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A challenging work environment for a young engineer

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer
Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer

I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time

Pros

They will support almost any formal training you have identified. Line Management expects even young engineers to consistently deliver

Cons

Some older engineers are too stuck in their ways. Inovation is sometimes turned down if it is perceived as too cumbersome.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be clear & reasonable about your expectations.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Company is solid but needs an urgent change of mindset

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay & benefits
    Financial strength
    Opportunities to change role if desired

    Cons

    Poor treatment to people in general
    Top to bottom mentality with no say or hear from people on the ground
    Highly unefficient systems and processes
    Governance is there to protect us all....unless you over do it.
    Processes takes precendence on profits
    Poor work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the Marius Kloppers culture go out with him, focus on efficiency, bring motivation to people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Oppressive

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

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

    Pros

    $2 Lunch
    Benefits
    Pay equivilent to industry
    Overall peers are friendly to each other

    Cons

    Office spaces (cubicles) are half wall glass, approximately 4'x4'.
    Managers are not up to par, mostly out of their comfort zone or expertise.
    Very top down management style, if you are not a manager you have trouble being heard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with the respect that you expect of to get yourself.
    Hurry and build new building before high perfomers leave.
    Place managers in their area of exertise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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