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BHP Billiton Reviews

Updated 15 Aug 2019

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BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie
Andrew Mackenzie
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  • "Fifo roster not a good work life balance(in 38 reviews)

  • "The need to put in long hours at the start in order to build your own business within the main business(in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Field Improvement Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Mine Engineer in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of benefits working for BHP

    Cons

    There are not much cons.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

    BHP Billiton2019-06-14
  2. "Accept it’s a big machine and be resilient"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good salary Good progress in diversity and inclusion, flex working Very high capability and drive for success

    Cons

    Currently too much change which is disruptive, not adequately planned/coordinated and impacts to employees underestimated.

    Advice to Management

    Stop listening to formulaic advice from big consulting companies and make the changes which are fit for purpose, not to hit %cost or people cuts. This will backfire and not hit the ROI projected.

    BHP Billiton2019-08-09
  3. "Good work hours and flexible work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Modeler in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good work hours - Flexible - Reasonably well paid - Some people are very competent

    Cons

    - Big company politics - I'll defined scope of work/job - Focus on 50/50 male/female hire and promotion makes it hard to get promoted as a man - A lot of incompetent employees

    Advice to Management

    - Be more willing to sack incompetent people - The stringent focus on 50/50 male/female hire/promotion isn't in line with the split of job applicants or indeed with the split of people with STEM degrees. The target should be introduced more gradually and over a number of years. In the mean time, it would be more effective to spend money on encouraging girls to study STEM subjects. The current approach invariably means...

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    BHP Billiton2019-08-09
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Need to get the foundational processes right"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary. Some very talented people. Flexible work.

    Cons

    Strong politics. Loss of financial authority for managers. Too much constant change via reorganisation - fundamental processes remain broken

    Advice to Management

    Reorganisation of people alone will not correct the disfunction - focus needs to be on making the underpinning processes work. There is still a scattergun approach to how teams work or engage other teams for work. This is inefficient.

    BHP Billiton2019-07-24
  5. "Great Company. Great Benefits and Great Career Progression"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to move up if you demonstrate strong potential Always seeking to implement change and improve efficiency Extremely safe and people oriented Open to flexible work arrangements

    Cons

    It's a BIG company so change can sometime be hindered by long winded approval processes and approvals

    BHP Billiton2019-07-25
  6. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible Work. 18weeks Primary parental leave that can be taken by both parents within 24months of childs birth. Can buy additional leave or take leave at half pay. Beautiful office.

    Cons

    Functions are disconnected from operations. New HR tools still clunky, however I expect that these will improve over time.

    BHP Billiton2019-07-22
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Big place"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Illawarra, Tasmania
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of places to go

    Cons

    Too much distance to travel

    Advice to Management

    Divest

    BHP Billiton2019-07-19
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good culture and perfect for career starters"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - structured training programs - good support at company level

    Cons

    - the higher up the rank, more global roles which means relocation and covering opposite time zones

    BHP Billiton2019-07-17
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and people. A lot of resources.

    Cons

    Horrible bureacracy and large turnover / restructuring.

    BHP Billiton2019-07-16
  10. Helpful (7)

    "Outstanding People, Technology Function 'getting there'"

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    Former Employee - Technology Support in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at BHP are fantastic. Professionally they are elite-level thinkers, very committed to business outcomes AND supportive of staff, and try to live the Values of BHP. The business itself is quite open about planning-for and implementing Automation. This honesty is tough to do, but they're doing it well. They take their corporate responsibilities very seriously (making a profit) - but their is also a strong...

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    Cons

    As with all giant corporates, BHP understand Technology will drive what the business looks like in 5, 10, 20+ years. Unfortunately, BHP Technology is not where it should be - and doesn't look like getting there any time soon. Crucial initiatives like Culture, Integration, and Implementation just 'haven't gone anywhere'. It's a tough place to be at present, and BHP is losing some terrific people. Pay and benefits...

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    Advice to Management

    Take care the Board and C-Level don't become overly focussed on cost-cutting. That sort of short-term approach will get BHP into trouble. Audit Technology's performance over the last 3 years. Find all the initiatives (such as Culture & Fully-Integrated) and audit what has 'really' been achieved. Also, audit all the major projects ... was delivery completed? (Hint ServiceNow ... the global IT Service Management platform...

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    BHP Billiton2019-06-27
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