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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
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    A great company with positive values.

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Nice office location and good people to work with. Lots of growth and job opportunities. Company appears to be very employee focused.

    Cons

    To much process and sometimes this makes it difficult to do our jobs. To many system changes and past senior leadership was a con. This seems to be changing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves 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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