BP Project Manager Interview Questions

Updated Nov 12, 2014
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Project Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online – interviewed at BP.

Interview

Uses behavioral interviewing questions and techniques. You'd better be prepared because the hiring decision is made based on the points you make whilst answering the questions. It's subjective - yes, but that's the process. Suggest you brush up on the typical behavioral type questions you'll find on the web or in one of the popular interviewing books.

Interview Questions

  • Tell us about a time when you had to make a unpopular decision? What was the situation and what was the decision? How did you manage the team's reaction and convince them that it was the right thing to do?   1 Answer

Negotiation

Smooth and short

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at BP (Chicago, IL) in June 2010.

    Interview

    Contractor so my process will be different. I has hired for a short project. After that was completed I extended for 3 years.

    Negotiation

    n/a

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Decatur, AL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at BP (Decatur, AL) in July 2008.

    Interview

    I was interviewed by a group of 3, consisting of a project manager, an area supervisor, and a safety consultant. All of the questions asked about "a specific incident where you..." etc, etc. The group was relatively informal. In some of my responses, I mentioned names of people that I had worked with on projects. I got calls from some of these individuals that same day saying that my interviewers had called them for references.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a specific event when you made a bad decision.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate as I was happy with the introductory offer.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunbury, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at BP (Sunbury, England (UK)) in February 2013.

    Interview

    2 interviews; one is with the line manager, another with HR. Mainly competence based, but also a few technical questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Example of when you encountered different objectives from client and how did you manage   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Location - not in central London; salary - not matching my expectations

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Online application followed up with phone call for interview. First interview was on functional aspects of the position, interviewed by two current departmental managers. Good overview of the position was given, followed by candidate's introduction. They had their boxes to tick, so had to answer standard questions related to the position. Second interview was with one departmental manager and HR Business partner, which included leadership questions. Process also included an online numerical , verbal & psychometric assessment.

    Interview Questions

    • Not difficult, but in the case study appears recruiters are required to look out for specific responses they are not concerned on how the candidate phrases it.
      Felt some questions on networking were too vaguely defined, resulting in inability to narrow responses to clarity.
       
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at BP in August 2011.

    Interview

    Competency based interview, with a panel comprised of 3 people - a HR / Resource person, a Senior Manager and the position hiring manager.

    Interview Questions

    • Asking about Commercial acumen and how I would demonstrate this from my past experiences   1 Answer
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at BP (London, England (UK)) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Applied online. Was contacted after a week of applying for a phone interview with HR. This was basically a 'fit' interview to make sure I was suitable for the job and had the correct salary expectations. A week or so later was contacted for 2nd interview in a couple of days time - this was a competency based interview over an hour with two employees from BP (one at same level as job and another level higher). Was contacted 2 days later for next interview which took place following week with two very senior personnel. Again was competency based and took just over an hour. Got the 'congratulations, your hired' call from HR 2 days later. Overall process fairly straight forward and took 4 weeks from when I submitted resume to when I was told I was hired.

    Interview Questions

    • Provide scenarios dealing with conflict in the workplace   Answer Question

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