BP Reviews

Updated 14 October 2014
Updated 14 October 2014
840 Reviews
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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 21 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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    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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    • 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.  

    Good company benefits and development

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    • 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
  6.  

    BP Corporate & Functions, UK

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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
  7.  

    Excellent company to work for

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    • 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
  8.  

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

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    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
  9.  

    held numerous positions, every team I worked with was professional , supportive and friendly, would return again

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    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Representative in Naperville, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Representative in Naperville, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    professional environment; 9/80 work weeks; terrific benefits; bonuses; career planning and advancement available and encouraged at all levels

    Cons

    none, BP is a fantastic company to work for as is evident by the long tenure of its employees. the length of tenure does not prohibit career growth

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It has its ups and downs, but overall a good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Superintendent
    Current Employee - Superintendent

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

    Pros

    I've been at BP over ten years now. As a long term employee, I have my share of petty gripes about the company. But overall I can't complain. I believe the company genuinely cares about it's employees, the pay and benefits are excellent, and the work-life balance is good. And the people I work with are great.

    Cons

    In some areas of the business there are still good 'ol boys networks, but it seems like the company is working hard to dismantle them. Unfortunately there are still some mid-level and higher people who are only in their roles because of their network. Sometimes personnel policies can be pushed aside for convenience. For example, even though most roles are supposed to be posted and competitive - and employees are expected to be in a role for at least two years - some employees (one's who are deemed to to be "special" by management) are given the role through "facilitated moves" and the two year rule is ignored. For the rest of us mere mortals, we just have to suck it up. It's not a widespread issue, but it can cause some discontent when someone is given a plum assignment over many other equally qualified people who weren't even given a chance to apply and interview.

    One other con is that the company is continuously reorganizing. In the last ten years I've lost track of the number of reorgs. Every time new senior management comes in it seems that the old organization is ineffective and needs to be replaced. It's happening again as I write this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apply your resourcing policies consistently. Stop the reorgs. It's not the organization of the company that's an issue, it's the way you choose to operate within an organization. Just shuffling people around doesn't fix anything.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good honest company that can get bogged down in process

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Benifits
    bike to work
    9/80 schedule
    work life balance

    Cons

    bureacracy
    too many people
    slow to act

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make decisions quicker. focus on value. the company focuses on safety. this is great, but bp isnt creatjng revenue just by being safe. revenue is created through oil and gas production

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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