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- No Offer
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at BHP Billiton in November 2011.
First 30 min phone call - question from a script to "profile" you. What is your strongest point,what is your weakness,what our manager would say about you, how do you deal with change, with conflict, etc. Very rushed, call started later but had to be finished on time.
- Be prepared to questions about the biggest challenge, achievement. Taking time to think about answer was not encouraged. Answer Question
- No Offer
- Self starter - Good communications skills - Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese, advanced French experienced team Manager
- When you plan on retiring? Answer Question
- No Offer
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at BHP Billiton.
1 phone interview and 1 panel interview with 5 people. brutal process
- lots of behavioral questions Answer Question
- Declined Offer
I had an interview during my study in business school. The process was long and it was difficult to schedule interview time at convenient time. Moreover interviews were rescheduled 2 times by interviewers. Interview was conducted via video conference (between BHP Australian office and campus at my business school). Questions were mostly about previous experience.
- What is the country risk? Answer Question
- Accepted Offer
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at BHP Billiton.
I arrived in Houston for the interview. They gave me a tour of some updated floors as a sales pitch and then I met with a few experienced engineers. I was mostly asked questions about my past experience. I was told repeatedly they would find out if I didn't know my stuff.
- Why are you still looking for a job considering your other offers? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative Experience
I interviewed at BHP Billiton (Houston, TX) in August 2013.
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.
- What is your current salary? Answer Question
Helpful (2)No OfferPositive Experience
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at BHP Billiton (Austin, TX) in October 2014.
Submitted the resume online through my university's career system. Was called for an interview within a week, was told about a pre-interview dinner that was being held soon. Attended the pre-interview dinner where I got to meet current engineers working on various projects. Finally, had the interview the next day.
- Tell us about a project that you worked on in the past and in which you had colleagues that did not carry their weight. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive Experience
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.
- Asked me about specific measurement software and my experience with it Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at BHP Billiton (Houston, TX) in June 2014.
Very long process. Took over 5 months from time of application to interview. Recruitment was very slow, no urgency at all. Interview was structured, with very typical questions regarding experience and behavior. Did not receive update from recruiter. Will not answer calls or emails to provide updates. It has been an additional 2 months and have heard nothing, despite repeated attempts to contact. Not sure if position was eliminated due to falling oil, but please have the courtesy to inform the candidates who go through the entire interview process instead of dropping out completely. Very unprofessional.
- Accepted OfferEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at BHP Billiton.
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.
- Hardest mistake Answer Question
only offer i got
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