Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at BP (London, England (UK)) in June 2015.
An in-depth application form Easy online testing Friendly competency based phone interview Tough technical interview for non CS candidates - know your algorithms and be comfortable writing your code down on paper by hand
- Code to take 'abc' input and output all permutations i.e. 'abc' 'acb'... for any string. Account for edge conditions in your design. Do not use libraries to answer the question. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at BP.
3 interview, one with line manager, another with hr and third with 2 peers. line manager discussed role expectations, pereers asked question to test my abilities, hr covered employee stuff
- give example of when you had to .... Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at BP (London, England (UK)) in April 2015.
Telephone interview, face to face technical interview and assessment centre. Values are key throughout, should try and have some knowledge of the way BP make decisions and work as a team. However feedback as to why I didn't get the position was fairly unclear, so can't give advice on where I went wrong.
- Decide between two countries to operate in, technical questions, if you moved into a new country what would you do etc. Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at BP (London, England (UK)).
2 interviews to start with, 1 competency based, pretty straight forward if you've practiced your answers and 1 case study. Case study is led by an employee from the trading floor who will try and direct you in case you are not answering right. Overall a very good experience. Everything is very well organised and clear. Second and Final round is long (a whole day) and involves various games and simulations + case studies. Some of the other ones will try and trick you, but that's expected. Just keep your cool
- Tell me about a time when... Why this industry... Answer Question
Helpful (1)Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at BP.
The interview process was a pleasant experience. First there was an elaborate application form, then a situational judgment test after which there were numerical and verbal ability tests. Next, I was invited to a telephone interview which was very friendly and constituted of the typical competency questions ('tell about a time you worked in a team' etc.). After the telephone interview, there was a technical interview on location. I was presented with two different cases and asked to think out-loud. One was more generally commercial and the other was HR-specific. Finally, there was a half-day assessment centre. This constituted of two group exercises and one individual case. The values of BP are very central to the entire process and they look for you to portray these in your answers.
- Why BP? Why energy industry? 1 Answer
Helpful (2)No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at BP.
Competency questions Psychometric Tests - Basic maths and verbal reasoning Telephone interview - About achievements, "tell us about a time..." and why you want to work for BP Technical interview - Very Physics based but also about why I would want to work for BP. Assessment centre - Did not get offered to attend
- Discuss the pressure levels inside a oil pump system. Answer Question
- No OfferAverage Interview
Applied after attending discovery day at BP headquatres. Invited to interview 3 days after completing all psychometric tests. Interviewer was friendly and the interview questions were pretty standard - be prepared to talk about your choice of education, your past experience, standard competency questions and prepare a list of questions to ask them.
- What do you think BP should do in the current situation of the industry? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at BP (London, England (UK)) in February 2015.
- Long interview process, online application with many boxes to be filled about my accomplishments and achievements - Online behavior questions - Online numerical and verbal test (very tight on time) - 45 min telephone interview about why BP, what I expect from the internship - technical on-site interview in London (all expenses paid); probably the hardest part of the application process. Very challenging questions and a lot of detail. Geologists will get seismic to interpret and geophysicists will get outcrop or core data to see how to cope with a stressful situation. Involves also case studies - 5 h assessment centre with 3 exercises (2 1h group discussions and 1 1:1 presentation with a senior geoscientist) in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at BP.
Submitted CV online, recruiter contacted me and invited for an interview. Interview was spilt into two parts, technical and behavioural. Pleasant interview with set questions, I was not put under real pressure but the interviewers would press for expansion of my answers. Only concern was the timeframe from Interview confirmation until interview outcome......10 weeks.....nerves we're getting shredded.
- How do you convince senior managers that your idea will improve the business, even if at the outset they 100% disagree with the proposal. Answer Question
To be fair BP took my current salary/benefit status into consideration, so negotiation phase was comprehensive and quick.
Helpful (3)No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at BP (London, England (UK)) in January 2015.
Each candidate was paired with one interviewer and taken to individual rooms where the case-study based technical interview proceeds for 1 to 1.5 hours. Candidate can ask questions any time for clarification and further information on the cases. The interview ends with candidate's turn to ask the interviewer questions.
- Discuss your past work/internship experience. What were the biggest challenge? How did you approach it? Looking back, what would you have had done differently? Answer Question
- Why oil & gas? Why BP? Answer Question
- Case Study 1: BP prepares to launch a project in a remote desert in a country that BP has not worked in before. What are some of the potential challenges? (An exhaustive list is implicitly expected) How do you go about starting the project? After some time, the project faces many safety problems. Why? How do you solve it? Local community begins to complain about 1. lack of local workers involved, 2. too many foreigners, 3. project occupies too much land. How do you respond? Answer Question
- Case Study 2: Construction of module delayed by contractor. What are some possible causes? What can you do to make it done on time? What downsides or risks are associated with your actions? Answer Question
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