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Helpful (8)

Can't believe I took the offer

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Current Employee - Contracts Specialist in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Contracts Specialist in Houston, TX

I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time (Less than a year)

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

Pros

Great Benefits
Great Salary if you are looking for a promotion of epic proportion
9/80 work schedule
$2/day lunch in the main building cafeteria

Cons

You work on stuff, but cannot take the work with you if you leave (no flash drives or emailing stuff to yourself)
Big Brother is watching everything
Like working for the government
AMEX Corporate Card will be denied if you have so-so or crappy credit; you will have to get your supervisor to pick up your expenses (very ridiculous)
New floor model is cubicles for everyone, only managers are in offices
Most employees belong to cliques' just like High School (corporate office)
Procedures to accomplish work on a daily basis are very vague, complex, confusing and not very consistent.
Idiots for managers at times, just depends on your business division and area

Advice to Management

Ease up on the strict policies, stop running the company like summer camp or reform school. Push for more advertising so that people don't confuse the company with BP.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Awesome company

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    Current Employee - Financial Management Accountant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Management Accountant in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is one of be best Oil and Gas companies to work for. $2.00 lunches anything you want. Stocks, Bonus, Pension, 401 matching, awesome health Benefits.

    Cons

    Everything too structured no freedom for your own creative thinking

  2. Helpful (8)

    Ok place to work if you can handle the stress

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and highest bonus % you will find in O&G. $2 lunch is awesome. Growing company with deep pockets to continue acquiring other companies.

    Cons

    Unsubstantiated rumor mill that management listens to and usually buys into and has ended up burning many people. Management does not stick up for their employees if it involves putting their neck out in any way. Very Big Brother-ish...monitor your comings and goings and computer usage even just moving files around. Many people have their work computer AND a personal laptop or Ipad to skirt being monitored. Very tight when it comes to expenses, unless you are in engineering.
    Company does a terrible job of growing organically due to what I perceived as underperformance in the exploration group, so luckily they have enough money coming in to grow through acquisition.

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