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BHP Billiton Reviews

Updated 15 December 2018
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Pros
  • "The Flexible Work Policy offers great work life balance for the employees" (in 55 reviews)

  • "pay and benefits, worldwide, ability to move around to different teams and basins" (in 40 reviews)

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

  • "Long hours for project delivery often tipped the scales on the work-life balance in favor of the company" (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance and pay

    Cons

    Nothing to report here, good company


  2. "Scheduler"

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

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    Good company culture, lots of internal development opportunities and collaboration on a global scale.

    Cons

    There are still gaps on the overall business direction setting and culture on site vs. head offices. Lots of travelling involved in certain roles. No travel allowance.

    Advice to Management

    Improve process to make decisions faster and more effective. More governance on change management and engineering activities.

  3. "BHP - Snake pit, wretched corporate culture supported by arrogance and phonism."

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

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

    Pros

    Luxurious offices
    Free machine made coffee and snacks,
    Flexible working supported by good remote working IT.

    Cons

    Wretched corporate culture.
    Inconsistent management direction
    Office politics and blame
    Back stabbing and little trust

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the Indian nepotism.


  4. "Enterprise Architect"

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Architect in Perth, Western Australia
    Former Employee - Enterprise Architect in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities, great variety of roles and industry challenges.

    Cons

    Big teams. Too many opinions.


  5. "Signal Technician"

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    Current Employee - Signal Technician in Pilbara
    Current Employee - Signal Technician in Pilbara
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong team work is great.

    Cons

    Away from family while at work.

    Advice to Management

    Work to making your team happy and this will in turn make you happy.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "TOXIC, TOXIC, TOXIC!!"

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    Current Employee - Information Technology Professional in Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Information Technology Professional in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The only thing positive about this company is the pay that is slightly above the market average.

    Cons

    Politically toxic and devistating. Most of the ranks are occuplied by Indians and so comes with it their elite mentality and associated hierarchy. The company is devistated by ethnic nepotism as people from certain ethnicity form chains in leadership and do not provide opportunities for the others to grow.

    There is litteraly no work-life balance and peace would vanish from your life.

    Advice to Management

    Eradicate ethnic nepotism from your company and allow provide a place where people feel safe and work in peace.


  7. "Big and Comfy"

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    Former Employee - Geologist in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Geologist in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Moving away from salary-man culture and embracing flexible working.

    Cons

    Big company with big company problems

  8. "Procurement Manager"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Adelaide
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Adelaide
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Work Environment, flexible management.

    Cons

    Operation need to be improved, FIFI is tought

    Advice to Management

    Operation to be improved


  9. "bhp"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    will provide details later na


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some great opportunities for professionals such as Engineers working in their discipline. Good level of remuneration and benefits such as the share scheme. Able to achieve high performance even though they seem to carry a significant amount of dead wood being propped up by bigots maintaining their ‘purple circles’.

    Cons

    Too many graduates being promoted into leadership positions with no life experience. Unrealistic diversity quotas being pushed onto the Managers and Superintendents. Too many institutionalised employees without experience outside the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and keep paying me my dividends.