BP Reviews

Updated 26 August 2014
Updated 26 August 2014
783 Reviews

3.7
783 Reviews
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BP Group Chief Executive of BP Robert Dudley
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work environment is fairly relaxed in most cases and the work life balance is decent (in 111 reviews)

  • Great environment and locations to work at Great pay and benefits as well as 401k (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • Some position will require a lot of commitment, resulting work-life balance problem (in 19 reviews)

  • The senior management is a bit of a joke, its like lions being led by donkeys (in 16 reviews)

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  1.  

    good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BP

    Pros

    it provide freedom to work instead of strict rules

    Cons

    few policies were hard to follow but they r intend for safety

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    notin

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Joined 3 months back looks like a company which wants long term relations with India

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    Current Employee - Head Administration  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - Head Administration in Mumbai

    I have been working at BP full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very strong HSSE culture, wants to invest in India. Takes good care of staff and contractors also.
    Very strong govt. relationship

    Cons

    Only in India since one year. In partnership with Reliance. Need to wait and watch with new projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Professionally satisfying

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mumbai

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    Awesome company, which provides lot of opportunities to grow and learn

    Cons

    Large Conglomerate, can get lost in the crowd

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company, lousy management!

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at BP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Compensation, work/life balance, & rotation opportunities.

    Cons

    Always in the middle of a reorganization, not enough quality work to do, huge UK based bureaucracy, hard to get things done fast & efficiently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit the re-orgs! Find something better to do with your 2 year tenure as a Senior Manager or VP. Stop outsourcing complicated work/processes; rather make an effort to become more efficient with the high performers that you have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Management and Execution of IMR Projects, Subsea Vessel Mngmt, Warehouse Management, Civil&Structural Project Management

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    Current Employee - Subsea/Structural Project Engineer  in  Baku (Azerbaijan)
    Current Employee - Subsea/Structural Project Engineer in Baku (Azerbaijan)

    I have been working at BP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent Management and colleagues, interesting and challenging works, opportunity to do new works.

    Cons

    Lack of development plan for all discipline

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    I worked at BP full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Fantastic Company to Work For!

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    Current Employee - Process Fitness  in  Naperville, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Process Fitness in Naperville, IL (US)

    I have been working at BP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very geared towards its employees, they place trust in you that you are able to do the job indpently

    Cons

    Mid and Upper level Managers are not the sharpest pencils

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to value those working under you and understand health issues sometimes arise

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Company with good values

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at BP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company lives the values of Safety, Courage, One Team, Respect & Excellence. Management is very accessible and receptive. The benefits are good and there is strong support to have a balanced life style (work and other interests)

    Cons

    Lack of standardization of technical and management processes and practices. It provides flexibility to different entities but requires extra effort to manage associated risks and improving business performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue efforts to standardize and simplify processes and practices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A descent company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Developer  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Developer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at BP full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Respects its employees, many opportunities internally to diverse renege of activities, good training, flexible working hours, high attention to health and safety, friendly environment , international opportunities, working in a company at forefront of their industry

    Cons

    A bit bureaucratic and slow in project approvals etc
    Not the best pay
    Internal promotion involves quite a bit of politics particularly middle management to higher

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I'm the project manager of JV factory, foucus on new product development

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Xi'an, Shaanxi (China)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Xi'an, Shaanxi (China)

    I have been working at BP full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    1) Good working style and management style; 2) Excellent emeloyee working relationship.3) good benifit.

    Cons

    The company strategy changed too quickly. Sometimes can't follow it up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company strategy changed too quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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