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Updated 29 Nov 2023

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Found 1,094 of over 7K reviews
4.1
82% Recommend to a Friend
bp Chief Executive Officer  Bernard Looney
90% Approve of CEO

Found 3,601 of over 7K reviews

4.1
82%
Recommend to a Friend
90%
Approve of CEO
bp Chief Executive Officer  Bernard Looney
Bernard Looney
132 Ratings

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Pros
  • "The benefits are good and there is strong support to have a balanced life style (work and other interests)(in 594 reviews)
  • "The people are great to work for and the company is more stable than most oil & gas co's in the industry.(in 393 reviews)
  • "good pay and not very hardwork(in 339 reviews)
  • "Getting every other Friday off is very nice and the work life balance is good.(in 326 reviews)
  • "Salaries are good but very unvertain(in 197 reviews)
Cons
  • "Poor management and unnecessarily complex processes(in 189 reviews)
  • "Managers have a tendency to focus upwards rather than looking after development of their team.(in 96 reviews)
  • "The hours were long and boring(in 71 reviews)
  • "Technology Leadership is poor and there seems no understanding or what is happening in their areas...(in 66 reviews)
  • "Slow career progression (people stay at company for long periods and therefore you must 'earn your stripes' so to speak before being promoted)(in 63 reviews)
    1. 5.0
      FEATURED REVIEW
      20 Mar 2023
      Talent Attraction
      Current Employee, more than 3 years
      London, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Pay and benefits are great including wellbeing allowance Colleagues and leaders care about you Inspiring purpose Care about your work / life balance (hybrid working)

      Cons

      Bureaucracy can get in the way sometimes Can be difficult to navigate org structures

      1. 5.0
        21 Nov 2023
        Associate Consultant
        Former Employee
        London, England
        Recommend
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook

        Pros

        Really good. Like gas and goods

        Cons

        Not really it is a company

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        1. 5.0
          6 Nov 2023
          Instrumentation and Controls Engineer
          Former Employee, less than 1 year
          London, England
          Recommend
          CEO Approval
          Business Outlook

          Pros

          Great work culture and very reasonable working hours. As BP is so big, lots of different areas to get involved with. Generous pay package for engineering roles in the UK, with a 20% flex allowance on top of your base pay essentially meaning that your base pay is effectively upwards of £46,000 as a graduate. Bonuses can be earned on top of that too. Opportunities to travel and work abroad as BP have a lot of office and sites around the world.

          Cons

          Pay may not be as lucrative as finance or consulting companies nor would progression. Graduate programmes lasts typically for 2 or 3 years depending on the programme you're on. As such, you may be on one project for a year or longer, which if you're not enjoying, can be frustrating.

          1. 3.0
            27 Nov 2023
            PSCM Specialist
            Current Employee, more than 8 years
            London, England
            Recommend
            CEO Approval
            Business Outlook

            Pros

            company has changed a lot over tge years

            Cons

            Reduced benefits over the years

            1. 4.0
              23 Nov 2023
              Customer Assistant
              Current Employee, more than 1 year
              Egham, England
              Recommend
              CEO Approval
              Business Outlook

              Pros

              It is a good company to work for and good employee benefits.

              Cons

              Too much of physical exhaustion but expected if working on the site.

              1. 3.0
                27 Nov 2023
                Senior Consultant
                Former Employee
                Sunbury, England
                Recommend
                CEO Approval
                Business Outlook

                Pros

                There was a variety in workload

                Cons

                Flat structure and not much motivation

                1. 4.0
                  24 Nov 2023
                  Customer Service
                  Current Employee
                  London, England
                  Recommend
                  CEO Approval
                  Business Outlook

                  Pros

                  Paid sick leave and manger gave me extra hours for helping out

                  Cons

                  Too much manual labour, managing big deliveries

                  1. 5.0
                    16 Nov 2023
                    Graduate Operations Analyst
                    Current Employee, less than 1 year
                    Pangbourne, England
                    Recommend
                    CEO Approval
                    Business Outlook

                    Pros

                    - healthy work life balance - good progression opportunities - generous package

                    Cons

                    - sometimes bored at work - not a lot to do

                    1. 3.0
                      16 Nov 2023
                      Customer Service Representative
                      Former Employee, less than 1 year
                      Chippenham, South West England, England
                      Recommend
                      CEO Approval
                      Business Outlook

                      Pros

                      Had a great time working here

                      Cons

                      Had some ups and downs regarding health

                      1. 5.0
                        15 Nov 2023
                        Ethics And Compliance Director
                        Current Employee
                        London, England
                        Recommend
                        CEO Approval
                        Business Outlook

                        Pros

                        Good company to work, including decent work life balance.

                        Cons

                        Big shake-up at the top

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