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BHP Billiton Reviews

Updated January 20, 2018
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BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie
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Pros
  • You will have your work life balance on top on high paid salaries (in 44 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits are strong compared to peers (in 44 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours for project delivery often tipped the scales on the work-life balance in favor of the company (in 37 reviews)

  • Long hours, lots of changes simultaneously (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "10plus years"

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    Current Employee - Supply in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Supply in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits and constant challenge. The company takes care of people although the people are many times spoiled with how good they have it.

    Cons

    Beurocracy makes things difficult to change at times across departments even when one depends on the other for success. Operations undervalue functions


  2. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    It’s a good company to work for. Very diverse

    Cons

    There is no cons

  3. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BHP Billiton part-time

    Pros

    Good company and are a great company

    Cons

    People are okay but don’t help out

    Advice to Management

    Help out


  4. "Great Benefits. Lack of Strategic Vision"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits including 20 weeks paid maternity leave, retirement benefits, 401k matching and employer funded contributions, fair pay, $5 lunches, developmental/growth opportunities

    Cons

    Frequent change often reverting back, high levels of stress, frequent RIFs.

    Advice to Management

    Make a plan and stick with it.


  5. "Engineering Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, pay and benefits

    Cons

    working a lot of hours

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees


  6. "Great Place and wants to be even better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent salary and bonus plan, great benefits.

    Cons

    Too much organiza change. Large company with too much red tape. Wants to change but can’t seem to get out of its own way.

    Advice to Management

    Unleash your talent...let them do what you are paying them to do.


  7. "BHP"

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    Current Employee - Supply in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Supply in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Too process driven.

  8. "Specialist II Geophysicist"

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    Current Employee - Specialist II Geophysicist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Specialist II Geophysicist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flex work. Technical mentorship. Computing system

    Cons

    Management not aligned at times

    Advice to Management

    build trust with employees first


  9. Helpful (3)

    "BHP Petroleum: The Great Pretender"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Shiny new office. Good pay and benefits. Gym. Parking. Cafeteria.

    Cons

    Poorly Managed. For years management has prioritized their career paths and bonuses ahead of shareholder interests. Even safety is mismanaged with multiple shale fatalities. HR is unethical and dishonest.

    Advice to Management

    Petroleum Management's performance has been so bad that investors have taken notice and forced the sale of Shale. So why are you still recycling the same management group who destroyed $40 Billion of shareholder value?


  10. "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Rotation program
    Team work
    Good colaboration

    Cons

    Only lateral moves
    Unfair promotions not based on evaluations
    Old school management, upper levels refuse to change


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