GradAustralia 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
Departmental structure is quite flat (reflected in open plan seating) making management visible and accessible. Internal communication is made via email, Yammer, and regular village and town halls. Performance feedback and praise and recognition varies by department and team (more informal in Sales & Marketing, more formal in Finance). Managers make excellent mentors in their attitudes, knowledge and skills.
The Sydney office whilst well maintained can be difficult to travel to via public transport. It is also in a suburb where there are minimal facilities for extracurricular activities. Facilities are also minimal. However, the Melbourne office is in a great location and offers a good range of facilities. Dress code is business casual during the week, and casual on Fridays.