BHP Billiton Interview Questions

Updated Oct 16, 2014
Updated Oct 16, 2014
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    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 weeksinterviewed 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
  2.  

    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 dayinterviewed at BHP Billiton in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Technical interview for position.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Finance Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at BHP Billiton in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Met with hiring manager and others in a panel two others in a panel interview. Interview was fairly laid back with most of the questions sounding like they came from a prescribed set. People came across as intelligent and the work was high dollar value. Described benefits were fantastic. Work environment was somewhat lacking as everyone is in cubes (although this was not show during the interview). Interview was held in a large conference room. Met with HR prior to interview to discuss benefits.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a team scenario in which you had to lead a group on a specific project. What made you/it successful? What were the challenges? What were the strategies that allowed you to succeed or caused failure. What did you learn from the experience?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Other opportunities.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    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
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    Senior Geophysicist Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at BHP Billiton in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    first called the supervisor, and then an interviewed was arranged. You have to give a talk to a team, In a few days, they will let you know the result. An offer letter was sent in about two weeks. This is for technology specialist I geophysicist. Since it is an interview, you need to know what the people are doing daily, not just in the meeting room, but what they are experiencing in real work, the presentation, the stress, the frustration, etc. You have evaluate both the good and bad.

    Negotiation Details
    you really need to know that the company has ridiculously amount of meeting and process you have to go to. Very slow computer network. Have to be able to bear the stress. Do not just look at the money!!!! Be Aware!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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
  8.  

    Geology Tech Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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
  9.  

    IT Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Great interview, good questions, laid back process.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Production Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at BHP Billiton in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Was straight forward, went over benifits and then did a panel interview. I was asked bunch of technical quesitons from my resume, I was heavily drilled by the panel and was asked detailed quesions regrading every job and the job functions. also there were questions like weaknesses and strengths. It was an enjoyable interview :)

    Interview Questions
    • Details of Artificial lift technology I had experience with. how to design one?   View Answer
    • Strengths in the jobs and weakness   Answer Question
    • I was asked about one of the plots for well test analysis and the details of the formula and how would you design one by hand. how would you reduce the uncertainty without software (think out of the box questions)   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Still awaiting offer

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Reservoir Engineer Interview

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

    The process took a dayinterviewed at BHP Billiton in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Good interview. started with brief discussion of benefits after submitting a written job application.
    then talked to a panel of 2 managers and a 30-year reservoir engineer. very reserved group but questions were pertinent and relevant.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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