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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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4.9 of 5 stars

Networking and learning about the business is key; refinery decisions will be made based on my projects
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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4.9 of 5 stars

Discovering BP and the energy industry
Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

- own projects

- company culture and support system

- paid apartment and great compensation

- structured internship program

- ability to network with other functions and leaders


Downers

- would have liked


Advice to Potential Interns

BP is really a great place to intern at with many perks. They pay for your apartment, give you excellent compensation, and provide you with challenging projects.


Sample Interview Questions

Why do you want to intern in the oil and gas industry?


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

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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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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5.0 of 5 stars

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


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5.0 of 5 stars

By Far One of the Greatest Summer Internships.
Anchorage, AK | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Overall the location and the work that I was doing were the best aspects of the program. I was actually able to use my schooling to complete my project.


Downers

The least enjoyable part was only when the weather was not very condusive to what we were trying to accomplish on the slope.


Advice to Potential Interns

I think BP is a great internship and would highly recommend it to anyone, but be ready for a challenge as the projects are extremely influencial on day to day operations.


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5.0 of 5 stars

A Great Life Experience
Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Communication & Team building.


Downers

Not long enough.


Advice to Potential Interns

Learn software excel.....


Sample Interview Questions

Do you know logs and read this map.


Advice to Management

None everyone was professional and helpful.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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