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Updated Dec 9, 2014
Updated Dec 9, 2014
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    Land Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at BHP Billiton.

    Interview Details

    Initial career fair and met with a couple representatives from BHP land group then applied for an interview through my university's career office. The night before the interview they took all the interview candidates to a nice dinner. The first interview was 2:1 and maybe asked one behavioral question, but the rest was relaxed conversation about my previous experience, etc. Six days later I received an invitation to fly to Houston for second round interviews. The interview was 3:1 and was still relaxed, but this time I was asked more behavioral questions. This interview lasted about 45 minutes. A week later I received an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you overcame adversity.
      What is your biggest accomplishment?
      When achieving (your biggest accomplishment) what was the low point?
      Where do you see yourself in five years?
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Offer was very good so I did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    PC1 Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied online and after a month they contacted me via email. After couple of weeks I got a call for a face to face interview. It was very informal. They asked normal behavior question and walk down in the plant.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    only offer i got
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  3. 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+ monthsinterviewed 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
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    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
  6. 2 people 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 weeksinterviewed 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.  

    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+ weeksinterviewed 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
  8.  

    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
  9. 2 people 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+ weeksinterviewed 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
  10.  

    Human Resources Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • It wasn't a very in depth interview as questions were not focused or detailed.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Supply Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 7+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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