with having experienced subject matter experts as it relates to refinery operations? Please finish selling off your US assets before the harm you cause becomes irreparable.


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    "A shadow of its former self"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, decent benefits, depending on the manager, decent work atmosphere, great work out facilities, good location, Well that is about all the pros I can think of.

    Cons

    BP was a great place to work in the beginning. But due to mismanagement and poor leadership, the company has backed itself into a corner. The company is so full of red tape that its unbelievable that anything can ever get done. It is a good place to work if you like sitting around doing nothing and going to useless meetings. No one will make a decision, things just go on and on and on with no end or resolution.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and let someone who knows how to run a company to be in charge.

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