BP Reviews

Updated 28 September 2014
Updated 28 September 2014
824 Reviews
3.6
824 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work environment is fairly relaxed in most cases and the work life balance is decent (in 120 reviews)

  • This is a very large company with good pay and benefits (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Some position will require a lot of commitment, resulting work-life balance problem (in 21 reviews)

  • Senior management parks in the underground garage while the working stiffs park outside (in 20 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Work Life Balance

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    Former Employee - Market Sector Lead  in  Melbourne
    Former Employee - Market Sector Lead in Melbourne

    I worked at BP as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    The staff programs and work/life balance are great. Xmas parties were good too.

    Cons

    Needs some work making hard decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to put in management that are willing to make the hard decisions. I believe the company will be transformed if this happens.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    In need of direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne

    I worked at BP full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours (dependent on manager), extra week of annual leave, training and development. Strong corporate brand with global opportunities available mostly at senior levels.

    Cons

    Favours those who can manage up. Very slow to get things moving with multiple layers of decision makers and red tape. A lot of yes men and women who stifle change and innovation. HR are powerless to address workplace psychopaths. The values are not reflected across the business, particularly from senior management that have been at BP too long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the 'lifers' that aren't adding value, support the young professionals with better succession planning and ensure HR address culture/behavioural issues within teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place for process engineers to learn and develop

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BP full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance is great, working 9 days in a fortnight

    Cons

    Over complicated process, too difficult to get things done

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Good if you've been around for a while or senior, frustrating in some ways for gen y employees

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Analyst in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Reasonably competitive remuneration, great focus on work life balance and individual responsibility, very intelligent colleagues

    Cons

    Feel for a young commercial side employee it is hard to see where you will be in 5 years or see a path to more senior/managerial levels. Career development is oft spoken of but I do not really see a focus, either implicitly or explicitly of creating opportunities for young people to advance past the grad program. Perhaps the nature on the business in Australia is for people to leave then return, but I enjoy the company and industry and would like to see a move to greater opportunities and value for younger workers outside of marketing or retail in commercial.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fair remuneration, create opportunities both domestically and internationally for young people to be more involved in the success of the company. Need to change the culture yo one of execution, action sync innovation instead of feeling bound by process and being an also-ran in the market

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great employer, diverse opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Large org = diverse career opportunities

    Cons

    Remuneration slightly lower than competitors but good benefits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    enriching career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Perth, Western Australia
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Perth, Western Australia

    I worked at BP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the training program is certified, internal promotion is highly regarded when job openings is in company.

    Cons

    24/7 on call for management can take its toll on work/life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Its a great job to do...no tension about any thing....

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    Current Employee - Customer Services Representative  in  Merriwa
    Current Employee - Customer Services Representative in Merriwa

    I have been working at BP part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    its just a multi culturarl job...you will meet people from every single culture we have in this world.

    Cons

    in my experience from few months....no one wants to work night shifts...because of the night pay window...i dont think so that atleast our store needs it....sccording to me even sales are going down during this period just because of this...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they must have to do something to make customer happy between 9pm to 6 am....

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Nice, but can be better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Services Representative  in  Canberra
    Former Employee - Customer Services Representative in Canberra

    I worked at BP part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly team, personal safety of work team and customers is always preferred

    Cons

    No real growth opportunities in addition to low compensation for managerial post

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Challenging but rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne

    I have been working at BP

    Pros

    The people I work with

    Cons

    Lack of understanding of how to manage data

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve available systems to allow efficient data management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    BP is great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Melbourne
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Melbourne

    I worked at BP

    Pros

    Good support for employees, reasonable pay and benefits, no expectation to work weekends. Provides quite a bit of variety for staff

    Cons

    The company changes direction every 1-2years and focus more on short-term gains than long-term value creation, also there is tolerance for systemic underperformance in some sections

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on operational excellence, worry less about fads or trendy issues (e.g. climate change etc) if it had done this, maybe deepwater incident would not have happened and company would be prospering better.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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