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BP Australia Reviews
Reviews by BP Australia graduate employees
- starstarstarstarstar3.8GradAustralia surveyed 16 graduates working at BP Australia . Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 16 responses.
- Flexibility and work-life balance Support, you feel like a member of the team Variety in work content and the opportunity to develop and be challenged
- Exciting industry to be in
- Culture - everyone is very friendly and supportive (personally and professionally).
- Some nice people here
- Flexibility, very friendly atmosphere
- Some cultural aspects, such as safety attitudes
- Minimal transparency on opportunities being available
- Depending on what team you are in you may be required to do a significant amount of work that does not utilise your tertiary level of education (typical of teams that do not have well established roles for graduates). I do understand though that someone has to do this work and a graduate is the most likely candidate...but it should not dominate in terms of time.
- Graduate work is quite unfulfilling; lack of openness to fresh ideas
- Slightly bureaucratic
What insiders say about…
I am satisfied with my role on a week-to-week/month-to-month basis. On a day-to-day basis I respond to requests from team members to collate and analyse company, market and industry data, and prepare presentations for business projects and requests. I also have opportunities to lead smaller projects and presentations that I identify a need for on a month-to-month basis. Overall, on a day-to-day basis my role can involve quite mundane activities that do not utilise my tertiary level education, but with a bigger picture view I see the benefit in my exposure to high-level concepts and business leaders as my team operates across the business.
Teamwork is a core value and is highly encouraged. Senior leaders are accessible, especially to graduates. The culture is one that celebrates successes and embraces flexible working.
The interview process/assessments were quite simple for the Graduate role because I had already successfully participated in a more extensive process and assessments for a Summer Vacation role at the same company (online testing, group activity, technical interview and behavioural interview). Hence, the Graduate role only required an hour long panel interview discussion with two HR people and a business member.
Behavioural, leadership, motivations, learning style, experience, self-awareness, logic and reasoning, managing risk. Preference for first rotation role, interest in working overseas.
Be genuine - authentic and honest. Use the STAR method for answering behavioural questions. Consider other types of leadership (e.g. personal) in addition to team leadership. Consider the company's values (will be reflected in questions and excellent answers). Prepare for technical interview (case-based with additional scenarios/circumstances added). Check your self-awareness.
Normal working hours with flexibility to work from home when required.
Pay is decent, and is increased by the large number of bonuses, the total package is great.
Fuel discounts, cheap tickets, travel opportunities
High level management is very accessible and an effort is made to have a relationship between the upper and lower level roles. There is the opportunity to ask questions and advice from higher management and a large number of informal opportunities.
Company adopts a 70-20-10 approach (learning and development on the job-through others-through structured courses). I would prefer more formal training through the job (rotation role). Formal training is currently facilitated by HR tag and Learning Academy. I don't think they are very qualified but they use quite extensive materials. I think the most important thing is that the sessions continue the learning process engagement. Skills picked up - self-awareness, personal leadership, strengths identification, logical and analytical reasoning, networking.
Not completely sure at this stage but there appears to be leadership pathways for talented individuals.
Involvement in programs such as Career Trackers
Matched giving to charities.
They're clean and open. And bright. They have coffee machines. And a yoga studio in the ground floor for surrounding offices. Close to cafes. Easy public transport access. It is all flexi-desking, so be prepared for not having a permanent personal desk. Dress code? Dress respectably, and you'll be fine. "Business casual" is probably the closest dress code. Some people wear branded uniform shirts every day, some people wear suits. These people can sit next to each other but isnt a requirement.
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