Thread regarding BP PLC layoffs

LAY OFF TO HIT HOUSTON

https://www.ft.com/content/f841262c-5dc2-11e8-9334-2218e7146b04

ANYONE KNOW HOW MANY OF THE 500+ planned cuts to upstream are in Houston?

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BP = Broken Promises

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Post ID: @TilzZRx-11hro

(B)each (P)olluter of North America alias BP PLC. What can you expect from a company that cares only for making money no matter how it is done or who's money it steals. BP justifies anything as long as it benefits them. #bademployer

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Post ID: @TilzZRx-Amqn

The same treatment to my co-worker. We worked so hard on helping BP "advertised" its published values and behaviors and now feel like fools. BP labor lawyers do not believe on the values and behaviors (#bademployer) and much less care for BP's commitments to soon to be ex-employees. It seems BP lawyers enjoyed and are rewarded by unethical actions. It is beyond irresponsible to ask employees to report concerns - the so called speak up campaigns what a joke) when they know the person will be become a big target and often fired. The ones that should be fired are those lawyers and compliance professional that create speak up campaigns and promote value & behaviors. It comes across as a way to aid BP in legally tricking employees to fire them. #bademployer 2018 award.

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Post ID: @TilzZRx-kbdx

Integrity out the door. BP lacks the foundation to have integrity. Profits start coming in and people are no longer needed.

When I worked for them, BP bragged about putting employees first and having tools to aid in personal development and success. But once BP hired you, evidence surfaced of how opposite this actually was. HR gave speeches of programs that were not even relevant to 90% of the people in the room. For instance, programs to "swap jobs" only to find out people fear swapping because of job instability and you may pay that "training program" with penalty on the bonus or taking a loan to afford relocation to the expat assignment.

Very often Layers of management making knee-jerk decisions, even people that were efficient before quickly operate at the lowest less and even compromised their morals. This behavior will be evident on your exit process. Do not expect anything better only worst.

BP proved to be directionless and unstable. That is one reason they have such a high 401K match plus dividend payment. Even with those contributions, your profits are stunt because they are not enough to neutralize erratic management style and lack of common sense.

BP does not manage the house like it cares. When you exit BP and replaced the so called "benefits", you will find out how overvalue they were presented to you and how they resemble concierge services or memberships. Your out of pocket payment is exorbitant if in reality they are categorized as benefits.

Many BP employees feel paralyzed because they have vested many years in the company and if they leave they loose retirement benefits. Likely they could have sought jobs and actually control their destiny with less stress and better quality of life. That is a lesson that BP Lawyers will make crystal clear to you when you exit. All this commotion makes BP a place that fuels unstable mental health and increased medical care in the long run (for you to pay).

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Post ID: @TilzZRx-4mcd

If you get laid off do not even bother trying to get reimbursed with the retraining scholarship included in severence. They will never pay you back, have been trying for over a year and they just ignore inquiries or make a promise and never respond aftewards. Have heard the same from several other colleagues. HR at BP is a joke.

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Post ID: @TilzZRx-2hls

My neighbor experienced the same treatment last year. BP robbed pieces of the retiree benefits and all stock options. BP stands for many things in the line of

Bob Promises = Bubbly Programs = Batting People = Breaking Panics = Big Pains = Beyond Petroleum etc...

It is unbelievable how BP for so many years has taken advantage of the gap between what is illegal and what makes it to the courthouse. BP operates in that gap and takes advantage of people who are robbed by BP.

Many people an unable to secure solid legal representation worth any Big Pennies because lawyers protect BP and prefer to avoid the clogged legal system.

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Post ID: @TilzZRx-1faa

Can Confirm 501 Westlake Underwater's comments. I was awarded a stock bonus in February 2016 as part of a performance bonus and then was let go in march. In the severance orientation meetings all the HR people assured me over and over that the stock would vest. When June rolled around I asked where the stock was and was told it would not vest after all. Flat out lies. This is why Macondo happened. BP has a culture of lying and cutting corners.

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Post ID: @TilzZRx-1mai

Worry about the benefits they promised when you were hired. That's monopoly money. Read the script BP had used for years, drafted by BP's immoral lawyers, and provided by HR to each employee.

Wake up before it is too late. BP offers benefits to differentiate themselves just in appearance. BP has no intent to pay your those benefits. Many people have been let go just before BP needed to pay those benefits. All very convenient to BP. Leave them dry and let them spent money in training others that will never benefit from the promise land of benefits.

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