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BP Reviews

Updated 17 November 2014
Updated 17 November 2014
861 Reviews
3.6
861 Reviews
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BP Group Chief Executive of BP Robert Dudley
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for.

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

    I have been working at BP as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, friendly working environment.

    Cons

    More social club would be better for networking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excellent management teams, very down to earth and encouraging!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Brilliant Company!

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

    I worked at BP as a contractor

    Pros

    Really care about the work life balance

    Cons

    There is a culture of bullying in some areas that top management are oblivious to and HR don't want to create waves about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't fall for the charm of bullies -they make the lives of hard working staff hell.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland

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

    Pros

    The best company to work for

    Cons

    High staff turnover and complicated workflow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Has exceeded my expectations

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

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

    Pros

    Really cares about its employees and doing the right thing for them and the places we work.
    Good benefits - better than expected having previously worked in professional services.

    Cons

    Highly collaborative - can sometimes take a while to reach a decision (BUT all opinions are heard / listened to)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Dated Company

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

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

    Pros

    Better than most benefits, reasonable bonuses, they talk about flexible working but have yet to see it in action

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Very Dated Management Styles
    Really old Technology and general IT systems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open minded to new ideas
    Invest in technology from phones to laptops to packages

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

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

    I have been working at BP as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance and office environment

    Cons

    Large and complex business, bad time for the business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    development opportunities?

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazing

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

    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
  9.  

    Good company benefits and development

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

    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
  10.  

    BP Corporate & Functions, UK

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

    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
  11.  

    Senior Associate in SPI group (Sustainable Performance Improvement)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant, Sustainable Performance Improvement in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant, Sustainable Performance Improvement in London, England

    I worked at BP full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great travel opportunities, training opportunities and consulting training and experience while working alongside some of the best consulting firms

    Cons

    Work life balance is poor. Was not able to come back to my home location more than 4 weekends in 5 months. My work assignment was more than halfway around the world. Compensation was not adequate for the hours worked or length of time away from home. I did not find the promotion opportunities or long term opportunities attractive either.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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