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Updated 14 March 2019
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  1. "Grrat Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contracts Supervisor in Milton Keynes, England
    Former Employee - Contracts Supervisor in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay, perks and benefits

    Cons

    Hours, workload, company car scheme


  2. "It's a nice cushy company to work for."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Sunbury, England
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Sunbury, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Free £5 food allowance and 2p off the petrol price if you have a staff petrol card

    Cons

    The size of the company makes it frustrating most of the time

    Advice to Management

    Stop making people redundant and start an internal resource pool because it seems like you make so many people redundant and they just come back as contractors

  3. "Challenging for those with ambition"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Sunbury, England
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Sunbury, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Very competitive compensation packages
    - Flexible working opportunities to help work/life balance
    - For most people, job safety for many years
    - If you perform well, you are offered interesting opportunities and projects, but only to a certain level.
    - If you are a contractor, you also have a lot of job security as BP holds on to contractors for many years (whilst making employees redundant every 4-5 years).

    Summary: if you want a nice, steady job with a good amount of challenges, and are not worried about developing your skills and are happy working at a low/medium level in an organisation for many years, BP is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    - Very little in the way of career progression opportunities - there is a very low ceiling for the vast majority and leadership roles are saved for ex-Accenture and those whose 'face fits' as recognition of real work is trumped by politics and meeting diversity statistics. Do not expect any leadership level role if you are under the age of 45.
    - Whilst there are a lot of good people in BP, there are large pockets within the organisation where behaviors clearly breach BP's own code of conduct, but this is simply accepted as those people have been in the company for 20-30 years.
    - In the Sunbury office, you'll barely get a "hello" from anyone over the age of 40; there is a feeling of people holding on just for the paycheck and/or for retirement.
    - For some, the unspoken expectation around working hours could be challenging (~10 a day) but this is the norm in most professional industries today. Those working the old-fashioned "9-5" are quietly looked down upon.


  4. "Decent Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and friendly workers

    Cons

    Repetitive job role and lack of opportunity to progress


  5. "CSA"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Aylsham, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Aylsham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BP part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is average
    Easy to book holidays

    Cons

    Incompetant managers
    Horrible customers
    Poor training

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to say thank you and make employees feel valued


  6. "senior geologist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geologist in London, England
    Current Employee - Geologist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BP full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    nice people to work with

    Cons

    far too much jargon and management speak getting in the way of jobs


  7. "Terrible organisation"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in Saint Albans, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in Saint Albans, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working hours
    Short shifts
    Friendly staff

    Cons

    Disorganised
    Stressful working environment
    Poor management
    Bad work organisation

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff
    Stop promoting people who dont know what they are doing

  8. "Lead Accountant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Accountant in London, England
    Current Employee - Lead Accountant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BP full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Career Progression, Advanced Systems, Benefits

    Cons

    nothing that comes to mind


  9. "BP Retail"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BP part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working at BP as a student is very good as they make rotas more flexible to suit you

    Cons

    Working environment can be cold


  10. "Amazing company!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Advisor in Sunbury-on-Thames, England
    Current Employee - Talent Advisor in Sunbury-on-Thames, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BP full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They look after their employees - motivating - enjoy my job - great benefits - diverse culture

    Cons

    Wish there were more international assignments available

    Advice to Management

    n/a