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BHP Billiton Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Great pay and benefits, fantastic people to work with (in 38 reviews)

  • Flexible work schedules and work-life balance make it a positive atmosphere (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • Some groups don't have the best work/life balance (in 37 reviews)

  • Long hours, lots of changes simultaneously (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "I've worked in 3 onshore shale assets, both midstream and upstream, over the course of 6 years."

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

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

    Pros

    Salary, bonus, and benefits are generous. There are opportunities for a lot of responsibility early in your career. Managers I've worked for have been very supportive to their employees and respect their time away from work.

    Cons

    International opportunities are extremely limited, and moves between onshore and offshore assets are somewhat rare. As a large company, work processes and red tape can be frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on developing talent to prepare the company to exploit more offshore opportunities.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits! Loved the lunches.

    Cons

    Layoffs and more time off during projects.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. You're on the right path.


  3. "review of bhp billiton in houston texas"

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    Current Employee - Process Safety Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Process Safety Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High energy environment, good pay, great benefits

    Cons

    Corporate culture and management is dominated by non-US personnel


  4. "BHP Billiton"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Santiago (Chile)
    Former Employee - Finance in Santiago (Chile)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    BHP est un grand groupe international, avec une culture d'entreprise très anglo-saxonne. La gestion des talents y est très efficace et dynamique: l'on peut donc y faire carrière rapidement si l'on est performant et motivé. Le groupe est present en Amérique du Nord, Amérique Latine et Asie, ce qui permet une forte mobilité internationale.

    Cons

    L'industrie miniere requiert souvent une experience on-site (sur une mine) pour pouvoir booster sa carrière. De par sa taille, les nombreuses procedures et systèmes rendent souvent la réalisation de projets très lente et lourde de bureaucratie.


  5. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    Good colleagues, interesting work, good pay

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, need to be willing to relocate to move up


  6. "Good Working Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Good Facilities, Good Benefits, Good Salaries

    Cons

    Change is the only constant


  7. "Category Manager"

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    Former Employee - Category Manager
    Former Employee - Category Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, qbenefits and unbeable salary. Flexible work schedules and work-life balance make it a positive atmosphere.

    Cons

    Management can lack translucency

    Advice to Management

    Communicate


  8. "Good company and plenty to learn"

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    Former Employee - Category Specialist in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Category Specialist in Brisbane (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BHP Billiton (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great culture and many opportunities
    - World wide company

    Cons

    -Many layers making decisions slow
    -Organizational changes take time and resources


  9. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good guidance and mentorship from the assigned mentor. Weekly check-ins and advice provided.

    Cons

    Less exposure to other areas of business. Could have been better exposed to other areas of the business right next door. However, I wasn't given that opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Please take a more proactive approach with your interns and give them exposure to the entire business rather than pairing them with a boss and letting them get lost in one dept


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Analyst"

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

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice offices, teamwork

    Cons

    Low moral, constant change in management, low growth opportunities, bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Need a better development plan, Evaluations should be considered for promotions, very subjective system, only pick favorites


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