Potential new hire here. I have another offer that is ~75% what BP is offering but isn’t O&G and is relatively safe. Plus has great Work-Life balance. I’m trying to decide if the extra 25% is a worthwhile premium for a short career and extra 10hrs... — read more
I recently graduated with my MSc in Reservoir Engineering after getting a BSc in Petroleum Engineering. I went to my school's career fair this fall and was able to interview and receive an offer from both BP and Oxy. Similar positions (Res Eng) but... — read more
In the onboarding stages and considering BP upstream. I don’t have any illusions of a long career. But curious, when I finally do get laid off, what is the severance package like? Trying to take that into account as well.
Looks like they are monitoring our restroom breaks now??
I feel sorry for talented young people who decide to try their hand at this sunset industry. Some of them are too talented for this place. What is the best advice we can give them other than to leave this place as soon as possible because it goes... — read more
If you are seeing the unfortunate writing on the wall please share your experiences here so that other top talents, who are thinking of working here, will go elsewhere. Let's help them so they don't waist their time. The few that will tell you... — read more
When the outlook was bad they slashed our benefits ruthlessly. Will these benefits be given back now that cash flow is coming in strong and outlook is good? Probably not.
What they call ‘hard work’ is not ‘hard work’ but overwhelmingly huge amount of work that gets people to a breaking point when they finally decide to quit. I have been in this business for a long time and I have always given my best, but I no longer... — read more
Is anyone else having issues getting the company to properly rank them in their letter grade? My performance level and experience level does not match with my grade level and I'm being given BS answers as to why they will not improve my rank. My... — read more
Didn't Bernie and the LT say last year that BP would stop reputational advertising? Why did the LT/Marketing think it was a good idea to spend millions sponsoring the Ryder Cup -- and mostly sending senior execs to attend -- while morale is so low?... — read more
All levels of leadership are giving a clear signal that oil & gas folks, especially the geoscience community, is not valued and has no future here. We're being told to look at all the great opportunities elsewhere if we're not happy in our role or... — read more
Hey there - yeah I mean you, dude or dudette that goes in and posts management style comments on this board...I'm management too by the way, a grade F, formerly what was called a "High Potential" employee, but I have enough integrity to say it like... — read more
Which one is the better choice?
If you are pondering a career with BP you may want to think again I was an ARCO Heritage employee when BP bought them in 2001. BP sold out my field asset last year in my 30th year. BP did not give me the medical retirement because I was 48 1/2 years... — read more
We are now so understaffed it's become impossible to function. In addition, they have made a vicious circle, people are leaving precisely because they cannot withstand the pressure created as a result of understaffing.
What does it mean when HR talks about making our pay more “modern and equitable”? Corporate jargon for pay cut?
I’ve had a few terrible ones. But this one is by far the worst. No judgement, never makes a decision, asks endless incomplete questions with no context.
Someone mentioned it in one comment which I liked a lot because it’s a great observation - this is a disconnected corporate culture. What interests me is has this always been the case and, if not, when did this disconnected culture emerge? I... — read more
I have more and more work, deadlines are getting shorter. I've been here a long time but I've never been under so much pressure. I talk to colleagues and they also claim to be faced with expectations that are becoming increasingly unrealistic. What... — read more
Did anyone here sign up for the alumni scheme?
Why the change?
How did BP turn from one of the better employers into one of the worst? I used to enjoy my work, now I dread every new workday. It's a drastic difference compared to a decade ago, maybe even less than that. I'm afraid to even think how this place... — read more
Serious question / "real" survey: how would you say the Agility drive and the re-org (the resource level and how they are used within the new company structure and updated personnel R&R) working in your view so far? I'll start - GoM P&O, production /... — read more
Those who are not cut, they are leaving in droves. Can a company even stop leaving of so many skilled people with tremendous expertise? I'm afraid that soon there will be no such great employees here at all. It’s amazing to me how this company... — read more
Bernie and Lawler bro seem intent on burning this company to the ground in terms of value and employee morale. BP used to be on the path to overtake Exxon and yet now they are about to be surpassed by COP in market cap. Wtf happened ?
What does "be more agile" even mean???
All O&G companies are the same. Those who are looking to leave Shell because they are hoping to find something better are in for a rude awakening. Everywhere you go in this industry you'll find the same problems. No transparency, lack of direction... — read more
You are seen as replaceable for as long as they can get somebody cheaper to do your job.
Can I relax because there are no layoff rumors on the horizon?
Only since I got a job here, a little over four years ago, this is a completely different company to which I would certainly not apply for a job. The atmosphere is getting worse every day. Nepotism is on the rise. Unfortunately, I do not see any... — read more
Someone mentioned that the big problem with BP is they make Accenture project managers full time employees. What are the arguments for such thinking? I only somewhat agree.
Workism has always been funny to me, and so are people who subordinate their entire lives to get to their current job position. When you talk to such people, it seems as if they have no individual identity, only their careers. Well, that was funny... — read more
I’m not sure if it’s just my feeling that deadlines have never been shorter or have I lost all motivation to work? I'm pretty sure it's the first one. Even with all the effort to use time more effectively than ever before, it’s really a big... — read more
My advice to people who are just coming here is to gather as much knowledge as they can in the shortest possible time and look for another opportunity as soon as possible. Basically, I feel sorry for all the talented people who will come here and be... — read more
Yes, BP is hiring. How do I know? Because they reached out to me to tell me that I had moved to the next level of interviews. What was that level? I had to agree to have an interview that involved me talking to my computer screen / cell phone to... — read more
I've heard several employees make off handed comments regarding the extreme nepotism and favoritism that happens here. I've heard folks speak about people with family and friend connections receiving promotions over more qualified employees and... — read more
Out of curiosity, I wonder at which grade do new recruits on the Future Leaders Programme join in bp?
First–quarter results will be released on Tuesday. What are your predictions? Analysts write that the attention will be mostly focused on BP’s views on the accelerating energy transition.