BHP Billiton Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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  1. Helpful (9)

    “Safe to Speak Up (Not a Chance) No HR for HR”

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    “Benefits - 401K, Shareplus, Gym, Lunch, Vacation Client Groups to work with are awesome”

    Cons

    “Supervisors / Managers - "mean girls club from high school" if you are not in their click you are going to pay and be punished and be shunned and pushed aside. I have seen a certain "Supervisor" belittle, humiliate, treat unfairly, bully, create a hostile work environment for several great employees (now former after she had them either fired or laid off." She has been the cause of several people being left in tears from a session with her and the list goes on. Even when she has been reported for her ways she is promoted, given more projects, gets to travel international with the company and given more power. You can tell she is working to get rid of people she doesn't like who do such a good job and are liked among their team and clients. But her power in taking them down is greater. Noone has a voice against her and anyone that tries to speak up in our "safe to speak up culture" ends up punished, fired or quits to get away from her. Her peer supervisors and her former manager and current managers see what she is doing and do nothing to speak up and say this is wrong. Meanwhile,she keeps moving ahead while hurting people and ruining their careers along the way. We have no career advancement or additional education under the HR team unless you are one of the "click." I have seen her ensure people on her team are viewed as failures who in truth do an excellent job and she will paint them in a terrible light to management to ensure they are receiving poor reviews and no opportunities for advancement.”

    Advice to Management

    “Do 360 reviews on your Managers and Supervisors. You will find that quite a few of the people you have in charge of people have no business leading people. Your employees are your best assets and with hate filled, self centered, egomaniacs running your business you will never have cohesive happy teams here at BHP. Have a true Safe to Speak Up Culture. What you say and what happens are 2 different things. I have watched several people who have spoke up in HR become targets and have been literally walked out of the building due to a "lay off" minutes after Town Hall where you told everyone to remain calm and we would come thru this together. Be Honest with what you are telling us. No One trust what you are telling us anymore. I think Tim Cutt is a good man but he has no idea how the employee's are actually being treated. He pays more attention and focus to the graduates rather than those in the middle who are doing the day to day to run the company. We deserve better than to be saddled with managers and supervisors who are so concerned with self preservation they are willing to throw their team under a bus to make themselves look better.”


  2. engineer

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

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    not really much i can think of


  3. Best Company I have worked for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Environmental Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary, bonus, company truck, benefits. Supervisor was great!

    Cons

    Management changes a lot. Work life balance is so-so.

    Advice to Management

    Stay a little longer. Give folks in the field offices a change at supervision.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    HSE Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Drilling and Completions Lead HSE Specialist in Judson, TX
    Former Employee - Drilling and Completions Lead HSE Specialist in Judson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Met some great people and made lifelong relationships. I believe the basic ideas of the company are good and safety is number 1.

    Cons

    They do not listen to employees, many power struggles within the ever changing management structure. The career ladder and advancement opportunities are not based on merit. Hard work and effort is not recognized unless you are willing to be the squeaky wheel.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate middle management and their qualifications. Seek subordinates opinions and advice before promoting within.


  6. Admin Assist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Assistant/Administrative Assist in Searcy, AR
    Former Employee - Team Assistant/Administrative Assist in Searcy, AR
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    stable company, able to advance, employees, benefits, hours

    Cons

    BHP new to area, slowing down, guidelines for vendors


  7. Helpful (7)

    none

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Staff in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Staff in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    Nice location, good benefits, cafeteria, many good people

    Cons

    Reactive leadership and culture, fire fighting mentality, resources constrained, reward and bonus system leads to silos not teamwork, and under qualified leaders who don't know the basics of their roles and lack experience to be effective. A lot of 'shoot from the hip' and leaders get ahead by badmouthing others including their equals.

    Advice to Management

    Leaders need to start asking tough questions and stop listening only to good news. There is much talent in the organization that is buried under layers if poor leaders. Upper management is either not looking, not listening, or don't know what their people are capable of doing except for the fast trackers. Wake up and figure out where your talent is. Favoritism and nepotism need to go.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Appropriate.

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

    Pros

    Pay extremely well and benefits are exceptional.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Work extremely long hours.


  9. Document Controller and Records Clerk

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Document Controller in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Document Controller in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a progressive Company

    Cons

    Outsourcing Document Control Positions to Offshore Company from India.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (4)

    Administrative Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, high salary 9/80 work schedule. Great opportunities for advancement. Great location, free parking. $2.00 lunch.

    Cons

    Lots of changes in management, very young inexperienced supervisors. No work life balance. People are treated horrible. Not worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Train your supervisor, stop playing favorites. Make a plan and stick to it. Put experienced people in the right positions.


  11. Helpful (6)

    Way too many line mangement changes...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and eoy bonus, good working conditions and some nice and friendly (those outside the BHP culture).

    Cons

    Great pay and bonus at a very high price to pay. Too many layers of management, top and line management changes are unreal (had 7 supervisors in 3 years) and lots of unexperienced managers and first line supervisors; KPI changes by the minute resulting in unfair eoy evaluations. Lots arrogant senior mangers that preach open door policy but refuse to practice it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the frequent management changes impacting delivery of KPIs and stop promoting unexperienced managers and supervisors to jobs that they do not fit. Use experienced people you have hired at a premium pay more effectively; and worry more on retaining good people.



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