Thread regarding BP PLC layoffs

What advice would you give to a new team member?

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 without saying that one should always go where it is better?

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Vest your retirement benefits and move onto a growing industry. Take the opportunity to learn buzz words/ways of working “agile” it will help if/when you want to look elsewhere. Keep a monthly log of accomplishments for end of year reviews.

Don’t let the company overwork you. Good Luck

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Post ID: @lqib+1d5eKq4U

There are two factions of people that work here.

  1. ) Those that are a part of the in crowd who are related by family, friends, frats, and sororities who get opportunities from the good ole boy network
  1. ) Those that do the real work and see the writing on the wall.

I've been here for over 12 years and its really unfortunate to see what has happened to this company I used to love so much. This place has gone down hill.

They will tell you that you should be grateful to work here but I can tell you first hand that you have better opportunities elsewhere. I just received an offer from another company and I'm getting ready to leave for all kinds of reasons.

Do not let them fool you into working here or dazzle you. Take your talents and skills elsewhere. You will be thankful you did. Prices are improving and people are hiring at other companies.

Go to a healthier company. The company culture here is very toxic.

Note to those who are seeing the same thing I am

If you feel this way and stay here it looks very bad on you. It says something about your ethics if you don't believe in this place but you stay. My advice as a leader is to keep your integrity intact. Work hard and look for an opportunity to transition out of this company as soon as possible. Do the right thing and leave and go somewhere that you believe in. If you are a potential candidate for hire then please do not come here. 30 minutes of reading through this message board will tell you everything you need to know. I'm shocked and floored to see that so many people are seeing the things I see.

For those that plan to stay

Keep your opinions to yourself.
Pursue relationships with the right people.
Watch your back and be careful who you trust. Work hard. Keep your head up and don't let this place discourage you. Take care of your professional network because you may need it to transition out of here someday. You are being paid to do a job so do your best and do it well. Stay away from the politics.

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Post ID: @8xet+1d5eKq4U

Enjoy the fantastic opportunity you have graciously been afforded. Work hard to support the company, and the company will in turn look after you. Ignore the deadbeats, cake eaters and their ilk who were let go for good reason; they simply spew venom needlessly versus moving forward in a productive light. Ten years so far here, and there is no place I would rather be.

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Post ID: @8hqa+1d5eKq4U

Enjoy the fantastic opportunity you have graciously been afforded. Work hard to support the company, and the company will in turn look after you. Ignore the deadbeats, cake eaters and their ilk who were let go for good reason; they simply spew venom needlessly versus moving forward in a productive light. Ten years so far here, and there is no place I would rather be.

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Post ID: @8exm+1d5eKq4U

BpX just realized their reputation was garbage so they started recruiting again at Universities.

To all of you at top schools, do not come here to work. I know it may look tempting but there are other oil and gas companies I've worked for that are way better. They treat people horrible here. Your career will go nowhere here. This is a place where careers go to die unless you are related by marriage or friendship to the people doing the promoting.

Leadership is terrible and will lie to your face.

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Post ID: @1maa+1d5eKq4U

I was with Amoco/BP for 40 years. Here is my advice to new employees. Go drinking with your boss as much as possible and always pick up the tab. Always say ‘yes’ to your boss and kiss as much a*s as possible. I worked in London for 6 months and was reprimanded by my manager 3 times for not getting drunk. Do this and you will have a long and fruitful career.

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