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Updated Jul 9, 2014
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Measurement Analyst Interview

Measurement Analyst

Interviewed at BHP Billiton

Interview Details – Quick process! Applied online and found some contacts through LinkedIn. Gave me the red carpet treatment for my face to face interview. Overall process took less than a month. HR is detailed oriented and thorough.

Interview Question – Asked me about specific measurement software and my experience with it   Answer Question

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Easy Interview

Geoscience Technician Interview

Geoscience Technician
Houston, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BHP Billiton in February 2014.

Interview Details – Submitted application and within a week or so I received an email requesting my availability for the following two weeks to schedule a 30 minute phone interview. The phone interview actually occurred 4 days later and went excellent. The hiring manager suggested that I be scheduled for a face to face, 2 separate panel interview which occurred two weeks later.

First met with HR. No questions, just simply explained the benefits and answered any questions I had.

Then met with the hiring manager, another manager and a team member. First half explained the way the Petroleum part of the company worked and how the position fits in to that piece. Then the barrage of questions start from mainly the two people that were not part of the initial phone interview. I felt like I was batting 1.000 and felt very confident in their perception of me and my thorough responses. Great experience. When it was done they advised me that the second panel interview was cancelled.

The next day I was told that they wanted to make me an offer.

Interview Question – "You have listed quite a few BHP employees as references, what do you expect them to say about you.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Back and forth negotiating.

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Reservoir Engineering Intern Interview

Reservoir Engineering Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BHP Billiton.

Interview Details – Met them at Career Day at school. One day before interview they took all candidates for dinner to an steak house. The interview lasted about an hour and fifteen minutes. The main interviewer was sitting across from me asking me questions. The second interviewer was sitting next to me observing my body language.

Interview Question – What was the lowest point of your previous internship experience?
Why do you want to intern at BHP Billiton?
In general their interviewing style was friendly but very inquisitive. They questioned me on all my great previous academic and internship achievements that I answered them with original documents. Two weeks later the Vice President of Engineering called me offering me internship. I accepted their offer even though I had other multiple offers from great oil companies.
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Geoscience Intern Interview

Geoscience Intern
Houston, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BHP Billiton in September 2012.

Interview Details – Interviewed on campus, received phone call with offer a few weeks later.

Interview Question – Unexpected: After our interview, I will speak to your advisor, what do you think he will tell me is your best quality? worst quality?   Answer Question

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Financial Analyst Interview

Financial Analyst
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BHP Billiton in May 2012.

Interview Details – BHPB's recruiting and HR functions are very well-organized. They are very professional and manage the process well.

Interview Question – I was asked a number of very specific and technical questions during my interview. For instance, "Tell us about one of your observations from the xxx project? What did you learn from the project."   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They would not negotiate.

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HSE Interview

HSE
Houston, TX

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at BHP Billiton.

Interview Details – First interview was a 3 person panel interview made up of immediate supervisor, team member, and outside team member. This was followed by a phone interview by a supervisor in a different division. Finally, a third in person interview with the main manager

Interview Question – What do you think your coworkers at your current job think is your biggest weakness?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate as the position offered what I was seeking.

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Very Easy Interview

Geologist Interview

Geologist
Houston, TX

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BHP Billiton.

Interview Details – Interviewed at job fair. Was emailed for a second interview and presentation on site. Was called about the position.

Interview Question – Describe your work.   Answer Question

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Senior Contract Specialist Interview

Senior Contract Specialist
Houston, TX

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at BHP Billiton in May 2011.

Interview Details – Very minimal process, probably because of my experience. It was 1 panel interview with my boss, my boss' boss and an HR person. It was pretty relaxed and an easy, more conversational interview.

Interview Question – Nothing really stands out.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I asked for an additional $5K in salary and 1 week more vacation and was given both.

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Supply Specialist Interview

Supply Specialist

I applied online and the process took 7 months - interviewed at BHP Billiton in July 2013.

Interview Details – It is a very lengthy process. I applied earlier in the year and got an interview call 4 months later. It then still took another 3 months to get the offer out. However, the salary and benefits are competitive.

Interview Question – There were a lot of questions of personal intergrity and work ethic.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Did not need to negotiate as offer was well above expectation.

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Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Human Resources Representative Interview

Human Resources Representative

I applied through other source and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at BHP Billiton.

Interview Details – Feedback was minimal initially after submitting my resume and experienced the same result after my first interview. Offer process was lengthy.

Interview Question – It wasn't a very in depth interview as questions were not focused or detailed.   Answer Question

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