BHP Billiton

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BHP Billiton Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
245 Reviews
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245 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay and benefits, career progression, travel etc (in 15 reviews)

  • You can make more money and have a better work life balance at a Major; BHPB is a bad deal (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance, lack of enforcement of charter values at management and peer level (in 19 reviews)

  • Long hours are all but guarantee especially if you want to move up (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Amazing internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at BHP Billiton as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Interning at this company was an amazing experience. They have really grown the internship program in recent years and the support that interns receive from HR, the senior leadership team, and their departments is phenomenal. We always felt like we were a part of the team and not simply a temp worker for the summer. We had a nice schedule laid out for the summer that included site visits and social outings with interns and employees. The Galleria area is a great place to live, and the 9/80 work week made our summer that much more fun. The work-life balance was also great and I never felt like I had to take my work home with me. The high pay was great to have, but the provided housing is what really sealed the deal.

    Cons

    With such a large organization, we found ourselves in meetings more often than I would have liked. Sometimes we wouldn't see our supervisors until after hours because they were running from meeting to meeting all day.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great culture and people to work with

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BHP Billiton

    Pros

    Managers interested in personal growth
    $2 lunches
    9/80 Schedule

    Cons

    Sometimes a bit too lax

  3.  

    company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Xxx in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Xxx in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Well defined rules

    Cons

    Process freaks. Too many meeting.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Solid employee value proposition, values people, strong ethics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Management in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Management in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits second to none, work/life balance respected

    Cons

    Bureacracy common of larger corporations, many layers of managment, slow progression (in most cases)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a sense of urgency in execution of strategy, innovation needs to be encouraged.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, getting even better!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits! The company pays more than lip service to it's commitment to sustainability (keeping employees/contractors safe, operating responsibly, protecting the environment, etc.).. Many A+ managers and individual contributors. World class assets. Good leadership at the helm of the corporation and the Petroleum business. Plenty of opportunity to build your own career and be rewarded for it provided you are willing to put forth the effort required.

    Cons

    Dealing with draconian processes and bureaucracies can be cumbersome. Under previous administrations a culture of fear emerged and many people were hesitant to take vacation or sick time for fear of not doing some work. This is improving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    BHP is undergoing a massive corporate culture redefinition. Stay the course--keep doing what you're doing--it's working!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Finance Graduate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    Competitive Starting Salary. Top 20%

    Cons

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    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Culture change due to new executive management very appealing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is at the 99%
    Benefits at 99%
    Retirement and stock options at 99%
    Bonus options at 99%
    Subsidized lunch for $2 with healthy and better than your average cafe options
    Choose Flexible work schedule 9/80 or work every friday or half day Fridays
    Can gain responsibility and diversify workload if you CHOOSE to, or don't
    Bottom up performance review.. performance is evaluated by direct supervisor, group supervisor, VP, President

    Cons

    Processes are geared toward offshore and inefficient for land operations
    Sometimes slow work load during "waiting period"
    No sense of urgency to complete projects, unable to work on small projects that should take a day or two ends up taking a week or two
    Slow career progression in terms of actual change in duties not just title changes
    No visibility into other teams outside your own

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take HR issues seriously and show you care, do not sweep them under the rug and hope no one brings them up
    Example: employee issues with supervisor, sexual harassment, etc.

    Executive level management is very impressive and the change between CEO's in culture is very noticeable and will likely reduce turnover

    Senior management level needs proper management training

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    The best working/consulting experience of my career!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hfm Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Hfm Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BHP Billiton as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Office culture, company values, management. Work-Life balance. Compensation as a consultant is good. Finance Management does not micro-manage and allows you to make your mistakes and learn from then and then redirects you when needed.

    Cons

    I have none. I only wish the location was closer to my home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing exactly what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Analysis Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Market Analysis Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at BHP Billiton as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The employee benefits and the value placed on employees

    Cons

    The expectations of employees to move overseas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience in Oil & Gas Industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist in Victoria, TX
    Current Employee - Specialist in Victoria, TX

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Above average pay and benefits. Great bonus structure. Awesome people to work with.

    Cons

    Very top-down structure. Hard to be heard. Not much autonomy. Very fast paced. Not enough tools available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen, perceptions may be wrong.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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