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7 people found this helpful  

good pay is not everything

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Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

I worked at BHP Billiton full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

The company benefits are good

Cons

internal politics, poor management, very caddy and petty work environment. extremely high turnover. simply hire-replace-repeat. demanding work environment with little to no room for advancement. work hard to make management look good. no work/life balance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

care (but not only about yourself) but your team.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    I would not recommend this company if you are a geoscientist

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    Current Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Benefits, 2 dollar lunch, gym

    Cons

    No career movement, too much politics, disorderly wrong people in management for geosciences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your people undercontrol listen to the regular empoyees not management. the geoscience function needs to be obliterated there is too much politics nothing gets done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 12 people found this helpful  

    Some of the best young talent in the industry, but poor management conception of how to develop that talent........

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

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits second to none and the reason most people hang around, the dictorial leadership have mostly moved out there is a hope the new management can change that image but it will take time and will they have the will power to see it through.
    Some awesome young talent that shines, mostly great people to work alongside

    Cons

    Too much process, lack ofopportunities to progress, if you haven't done it in BHP then it doesn't count, and it doesn't matter if your outside experience is far more extensive than the "BHP People" it still doesnt count. Too many "A" types make it a political cut throat atmosphere for those wanting to get on.
    Some of their managers are poor and have a "me" type attitude and not a supportive and development of teams attitude, this is a shame due to the talent they have available
    The market perception of BHP, they don't pay their vendors, cost driven, talk strategic partnership and relationships but don't walk the talk, hire and fire mentality towards vendor.....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See out the cultural change, open your eyes to the talent you have, both young and old and utilize the experience in house to mentor the amazing young talent, no degree does not mean no use especially with extensive years in industry experience

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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