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Interviewing for a role at BP, what are they like as a firm to work at? It’d be the commercial/strategy side of the business rather than production. I understand they went thru a major re-org to be relevant for the future energy industry. How’s that going?

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BP fuels North America used to be a client of mine. On the plus side: Nice people, they rotated folks regularly so their employees get experience doing all sorts of things from innovations to comms to digital to retail, etc. and they’re focused on innovation at retail and in terms of fuel type. Of course, there are some cons to consider: if you have issues working with an oil company they are one (surprise!), bigger initiatives have a lot of influence from London so the US isn’t always completely in the drivers seat, procurement is powerful and frustratingly cost-cutting focused even at the expense of long term success, and they’re decently corporate. Grey cubicles, grey suits, etc.

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