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BHP Billiton Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
217 Reviews

3.1
217 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay and benefits, career progression, travel etc (in 12 reviews)

  • Decent work live balance, good benefits, independent work (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is not the best (in 15 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Onboarding

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Great company to work for once you get in

    Cons

    Took 2 months to get in, dont let them fool you into thinking it will be less

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline HR Onboarding

  2.  

    Satisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, Flexible time off, everyone is helpful to each other.

    Cons

    Seems a little disorganized. Not much communication between departments that are working on a common project. This is very strange. There should be one project lead.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Culture is changing

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

    Pros

    Great pay, Benefits, and challenging work. Work life balance is pretty good unless you are a manager. $2 lunches can't be beat. The micor managing culture is slowly fading away but there is a long way to go

    Cons

    Company seems to have no real direction for where it wants to go. Very little success has been achieved in exploration to bring in new reserves. Management is too risk adversive and not willing to take chances on smaller plays. Only seem interested in the next big thing instead of stringing together moderate successes. Overly process oriented which prevents being a first mover into areas and finding the next big thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take some risk. remove the red tape and listen to your employess. They know what they are doing and how to get the job done. That is why you hired them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Finance Graduate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Competitive Starting Salary. Top 20%

    Cons

    n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    BHPB has no morals; $ is all that matters. They are losing their shirt in the shale business and do not care about you.

    • 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

    Pros

    Even if you only care about money...there are other plenty of other places you can make more and almost every other place will treat you better. The money they offer isn't worth what they expect you to give. Working for BHPB is a bad deal...you can do better anywhere else...even Exxon.

    Cons

    Management is unreasonable, relentless, and heartless. You'll be at work even when you're not at work. The stress never stops. When a contractor is killed BHPB Management blames the contractor so their bonus isn't impacted. This company is not a healthy place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management doesn't care what you have to say. Period. They already have decided what the answers are and just want you to set aside your morals and ethics so you can manufacture facts to support whatever they already committed to the Board and shareholders. You'd have better luck trying to advise the Devil than this group of management. I've read a few Glassdoor reviews that say "New Management is changing the culture." Total B.S. The new group of management is just like the old group. Don't be fooled by Glassdoor reviews submitted by BHPB's recruiters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good pay does not make up for miserable work environments

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

    Pros

    Good pay and bonuses, $2 lunches, gym membership discounts

    Cons

    Huge turnover, and when people leave, they take their time to replace them. Management could not care less when good people quit. Constantly understaffed and overworked, and there will be blaming and huge consequences if you do not finish doing two people's work on time.

    Frequently hire consultants from Accenture, and PWC and Deloitte, who are a nightmare to work with.

    Culture of throwing people under the bus and stealing credit for other people's work.

    Some people work 40/wk and some work 80/week. Work life balance is terrible for you if you have a bad supervisor, and moving to other departments is impossible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 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

    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  

    Wonderful experienced excellent work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I was not a direct employee, worked as consultant through BHP Implementation partner. Employees were not at all happy with take over from one company to another, many left

    Cons

    worked as Consultant on upgrade environment From Oracle to SAP was a tight schedule typical issues when companies merged and transition from one ERP system to another feel bad for employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not as good as it looks

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

    Pros

    Good payment
    Great Benefits
    9/80
    You have a lot of sources to do your job

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not the best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometime you have to adulate some supervisors or Managers in order to grow in the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Challenging, Rewarding, Draining....

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

    Pros

    Fast paced dynamic environment with no shortage of opportunities for early to mid career professionals. Compensation seems fair or better, and I do believe middle and upper management care about their people.

    Cons

    An immature organization who has grown quickly and the dust is stil settling. Lack of focus on top priorities. Too many initiatives, not enough people. No resource management takes place and there is a lot of talk about work life balance, but at the end of the day you have work you have to get done. Do not expect a 40 hour or a 45 hour work week will be sufficient. 9/80's are offered but seems that on average you can only take about half of your 9/80's as there is too much work to be done. Significant organizational structure changes in regular 6 month intervals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge your resource constraints and reduce your initiatives to only top priorities or you will continue to lose good people. Also consider KPI's that promote success cross functionally rather than only within your organizational group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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