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BHP Billiton Reviews

Updated 15 November 2017
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Pros
  • You will have your work life balance on top on high paid salaries (in 44 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits are strong compared to peers (in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours for project delivery often tipped the scales on the work-life balance in favor of the company (in 37 reviews)

  • Long hours, lots of changes simultaneously (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "General"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits to be had

    Cons

    Large company so change sometimes happens slowly


  2. "Head of"

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    Former Employee - Head in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Head in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Intelligent people. High rewards if you work hard. Opportunity to get involved in interesting projects. Opportunity to transfer to other work areas easily.

    Cons

    Long hours. Has an odd culture (not always inclusive).


  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work, good work / life balance

    Cons

    Can take a long time for changes to be implemented.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication between parts of the business needed


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  5. "Continuous Improvement Lead"

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    Current Employee - Continuous Improvement in Port Hedland
    Current Employee - Continuous Improvement in Port Hedland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good employer, good housing, great benefit package. Above market.

    Cons

    Culture is slow moving, bureaucratic.


  6. "MCoE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working with no set hours, the ability to work from home and a focus on outcomes not hours
    Variety - people have the ability to get exposure to different mine sites and different equipment
    Great salary

    Cons

    High workload
    Lack of training
    Lots of manual reporting - you’d think such a large company would have reports running automatically overnight
    Not a lot of career development so far

    BUT... the best company I’ve worked for

    Advice to Management

    Invest in automation of reporting
    Invest in training/development of people


  7. "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good bonuses
    Flexible work hours, high salaries

    Cons

    Very political
    And not engaging enough, big separation


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    "Project Engineer/Specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. Lots to learn. Close to Kalgoorlie town. Exposure to broader bhp. Possible to get rental assistance for specific roles.

    Cons

    44 year old plant. Due to downsizing many positions do not exist. Salaries have been possibly reduced since the peak. Too many changes sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate loyal employees. Develop career plans and mentor the talented employees.


  9. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    Great projects and great opportunities coming

    Cons

    No support for women in a diverse workforce. Some staff use autocratic management style. Isolation and no support.

    Advice to Management

    Provide mentoring and other support to new employees


  10. "inhouse designer"

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

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

    Pros

    good pay and good prestuge

    Cons

    endless schedule with tight budget

    Advice to Management

    be honest


  11. "BHP Billiton"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    Reasonable salary, job security, people

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, slow with uptake of technology


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