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BHP Billiton Finance Analyst Reviews

Updated 13 May 2019

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BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie
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  1. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and balanced work life.

    Cons

    Areas of work are very specialized.

    BHP Billiton2019-05-13
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Bhp has a good culture and pay well."

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules are great! The overall environment in the 5 years I’ve been here is good too. They hire the top people.

    Cons

    There are too many hoops to jump through to get things done. The systems are not the best for reporting. Too many things are done manually.

    BHP Billiton2017-10-17
  3. "Good pay and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are strong compared to peers

    Cons

    Job titles are watered down so harder to market yourself when you decide to leave. Not a lot of growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Focus your training and opportunities for the younger employees who will be the future leaders of the company

    BHP Billiton2017-09-09
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Finance Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and flexible working arrangements are available.

    Cons

    The downside is that the company has a strong focus on promoting individuals in the graduate program.

    Advice to Management

    Allow HR to select applicants qualified for internal positions to interview with managers. This would eliminate favoritism seen by management.

    BHP Billiton2017-04-17
  5. Helpful (4)

    "It was an amazing place to be at, but bad investments and poor planning have caused some serious pains"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BHP Billiton for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company, incredible benefits and salary. The current C-suite team are forward thinkers and better than the last executive team. Colleagues are great and one can avoid the bureaucracy for a long while building a career here. BHPB is truly a marketing company that happens to be in the mining/oil and gas industries and cares about its image and the areas it works.

    Cons

    Majority of middle management is disconnected and only prefer to manage above than below. The management group cover the full spectrum of either great or bad. Uncommitted or overbearing. I'd say professionalism is a strong trait, but only on the senior manager and above group. It's unlikely to join the management track in the next few years due to market issues. This is a place that says that they want superstars, but...

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    Advice to Management

    The company structure is far too top heavy, incredibly slow to react, and willing to spend millions to save dollars. Stop retaining old regiment managers and supervisors that are far more expensive and not capable of doing the job of their employees.

    BHP Billiton2016-09-21
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits everthing else so so"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BHP Billiton for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, 9/80's and nothing else.

    Cons

    Systems, management, limited growth opportunities.

    BHP Billiton2016-04-10
  7. "Great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    BHPB was my ideal company to work for. Everyone worked together to achieve common goals and objectives. Core values are very important and a source of pride for all employees. Salaries, benefits, fit for work, are all great. Ability to change position and gain experience with the company was the best I have ever seen. I wish them all the success in the future.

    Cons

    Managers not as supportive as I would have liked

    BHP Billiton2016-03-25
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Hard work"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    BHP is a large company with a lot of opportunity for the ambitious, but you have to work very hard and cultivate relationships with the right people to ensure you get noticed. Great base pay is incentivizing and makes it difficult to consider leaving. Diversity and (for the most part) strong performers make for a dynamic and challenging work environment.

    Cons

    Overwhelmingly frustrating at times due to a continued lack of organizational alignment of priorities. Teams are not always staffed with employees having the right skill sets to be successful. Career development is regularly an afterthought as business need comes first. Middle management needs more training and coaching.

    Advice to Management

    Clear and specific communication of agreed priorities will go far to help align the functional organization and ensure everyone focuses their efforts on projects and activities to achieve those goals (limiting scope creep). It often seems like there are too many initiatives and we lose sight of what really adds value. Personal agendas are frequent and distracting.

    BHP Billiton2016-01-22
  9. "Specialist, Finance Business Partnership"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Farmington, NM
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people. Management seems to genuinely care for employees, but are bound by corporate policies on what they can say or do for employees in terms of compensation and benefits, as well as communicating change to the organization. Great operations management and people that are concerned with safety and people.

    Cons

    Corporate policies are designed for large operations, which didn't fit well with the size of the New Mexico asset. Did not have flexibility to use systems outside of what was designed by Corporate IS. Hire the "best of the best" to do jobs that may have little challenge, which leaves little to no room for advancement upward in the local organization as everyone has an impressive skill set, and not a lot of opportunity...

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    Advice to Management

    Don't hire an Accounting Manager to do a job of a Staff Accountant. People become bored and want to do more, but there isn't anywhere for them to go unless they want to move out of the country.

    BHP Billiton2015-09-25
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Middle Management Dysfunctional"

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    Current Employee - Senior Finance Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, the intent of the company to make it a better workplace. Commitment to do things safely.

    Cons

    Culture of haves and have-nots; either management sees you as a superstar or a nobody and no amount of work, or lack thereof, will convince them otherwise. Entrenched bureaucracy-lots of managers hide behind it. Despite the statement otherwise, speaking up will cost you. Have lousy manager, problem is known and nothing is done about it.

    Advice to Management

    The more you try to build a culture of "speak up", the more middle management squelches it. Use 360 reviews on managers. "Core Values" are only brought up as weapons to use against have-nots. When oil once again hits $67 expect a mass exodus.

    BHP Billiton2015-09-11
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