BP
3.5 of 5 695 reviews
www.bp.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

BP Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.5 695 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

BP Group Chief Executive of BP Robert Dudley

Robert Dudley

(292 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "The work environment is fairly relaxed in most cases and the work life balance is decent"
    in 104 reviews
  • "Great environment and locations to work at Great pay and benefits as well as 401k"
    in 28 reviews
Cons:
  • "Some position will require a lot of commitment, resulting work-life balance problem"
    in 17 reviews
  • "Issues are buried within the team without letting escalation to Senior Management"
    in 12 reviews
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Constant change and reinvention

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at BP

ProsInteresting and challenging work
Great people
Loads of opportunities

ConsLots of flavours of the month in work
High degree of change and nothing is ever finished before starting on the next new project
Same old faces rotate around leadership roles as they change every 12 months and leave the impact of their changes to someone else to clean up after them

Advice to Senior ManagementStay focused on what's important and don't deviate from that focus.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Program Director at BP Canada

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB

I worked at BP full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe project methodology used by BP gives good structure to move through stage gates. Project Managers are given leeway to manage projects appropriately.

ConsNot all leaders understand or use project methodology in its intended manner.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't fear or be intimidated by good leaders. Holding managers down doesn't lead to development of good leaders of the future.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Typical big oil corporation

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at BP full-time for more than 10 years

ProsDecent work environment and flex friday schedule option.

ConsToo manyinitiatives, change for changes sake - little value added, and annual reorganizations....

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Depends on your manager

Site Lead (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB

I have been working at BP full-time for more than a year

ProsGood team enviroment and good people. Intentions are good but actions not so.

ConsPoor managment in some areas, lack of transparency

Advice to Senior ManagementReview your managers performance and transparency

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great People make great company

PSCM (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB

I worked at BP

Prospeople, processes, work to life balance, OK pay, good benefits, flex days

Consmicromanagment, changing directions faster than NASCAR car turns left

Advice to Senior ManagementAt this stage you gotta start afresh!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Think about where you end up.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB

I have been working at BP

ProsBP has a Dynamic environment. It's a large corporation and generally there are many opportunities to move around. Also the interaction and networking opportunities are great.

ConsHighly disorganized. Sometimes I wait for days before a problem is rectified. It's highly inefficient, and it's mind boggling how such a large institution can function with such an inefficient approach.

Advice to Senior ManagementRespect the people who work for you. Every employee, good or bad deserves feedback. BP needs good people just as much as people need BP, so keep that in mind.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Do yourself a favour and look elsewhere

Geophysici (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB

I have been working at BP

Prosit's a freaking country clubl, the atmosphere is relaxed and I swear just about every woman who is in her childbearing days is pregnant and on maternity leave. There isn't alot of local technical expertise, so if you are a young person then this is great, you can get some broad training, go on lots of coarses and have some fun as you meet other 'challengers' in the company and then when someone else offers you a job you can quit and go work for some more money. Alternatively once you get five years into the company if you suck up enough to management and you do enough volunteer activities they will promote to management.

ConsLots is negative also: pay, the freaky management, the incompetent mid career staff they are trying to promote, and the total fake company lines. You can also deal with all the british and american staff in the foreign offices who come in to assure your work inside out and then because you risked you well at 50/50 and it didn't come in they want you to bend over to analyze why not, and what could have gone wrong and really it was the 50 that was supposed to have worked. Alternatively you can work a very ignored area such as production, since exploration is king there, and never EVER get noticed or promoted.

Advice to Senior Managementlearn something technical, try something new and if your just waiting to retire,.... retire.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A mediocore company that claims it's about work/life balance and keeping the workplace a good place to work.

Geophysicist (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB

I have been working at BP

Prosbig company, technology transfer worldwide

Consfavorites systems, you and your work are assured to pieces

Advice to Senior Managementget a life, stop robbing from the lower levels to give to yourself

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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solid dependable company

POS (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

I have been working at BP

ProsFlexibility and decision making of daily tasks

Conswork weekends, evenings and holidays

Advice to Senior Managementtraining and respect employees

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BP really cares about it's employees.

Engineer (Current Employee)
Naperville, IL (US)

I have been working at BP full-time for more than 8 years

ProsStrong focus on developing people. Many opportunities to move to different areas of the company and learn new things. Experience different cultures.

ConsIt can take a long time to work projects through the process. IT seems to hinder progress on any project.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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