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BHP Billiton Reviews

Updated 22 September 2017
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Pros
  • Pay and benefits are strong compared to peers (in 40 reviews)

  • Flexible work schedules and work-life balance make it a positive atmosphere (in 37 reviews)

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  1. "Bricky's labourer"

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    Former Employee - Bricky's Labourer in Perth, Western Australia
    Former Employee - Bricky's Labourer in Perth, Western Australia
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Just finished school, and I intend to attend University at some point in the near future. However I have worked before as a bricky's Labourer and I was quite good at it. the difference now is I would to ear and save money, while gaining an experience, and a qualification. on top of that I actually simply, just really want something like this because it feels right.

    Cons

    I can't really see any cons, in working hard everyday and learning something while saving money and gaining a certain kind of satisfaction from the independence I get from learning and helping myself by helping my career.


  2. "Good company to work for."

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

    Pros

    Intelligent people, good level of autonomy and established business processes.

    Cons

    Change can be slow due to the size of the organisation however management is taking steps to improve this

    Advice to Management

    Help the organisation be more agile


  3. "Overall - Good Career Prospects"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Project Engineer in Brisbane
    Current Employee - Mechanical Project Engineer in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of room for climbing the corpoate ladder
    Good social life
    Modern, centrally located office

    Cons

    Can be bueraucratic - especially in management positions


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  5. "Remote Working"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    Pay for accomodation and good salary

    Cons

    Remote living and very cyclical


  6. "mine design technician"

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

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    good working environment and staff

    Cons

    big company many things to do


  7. "Senior Mining Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Mine Engineer in Emerald, Queensland
    Former Employee - Mine Engineer in Emerald, Queensland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management at individual mines are great.

    Cons

    Coal industry has taken a hit. Coal in general seams to be coming back.


  8. "Work hard but good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Finance in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary and bonus package and superannuation (can salary sacrifice and have the company match it). Working with other high caliber people. Good technology and systems.

    Cons

    Most teams are typically busy all the time. Some teams have downtime, but other teams will be flat out the whole time. Many layers for approving decisions. There aren't many roles to go into except senior roles. More junior roles have been off-shored.

    Advice to Management

    Management can sometimes make poor decisions. Needs to be more focus on developing staff. There is currently some focus on improving this but more needs to be done.


  9. "Inexperienced managment with excessive micro managment styles."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Ability to further learn existing and newer more advanced mining technologies in the 21st century.

    - Great company benefits.

    Cons

    - Consistent micromanagment stifles innovation and creates discontent and from that discontented staff promotes a discontented culture.

    - Staff requirments, wants and needs to fulfill normal daily duties are ignored by managment and makes daily work difficult.

    - Management do not respect the company values.

    - Do not embrace good advice.

    Advice to Management

    As above.


  10. "Associate Occupational Health & Hygiene Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice pay and other facilities.
    Excellent working environment.
    Good Health & Safety practices

    Cons

    No housing benefits
    No annual leaves for rotation employees


  11. "Good culture, non-competitive pay"

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    Current Employee - Production Specialist in Kwinana, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Production Specialist in Kwinana, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good safety culture and everyone is very polite
    Consistently breaking production records
    Good PTW prodecure, very safe considering massive spending cuts

    Cons

    Pay difference between people doing exact same job is massive! No room at all for career progression from a technician level.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your workers fairly and consistently


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