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BHP Billiton Reviews

Updated 19 April 2019
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  • "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 25 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. "Senior Electrical Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Supervisor in Roxby Downs
    Former Employee - Electrical Supervisor in Roxby Downs
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big Company benefits is a big plus

    Cons

    Big Company red tape can be a problem

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the amount of paperwork

  3. "Constantly changing"

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Flexible work is possible though depends on your manager’s attitude.

    Cons

    Constantly changing without much long term planning. Melbourne office is political.

    Advice to Management

    Support staff to develop


  4. "Honest Company and looked after."

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    Former Employee - Planner in Perth, Western Australia
    Former Employee - Planner in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Good office. New equipment. Good accommodation.

    Cons

    Remote. Expensive and hot. Long drive to Perth.

    Advice to Management

    No advice.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Contract Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Remuneration, IT Equipment, Central Business District location

    Cons

    Business politics, micromanagement, toxic behaviour (bullying & lying ) in department, a lot of talking about core values but not acting towards them.

    Advice to Management

    Stop leadership for dummies buzzwords and start active listening to the employees, stop just promising changes and actually make changes, value the employees and not see them as executioners.


  6. "Great benefits"

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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

    Generous benefits
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is frustrating
    Business direction not transparent


  7. "Great opportunities, strong with standards and processes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    You can find anything at BHP, their standards and processes are well detailed. Lots of opportunity if you want to get involved in exciting work, plenty of change always

    Cons

    The working environment felt somewhat clinical

  8. "Electrician"

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

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

    Pros

    Company was good to work for had good policies. Money was ok. Good safety record. Good equipment and tooling. Most processes work ok.

    Cons

    Money was not the best for mining I found they could be more competitive. Outside vendor training was minimal. Some rosters could be improved

    Advice to Management

    Good communication with team members on career development to assist with career promotion. Annual reviews are important to not just tick off, clear goals and objectives should be given


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Constantly changing, without finishing a transformation, there comes the next one"

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    Former Employee - Procurement in Perth, Western Australia
    Former Employee - Procurement in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reputable company, secure job, nice physical environment, excellent workmates, good salary

    Cons

    not safe to speak up, not always following up what they promise, the constantly changing structures are holding a high level of insecurity at all times. Very tiring.

    Advice to Management

    Work on the culture and make it a transparent, safe place to speak up!


  10. "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