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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

I do not have an answer to this question.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

10 weeks in paradise
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The people that work there


Downers

No overtime pay


Advice to Potential Interns

Give BP a chance, they provide great opportunities for their employees


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

At BP I learned where I wanted to be.
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.


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?


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.


Would You Recommend

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5.0 of 5 stars

Excellence!
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Learning and working like a full-time engineer


Downers

I thoroughly enjoyed my time with BP.


Advice to Potential Interns

BP will treat you well.


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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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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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

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


Would You Recommend

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.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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