BP Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
846 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 125 reviews)

  • This is a very large company with good pay and benefits (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Some position will require a lot of commitment, resulting work-life balance problem (in 22 reviews)

  • Senior management parks in the underground garage while the working stiffs park outside (in 21 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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    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Professionally satisfying

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    • 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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great benefits, good people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PSCM Specialist in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - PSCM Specialist in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    BP treats its employees really well. Hours tend to be flexible, benefits are top class, work culture tends to be driven but relaxed.

    Cons

    College graduates may find an eventual glass ceiling if looking for the management track. Many college recruits tend to leave BP after 7 to 10 years because they find BP tends to have an age bias when promoting staff to the next level of management. Like most major oil companies, the work force tends to be dominated by Contractors. There can be an us against them mentality depending on where you work in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to clear with staff what their development opportunities are, and help people to find challenging roles. Also, management needs to find ways to better support grass roots efforts. Often times strategy is well networked at senior levels, but when implemented on the ground it flounders because management has not engaged staff at the right levels. Generating change from the bottom up may lead to more value creation and success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - WEP in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - WEP in London, England (UK)

    I worked at BP as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Warm and good atmosphere, work balance and culture is great.

    Cons

    nothing comes to mind, nice place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very good employer.

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

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

    Pros

    Technical and patient. Good training and good work culture. Job Security is good as well.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and loads, I mean loads of paper work that doesn't bring any value.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company benefits and development

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

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

    Pros

    Good development of personal careers, ensures that staff have the right skills and accreditations, good benefits package, helps embed health and safety into everyone's day to day work. Encouraged to move roles every 2 years within BP.

    Cons

    Regions/teams work in silos, processes are not always global so different processes for different regions can make getting stuff done harder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move to more global processes based on the organisation being a global org.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    BP Corporate & Functions, UK

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunbury, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good financial reward package
    Good work/life balance
    Diverse workforce
    Huge emphasis on values and behaviours which are also directed toward employees' well being and safety
    Global view (you work with people in multiple geographies)
    Opportunities within the organisation (but it comes with tough competition)
    Travel opportunities

    Cons

    Slow progression / promotion
    Not easy to see the bigger picture. Given the gigantic size of the company you focus on your role which may be just one cog in the wheel

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent company to work for

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Structural, pragmatic, diverse set of employees and fair

    Cons

    office culture can be quite formalized at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company with huge number of very friendly staff who are ready to help always to achieve targets

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Performance Lead in Baku (Azerbaijan)
    Former Employee - Performance Lead in Baku (Azerbaijan)

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

    Pros

    1. Friendly environment
    2. Highly professional staff
    3. Responsive management
    4. High rewards

    Cons

    1. frequent re-organisations;
    2. too long decision making process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need stability to develop over years, too much re-organisations creates stress across whole company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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