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4.1
Average Rating
(based on 86 BP Review Ratings)
Company Culture
4.0
Growth Opportunities
3.7
People You Work With
4.4
Person You Work For
4.3
Rewards You Receive
3.9
Support You Get
4.1
Way You Work
4.2
Work Setting
4.1
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Site Manager
in Fort Lauderdale, FL

"Poorly Managed Company"

What do you like about working at BP?

"I loved my first boss James Bate, he DID NOT micro-manage and always kept the team in good spirirts!"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If it is for Corp BP. Have a 2nd job on back-up or just save save save your paychecks. It teeter-totters from day to day! But good luck! :)"

What don't you like about working at BP?

"The boss who I had before I quit. Jorge something. He would come around bark orders and leave. He never helped any managers a day in his life. He is the one who lead me to quit BP."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"From what I hear there are not any more Corp owned businesses. I still am in touch with a few of my former co-workers and they are no longer employed with BP due to the selling of their stores to independent owners."

Area Manager

"It was a great company to work for."

What do you like about working at BP?

"You had to set up a home office as you were on the road all the time and only went to the main office for meetings, etc."

What don't you like about working at BP?

"They did not consider experience in the industry, but rather to have a college degree."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"To consider experience and not age or education only in the hiring process."

Human Resources
in Los Angeles, CA

"Overall, good company to work for especially compensation and benefits package."

What do you like about working at BP?

"Compensation and benefits package."

What don't you like about working at BP?

"UK-based company with one size fits all mentality. Misalignment at times with UK vs. US (and other countries) strategy/policy."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Recognition and acknowledgement that the people who know the business best are the ones who are closest to the actual work being done."

Site Manager
in Bonsall, CA

"They were pretty good for a super large company"

What do you like about working at BP?

"Good people"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Check out carefully"

What don't you like about working at BP?

"Out of touch with the public"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Check out other similar companies"

Site Manager

"Desperate for a Job Apply at BP!"

What do you like about working at BP?

"Being a Manager as it allowed me to make a difference in the working environment for my employees and a great shopping experience for my customers."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be professional and make sure whatever you place on your application make sure it is more than accurate, it will be checked."

What don't you like about working at BP?

"The inbalance of homelife and worklife. I was on call basically 24 hours a day."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Allow mid - management to have a better balance of work and home."

Lead Project Manager

"Good company to work with."

Lead HR Consultant
in Los Angeles, CA

"One of my best jobs."

Payroll Supervisor
in Houston, TX

"The company/management was fantastic."

What do you like about working at BP?

"Just about everything. The fast pace, the employees and co-workers, the management, the salary programs, fitness center, etc."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"To have a can-do attitude and express a willingness to get the job done no matter what! They really like team players."

What don't you like about working at BP?

"We conducted a Reduction in Forces about every 2-3 years. A lot of reorganizations."

Account Executive
in Artesia, CA

"A Great Place to Work!"

What do you like about working at BP?

"I loved working as a company account executive. I felt a true sense of team work in this position. BP is a great place to work."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Conservative Oil Company who employees people who can think on their feet. You have to be willing to do whatever the job requires."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Don't like the way they are constantly in a state of re-organization."

BP Employee
in Long Beach, CA

"Don't work for BP if at all possible."

What do you like about working at BP?

"got out just in time."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Get it in writing."

What don't you like about working at BP?

"Management is spineless at best. The Calciner is a stepping stone for middle management, and changes every couple years. Main concern is career growth. There are less than 50 employees there. There are to date 15 harassment cases pending with H.R. That is well over the 50% mark of unhappy employees. The place is infected with sick people. Watch out for the knife in your back."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Longer term."

Senior Sales Representative

"All I can say for seven years."

What do you like about working at BP?

"I like being able to handle my territory as my own business. The sky is the limit"

What don't you like about working at BP?

"No opportunity for advancement"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Consider women as viable management candidates"

Project Leader
in Wayne, NJ

What do you like about working at BP?

"The team spirit, the breadth and challenge of the projects, the empowerment given to people and the professional atmosphere in, general."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be specific with your responses, point out simlar projects that you've managed or designed, SMILE, and work well with both the office and plant people, when you get the job."

What don't you like about working at BP?

"One or two abrasive personalities (you find them everywhere). I also felt that operations was not given the substantial opportunity to contribute during the scoping of the project."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The one point is that they should hire an experienced project estimator so there is a consstency to the budgets. This should result in a more predictable cost control for projects and schedules. The Project Lead can still have control of the overall project execution via reviews and close coordination of daily activities."

Production Engineer
in Houston, TX

"I was a consulting senior engineer for BP for over 4 years. Due to low natural gas prices BP had to let their consultants go."

What do you like about working at BP?

"They are a very good company to work for and they have respect for their employees."

Engineering Intern
in Blaine, WA

"Small company, within a large company offers the best of both worlds."

What do you like about working at BP?

"The Cherry Point Refinery is like a smaller company within a bigger company. So you get the best of both worlds: the wages and benefits you can only get at a large company; but, also the sense of community that a small company offers.For an engineer, this is an ideal work environment. You have an office, not a cubical, which you sometimes share with other employees (one, maybe two other). And then the 'field' is right outside the building. This allows for a very hands-on understanding of what you are working on, and what problems are arising. Being that you will venture out into the field frequently, every employee is issued tyvek coveralls and hard hats. This means that the attire inside the office is pretty laid back too.The site is very environmentally friendly. BP Cherry Point takes their environmental responsibility very seriously. They also take safety very seriously. Once a week my group met to talk about safety issues on the job and also at home.The location of BP Cherry Point is beautiful. It is a short drive from the beach, as well as the Canadian border. It is also very close to Bellingham, and other locations which allow for plenty of activities to occupy your time off. Cherry Point is located close to I-5 and takes approximately 30 minutes to drive to from Bellingham, during peak commuting times. The traffic situation is generally very light. The site has a mile long nature trail that many employees walk while on lunch or break. The site also has a small fitness center, which employees may use while on the clock (for a reasonable length of time only; no 5 hour workouts). Cherry Point also has a wellness program which incorporates healthy eating, physical fitness, and heart health. Each quarter, employees who successfully participate in the program are eligible for a small cash payout."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Don't get worried if you don't hear back from them for a while. Its still a very big company, and the hiring process involves a fair amount of bureaucracy"

What don't you like about working at BP?

"BP Cherry Point contracts most functions out to other companies, which typically did not present a problem. However, the company they had contracted to set up all the pre-hire medical testing, etc. was terrible. The physical exam required prior to hiring was pretty rigorous, including fasting blood work, EKG, pulminary function test, hair as well as urine drug screening etc. The physical was supposed to take about 2 hours (but took me nearly 4). The contractor called me in April, 3 weeks before the end of my semester, and told me that I would have to drive 80 miles away for the appointment within a week, or they wouldn't receive the results in time and I would have to push my start date back. I had signed my offer letter in December; they could have contacted me a bit earlier so I wouldn't have had to miss an entire day of school at the end of the year. When I asked the contractor if I could go to a clinic that was on campus, she lectured me about how great a job BP was and that hundreds of people would be happy to have it if I didn't want it, and that I shouldn't complain. Oh, a the lady was calling from the east-coast and didn't think to check my area code before calling. She called at 8:30a her time, which is 5:30a my time. And the clinic she did send me to was not very on the ball so the physical took twice as long as the lady told me it would. All the pre-hire contractors were pretty bad, but the medical was definitely the worst.Also, the style of engineering was a bit archaic. Because of the nature of the oil refining process, if you make one bad engineering decision, it will result in multiple problems in multiple places in the process. It seemed like a couple of bad decisions were made in the past and that most of the engineering involved in the job is just making up for those decisions. So, it doesn't feel like you are really getting anywhere.The group in BP Cherry Point that I interned for had never had an intern before. They set up a project that was very easy from my perspective, but required a lot of other peoples time (contractors), and required a longer timeline than just the summer (the duration of my internship). This left me with a lot of unsupervised time on my hands, because my employer took several long vacations that summer. It was also a bit unsatisfying because the project was passed off to someone else when I left, so I don't know the outcome."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Find differently contractors for the prehire HR stuff, or consider doing it themselves."

BP Employee
in Naperville, IL

What do you like about working at BP?

"Having a job"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be prepared to deal with adversity"

What don't you like about working at BP?

"Management structure"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Be open to change"

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