The day would begin with planning the travel to various BP petrol stations. The plan was to cover a minimum of 10 outlets per day and thus I had to maximise on travel time due to distances between these outlets. Once I have reached the outlet I would then undertake the audit by physical observation or inspection of the material and signage on the site against the set standards. I would then engage the management of the outlet on my findings and pose any other questions I may have that would be of assistance to my investigation.
At the end of the day, I would spend evenings drafting a report on the findings on the audit done on each of the outlets I would have visited on the day and forward through the report and recommendations to address gaps to the head office and the management team at the specific outlets.
ProsTravelling the landscapes of South Africa, trekking across cities and rural areas.
ConsLooking for accomodation (mainly B&Bs) every day, as sometimes you would cover a stretch of 800kms in a day.
one of the petrol attendant put petrol on a diesel car because he did not ask the motorist so the car fuel was mixed. the motorist was very upset.i learned that ts good to concentrate at work and to do full service every time.my coo workers are very good they do listen and respect me as their supervisor and i do respect them too,the job is also difficult when it comes to engage with motorist ,others they come drunk and want to fight, but the most enjoyable part of the job is that you get to know many people and i enjoy talking and giving customer service.
A great company culture that allows for entrepreneurial thinking with great support from peers and colleagues. The company is focused on growing in their sector and supports employees to develop different skills that will allow them to contribute to innovative thinking that will deliver on sustainable growth. The most enjoyable part of the job was working collaboratively to find solutions to business problems that will allow new ways to deal with competitor and market challenges.
Everyday differs, its all about getting everything done as quick as possible. I have learned that am more of a people person and that I really enjoy working with admin, capturing any data. Management leaves me to go on with everything im suppose to do, co-workers get a long with me as I do take interest in them but friendliness has a limit. It hard working with no training as stock income, pricing and labelling but im a fast learner and got comfortable within a week, just sad that it was only temporary.
ProsDoing work in my way but understandle for everyone else
The day the customer insulted me for asking the type of fuel he use in his car.I have learned to be patient and to love your work.I had the best manager. We were the best team at work we were working like a family they were so supportive. I had to work 11 hours I was working 6 to 6 and have one hour launch and had to stand in any weather conditions. Night shift is the best shift I've ever worked because they put only 3 people on duty one in as a cashier so you just know that it's you or the other one to assist.
Prosbonuses twice a month
Consworking saturdays and sundays twice or trice a month
First of all BP is a big brand .that alone makes u famous like a movie star lol.
With BP we learnt a lot from the industry itself from the crude oil mining till the purification proceedings at the labs .every year we will go to trainings from handling of customers to their satisfaction. Mostly it was branding that made us have joy. product knowhow was the key .lubricants to be prescicely .or motto .ALWAYS KEEP A CUSTOMERS HAPPY ..
ProsThey take u on building skills training .that depends on the site u working for.
My typical day at work can be fun but challenging.
In this job I've learned that you have be respectful to customers and serve them according to their wishes.
Sometimes the job can be challenging, the management is alwas there to address our queries on time.
The hardest part of the job is when we have to multi-task because the other workers didn't pitch up for duty.
The most enjoyable part is when we work fruitfull with one another and that there are no shortages for the rest of the shift.
Getting more experience and skills also the salary increase
I will learn more on how to work from home also gain more experience and skills.bp company is the best company i worked the for few months unfortunately it was a contact i could not work there for long time,the contract ended at the moment when i was enjoying my job.what helped me the most is that i was doing every work,working as a petrol attendance and a cashier at the same time.with the experience i have i think im gonna go far.
Its very nice and fun to work at the garage because you get a chance to meet lots of different people with different problems, I learned to calm down and never argue with a customer because he or she is always right. The worst part about the garage is that you always standing ,theres no time for sitting down and chat with friends, at the end of the day your feets are burning. Another thing you always scared of the hijackers. But everything else is good, the management, boss and co-workers are very good and welcoming.
productive and a healthy place for a human to work at.
It was a lovely environment to work in. It made me feel so encouraged to wake up the next day and perform my level best. It has a great management team and the employees are humble people with a great sense of humour and enthusiasm. Each day there is something new to learn(not necessarily work involved). Its a place where by one can feel human and appreciated.
Prosemployees are allow to take on or two day off in a case of emergency
Conshad to work over time due to flow of customers
o Creates, designs and analyzes new products in a multitude of polymers and manufacturing processes
o Master of Embedded systems.
o Does performance reviews, cost estimation and schedule meetings, fabrication and procurement issues.
o one line diagrams, cable trays and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID's) and decision making skills.
o Manages a team of 28 E/I Engineers.
o Maintain Time sheets and design reviews set ups.
o Experience in working with design teams, implicated strategic construction planning, involved in comprehensive engineering solutions, which include schematic, design/development and construction phase for various industrial/government projects.
o Key Strengths: Promis-E, AutoCAD, Electrical Design Master, Siemens PLCs and HMIs, FESTO valves and Sensors, ABB/SIEMENS/ROCKWELL Drives, Pspice, Matlab, Matcad, Multisim
o Experience in PSPICE , MATLAB and MCAD.
o Knowledge and implementation of electric/electronic/pneumatic control systems design, CAD drafting standards, programming PLCs/HMIs.
o Ability to design and draft single line drawings, logic drawings, controls and LAN network drawings, panel layouts, conduit layouts, wire schedules, and instrumentation loops.
o Ability to perform lighting level calculations, short circuit calculations and over current protection for both lighting and power applications.
o Ability to perform control and power distribution/ transformers/single-three phase motor/ generator calculations (low, medi
I've not worked there for long and for staying anonymous I'll not mention that, however it doesn't take very long before you see the major cracks in this company, specifically in the role of a csa with the new mns/BP shops at fuel stations.
First of, the rota management is a disgrace, managers don't think that people have a life outside work or a family. I do not want to sound like as if I'm saying some people that work there are 'simple' BUT a lot seem content with this for some reason and don't do much on their time off it seems. I however find it shocking how hard they make it seem to have a simple monthly rota. They could even do a yearly one if they were smart or organised but now, you're lucky to get a week or two weeks with constant changes.
The salary is a disgrace. When you look at the bigger picture, Mns has billions and so does BP yet they pay minimum wage. The shops are smaller than your average supermarket however the work seems double due to the fuel and the shop being small. You have to run around for 8 hours with only half an hour break (smokers seem to get away with 5 min every half hour) I actually contemplated taking up smoking to get extra breaks, that's how bad and tyring it gets.
The expectations are way too high from managers and higher bosses and the reason is that they get bonuses if their shops perform well, however the people that work so hard to make it perform well get pretty much nothing. They then are happy to moan about not being a
Project/Programme Manager and the delivery of approved Business & IT Capital projects.
• Delivery of multiple application and related infrastructure projects within a continuing rolling change and transformation programme of software development using Agile, Scrum, Lean and Kanban/XP methodologies that transform Software development and delivery.
• Manage several workstreams under the same programme of work and ensure timely deliverables.
• Responsible for end-to-end project and change lifecycle delivery on portfolio of programms
• Delivery of global enterprise level applications and infrastructure serving Group Companies
• Manage Global and local Stakeholder engagement
• Programme and Portfolio Management • Budgeting and Cost Controls
• Merger & Acquisition Integration • Business and IT Strategy and Execution
• Process Transformation & Cultural Change • Business Case Development
• IT Governance and Shared Services • International Team Building & Leadership
• Manage IT project lifecycle and Project/Programme governance at global standards
• Procurement system governance and approval processes, budget and spend (£10.7M in 2014)
• Project Delivery – managing the project lifecycle to ensure successful completion, with effective stakeholder communication throughout
• Project definition, reporting, risk, issue and change management and stakeholder engagement
• Chair project meeting and projec
Corporate Development Manager | Ankara | 06 May 2014
It's great to be part of BP
Corporate Social Responsibility and social development expert with over 15 years of managerial and advisory experience, linking political, social risk management and business opportunities, strategies to cross-cutting business issues, within the oil and gas industry.
Extensive experience in the preparation and implementation of comprehensive socio-economic surveys, social impact assessment and resettlement planning, implementation and monitoring of social management systems in line with the international standards using applicable World Bank Group guidelines, Equator Principles and UN guidelines.
Expert in stakeholder engagement and consultation; involved in negotiations, consultations with various stakeholder groups, including, amongst others, international and national NGOs, IFIs, media, government agencies, project affected persons and their representatives since 2001.
As BP Group subject matter expert on resettlement (involuntary physical and economic resettlement), involved in development of BP Group Defined Practices and Recommended Practices on environment and social issues in major projects in line with international standards; provided technical support in identification of potential significant BP Entity impacts and risks in major projects around the world and improve line of sight of these risks to Group S&OR Leadership since 2008. Involved in environmental and social risk screening processes for major international projects such as Shah Deniz gas pipeline in
Customer Service Representative | Colchester | 23 Aug 2015
The work environment isn't bad. The store is kept nice, clean and tidy, it's always chilly in there which is especially nice in the summer months and it's all nicely decorated, even in the staff area. An issue with the work environment is that the equipment at the till area does not work properly. The receipt printers are sluggish, the touch screen tenders are glitchy, often miss offers (which can be very embarrassing), the coffee machines rarely actually work. Working with this equipment can be especially frustrating when you're spending the whole day on the tills, another issue and this comes down to lazy management. In the staff handbook, it states that no CSA is to spend more than 6 hours on the till as this can get repetitive and tiresome. If you talk nicely, are the first to get to work or if you're just new, you will be spending most of your time on the till. I spent my first 5 months working there almost entirely behind the till.
Another issue is training. There is very little in terms of hands on training apart from anything you may need to know on-the-fly. The training is done using an online programme (again, glitchy). The problem with this is that it doesn't show you any speed techniques or little tricks to help you through tasks that people can. It's a vicious circle. You join BP, get trained by a computer, dumped on the tills until new staff come in, you finally get a chance to work some stock on the shop floor, they wonder why you're so slow at it then stick
ProsFor young people, the pay is above minimum wage
ConsUnsociable hours, horrible attitude towards staff
I have worked for BP for a few months now and there's not much that stikes me as positive about the company. I work as a casual yet have permanent shifts meaning i don't get any benefits of working part-time, but get the joy of doing the same stuff every week without any time off.
I started this job because I needed work that was closer to home and flexible around my university schedule. I got a job that is close to home. As far as being flexible, it couldn't be further from that. I brought in my uni timetable to my manager 2 weeks before the semester was due to start and asked for my shifts to get reduced so I had time to do my studying. For the next 9 weeks straight I did 35 hours a week including overnight shifts and double shifts. I had no time to study and even missed some tutorials due to being overworked with no help. On more than 3 separate occasions I asked for a reduction in shifts and was ignored on all three occasions. Furthermore I'm fairly certain the manager was sexist as a few female staff with uni got whatever time they needed I.E. 1 shift a week whenever they asked for it, meanwhile I get hammered with 5 shifts a week mainly night or overnight shifts.
My second gripe with with their various forms of measuring performance. All measures of performance have to do with promotional sales. Essentially how good are you at wasting people's time, or ripping them off. As a customer I expect the best service to be quick and polite. I don't want to be asked a mill
ProsClose to home
ConsPoor communication with management, misguided understanding of performance, terrible shifts, sub par training, out of touch company
Customer satisfaction, chating with customer and co-worker
Working with B.P. since 2010 has given me a vast experience into various field and had shown beauty of business which has made capable enough to stand in real world.
The most typical day was Friday in 2011 (was by myself in store) and our system was down (wasn't working at all) and the biggest problem was we are not able to accept any bank cards transaction and i have to make it manually and on the same time unfortunately one customer drop 3 glass bottles of V drink and one 2 liter full cream milk bottle. (Plastic bag got slip from his hand)
At the time of training it was taught that safety come first. I put the sign board of caution and wet floor once and quickly remove glass particle from floor also i had spread a paper towel so that it can absorbed liquid and keep serving customer. Meanwhile, whenever I have chance i was keep moping floor as well.
From this I learned that it very necessary to have presence of mind and stay calm because few customer doesn't understand your situation. May be because they are in rush or whatever. Its employee responsibility to stay calm.
Collogue came after 50-55 minutes and first thing he did was vacuumed, cleaning and moping. Later on we both were helping each other for serving customer and making store ready for business it was the time when i realized in team work its “more We and less I”
The hardest part it to control on myself as i love chocolates, chip and fast-food a lot initially it was very hard to and i had put on weig
* A typical day of the work:
1- Ensure that all concerned supervisors in all disciplines "Mechanical, Electrical, Instrument, Control and civil fully aware by the required daily activities in this day.
2- Ensure that all group leaders held the tool box meeting with his team and fully aware by all safety permit contents and it matches with every activity.
3- Contact my line manager for any new modification in our work plan and priorities after he finished from his daily morning meeting with managers.
4- Inform all disciplines supervisors by the changes if any.
5- Follow up activities with supervisors and onsite ASAP.
6- Hold a minor meeting with site planner to discuss the planned future activities requirements like manpower, tools, equipment, spare parts and consumables.
7- Follow up any concerns related to manpower, tools, equipment or spare parts with the concerned persons in maintenance div. or other div. if requested.
8- Take the proper needed actions in the suitable time to fix all issues related to activities and contact my line manager for the issues upper than my capabilities.
9- During work execution ensure that all activities performing matches with safety precautions and instructions.
10- Follow up any required activities with workshop supervisor if any.
11- Follow up any shut down activities with S/D manager.
12- Discuss the daily reports with the disciplines supervisors.
13- Discuss the work inspection reports and quality with the
After working for nearly a decade at BP, holding a variety of roles in various departments, I experienced great joy and great disappointment. My biggest takeaway is that your manager (or the leadership of your department) can pave the way to either your success, stagnation or demise. Change was constant the entire time I was there and during some of the hardest times (oil spill era), I had phenomenal leaders who fostered my progress and growth. Yet, as the company began downsizing, I encountered 'managers' who had no backbone or clue on how to grow or represent their employees' capabilities.
I was extremely loyal to the company and believed in their values, because the majority of staff embodied them. However, it only takes one or two 'difficult' clashes to put you outside of the cliques and then you are managed out, demeaned and made to feel you are incompetent. Although they bring you to the team as the subject matter expert, others who have no clue about the discipline are allowed to influence decisions based on their 'feelings.' They attempt to gaslight you, and it's a known tactic they use to get people to quit instead of firing them. If you are seriously considering an offer from BP, know that it's just a 'job' not a career; you are expendable; don't miss your valuable family life for work success; negotiate your salary and benefits because they will attempt to low ball you and have you do more than the prior person did for less. Be prepared for constant change and
Customer Service Representative | Harpenden | 02 Jun 2016
Fun place of work
As it stands I am still an employee for BP, this job has given me experience that I had never attained before and skills that I did not know I encompassed. Firstly the shift timings are amazing as follows the morning shift is from 6am-2pm, the afternoon shift is from 2pm-10pm and the night shift is from 10pm-6am. As I am more productive in the mornings and I look forward to sleeping early and waking up early, so my shifts are always in the morning. A typical day at BP is would start off at 6am I would assort the newspapers’ and put them into their allocated boxes. Once this is completed I would then work through the stock and face forward, this means putting the stock in its rightful place and making the store look neat. Once it is 7am I would clear out the fire exit throw all the bin bags away, and cardboard, and then arrange the cages which need to be taken back to the depot by the delivery driver. Finally stocking up the received goods and sorting out the warehouse in order to abide by the health and safety regulations. We would then start taking breaks as soon as the delivery is completed, after the break I would stay on the till being on the till consist of authorizing pumps for customers can start dispensing fuel into their vehicles, or making hot drinks and hot food upon customers request. As assistants of the BP we attain knowledge of where all the items are such as medicine, tobacco, alcohol and general items. The forecourt must be cleared of the papers and rubbish t
Questions And Answers about bp
How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at bp? What are the steps along the way?
Asked 15 Jul 2017
2 weeks training there afrmter you will ve hired
Answered 16 Jul 2019
By applying for the current position
Answered 06 Dec 2018
What are the working hours at bp?
Asked 16 May 2017
It depends on shifts but must of them are 12 hours
Answered 30 Jun 2019
Dayshift 6am to 6pm
Night shift 6am to 7am
Answered 04 Jun 2019
If you were in charge, what would you do to make bp a better place to work?
Asked 26 Mar 2019
I will make sure that my employee are well taking care of I don't opress them & also making sure that they work for their life time until they decided to quit.keeping employees in the company is a happy client.happy client seeing long friend from bp they are happy.changing staff time & again is bad for business.
Answered 11 May 2020
Provide fair and equal treatment to all amployees
Answered 19 Aug 2019
What should you wear to an interview at bp?
Asked 20 Feb 2018
Answered 16 Jul 2019
Jean an top and seftshoes
Answered 16 Jul 2018
Does bp require background check? What kind of background check does bp do and how long does bp take to complete a background check?
Asked 19 Jun 2017
BP garage do checking back grounds like they make sure that everybondy is done his/her job. Since I arrived at 2017 until now they do background check.
Answered 11 Sept 2018
They do check ,they call your previous workplace to check if its legit and to ask more about you on how well you work with others.