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Updated 15 January 2019
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  1. "brief thoughts after 4 projects"

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

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

    Pros

    lots of interesting opportunities, good people

    Cons

    nothing major although you should like travel


  2. "Turning a corner"

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

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

    Pros

    A real commitment to being a leader in future energy provision
    Values and behaviours that everyone knows and commits to
    Opportunity to work with some really smart people across the world
    Variety of careers and career paths

    Cons

    Due to size and complexity can sometimes be difficult to drive global standardisation in areas that don’t need to be different. Results in duplication of effort and multiple ways of doing things.
    Feels a little bit old school at times
    Decision making can take a long time, too many people want a say in every decision. Decision approvals often held very high and leaders not trusted to take lower risk decisions

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people, they’re good. Ask yourselves “are we really so different that we can’t follow the group standard, or is it a personal preference?”
    Capture and leverage the good ideas...use them across the group. Break down the silos.

  3. "Not as good as it thinks it is!"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Dyce, Scotland
    Former Employee - Engineer in Dyce, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people with skills, lots of training available,

    Cons

    Diversity agenda, not inclusive of thought. if your face doesn't fit then your stuffed.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity is more than race and gender, look at what is happening within the organisation at the grass roots.


  4. "decent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at BP part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good staff
    - decent discount benefits

    Cons

    - communication issues.
    - demographics
    - nothing else


  5. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Guildford, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Guildford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people, A excellent starting job for students.

    Cons

    Similar task each day. lack of variation


  6. "Friendly inclusive workplace"

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    Former Employee - Graduate in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Former Employee - Graduate in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly, open and inclusive workplace, good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    No major cons to be honest


  7. "Customer Service Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job, good pay and friendly people.

    Cons

    Busy and not enough team members to work at times.

  8. "Beyond Petroleum?"

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

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

    Pros

    Large, complex problems and opportunities to solve.
    Great work/life balance and facilities.

    Cons

    Change happens at a glacial place, the proverbial turning of an oil tanker.
    Not enough young blood bringing fresh insight.
    Overly reliant of outsourcing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it simple.


  9. "Pricing analyst"

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    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BP (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great conditions
    -Great salary
    -Great teamwork
    -A lot of work...fun!

    Cons

    -A lot of work... very long schedule!


  10. "Good work facilities and colleagues."

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Sunbury-on-Thames, England
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Sunbury-on-Thames, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multi-national so diverse working environment and working across many time zones.
    Well paid.
    Good colleagues and a variety of work.
    Potential to progress (when oil price high).
    Work life balance respected.
    Values and behaviours enforced.

    Cons

    Uncertainty (oil price) with regular reorganisations / job cuts.
    Training not as good or available as it could be.