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BHP Billiton Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Great pay and benefits, fantastic people to work with (in 34 reviews)

  • Flexible work environment, promotes work/life balance (in 30 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 20 reviews)

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  1. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great. The incentive packages are top of the industry although that might change as they are changing their organizational structure.

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to get unless you know the right people. Need to really network to get ahead and show people what you are capable of doing.


  2. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    Friendly work environment and opportunity to grow professionally

    Cons

    Pressure to achieve results. Strong union workforce

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the workforce for ideas to improve and for feedback on direction


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are excellent. Great culture.

    Cons

    Did not always feel empowered to determine how I do my work. Paralysis by analysis – endless number of questions and requests to create additional reports, tie-outs and checks that the review period seems unending. Checks and double checks end up creating more work with minimal added value – diminishing returns.


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  5. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great 401k benefits, great pay

    Cons

    Managers didn't know their employees.


  6. "Long term employee"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geoscientist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geoscientist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, fantastic people to work with.

    Cons

    Not enough autonomy from the rest of the corporation based in Melbourne


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Decent place to start"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    It is an easy place to start to work. No oversight

    Cons

    lack of experienced management makes it hard to grow.


  8. "Large Operator Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good perspective on how a large giant operates

    Cons

    On Hands Training limited but available if eager enough


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay and benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    pay, benefits are overall good and also the organisational culture

    Cons

    because of the lean structure, room for growth is limited unless some form of expansion takes place

    Advice to Management

    maintain integrity and complete transparency with employees with all day to day activities. we are all in this together.


  10. "Here and there"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and time off!

    Cons

    Can be very bureaucratic and political at times

    Advice to Management

    Engage with employees through out the organization more. If you truly want change from the bottom up.. then start listening at the bottom?


  11. "Administrative Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    It provided a great environment to work in

    Cons

    Management was an issue at times



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