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BP Reviews

Updated 17 August 2014
Updated 17 August 2014
780 Reviews

3.7
780 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A descent company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Developer  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Business Developer in London, England

    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
  2.  

    2 years and more

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dy Manager  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Dy Manager in London, England

    Pros

    very good place to work.

    Cons

    concerned each and everybody and good benefits as well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company to work for as a contactor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Sunbury, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sunbury, England

    Pros

    The work life balance is great, especially being a contractor, you can work from home the majority of the time based on your role. The work environment is great, very adaptable, and support is available all the time. The contractor rates are very competitive and there is a chance for renewal. The projects are quite fun. Great offices in Sunbury, over 4500 employees with a nice secure car park.

    Cons

    From what I have seen as a contractor here, the progression for permanent employees is lacking, and there aren't many growth opportunities for permanent employee's. The senior management is a bit of a joke, its like lions being led by donkeys. The employees don't really communicate with you much and prefer to keep their heads down and carry on with the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continuous Improvement is something you need to look out for. Treating contractors like scape-goats is common at BP, however instead of cutting costs by removing contractors, why not offer them a perm position and see how they respond instead of advertising the role they specialise in internally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company to work for

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

    Pros

    Good management, excellent company, very nice people and helpful, learned a lot , loads of career opportunites,

    Cons

    Pressure, Pressure, too much pressure, and work load

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great employer and people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Process Manager  in  Sunbury, England
    Current Employee - Global Process Manager in Sunbury, England

    Pros

    Progression opportunities, security, final salary pension, committed to diversity

    Cons

    Lots of overseas travel, middle of nowhere location in sunbury,

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

    Ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The benefits are very good

    Cons

    There is a general lack of good leadership

  8.  

    Top honest company

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

    Pros

    Values at the core of everything it does

    Cons

    Ties it's self in knots trying to simplify, doesn't hold project implementors to account when they walk away to the next project, too much change every three years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Seriously poor functional management and leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Category Manager  in  Aberdeen, Scotland
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Aberdeen, Scotland

    Pros

    Global player with focused strategy

    Cons

    Seriously poor functional leadership. Attitude of most people is really poor - "I have done it this way for 20 years and I will continue to do it for the next 20 years"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some decent senior leaders who care and are passionate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and work progression if you want it

    Cons

    Too many meetings, can get in the way of making decisions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great career move

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

    Pros

    BP's name opens doors with customers/suppliers
    Big focus on your safety
    Lots of training
    Bonus scheme is generous if you are in a successful division

    Cons

    Slow to make decisions
    Sunbury is an expensive area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time with customers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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