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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

Exciting, challenging, and rewarding experience with BP Reservoir Engineering Team

4.9 of 5 stars

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

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

Fully Vested in Intern Growth and Development

4.8 of 5 stars

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

great compensation for continual learning

5.0 of 5 stars

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

"Best Internship Ever"

5.0 of 5 stars

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

Amazing Experience in Alaska, Not Eaten By Polar Bears

5.0 of 5 stars

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

A valuable career development experience, not just a summer job

5.0 of 5 stars

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

challenging work with world class people

5.0 of 5 stars

Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Environment was flexible

People were willing to help and provide feedback

Very structured environment

They really valued my opinion as an intern

Downers

I do not have anything that I did not enjoy during my internship

Advice to Potential Interns

Be open to learn about different aspects of BP and really reach out to whoever you want. Everyone is welcoming and always makes time to share their experience with you.

Sample Interview Questions

Why did you choose engineering as a degree?

Would You Recommend

Yes

Networking and learning about the business is key; refinery decisions will be made based on my projects

4.9 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

*The people are fantastic - nice, friendly, eager to help you succeed

*Opportunities beyond the normal internship are available if you seek them

*My work is going to (within the month) be adopted by the refineries - large, real-world monetary and product quality decision based on my work

*Good office culture (softball team, general friendliness, outings, etc)

*A lot of interns provides a good social climate

*Paid and furnished housing makes long-distance relocation easy

Downers

*Located in the suburbs of Chicago, so it's challenging without a car

Advice to Potential Interns

People within BP move around a lot, staying in the same roles 2-4 years. This is great if you want to do lots of different things or move up, but it's probably not the best business strategy.

Advice to Management

I don't think there should be such strong emphasis on CoOp programs - I think it is really demoralizing to interns, who think they're less likely to get hired than someone who's done five rotations in the company. Additionally, coming from a school ranked probably a hundred places higher than the CoOp schools, I feel as if I had to work a lot harder and prove myself a lot more to get to the same place that they got just by not being bad at their first rotation.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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