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4.4 of 5 stars (191 Ratings)

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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

Advice to Management

have the supervisors engage more with the interns

Sample Interview Questions

There was a technical one related to materials

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Advice to Management

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

Sample Interview Questions

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

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.

Advice to Management

None.

Sample Interview Questions

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

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

Advice to Management

Nothing comes to mind

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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