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BP Reviews

Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
915 Reviews
3.6
915 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in London, England

    I have been working at BP full-time (less than a 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
  2.  

    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

  3.  

    Very decent employer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Integrated Supply and Trading Division in London, England
    Former Employee - Integrated Supply and Trading Division in London, England

    I worked at BP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    BP Trading Organisation (IST) was decent and entrepreneurial. Good benefits and work/life balance. Strong emphasis on regulatory compliance / CSR / diversity aspects. I had a sense of decency about senior management, even while the company was going through a period of tremendous stress following the tragic Deepwater Horizon event in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Cons

    Massive scale of the trading operations (multiple major trading floors around the world) gave me a sense that the company was hard to manage and led to inefficiencies and inconsistencies in some areas. I also felt that the company was somewhat slow to tackle under-performing staff in some cases.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    good for graduates to gain more experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BP

    Pros

    friendly environment, everyone is willing to offer help, some in-office events, good work-life balance

    Cons

    the decisions need to take some time to be implemented as the company is too big

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good company, difficult to get promotion

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Sunbury, England
    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Sunbury, England

    I worked at BP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quite stable, many things to learn and develop skills, fair payment

    Cons

    Takes a very long time to get promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more flexible in getting promotion

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Tax adviser

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    Very good work life balance

    Cons

    Career progression is not very easy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Pleasant working environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England

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

    Pros

    Pleasant working environment, excellent benefits, work flexibility plays a big role, family oriented, career development focus.

    Cons

    Too complex processes; not all regions or even countries within same region follow standard processes. Decision making restricted to few upper management, overall poor management with low leadership skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it simple - establish standard processes across all regions. Develop better coaching+leadership mentality across mid-level management.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    very good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    good salary, good hours (8 to 6), great environment and free lunch.
    Moreover you learn from the best traders in the world, something that gives to you very strong foundations

    Cons

    You actually need 3 years until you start trading. Moreover you have to sit a test which if you do not pass you either have to leave the company or to choose another role.

  10.  

    All team promise in store only

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    Current Employee - RSM in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - RSM in Birmingham, England

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

    Pros

    Let you be self motivated, and get on with the job

    Cons

    Just a number on the computor from upper management, not listened too

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the more experienced managers, rather than trying new people straight off the streets

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Love working for BP

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Team Assistant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Fantastic people who really take an interesting in your career development, great work life balance, lots of opportunities. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Big company can be difficult to navigate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent about banding and financial rewards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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