BHP Billiton Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
219 Reviews

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219 Reviews
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BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie
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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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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Weird Environment

    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at BHP Billiton as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Pretty good pay and benefits. Everyone else is going through the same thing you are with mgt. 9/80 option is a cool swing.

    Cons

    They are much more impressed with themselves than their employees are with them. Do not expect to have a good work life balance. They talk it a lot but they do not walk it at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Management Accountant  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Financial Management Accountant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Superb office in Singapore. Great culture. Safety culture.

    Cons

    Rigid and too political. Too focused on SAP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sadly senior positions tend to be white dominated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 5 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

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

    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
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  5.  

    Onboarding

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

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time

    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

  6.  

    Satisfied

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

    I have been working at BHP Billiton as a contractor

    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
  7.  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Improvement Analyst  in  Wollongong (Australia)
    Current Employee - Data Improvement Analyst in Wollongong (Australia)

    I have been working at BHP Billiton as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Working night shift. Travel to work is always hard as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructuring middle management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Political nightmare

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Maintenance Technician  in  Port Hedland (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Maintenance Technician in Port Hedland (Australia)

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Career progression, good work mates, fishing

    Cons

    Political company, lies, backstabbing, dishonest performance reviews

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a hard look in the mirror

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 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

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time for more than a year

    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
  10.  

    Only good when the mining industry is booming

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cost Officer  in  Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Cost Officer in Brisbane (Australia)

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Well established Project Management Framework and Project Control Systems
    Good use of SAP for the Procure to Pay process

    Cons

    Things start to go sour when the iron ore prices started to drop and they started shutting down mines and cutting projects. There were too many contractors and staff when there were simply not enough active projects to work with. The lack of workload resulted in people pretending to be busy or feeling dissatisfied and unmotivated at work. It was a bad decision for management to keep the overpaid contractors on for too long while the permanent employees are running out of things to do in the office and feeling frustrated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down the number of contractors and stop paying them the above market rate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great benefits, Good People, too bureaucratic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Analyst  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You have the necessary tools to do your job. Senior Management is competent. Allow for employees to get many opportunities.

    Cons

    SAP implementation has stifled creativity and drive of employees. Has become highly bureaucratic with no soul.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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