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BP named as a top place to work in Chicago and Houston

Release date:
12 November 2013
Major newspapers rank BP among top local workplaces, and national survey puts BP’s Internship Program Number 1 in the US


CHICAGO/HOUSTON – BP today announced that it has been selected as a top workplace by the Chicago Tribune and the Houston Chronicle in independent surveys of employee job satisfaction published by each newspaper.


BP’s operations in the Chicago area placed seventh overall in the large company category of the Tribune’s annual ranking, while BP’s US headquarters in Houston placed ninth overall in the same group in the Chronicle survey.


Employees gave BP high marks for a competitive benefit package with industry-leading pay and bonuses tied to performance. The company was also recognized by employees for extensive training, continuing education and career development opportunities including international assignments.


In addition to the top ten ranking, BP’s Chicago operations also received a special work/life flexibility award for its flexible scheduling and work-from-home arrangements.


“People are the cornerstone of our commitment to providing America with the energy it needs,” said BP America Chairman and President John Mingé. “As the largest oil and gas investor in the US over the past several years, it’s great to know that our Houston and Chicago workforces – which together comprise more than half of BP’s 20,000 US employees – take deep pride in delivering on this commitment.”


With more than 10,000 BP employees and contractors, the Houston area is home to the single largest concentration of BP’s US employees anywhere in the world. The Chicagoland area is BP’s next biggest US hub, with more than 2,500 employees.


The Top Workplaces surveys in each newspaper are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 37 major publishing partners and recognizes a list of 150 National Top Workplaces. Over the past year, more than 5,000 organizations and 1 in every 88 employees in the US have turned to WorkplaceDynamics to better understand what’s on the minds of their employees.


The Chicago Tribune published the complete list of Top Workplaces on Nov. 12, while the Houston Chronicle published its list on Nov. 10. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit www.topworkplaces.com and www.workplacedynamics.com.


In addition to the Top Workplace recognition, BP America’s Internship and Co-op Program was recently ranked number one in the Best Overall Internship category in a survey published by Forbes Magazine. In the survey, compiled by Vault Career Intelligence, former interns scored BP a 9.6 out of 10 when asked about a series of topics including quality of life, compensation & benefits, interview process, career development and full-time employment prospects.


BP hosts about 300 interns annually at more than 20 locations across the US and offers full-time employment positions to more than 50 percent of those who participate in the program.

About BP in the US


Over the past five years, BP has invested more than $55 billion in the US – more than any other energy company. BP is the nation’s second-largest producer of oil and gas and provides enough energy annually to light nearly the entire country for a year. Directly employing more than 20,000 people in all 50 states, BP supports more than 260,000 jobs in total through all of its business activities. For more information, view our BP in the US animated video: BP Fuels America. America Fuels BP.

Further information




BP US Press Office: +1(281) 366-4463, uspress@bp.com