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5.0 of 5 stars

I discovered knowledge that transcends that which is learned in the classroom and my own leadership skills
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

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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

Intensive learning in a friendly atmosphere.
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


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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

Yes


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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.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars

Great Experience
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


Sample Interview Questions

There was a technical one related to materials


Advice to Management

have the supervisors engage more with the interns


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

"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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5.0 of 5 stars

Not another internship
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


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5.0 of 5 stars

challenging work with world class people
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


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