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BHP Billiton Senior Manager Reviews

Updated 17 Jul 2019

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BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie
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8 Ratings
  1. "Great time to be at BHP"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BHP Billiton part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Outstanding global opportunities Top pay and benefits including flexible work Focus on culture thats caring as well as high performing - feel it everyday Smart leaders who have a great vision for the future Stunning offices, well equipped sites and facilities

    Cons

    Not as agile as it could be - yet Some leaders are not aligned to our culture but I suspect they won't stay long .

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up and stay focused on what matters most.

    BHP Billiton2018-02-28
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good when the going is good"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Melbourne
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very large, interesting assets and projects.

    Cons

    Continual restructuring leads to continued uncertainty. Loss of corporate memory through churn.

    BHP Billiton2019-07-18
  3. "Great work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Exciting work and an exciting time

    Cons

    Too many reorganizations without clear goals except reductions

    BHP Billiton2019-02-16
  4. Helpful (8)

    "Simply not good enough..."

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BHP Billiton full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Increasingly hard to find.

    Cons

    Lack of direction, too many disruptive organisational initiatives - all executed badly or not at all, no interaction between leadership and teams, no empowerment, no career opportunities, little value placed on experience, rigid cookie cutter policies, lots of internal wheel spinning,

    Advice to Management

    Become a team and be recognized as one, walk the talk - lead by example, develop a compelling strategy and truly engage with your people.

    BHP Billiton2017-03-08
  5. Helpful (7)

    "Senior Finance Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BHP Billiton

    Pros

    Average pay. Office facilities good but does did constitute employee perk ? Large international company with global offices and location but if transferred relocation benefits don't help much. Complex and challenging work but insufficient resources to manage workload.

    Cons

    Worst company I've worked for due to bullying and harassment culture that is allowed to persist. HR and senior management aware of this culture, speak about change but don't actually do anything to effect change. Perpetrators and bullies allowed to continue inappropriate behaviours as long as they continue to achieve results. Complaints or concerns raised by staff are dismissed and not taken seriously or worst still...

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    Advice to Management

    Focus on your people and regard them as assets not a commodity that can be replaced and rehired on a whim. Look around you - how much corporate memory do you have in the company. Most employees have a low average service period due to the constant revolving door.

    BHP Billiton2015-08-04
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Dysfunctional behaviour, aggressive managers, high turnover"

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    Former Employee - Finance Senior Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits and compensation above average. Well defined processes and policies, however can lead to bureaucracy at times. Nice office environment with great facilities. Staff generally high calibre and ambitious.

    Cons

    Culture can be regarded as aggressive where results come first at expense of employee health, safety and work life balance. Over emphasis on mistakes and errors over things that go well. Managers don't hesitate to contact staff after hours even for trivial matters that can wait until next work day. Certain parts of company are dysfunctional where team culture non existent as employees too focused on individual accolades.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building team culture, really living to the company's charter values as opposed to relying on its existence. Have the courage to enforce the charter values.

    BHP Billiton2014-06-30
  7. Helpful (1)

    "It won't change"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Not many, company is more bureaucratic than the public service. It's profit could double if executives let people use their skills.

    Cons

    Lots, promotion is based on mate ship. Has no bearing on skills or performance reviews. My advice learn to fish and watch the promotions roll in.

    Advice to Management

    People have brains, use them

    BHP Billiton2014-05-21
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Biggest Purple Circle going"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Pilbara
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BHP Billiton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary and package espically for living and working in remote locations (not FIFO) Amazing people who work at lower levels, opportunites to become involved with remote communities, and to be involved in something that can be positive at a lower level. Exploring the wonderful countryside visiting locations of the beaten track which otherwise wouldn't have been possible.

    Cons

    Spinless management who couldn't do the right thing if it hit them in the face, agree with one comment regarding South Africians them seem tobe in a position of power and if you are a female then don't even bother they will take it upon themselves to hound you until you leave. So many people have left becuase of the boys club and the senseless way they approach everything to do with projects, god help you if your budget...

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    Advice to Management

    Sack them and start a fresh with people who actually have some balls, integrity, ethics and honesty

    BHP Billiton2012-10-02
  9. Helpful (3)

    "good pay but limited opportunities for non South Africans"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BHP Billiton

    Pros

    multiple commodities, large long life deposits, money spent hand over fist to develop up and coming opportunities. Highly profitable and great learning ground.

    Cons

    Company is very concerned with risk; has not make an aggressive acquisition in quite some time, shale gas being the one meager exception. Lots of systems that leave not scope for employee initiative. Absolutly no consideration for people and employees, turn over in professional roles is very high. "leave your brain at teh gate" mentality fostered by multitude of procedures and systems.

    Advice to Management

    Stop living off the value created by the past discoveries and start aggressively finding new deposits and/or making acquisitions. You need to create wealth not only for todays shareholders but sustain it for the future. and for God's sake give your employees a bit of scope to take the initiative.

    BHP Billiton2012-01-13
  10. "Excellent contract"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BHP Billiton for less than a year

    Pros

    Good contract work, excellent salary.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership or program control. The organization functions like a group of independent contractors with individual goals rather than a team driving to one common goal.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in leadership development and effective goal alignment.

    BHP Billiton2017-01-06
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