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BHP Billiton

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Finance Manager  in  Houston, TX (US)
Current Employee - Finance Manager in Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Very stable company not likely to be aquired. Better than average benefits. Good salaries and bonuses. In general, very good employees

Cons

Senior managment micro manages the organization. Fun is discouraged. Centralized SAP environment is very difficult to deal with and often makes our jobs much more difficult than necessary.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More fun. More autonomy. Set the direction and then let people achieve it.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Largest Mining Company with Petroleum Business HQ in Houston, TX

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Category Manager  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Category Manager in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Petroleum business unit has significant assets in worldwide locations.

    Cons

    The company's core business competancy is in mining. Sometimes the processes and procedures developed by the corporate office are inflexible and do not allow the petroleum business to operate in a timely and efficient manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spin off the petroleum division.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Can't believe I took the offer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contracts Specialist  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Contracts Specialist in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Great Salary if you are looking for a promotion of epic proportion
    9/80 work schedule
    $2/day lunch in the main building cafeteria

    Cons

    You work on stuff, but cannot take the work with you if you leave (no flash drives or emailing stuff to yourself)
    Big Brother is watching everything
    Like working for the government
    AMEX Corporate Card will be denied if you have so-so or crappy credit; you will have to get your supervisor to pick up your expenses (very ridiculous)
    New floor model is cubicles for everyone, only managers are in offices
    Most employees belong to cliques' just like High School (corporate office)
    Procedures to accomplish work on a daily basis are very vague, complex, confusing and not very consistent.
    Idiots for managers at times, just depends on your business division and area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ease up on the strict policies, stop running the company like summer camp or reform school. Push for more advertising so that people don't confuse the company with BP.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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