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Updated 16 October, 2017
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  • The work-life balance I espoused in the section above is sometimes thrown out of wack (in 43 reviews)

  • Job security is highly sensible to oil price having constant layoffs than its competitors (in 58 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Structural Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Structural Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Earning potential
    Vacation
    Eduacation allowances
    Great work environment
    Lots of opportunity for growth
    Highly qualified managers and upper management
    Senior leadership is engaged

    Cons

    There are always going to be certain personalities that you dont get on with but even then people try to maintain a professional work attitude

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the effort you are making for your staff in these times a little goes a long way for moral.


  2. "The Best Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BP full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment with flexibility to have a good balance with personal life, training program is very comprehensive and great opportunities to develop your career

    Cons

    They accelerate your career but then they don't have a position for your next role

    Advice to Management

    change the strategy to increase presence in places like Canada


  3. "OH&S ADMINISTRATION"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OH&S ADMINISTRATION in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - OH&S ADMINISTRATION in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BP (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, wages, benefits

    Cons

    It did not last


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  5. "Facility Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BP full-time

    Pros

    Great training and experience

    Cons

    Was sold due to spill in the gulf


  6. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BP full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture, offers good number of flex days, compensation package is competitive, opportunity for a variety of work and exposure to different projects.

    Cons

    Recent economic downturn has resulted in world wide reductions in staff but local managers have done their best to not have that result in increased work load for remaining staff, instead focusing on high value work.

    Advice to Management

    From my experience, management has always done an excellent job of doing whats best for the company without compromising what is good for the employees.


  7. "Great training and opportunities if you'll drink the koolaid"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BP full-time

    Pros

    -Awesome new grad program (until 2014 when it was pared back)
    -Excellent opportunities to work on world class projects

    Cons

    -Difficult to gain responsibility
    -Managed out of Houston/London
    -Huge company, you are but a number that can be cut

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about how things are going. Don't hide that layoffs are occuring


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    "Enjoyed my time there"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BP full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work, opportunity for international postings, good access to training opportunities, pay and bonuses fair, other benefits quite good, many of the managers are top notch.

    Cons

    Decisions made elsewhere without understanding local situation, typical 'red tape' and process of an international company, expect extra hours when approaching deadlines adding more scope when you meet all agreed requirements, excessive levels of assurance of technical work.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back spot bonuses to recognize work that goes beyond 'normal' -these make employees feel more recognized than a bonus that you get part way through the following year. Allow offices to do more of their own assurance and make decisions based on what is locally understood - no need to re-create the wheel in order to convince someone elsewhere that a common practice in industry is 'common practice' because it works.


  9. "Just Ok"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Alberta in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Alberta in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at BP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Canadian offices had every other Friday off and very little was done to ensure that the day off was actually earned under the 9/80.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, out of touch, middle management often from accounting background rather than having any technical understanding of the business. They're big, so goal orientation is fuzzy, distant, and generally incomprehensible. Perpetual layoffs even when the market is hot.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the business so you can recognize talent and the lack thereof. Finance students aren't always the best choice for leadership roles.


  10. "Good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits in all forms of the business

    Cons

    harrasment at work everyday till

    Advice to Management

    step up


  11. "Great Work Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work environment with potential for future opportunities.

    Cons

    As is with larger corporations, the red tape can be exhausting.


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