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Positive and informative 1-year placement

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

I worked at BP full-time (more than a year)

Pros

The company really look after it's employees, from health and safety (BP are big on this) to social life. They pay very well and I found the job to be of low stress.

Cons

Might be difficult to progress quickly through the company as I believe they still have rules on being in a position for a minimum of 2 years before being promoted. Lower level staff aren't always informed directly on their impact on the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't be afraid to speak to the little people about the front line work.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    World class organization with great opportunities.

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

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

    Pros

    BP is not just an Oil company, but its an energy company, it has global reach hence great career prospects for professionals, salaries are good, very systematic organization, strong culture of Health, Safety & Environment and most importantly, believe in 'Quality work'

    Cons

    Very complex organization to understand - interfaces are complex and scattered all around the world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the 'Quality & Safety' focused Project execution approach.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Career Suicide/Low Morale - Do not work in HR!

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive Salary
    Prestigious company
    Each department has its own set of cultures ( you may work in Shipping and love it!)

    Cons

    Unethical management
    Second class culture towards contracted staff
    Poor leadership
    Work Life imbalance (can work 12 hours a day)
    Lack of development opportunities
    Extremely high turnover within HR

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advise that management/supervisory staff learn and action the BP Values and Behaviours before promoting it downstream. I have witnessed extreme scenarios of unethical behaviour.

    Improve on management style. The current autocratic style does not work and there is an air of unhappiness and low morale within the department. Staff are too scared to speak up incase they are disciplined/dismissed in this poor economic climate. Painting over the cracks will not work. Helmut Schuster (Head of HR) when will you step in?

    There is always a promise of "new development opportunities" which support staff never see.

    I would not recommend working in HR, especially as a contractor. HR contractor roles are in abundance due to the high turnover rate!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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