BHP Billiton

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Great Experience in Oil & Gas Industry

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Current Employee - Specialist  in  Victoria, TX
Current Employee - Specialist in Victoria, TX

Pros

Above average pay and benefits. Great bonus structure. Awesome people to work with.

Cons

Very top-down structure. Hard to be heard. Not much autonomy. Very fast paced. Not enough tools available.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen, perceptions may be wrong.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for BHP Billiton

  1.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IM Supervisor  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IM Supervisor in Houston, TX

    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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