BHP Billiton Interview Questions

Updated Sep 10, 2014
Updated Sep 10, 2014
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    IT Manager Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at BHP Billiton in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    BHP Billiton standardized on the TopGrading (http://topgrading.com) methodology for hiring. Basically, be prepared to answer variations of the same 5 questions about your last 4-5 jobs or companies you worked for.

    1) What were you hired to do?
    2) What were your high points?
    3) What were your low points?
    4) What would your boss/peers say about your performance?
    5) Why did you leave?

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Land Technician Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at BHP Billiton in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Too lengthy, could take up to 2 months. Panel interview with 3 managers in a conference room. Breifed with HR rep before interview, questions were pretty basic interview questions. Wear a suit and be well spoken, there will most likely be a Manager that is stoic and not friendly

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a sitiuation in which you played a lead role and a supportive roll on a team   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I didnt get the position I applied for, instead I was contacted by one of the panel Managers and offered a contract position
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Measurement Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    • Asked me about specific measurement software and my experience with it   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Geoscience Technician Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    • "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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Reservoir Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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 Questions
    • 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.
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Geoscience Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    HSE Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral - 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Geologist Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Contract Specialist Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I asked for an additional $5K in salary and 1 week more vacation and was given both.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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