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4.4 of 5 stars (191 Ratings)

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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

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

Intensive learning in a friendly atmosphere.

5.0 of 5 stars

Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Definitely the work culture. Everyone I worked with was eager to meet me and provide me assistance in any way I could. I never really felt like the "intern." I felt like I was part of the company from day one.



It was also very challenging and an amazing learning experience.



From a social perspective, BP also did their very best to provide us with networking opportunities with the interns and fellow workers.

Downers

It may sound cliche, but nothing at all. The only thing that bothered me was waking up early to go to work, and even that wasn't bad since I enjoyed going to work.

Advice to Potential Interns

Come with an OPEN mind! It will be very intimidating at first, but you definitely need to push yourself and use BP's resources to your advantage. The company provides so many services and they will only help you if you choose to use them.

Advice to Management

Do not bring in as many interns if there are not as many open positions for full-time

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.

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.

Sample Interview Questions

How does air flow work?

Would You Recommend

Yes

Not another internship

5.0 of 5 stars

Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

pay, work hours, work/life balance, challenge in work

Downers

free housing, stimulating work, open access to company

Advice to Potential Interns

if you want to be an investment banker with a work/life balance, pick BP

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

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.

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.

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?

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

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

Discovering BP and the energy industry

4.9 of 5 stars

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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