BHP Billiton Interview Questions

Updated Oct 10, 2014
Updated Oct 10, 2014
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    Petrophysicist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at BHP Billiton in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got the interview call via on-campus recruitment. Their HR contacted me by mail and there was a pre-interview dinner. The first round was behavioural and mostly about my research experience

    Interview Questions
    • If I asked your advisor, what would he/she say was your biggest strength and biggest weakness?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Information Management Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at BHP Billiton.

    Interview Details

    1 phone interview and 1 panel interview with 5 people. brutal process

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  3.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at BHP Billiton in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, took over a month to receive a request for a phone interview, after that never heard back from them, kind of disrespectful, just have the courtesy of sending the automatic email saying no.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really hard, flowing conversation with hiring manager   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Corporate Security/Investigations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    interviewed at BHP Billiton in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Received a telephone call stating that they were with BHP Billiton in Houston Texas and that they didn't want to waste my time or theirs so she wanted to ask me a question. She asked my current salary. I gave her my current salary but made it clear that I would be willing to accept less if given the opportunity as my main interest was to work for a quality company like BHP. I later received an email stating that they decided not to consider me. No reason given although I was more than qualified for the position after working as a Special Agent/Federal Criminal Investigator for over15 years. I feel I was not considered due to my current salary and they ignored the offer to work for less.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    - Self starter
    - Good communications skills
    - Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese, advanced French
    experienced team Manager

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  7.  

    Graphic Designer - Production & Proofreading Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at BHP Billiton in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Contract work through Aquent. Rescheduled interview twice. When I arrived; they were 10 minutes late in coming down to the lobby to meet with me me, then went downhill from there. Met with Facilities Manager, a Building Manager (seriously?) and a person who did actually work in graphics, but was more of a traffic/workflow title. All of them asked in monotone voices the most mundane, trite questions, and were hardly related to actual design or technical ability. All three people were... completely lifeless. Absolutely no emotion, personality, feedback - none whatsoever. It was alarming, to say the least. The building person got up and left in the middle of the interview. They gave me a proofreading text which was not difficult. I went upstairs to see where the other designers worked. Nice facilities, but again, lifeless figures walking about; none of them could really even crack a smile. All in all, a huge waste of my time. I took the interview seriously, and was kind, courteous and professional, and I never felt they took the interview seriously or respected the fact that was rescheduled two times and had traveled 45 min to meet with them. It was like they're trying to repel people from wanting to work there. No amount of money or other benefits could make me want to go back there.

    Interview Questions
    • Difficulty? Having to sit through their questions like, "if I called your previous co-workers, what would they say about you?" "What did you like best/least about such-n-such job?"
      No imagination, and talk about actual graphic design, technical skills, or how I work with colleagues/clients.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Geoscience Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norman, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norman, OK
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at BHP Billiton in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    campus recruiting:

    the night before campus interview: pre-select dinner

    the day after that: campus interview: No behavior question for me. All are introduction of my research

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Contracts Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at BHP Billiton in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Represented by an outside recruiter, interview scheduled very efficiently and timely. It was a panel interview with hiring managers from different business units as there were several positions open. Allocated time seemed too short for panel interview and one interviewer did not show up. Of the kother two, one had to leave before interview was finished due to double booking.

    Interview Questions
    • Hard for interviewer to ask appropriate questions on behalf of several business units. This resulted in very general questions.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Geology Tech Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at BHP Billiton in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initially, sat down with Human Resources rep. to discuss benefits the company offers if the jobs is to be offered. Meeting was followed by group interview to 2 sets of people: bosses and co-workers

    Interview Questions
    • How do you think your skill set could contribute to the team?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Reservoir Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at BHP Billiton in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Good interview. started with brief discussion of benefits after submitting a written job application.
    then talked to a panel of 2 managers and a 30-year reservoir engineer. very reserved group but questions were pertinent and relevant.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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