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BP Reviews

Updated 25 January 2015
Updated 25 January 2015
913 Reviews
3.6
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Pros
  • The work environment is fairly relaxed in most cases and the work life balance is decent (in 131 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits are top notch for the position that I am in (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Some position will require a lot of commitment, resulting work-life balance problem (in 23 reviews)

  • Senior management parks in the underground garage while the working stiffs park outside (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    Good pay.
    Structured projects.
    Free food, transport, coffee. Many other perks.
    Great brand name.
    Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Projects not that challenging
    Too serious a working environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Administration in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Head Administration in Mumbai

    I have been working at BP full-time (less than an 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Professionally satisfying

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for - pay, benefits, opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits
    Work life balance is pretty decent depending on business unit/role
    Competitive work environment
    Industry leader despite pr

    Cons

    - the above Pro's relies heavily on what business unit you're in. IST/FVC/USPL are all embedded businesses where pay, 401k, tuition reimbursement GREATLY exceeds those at the "GBS".
    - every 2-3 years expect a re-org in your department w/ severance packages/layoffs
    - career progress can be really hit or miss ~ pretty easy to advance within department/function, branching out to different businesses or functions is a different story.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    transparency around divestments and layoffs would be nice. Better to hear it from them than read it online.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very interesting and diverse work which requires me to stretch myself in both technical understanding and project skills

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at BP full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours in a very diverse and interesting industry. The role requires me to apply my technical and project management skills to help the PGM deliver the project scope.

    Cons

    Relocation across the world at short notice can be difficult. There is a significant employee age gap between the younger graduates and the older senior staff. Project and operating performance is reliant on the commodity price, meaning the industry is cyclical in investment decisions which affect jobs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BP

    Pros

    corporate culture, salary, people, benefits

    Cons

    workload, leadership, lack of authority

  9.  

    Slow / bloated

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    BP promotes minorities and women and has a lot of collective knowledge. People are nice at BP, but only because their jobs are ultimately too cushy. It's easy to be nice when you're jobs are fluff and you make fewer executive decisions per person.

    Cons

    Everything happens too slowly, too many processes, too much overhead, too many meetings and trying to follow the functional model just because its a corporate trend when you've become a small operator who's overstaffed is not effective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push back to your leaders and challenge status quo so the grunt-workers don't get sick of the bureaucracy and leave.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BP

    Pros

    Lots of great professionals who care about what they're doing. Wide variety of projects to apply your skills to. Great compensation.

    Cons

    Work-life balance not always the best. Management trying but not always in touch with mid/lower employees. Sometimes it's difficult to see the good you're doing...lack a big picture view.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working to learn about the work of your employees and recognize that work. Doing okay at that, but not great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very great organizational culture

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BP

    Pros

    Great peers to work with

    Cons

    I couldn't think of any bad sides

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