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BP Reviews

Updated 19 February 2018
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BP Group Chief Executive Bob Dudley
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  • Not much time for your family at work/life balance relates (in 46 reviews)

  • Oil prices went down and career opportunities reduced (in 61 reviews)

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  1. "great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Capability Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Capability Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    a very values based organisation

    Cons

    none worth mentioning so far

    Advice to Management

    please move a little faster


  2. "Best company I have ever worked for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Sunbury-on-Thames, England
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Sunbury-on-Thames, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very value based so decisions are made with diligence
    Cares about their people and doing the right thing
    Global exposure so good opportunity to get diverse experience

    Cons

    Too slow paced
    Lack of opportunity
    Poor location, not for young dynamic folks. Social side of work is very poor

    Advice to Management

    Need to recognise high performance better


  3. "Good benefits and flexibility"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for - good benefits package and most areas Agile working concept is being adopted whic helps balance personal and work life.

    Cons

    Hard to progress internally. Internal hiring process is completely frauded. Internal positions are given to those who are not qualified but were good enough selling themselves. Unless you get an internal sponsor, promotions and/or career progression are impossible. Due to this system, in certain areas you see very poor management and completely lack of leadership.

    Advice to Management

    BP operates in a very hazardous environment. It screwed up once and by doing it again this company will be banned from Oil and gas business. Getting the right and qualified people is key.


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  5. "KYC Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - KYC Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - KYC Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good renumeration package on offer. Good work life balance with the option to work from home.

    Cons

    Management take too long to make decisions and often can't be found when an urgent issue arises and a deadline is looming!

    Advice to Management

    Always ensure there is someone with signing off authority present during the day


  6. "KYC Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - KYC Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - KYC Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great renumeration package on offer. Good work life balance with the option to work from home.

    Cons

    Management too slow to make important decisions

    Advice to Management

    When up against a tight deadline decisions need to be made


  7. "BP Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall package - Salary, Shares, Car, housing allowances was very good.

    Cons

    Management poor, technically unqualified and lacking direction. Mostly in it for themselves and their careers.

    Advice to Management

    Remember you are an Oil Company looking to extract hydrocarbons and make a profit.


  8. "BP"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instrument Technical Authority in London, England
    Current Employee - Instrument Technical Authority in London, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for..if you are good, you will be rewarded..good work life balance

    Cons

    As working for oil companies, there is a risk of working offshore but you are well compensated..

    Advice to Management

    Great management team..changes strategy as required..to fit the economy..sometimes cut and expand too fast..


  9. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are helpful and very friendly.

    Cons

    Difficult to progress internally


  10. "Engineering Leader"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AESTL in Grangemouth, Scotland
    Former Employee - AESTL in Grangemouth, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits and prospects

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy, difficult to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Become more lean


  11. "Politics and more politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunbury, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunbury, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BP (Less than a year)

    Pros

    5 pounds lunch subsidy from the company

    Cons

    Lots of politics, backstabbing and hierarchy

    Advice to Management

    Involve more people in different initiatives not only management


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