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4.9 of 5 stars

Exciting, challenging, and rewarding experience with BP Reservoir Engineering Team
Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Everyone I worked with was always more than willing to put what they were doing on hold and work with me on my project and answer my questions. Very laid back yet productive and friendly atmosphere in which I loved working in. The internship itself was very well structured and I was given a great project to work on, and my project was a real world project not something just pulled off the shelf for an intern to do.


Downers

I was put into a role that had no prior experience for even though I did learn how to do my job eventually. I was forced to spend a lot of time getting up to speed rather than working on the project. Seated far away from my team and didn't get to interact with them much.


Advice to Potential Interns

Work hard, never be afraid to ask questions, and the only thing limiting you at BP is yourself


Sample Interview Questions

Given a well diagram with bottom hole and surface equipment pressures and asked "when will well stop flowing on its own?"

Tell me about a time when you showed leadership


Advice to Management

Better incorporation of Interns within teams. (This may be a specific case for me because I was told it was not a widespread issue) the Lunch and Learns were awesome and I greatly enjoyed all of the intern activities.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars

Great Experience
Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

flexible

self motivated


Downers

didnt feel like i had enough time


Advice to Potential Interns

take every opportuntiy you can


Sample Interview Questions

There was a technical one related to materials


Advice to Management

have the supervisors engage more with the interns


Would You Recommend

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

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.


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.


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.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Fully Vested in Intern Growth and Development
Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Learning, culture, community, benefits and pay


Downers

Politics and red tape. Needs WAY more flexibility and better communication between HR, USUR, IST, and other departments


Advice to Potential Interns

The internship is challenging, but so worth it. It becomes what you make it.


Advice to Management

Needs WAY more flexibility. Too much red tape. Almost patronizing.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

great compensation for continual learning
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Work life balance. Compensation. Location.


Downers

Commute of 30 minutes to/from CHicago


Advice to Potential Interns

Don't be afraid to teach yourself before you ask the question


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

"Best Internship Ever"
Anchorage, AK | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The aspect of learning the job with many opportunities to understand the scope of work and how it can impacts the economy of both the company and community.


Downers

Not sure, it was amazing.


Advice to Potential Interns

Look for opportunities in different avenues. Don't be afraid to ask questions and learn.


Sample Interview Questions

How does air flow work?


Advice to Management

Not sure. Make a scavenger hunt of questions so potential interns/employees can ask employees who work there certain questions that help them interact with more individuals.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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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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