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Great experience

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Pay, community, cafe, on-site gym

Cons

work-life balance, too process driven

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Value your employees.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. 6 people found this helpful

    Part of Petrohawk acquisition - less than 6% remain at BHP

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    Former Employee - IM Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IM Supervisor in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    cafeteria ($2, really good food, nice salad bar)
    safety culture (seem to really want to make sure a dangerous business is not un-safe)
    good computing resources (16GB on a windows machine)
    insurance and bonuses are pretty good

    Cons

    massive turnover (90+% of Petrohawk employees left of their own accord), BHP ppl are leaving too
    people are not very happy (BHP ppl in general), few smile or say "hello"
    horrible network and computer performance due to monitoring software and other issues
    processes are neither simple or efficient like former CEO Kloppers liked to say they were
    functional excellence model is an excuse to not hire the number of employees needed to do the work required
    too many approvals needed to get anything done regardless of cost or impact to the organization
    I don't think BHP understood the onshore e&p business, thought it would be like offshore or another mining division
    poor work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See how other successful onshore companies work and try to find a happy medium between "process" and "results". Get rid of contracting companies who add poor value - keeping head count low is not the most important thing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Great compensation, promotions based on relationships

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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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great compensation package. Resources avalability.

    Cons

    Office politics at its best. Long hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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