BHP Billiton Interview Questions

Updated Sep 10, 2014
Updated Sep 10, 2014
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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
  2.  

    IT Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BHP Billiton in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Great interview, good questions, laid back process.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contracts Specialist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BHP Billiton.

    Interview Details

    Interview was fine; very informal and conversation-based. The hiring process took a long time, which I now realize is the norm at BHP.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Deployment Technician Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at BHP Billiton in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Technical interview for position.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Operations Engineer (Drilling) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days - interviewed at BHP Billiton in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Talked to BHP billiton at the TAMU career fair. Invited to dinner the following week before interview. Interview the week after that on campus with 2 head drilling engineers. Invited to houston headquarters for fancy dinner on thursday night put us in a very nice hotel. In the morning had 2 interviews with panels of 2-3 engineers. Very relaxed environment. Explained benefits but did not give Salary or bonus numbers.

    Interview Questions
    • No unexpected questions. Many behavioral questions: Tell a time when you and a teammate disagreed and how you comprimised... etc.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BHP Billiton in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Pretty streamlined, interviewed with a panel of three, they asked pretty common interview question

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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 weeks - interviewed 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
  10.  

    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 days - interviewed 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
  11.  

    Geology Tech Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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

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