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BP Project Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 16, 2014
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Project Manager
Chicago, IL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at BP in June 2010.

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

Negotiation Details – n/a


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Project Manager
Decatur, AL

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at BP in July 2008.

Interview Details – 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 Question – Describe a specific event when you made a bad decision.   Answer Question

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


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Project Manager
Sunbury, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BP in February 2013.

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

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

Reason for Declining – Location - not in central London; salary - not matching my expectations


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Project Manager

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at BP in August 2011.

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

Interview Question – Asking about Commercial acumen and how I would demonstrate this from my past experiences   View Answer


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Project Manager

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BP.

Interview Details – 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 Question – 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
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at BP in January 2010.

Interview Details – 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 Question – Provide scenarios dealing with conflict in the workplace   Answer Question

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