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BHP Billiton Reviews

Updated April 19, 2018
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Pros
  • The Flexible Work Policy offers great work life balance for the employees (in 49 reviews)

  • Work life balance, good pay and benefits, smart and talented co-workers not all trying to back stab like in some other industries (in 46 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 23 reviews)

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  1. "Finance Analyst III"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture that promotes work-life balance. Employee benefits are some of the best in the industry!

    Cons

    There's a lot of underutilized talent due to lack of employee development programs.

    Advice to Management

    Management has increased employee engagement as a result of Shale asset sale. Would have been beneficial to have this same level of engagement before asset sale.


  2. "I’ve loved the company"

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

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    Their flex work schedule and the personal care the company gives. They also have funding from the mining business that helps petroleum employees to grow their business.

    Cons

    The way the company is structured. It doesn’t seem like it as efficient as it could be. It makes it hard to get decisions made.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Cultural Challenges continue in Houston"

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    Current Employee - Staff in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Staff in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Getting out of Shale allows focus on the core business. New building, great fitness center and location. Changes for the better in the last few years.

    Cons

    Old boys club prevails, still not getting D&I right. Dominant players are the same. White mans wonderland.

    Changes are driving very bad behavior, lack of clarity, and turf wars. Leadership is not leading well.

    New graduates treated like royalty, rapidly promoted without sufficient experience. This is making a mess the company will suffer from for a long time. Promoting women and minorities with limited experience into key leadership roles.

    Advice to Management

    Stop overlooking your seasoned veterans. Take a hard look at how D&I is working, and make the fundamental changes needed. Need to start finding oil.


  4. "Review"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    awesome people to work with

    Cons

    constant change in the "operational" strategy


  5. "Excellent Work Life Balance"

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

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

    Pros

    The Flexible Work Policy offers great work life balance for the employees. Excellent health benefits. A lot of opportunity to volunteer in the community. Amazing employee appreciation.

    Cons

    A lot of meetings that offer the same information. Major organizational movement within the last three years, which creates uncertainty in the employees.


  6. "Employee"

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

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

    Pros

    Fabulous culture and great people in Houston

    Cons

    Too many changes coming down from Head Office in Melbourne


  7. "Division Order Specialist"

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

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    Great salary and wonderful benefits, offered many great additional perks

    Cons

    Didn't have a diverse management team

  8. "Good benefits, Good Work Life Balance"

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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

    Great benefits, work life balance is excellent, flexible working

    Cons

    Communication and command structures are disorganised.

    Advice to Management

    Time is wasted when staff are unclear on who is in charge or what work is being done among global teams. Improve communication and clarify chain of command.


  9. "Tax Manager"

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    Former Employee - Tax Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Tax Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, company gym, cafeteria, coffee bar

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, difficult to make changes, minimal support from leadership.


  10. "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


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