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5.0 of 5 stars

A valuable career development experience, not just a summer job
Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Everyone was very helpful and willing to work with me whenever I needed help. The opportunities to go see manufacturing facilities, and and work on an offshore rig were very educational and valuable experience.


Downers

With all of the interns that the company had, there was sometimes a lack of communication when trying to involve all of the interns in something.


Advice to Potential Interns

This company is absolutely great to work for and they don't treat you like a paper pusher intern, but like an employee that they are there to teach and to help. The internship offered by BP is a top notch job that takes very good care of you both financially and personally.


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5.0 of 5 stars

Amazing Experience in Alaska, Not Eaten By Polar Bears
Anchorage, AK | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Work Environment/People

Pay

Projects given to the interns were meaningful and were likely to be used after the summer ended.


Downers

Holding an office-based position doesn't allow for a ton of exercise during the day.


Advice to Potential Interns

Don't be afraid to ask questions and learn as much as possible about BP. As an employer, BP is a great choice.


Sample Interview Questions

A heat exchanger installed just last year is not functioning properly. Please explain the modes of heat transfer occurring and describe what might be causing the exchanger to malfunction.


Advice to Management

Training for interns would be great upfront, just to get a better idea of the acronyms and data gathering systems would really give our projects a jump-start and interns could excel much more quickly.


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5.0 of 5 stars

Challenging, Exciting, and Rewarding Experience.
Anchorage, AK | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

BP covered all of the costs of relocation and housing. They had a really cool three day intern training experience where we learned more about the oil and gas industry and what is BP's long term strategy. Lots of lunch and learns with free lunch! I got to hear from a handful of executives who were offering career advice. All interns presented their summer projects at an event called TechnoFest and there were winners in three categories: Technical Excellence, Business Impact, Safety & Operational Risk.


Downers

There was nothing that I did not like.


Advice to Potential Interns

Learn as much as you can about the energy industry and BP's strategy. Know the business whether you're interning in upstream/downstream.


Sample Interview Questions

Tell me about a time you led a team through a difficult transition.


Advice to Management

None.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars

Exploring mechanical engineering responsibilities in the oil and gas industry
Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Was able to go offshore for a total of 12 days, on three seperate trips to get a better understanding of my project and to perform tasks that were valuable to the team. I was given a project that not only would move the team forward but also fine tuned my skills as a young engineer


Downers

Nothing comes to mind


Advice to Potential Interns

You will be doing real engineering work at BP that will help you better understand the oil and gas industry. BP gives interns full-time employee work, not 'busy work'. Very enriching and valuable experience


Sample Interview Questions

Bp has two parts to their interview process. Behavioral questions and technical questions. The behavioral are similar to most other companies. But the technical questions are unique in that they evaluate how a candidate thinks through a logic process to achieve a solution.


Advice to Management

Nothing comes to mind


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

I discovered knowledge that transcends that which is learned in the classroom and my own leadership skills
Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

All the BP interns were treated with respect and help was always readily available


Downers

I do not have an answer to this question.


Advice to Potential Interns

I do not have an answer to this question.


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Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

10 weeks in paradise
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The people that work there


Downers

No overtime pay


Advice to Potential Interns

Give BP a chance, they provide great opportunities for their employees


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

At BP I learned where I wanted to be.
Anchorage, AK | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The best aspects of my BP internship were: exposure to the working conditions on the North Slope, background on the oil and gas industry, mentoring from successful professionals, support from my project team, and the opportunity to work in the beautiful state of Alaska.


Downers

Working with and getting to know all of the very talented interns was difficult knowing not everyone would be getting a job offer.


Advice to Potential Interns

Aggressively pursue an internship with BP. You will be well paid and work on real projects.


Sample Interview Questions

1) Describe an instance in the work place where you were aware of someone doing something wrong or unsafe? How did you respond to it?



2) What components would be necessary in the design of an electrical system for an off shore oil platform in the North Sea?


Advice to Management

Continue to send engaging staff to do college requirement. Five minutes of personal conversation with a BP representative allowed me to open up about my background and experience and not just talk about my engineering program....as a result I will now be working fro BP.


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5.0 of 5 stars

Excellence!
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Learning and working like a full-time engineer


Downers

I thoroughly enjoyed my time with BP.


Advice to Potential Interns

BP will treat you well.


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4.9 of 5 stars

Fantastic learning experience with great people in a great industry.
Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Benefits, employee engagement, level of responsibility, trust, respect, and competitive, fun, and challenging tasks.


Downers

Timing of intern events was sometimes inconvenient.


Advice to Potential Interns

Ask questions, be yourself, and network - it makes a world of difference!


Sample Interview Questions

What are things to consider when drilling offshore?

What are things to consider when drilling in a foreign country?


Advice to Management

Compensation could be made slightly more competitive.


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Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Intensive learning in a friendly atmosphere.
Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Definitely the work culture. Everyone I worked with was eager to meet me and provide me assistance in any way I could. I never really felt like the "intern." I felt like I was part of the company from day one.



It was also very challenging and an amazing learning experience.



From a social perspective, BP also did their very best to provide us with networking opportunities with the interns and fellow workers.


Downers

It may sound cliche, but nothing at all. The only thing that bothered me was waking up early to go to work, and even that wasn't bad since I enjoyed going to work.


Advice to Potential Interns

Come with an OPEN mind! It will be very intimidating at first, but you definitely need to push yourself and use BP's resources to your advantage. The company provides so many services and they will only help you if you choose to use them.


Advice to Management

Do not bring in as many interns if there are not as many open positions for full-time


Would You Recommend

Yes


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