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Overall it has been a positive experience with multiple opportunities to challenge myself and to learn from others.

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Current Employee - Production Planner - Mine Engineer  in  Farmington, NM
Current Employee - Production Planner - Mine Engineer in Farmington, NM

I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Work/Life Balance, Compensation, Location, Challenging problem solving opportunities, Career mentoring and performance feedback.

Cons

Decreased business growth, NGO interference with operations.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Underutilized - Stymied by incompetent Managers afraid of change

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    Former Employee - Senior Contract Specialist  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Contract Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Top quartile in salary and good bonus incentive structure. Cafe with subsidized lunhes - $2. Great health and Retirement Savings Plan. 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off. Gym on-site.

    Cons

    Processes slow and cumbersome. Individual performance impacted by these processes, procedures and multi-layer of approvals required to execute the businees. Completion of work takes too long and adversely impacts yearly bonus. Slow decision making by management stifles any efforts to make change to exsiting procedures. Management is unwilling to try new things and be proactive. Constantly reacting to crisis of the day. Poor planning. Excessive turn over in management causes lack of direction for long periods of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve planning and begin executing towards plan without knee-jerk changes. Listen to Specialists on making improvements to simplify and become more efficient. Be proactive and not wait for others to get their act together. Communicate to employees and make them feel part of the solution. Don't be so "top down" in decision making. Many lower level employees have solutions to challenges facing thier discipline.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Watch your back

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are good. The Cafe is great. The company is generous with travel allowances; good hotels and good restaurants are not a problem.

    Cons

    Impatient managers. The company seems to be run by Development and Drilling, everyone else is just a bit player. Little appetite exists to challenge this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strategy see saws with frequent management changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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