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BP Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
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3.6 767 reviews

87% Approve of the CEO

BP Group Chief Executive of BP Robert Dudley

Robert Dudley

(329 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work environment is fairly relaxed in most cases and the work life balance is decent (in 111 reviews)

  • Great environment and locations to work at Great pay and benefits as well as 401k (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • Some position will require a lot of commitment, resulting work-life balance problem (in 19 reviews)

  • The senior management is a bit of a joke, its like lions being led by donkeys (in 16 reviews)

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    Used to be a good company but not any more

    Geologist (Former Employee) Calgary, AB

    ProsGood company for geologist in exploration

    ConsVery weak in engineering like reservoir, production and drilling eng.
    After golf of mexico incident, much smaller company that has to do lots if cost cutting.
    It has lots of office politics and is not fair and transparent on ranking staff system as they claim ... Very very bad for technical people

    Advice to Senior ManagementSale the smaller regions and offices like heavy oil canada that bp has no clue on how to develop !! to manage costs better And focus only on what u do best , exploring offshore ..

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Constant change and reinvention

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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

    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)

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    ProsFlexibility and decision making of daily tasks

    Conswork weekends, evenings and holidays

    Advice to Senior Managementtraining and respect employees

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