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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

Best way to learn and apply what you learn at school. Awesome experience and a nice insight on how you will enjoy your job once you graduate

5.0 of 5 stars

Denver, CO | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Valuable Learning and respectfull stress less environment

Downers

Short time, I wish it was longer than two months

Advice to Potential Interns

Be outgoing and eager to ask questions

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

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

Awesome experience!

4.8 of 5 stars

Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The knowledge that I gained will benefit me any many areas in the future. I also loved all the events that the University Relations put on for the interns.

Downers

Too short!

Advice to Potential Interns

Great Place to work!

Would You Recommend

Yes

My internship experience with BP is second to none. Here, safety is priority, team work is outstanding and everyone looks after each other.

5.0 of 5 stars

Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

My presentation and contributions, The Offshore/ field visits, the remuneration package, the politeness and kindness of every staff member, the intern-after-hours social events organized by the USUR Families.

Downers

I have not seen any.

Advice to Potential Interns

My advice to potential interns is to be open minded and follow the BP core values.

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

Hands on experience in upstream of petroleum industry

5.0 of 5 stars

Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Have the exposure to world class experts and professionals, have the chances to learn from them

Downers

the weather of Houston is not comfortable

Advice to Potential Interns

BP is generous, take good care of its employee

Would You Recommend

Yes

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