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BHP Billiton Reviews

Updated 19 June 2018
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Pros
  • "The Flexible Work Policy offers great work life balance for the employees" (in 51 reviews)

  • "Work life balance, good pay and benefits, smart and talented co-workers not all trying to back stab like in some other industries" (in 47 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 24 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    Great safety and inclusion culture

    Cons

    Slow, there is not much innovation in technology.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on innovation!


  2. "Great employer, very positive experience"

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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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people overall.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  3. "Manager"

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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

    Good company and people there

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good for the Short Term"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunities to learn and gain exposure If you are intelligent and willing to work hard.

    Cons

    Size of the company means that there are a lot of very mediocre employees there. As a result, those that work hard and excel get loaded up with too much work, burn out and eventually leave.


  5. "FIFO Undergraduate Mechanical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time

    Pros

    - Pay and benefits
    - Work and Safety Culture

    Cons

    - Unorganised HR
    - Long Hours


  6. "Financially rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Geologist in Perth, Western Australia
    Former Employee - Geologist in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good redundancy pay out

    Cons

    Stifling, unsupportive and bureaucratic management.

    Advice to Management

    Good geologists are hard to find


  7. "Not so great"

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    Current Employee - Geologist in Moranbah
    Current Employee - Geologist in Moranbah

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

    Pros

    Good salary
    Enjoyable working on a mine site.

    Cons

    Living remotely can be a drain on your life.
    Management on the mine site changes plans every couple weeks opposed to having a unified direction.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lower pay than other large mining companies"

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    Current Employee - Occupational Health and Safety in Roxby Downs
    Current Employee - Occupational Health and Safety in Roxby Downs
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays the mortgage, relatively safe, matched shares and depending on where you work and who you work for good development opportunities.

    Cons

    *Lower pay than other mining, construction companies for remote work.

    *Lots of group think- diversity in physical attributes but expected to all have one viewpoint which loses the power of diverse thought and differing beliefs.

    * Analysis and improvement functions totally separate and not supportive of execution work. A& I seen as higher in rank than site personnel.

    *Nepotism and favouritism- not what you know but who is rife within the company.

    *Constant restructures still ongoing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop paying lip service to gender diversity in remote areas and provide crèches and other similar services that are catered for in the Brisbane/city offices for normal 9-5 workers. On boarding heaps of women all the time doesn’t help gender diversity, what would help is support for families by providing services to put remote workers on par to some extent with services that a city worker might have meaning women can stay at work once having kids.


  9. "Great place to work but"

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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

    Leadership development, Great benefits, Safety culture

    Cons

    Lack of inclusion (have diversity but not inclusion). Macho culture perpetuated by senior males.

    Advice to Management

    Support your females in leadership positions. Remove the dinosaurs.


  10. "Large company to work with"

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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

    The workforce is diverse and the company is flexible

    Cons

    Management has too many layers

    Advice to Management

    Simplfy approval process to increase efficiency


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