Thread regarding BP PLC layoffs

Run and don't look back

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 with the thought of being stuck in grade for 20 years. They say we haven't met our attrition rate yet, despite workloads being unmanageable across the board, so they all but are encouraging us to quit. Our head of Production and Ops told our new hires recently that they are unlikely to have a full career at BP. Run and find something better. It's astonishing how fast this company became an unhealthy place to work.

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Post ID: @OP+1cO8APuF

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Not sure what you are talking about RE nothings been announced. They have made it very clear in the new offer: two weeks for every year served.

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Post ID: @bstp+1cO8APuF

@the severance comment.
Looney mentioned this is something that is changing moving forward to be more in line with “other industries” aka greatly reduced. The peers that left during reinvent were likely the last recipients of the generous severance. Nothing concrete has been announced moving forward since they have not had major layoffs again…

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Post ID: @bkrs+1cO8APuF

There are plenty of other companies taking advantage of the Euro weakness…there will be a need for your skillset as O&G demand is nowhere close to coming to an end

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Post ID: @9gzz+1cO8APuF

Stay for the severance. Best in the industry.

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Post ID: @1pub+1cO8APuF

Have friends who are still there and can't believe how bad my former department has gotten. They retained the politicians, then had to hire people after the reorganization to actually do the work. A number of team members have already quit and they're still trying to outsource more work to get rid of others even though the recent outsourcing has been a disaster. If you have an opportunity to further your career elsewhere take it!

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Post ID: @1ryi+1cO8APuF

Yes, I remember a long time ago when BP rolled out the slogan "Beyond Petroleum". At first I thought it was just a green marketing gimmick, but then I knew it was just a matter of time. When a company says they are "Beyond Petroleum", how can they hire petroleum engineers? The problem is the world is becoming a much more difficult place to find oil and gas, so it is only reality the company will continue to shrink when it cannot replace its reserves.

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Post ID: @1rgx+1cO8APuF

Seriously? Are you saying Gordon told new hires they have no future in the company? Where and when was that?

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Post ID: @lrk+1cO8APuF

adding headcount in all of the wrong areas...

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