BP Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
792 Reviews

3.7
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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 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

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    Former Employee - Business Developer  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Business Developer in London, England

    I worked at BP full-time for more than 5 years

    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.  

    Subsea and Floating Systems Graduate Engineer

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    Current Employee - Subsea and Floating Systems Graduate Engineer  in  Sunbury, England
    Current Employee - Subsea and Floating Systems Graduate Engineer in Sunbury, England

    I have been working at BP full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits and working hour arrangement. Every other Friday is a day off as well. There is a huge investment (circa £100k/graduate) in training over the 3 year program. You will be training to become an excellent project manager if you join the Subsea Engineering Grad scheme.

    Cons

    It is impossible to become a chartered engineer without a secondment to service company where detailed engineering work takes place. It is not possible to develop skills in engineering other than a high level understanding of how equipment works and project management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the Subsea Engineering discipline - consider sponsoring graduate engineers from service companies to join - for example, choose a few graduates leaving university who are joining a service company with an agreement that they will join BP after 3 years! It is simply not possible to train engineers without having them do engineering... Powerpoint presentations are no substitute.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    2 years and more

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    Current Employee - Dy Manager  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Dy Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    very good place to work.

    Cons

    concerned each and everybody and good benefits as well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company to work for as a contactor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Sunbury, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sunbury, England

    I have been working at BP as a contractor for more than a year

    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
  6.  

    Lack of transparency and openess

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary and training is good. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Senior management are not transparent. Also, permanent posts are created and when they realise there is no appetite for that postion a few years later, they treat you horrbily so you are pushed to leave. Favouritism amongst engineers and ones from public schools to obtain senior positions. Project and change management very poor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great employer and people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Process Manager  in  Sunbury, England
    Current Employee - Global Process Manager in Sunbury, England

    I have been working at BP full-time for more than 8 years

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BP full-time for more than a year

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    The benefits are very good

    Cons

    There is a general lack of good leadership

  10.  

    Top honest company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP

    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
  11. 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

    I worked at BP full-time for more than 10 years

    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

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