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BP Reviews

Updated 25 November 2014
Updated 25 November 2014
868 Reviews
3.6
868 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.  

    Love working for BP

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

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    A world class company that pays a great deal of money! Lots of opportunities if you are interested in geophysics!

    Cons

    Company have a great deal of debt! Made a huge mistake in the gulf of mexico disaster ! If you are enviromentally consciencious maybe you shouldn't work for this company....

  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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?

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    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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