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I discovered knowledge that transcends that which is learned in the classroom and my own leadership skills

5.0 of 5 stars

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

10 weeks in paradise

5.0 of 5 stars

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

Great Experience

4.9 of 5 stars

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

a great experience to learn something and create something

5.0 of 5 stars

Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

a good atmosphere in the group

Downers

almost nothing

Advice to Potential Interns

be good at coding and be good to people

Would You Recommend

Yes

How to function on a team, and why a team is your best asset

5.0 of 5 stars

Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I really enjoyed and appreciated working on a project that was both meaningful and that will provide application to real world problems. Also, I loved the opportunity to meet people with a ton of experience and industry insight that were fully willing to give insight as a moments notice.

Downers

I missed having my family with me, but that's the nature of internships, isn't it? Also, the intern get-together's were nice, but somewhat immature, as most interns were much younger.

Advice to Potential Interns

This is a great company with great benefits, people, training, and culture. If an offer comes your way from BP, it would be a drastically bad idea to turn it down. Opportunities like the ones found at BP are a once-in-a-lifetime kind of thing.

Advice to Management

The midterm reviews should be given a generic schedule and outline company-wide (if possible). Many interns had different experiences with midterms--mine was wonderful, but others mentioned a large uncertainty factor in planning.

Would You Recommend

Yes

The most organized, balanced, well compensated, and the real job experience with project that has real value to the company is priceless.

5.0 of 5 stars

Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

1. The real job experience and responsibility: The assigned project that adds value to the company.

2. The Values and Culture: Employees are living up to its core values and the welcoming environment where everyone helps you to be successful speaks volume.

3. Compensation: The pay and benefits are superb!

Downers

None – because it surpasses almost every aspect of my internship expectations.

Advice to Potential Interns

Seize the opportunity - be proactive to learn more! Everyone in the company wants you to succeed.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Challenging, Exciting, and Rewarding Experience.

5.0 of 5 stars

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

Exploring mechanical engineering responsibilities in the oil and gas industry

4.9 of 5 stars

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

At BP I learned where I wanted to be.

5.0 of 5 stars

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

A fruitful summer experience in the industry

4.9 of 5 stars

Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Working with talented people and state of the art computing facilities

Downers

Interns have less communicating opportunities (with each other) compared with previous experience

Advice to Potential Interns

Great place to conduct research activities; a wonderful opportunity to learn old things as well as explore new things.

Sample Interview Questions

What is your thesis topic and do you want to work on a project related to the topic?

Advice to Management

Space of several group activities seem to be quite limited; other than that it has been a great experience

Would You Recommend

Yes

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