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5.0 of 5 stars

A valuable career development experience, not just a summer job
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

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5.0 of 5 stars

Amazing Experience in Alaska, Not Eaten By Polar Bears
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.


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4.9 of 5 stars

A fruitful summer experience in the industry
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


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Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

a great experience to learn something and create something
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


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5.0 of 5 stars

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


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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.


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5.0 of 5 stars

Very related to my research at school and great learning experience
Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The team and the project


Downers

It was short


Advice to Potential Interns

Great experience and program, every thing was planned before and I started with no delays


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Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Fully Vested in Intern Growth and Development
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.


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Yes


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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.


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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.


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Yes


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