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BHP Reviews

Updated Oct 13, 2019

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BHP CEO Andrew Mackenzie
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  1. "BHP Employment"

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    Former Employee - GIS Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BHP full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to work and people to work with.

    Cons

    Commuting can be an issue if you live in suburbs but BHP is trying to help employees with flexible options

    BHP2019-09-17
  2. "Good if you know the right people"

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BHP full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, some very smart analyst-level co-workers

    Cons

    Abandoned "rotational" program in Petroleum, leaving people stranded in roles they did not chose or get hired into, having to "interview" to move around; favoritism on blatant display

    Advice to Management

    Don't keep shuffling the same people around when reorgs require title changes and "new" "teams." Many on the outside of those changes remained on the outside and felt abandoned and disposable while mid-level management floated along fine, bringing their same sets of pets along with them the entire time (regardless of actual performance). Take the time to actually consider people from outside your own private circle..., when filling roles internally. Listen to end users - they know when things aren't working, and should be contributors to solutions, rather than peons told to "work around it" (re: vanilla off-the-shelf-untailored SAP, for example). That is the epitome of inefficiency. If you're going to have PEP/KPI reviews, make them 360 in nature - you'd be surprised what you learn about 1-up and 2-up reviews.

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    BHP2019-10-13
  3. "Continuously improving/World class"

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    Former Employee - Production Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BHP full-time

    Pros

    Sincerely committed to leading edge initiatives Committed to workplace safety

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Kudos for trying to expand Petroleum business in U.S. Shale. While it may not have worked out, I laud the company for giving it a concerted effort. Was fortunate to have been present during that time

    BHP2019-09-02
  4. "They Don't Know What They Are Doing"

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

    I worked at BHP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The salary is good and the cafeteria food is decent.

    Cons

    They can't find any oil! Management is terrible and they don't listen to their employees.

    BHP2019-10-08
  5. Helpful (2)

    "BHP.. we have a problem!"

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    Former Employee - Principal in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BHP full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Met really talented and qualified people. Salary and benefits were competitive, but generally ok.

    Cons

    Since the petroleum shale acquisition in 2011/12, several management changes and the addition of several bureaucratic organizational layers led to a decline in meaningful communication across the board and generated a growing toxic culture. Most employees struggled to advance their careers due to the lack of development opportunities. The toxic culture created by some folks in leadership roles suppressed many... talented individuals from fulfilling their full potential. BHP (from the lens of Petroleum) is a process driven company plagued by the desire to have too many meetings, mostly with no specific agendas. A company with talented executives who have struggled in the last few years to compose an effective and homogenous executive team that can inspire people.

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    Advice to Management

    Urgent need to address the growing toxic environment, departmental and personal in-fighting and lack of employees' development immediately before it is too late. Adopt a bottom-up approach, listen and truly empathize for a change.

    BHP2019-09-03
  6. "Ok company"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BHP full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and pays relatively well. All these is necessary for the amount of hell you will experience

    Cons

    Extremely inestable company with massive layoffs every year

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with employees. Make sure everyone has a work life balance not just a few

    BHP2019-08-26
  7. "Love love love"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator 

    I worked at BHP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Teamwork, company policies, benefits

    Cons

    None! I loved this company

    BHP2019-08-07
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Big company, big opportunities, big headaches"

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    Current Employee - Drilling Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BHP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, lots of opportunity, great coworkers

    Cons

    Bureaucratic nightmare, leadership makes decisions from Australia without prioritizing needs of the local offices

    BHP2019-07-24
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Ruined many lives by selling to terrible BPX. Let go many good hardworking people"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Cuero, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BHP full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good people good pay.

    Cons

    Leadership only worried about themselves. Only wanted to advance themselves and not their people.

    BHP2019-08-07
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Cool"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Boston, TN

    I have been working at BHP part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of food and great air

    Cons

    Nice desks and big chairs

    Advice to Management

    No money

    BHP2019-07-26
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