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BHP Billiton Reviews

Updated 18 February 2019
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Pros
  • "They really care about their people, and make an effort to respect work life balance" (in 58 reviews)

  • "Top pay and benefits including flexible work" (in 40 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is litteraly no work-life balance and peace would vanish from your life" (in 37 reviews)

  • "The need to put in long hours at the start in order to build your own business within the main business" (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Melbourne

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance, great pay, collaboration.

    Cons

    Too many changes within the company.


  2. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and supportive people, really enjoyed my time there

    Cons

    Not too much to be honest

  3. "Great work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting work and an exciting time

    Cons

    Too many reorganizations without clear goals except reductions


  4. "Asset Health Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Asset Health Specialist in Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Asset Health Specialist in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Maintenance as a Profession
    Brings people from various backgrounds to work on a common goal
    Optimizing Asset Health

    Cons

    Very Large Organisation leads to some redundancies in activities and delays in aligning interests from similar groups


  5. "BHP Experience as Engineer"

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

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    People, type of projects, and salary

    Cons

    Remote living but thats really part of the job


  6. "It depends who you work for. There are some really great people and some serious psychopaths"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good money, smart people, office is nice, good coffee and fruit

    Cons

    Long hours, the boys club, some of the really odd guys at the top who come straight out of “mad men”

    Advice to Management

    When you are replying to constant serious complaints about a manager, try and look beyond the “but that’s just who they are” mantra and hold people to account equally. The “it crowd” is a little nauseating


  7. "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good training and development. Competitive salaries

    Cons

    Big company. Easy to get treated as just a number

    Advice to Management

    Improve employee engagement

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Awful Company Culture"

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    Former Employee - HSE Manager in Melbourne
    Former Employee - HSE Manager in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is well paid at BHP.....nature of the industry.

    Cons

    Senior Management is completely self-absorbed. The vast majority of senior people are singularly concerned about the next step on the ladder. Additionally, the HR Teams I was exposed to are awful. Almost no regard for developing others besides than their own teams.


  9. "Reliability Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work mates, good culture

    Cons

    Roxby downs is hot, work site can be dangerous


  10. "BHP"

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    Current Employee - Trainee Dragline Operator in Moranbah
    Current Employee - Trainee Dragline Operator in Moranbah
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great parental leave options
    fantastic flexible work arrangements

    Cons

    lack of communication between upper management to the field workers most people don't even know who upper management are.

    Advice to Management

    go out into the field and meet with the workers and discuss the issues they have 1st hand