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BP Reviews

Updated 4 March 2015
Updated 4 March 2015
954 Reviews
3.6
954 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.  

    Good company to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in London, England
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in London, England

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    Employee friendly to work for

    Cons

    Not to share the details

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Leaders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    procurement specialist

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, interesting industry, smart people

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic and complex

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BP

    Pros

    interesting work and nice people

    Cons

    Only as listed as advise to management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hold of intellectual knowledge that contracts have built up over time

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  5.  

    Many types of company within a company

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of project opportunities in different businesses with the company: exploration, production, refining, trading etc.

    Cons

    career moves can take some time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Mixed- depends on who you work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    Good colleagues, flexible working supported

    Cons

    Staid, Some managers don't live the values stated by the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start exit interviews to held by someone at least two levels above the individual leaving

  7.  

    Great benefits and perks but stifling corporate atmosphere

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

    I worked at BP full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pension scheme, free lunch, share schemes, flexible working hours, healthcare, annual bonus.

    Cons

    Constant pointless re-orgs to keep management busy that serve no purpose and address nothing. Management who are completely out of touch with reality and vastly over-paid which creates a counter productive them and us culture. Current CEO Bob Dudley earns 300+ times more than the average bottom paid worker. Continual pointless changes to I.T systems which counters productivity. A hot bed of corporate speak buzzwords to the point no one knows what anyone else is really talking about. Red tape blocking even the most simple task. Stifling and restrictive atmosphere with little room for creativity and free thinking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate and reward the people doing the real work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inadequate management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    It is a global company that offers good pay, training and opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills in various locations if you lucky enough to survive the cons;

    Cons

    too much office politics, too frequent and, most of the time, pointless re-organisations and restructuring which do not in reality aim to fix the underlying problems but to create a space and pay for those close to the company's leadership.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    good for graduates to gain more experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Very decent employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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