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BP Financial Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Jul 22, 2014
Updated Jul 22, 2014
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Financial Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

Best way to land a job in BP, as with other big oil companies is to complete an internship. Historically there's an over 50% chance that interns will be offered a full time job after completing a summer internship. The recruiting process typically comprises behavioral interviews/experience based interviews as well as technical interviews.

Interview Questions
  • Tell me about a time when you felt the most energized being an employee?   Answer Question
Accepted Offer

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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at BP in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my university's on campus recruiting in early September. I received an interview about a week later. There was a company dinner the night before that helped the candidates understand more about the company culture. The interviewers were all nice and helpful.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview was two part. The behavioral section was pretty predictable

      -A time you thought on our feet
      -A time you received good advice from a mentor

      The technical section was more difficult than I had expected and asked the candidates to do a times assignment of moving gas in and out of storage to meet supply and demand and the instructions were a little confusing.
       
      Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    My personality doesn't fit with the high-stakes trader career. I chose a financial analyst position for BP.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at BP in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received a phone call a few days later to schedule the interview. Interview panel of five people, very informal, made me feel very comfortable and at ease. Most questions are behavioral, about providing examples of specific scenarios or situations from your past job experience. Questions will vary according to the role you apply for. Use the STAR method as a guide to answer any of the questions. If your answer is incomplete, expect follow up questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Just in general, be very prepared for the typical "Why should you get this job? What makes you the top candidate? What differentiates you from the other candidates?"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Anchorage, AK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Anchorage, AK
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at BP in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Submitted application online, asked to interview at campus career fair, then asked to travel to office location for another couple days of interviews and orientations.

    Interview Questions
    • I had an unimpressive undergrad GPA thanks to my first couple years of college. Halfway through the interview, the lead interviewer dropped his scripted questions on the table in exasperation. He then asked me why I was even there with such a lousy GPA considering that most of my peers were 4.0 students. He followed up by grilling me on each class on my transcript in which I received a grade lower than a B.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Analyst 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 weeksinterviewed at BP in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    it was a 1.5 hours interview. first part was behavioral, second part was technic

    Negotiation Details
    it was an internship offer, no negociation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at BP in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    I filled out an online application after meeting the recruiters at my campus. When I heard I was invited to a final interview, I signed up online. A couple days prior to the interview I attended a pre-interview dinner that was mostly social, but the recruiters also asked a few preliminary questions about my interest in the job. The interview was with a panel of two employees at about 1 1/2 hours long - it was pretty intense. There were a few intro questions about myself, a behavioral portion, and then a technical portion which consisted of a really simple case study of a problem that I may face in the job.

    Interview Questions
    • What about your major(s) do you find most useful and what do you find least useful?   Answer Question
    • Give an example of an experience that shows your business acumen and ability to solve problems to maximize utility.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warrenville, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warrenville, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at BP in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Easy process

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy 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 2 daysinterviewed at BP in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Fairly vanilla interview process. Standard 1:1 meeting with division supervisor to discuss prior experience, perceived strengths and weaknesses

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you think we should hire you - what do you bring to the table   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at BP in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    online application - online assessment - phone interview - group interview

    Interview Questions
    • comprehensive case related to transportation of natural gas   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at BP in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interviews are behavioral and situational based. Confidence OK, but BP does not like too cocky. You must be pro diversity which is simple enough. Advancing at BP may require moving nationally or internationally, so if you are mobile make it known, and if you are not, keep it to yourself. Some people are starting to get skills tests, but some do not. So there might be an Excel, general math, accounting test,...etc. for some basic roles. But other interviews are situational and behavioral only, but be careful to gauge your audience and see if they want skill or behavior, and tailor your answer accordingly.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to deal with a difficult person and how you solved it.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you worked in a group and had to find a compromise.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    not a promotion

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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