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.
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.
Managers are usually extremely busy but are happy to put aside time to talk if you have any concerns and to provide feedback, praise and recognition. Higher level seniors are usually not accessible.
For the most part managers are accessible and teams are supportive of graduates. Support network are available in the form of mentors, buddy's, team members and graduates from past and present cohorts.
Some managers are not very accessible - I'm lucky that mine is as she has made it a point to be accessible.
Probably depends on your manager, specifically, but my line managers/bosses are amazing. Even when flexible working, always ensures to have time for me. Great with follow-up. Provides, clear, valuable and constructive feedback and recommends and authorises relevant and useful learning material. Makes a great mentor. Other people in the organisation constantly reaching out to my manager for guidance and assistance and they are always willing to help. They invite input into work being undertaken, and are happy to answer or question a lot of the 'why' questions about why we do things.
Very accessible and make great mentors. Very open and you can seek feedback from them
Not that visible, travel a lot
There is a significant information silo at BP. Management do not share strategic information with staff.