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Baker Hughes Field Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Jul 14, 2017
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Field Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Baker Hughes (Houston, TX) in February 2017.

Interview

Applied online and after a couple of days received an email asking me to complete the digital interview through Hirevue.

Same drill - 10 questions, 30 sec prep, 3 minutes to answer, no mulligans. It was a little intense. I was running out of "real examples" to give.

The following day I received an email congratulating me and stating that I have successfully passed the initial interview stage, my application will be passed to second selection stage, and I would be recommended as a suitable candidate. To keep your ego in check, at the end of the email they write, "Please remember that your status makes you eligible for the second round interview, but does not guarantee you will be selected to attend."

Now I wait.

The interview questions posted here are one-sentence, truncated versions of what they really ask during the digital interview. Yes, they cover the general idea of the question, but some literally have 8+ questions within a single question that I assumed we had to answer on the fly as well.

So here I break bread for all the help I received. I posted the ten complete questions in the order I received them.

Good luck gentlemen.

Interview Questions

  • Question 1:
    Give a real example of a technical problem you solved using knowledge you learned at school or from experience in your most recent role? What was the problem? What actions did you take to succeed? What barrier did you overcome? What was the outcome? What did you learn from the experience?   Answer Question
  • Question 2:
    Please describe a real situation in which you had to troubleshoot and fix the failure of a piece equipment/machine? What was the equipment/machine? What steps did you go through to troubleshoot? What steps did you go through to fix the problem? What was the outcome?   Answer Question
  • Question 3:
    Please describe a situation in which you were assigned a technical task with a tight deadline. Please describe the assigned task and required time frame. Please describe the steps and procedure you took to complete this task. What was the outcome?   Answer Question
  • Question 4:
    Projects need to be completed on time and/or on budget. Describe a time when you were fully accountable for managing a project/piece of work. What was the task? How did you plan your time? What action did you take to avoid delay? Describe the efforts you took in attempting to meet the deadline? What constraints did you need to overcome? What was the outcome? If you were to do the same task again, what would you do differently?   Answer Question
  • Question 5:
    Give a real example when you lead a group through a challenging situation? What as the situation? What steps did you take to lead the group? What obstacles did you overcome? How did you handle non-cooperative group member? What was the outcome? What would you do differently if you faced the same situation again?   Answer Question
  • Question 6:
    A good idea/ suggestion can sometimes be met with opposition. Please describe a recent situation where you had to deal with resistance to the idea you presented. Outline the background. What was the resistance? How did you deal with it? Did you modify your idea/ suggestion? Was your idea/ suggestion finally accepted? If not, why? What did you learn from this experience?   Answer Question
  • Question 7:
    Tell us about a recent problem that came up at your current job or in your school work for which old solutions would not work. What was the situation? Why didn't the old solution work? What steps did you take to come up with a new solution? What help did you need to achieve a positive outcome? What was the outcome?   Answer Question
  • Question 8:
    Please describe a recent situation where you had to work in a team with someone who failed to deliver on his/her part of the assignment. Outline the context. What actions did you take to encourage your colleague to contribute? How did you handle his/her reactions? What did you learn from this experience that will help you in future team activities?   Answer Question
  • Question 9:
    Please provide at least 3 reasons why you want to join Baker Hughes as a Field Engineer?   Answer Question
  • Question 10:
    Tell me everything else about yourself that you think is relevant to your application as a Field Engineer in Baker Hughes. Why should we hire you?   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Baker Hughes

  1.  

    Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Baker Hughes in March 2017.

    Interview

    First had to interview online through hirevue (video interview). I got an email saying I passed but that it does not guarantee a second interview. I haven't been contacted since then and it's been 3 weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a time you wanted to do a certain task differently than how it was done before?   Answer Question

  2.  

    Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Baker Hughes in January 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online and shortly after received an email for an interview on Hirevue. About two weeks after completing the interview I received an email saying that I am an eligible for a second round interview. The email also said that I am not guaranteed to be selected for the interview. I have not heard back yet on the second interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Is there anything else relevant to your application as a Field Engineer?   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (3)  

    Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lafayette, LA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Baker Hughes (Lafayette, LA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online on their website, took about 1 month before i got email saying i had been selected for the first round of interviews. Had 5 days to complete the interview. A few days later I got another email saying I will be considered for a position but that does not guarantee I will be offered a position.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you chose your major and university and what other schools did you consider and why?   1 Answer

  4.  

    Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Baker Hughes (New York, NY) in August 2016.

    Interview

    I have sent my resume along with a cover letter applying for the position and I received a phone call to attend the interview. It was personal questions interview took around 20 mins

    Interview Questions

    • Are you organized? Do you like perfection?Whats your passion?   1 Answer

  5. Helpful (10)  

    Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Baker Hughes.

    Interview

    Applied on their website, and got an email telling me I had made it to the interview round. Received instructions for a video interview where recorded questions were asked and you were given about 2 minutes to respond. The video interview would be glitchy at times, depending largely on the internet connection. Sent the interview in around November, but didn't hear back until April.

    Interview Questions

    • Generic questions such as interest in the position and the job. Typical behavioral interview.   1 Answer

  6.  

    Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Baker Hughes.

    Interview

    Was initially rejected by Baker Hughes through computer screening process, was hired in an interview with BJ Services, a simple 20 minute interview and was offered the job on the spot. Baker had acquired BJ Services. BJ services understood what it took to make it as a field engineer and hired based on character and motivation, Baker was more focused on computer algorithms for candidate selection.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you handle being hot, cold, wet, away from home for long periods of time?   Answer Question

  7.  

    Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Had an initial video interview. They asked standard questions about leadership experiences, times you worked on a team, talk about a technical task you completed, etc.. They then said they would get back to me in several weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about a time when you had difficulty working with others and what did you do.   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (46)  

    Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Baker Hughes in October 2014.

    Interview

    I submitted my resume online. The next day, I received an email telling me that I got the interview. It was a digital interview, powered by HireVue. And there was a deadline, which was one week later. I did the interview before the deadline. There were 9 questions and each question allowed you 3 min to answer. 1. Describe a technical problem you solved? 2. Describe a problem which has a deadline? 3. Describe a time where you had to set a goal for yourself? 4. Technical task you solved, what was the outcome, what steps you used, how did you solve it, what lesson you learned? 5. Leadership situation? 6. A situation which your ideas was not agreed with others, what did you do? 7. A situation old method doesn't work, new solutions work? 8. Why do you want to work for Baker Hughes? 9. Why should we hire you?

    Interview Questions

    • A situation old method doesn't work, new solutions work?   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (6)  

    Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I first made contact with Baker Hughes by speaking to a recruiter at my university's career fair. They were not accepting resumes and I was told to apply online. I went online and submitted my resume, cover letter, and transcript.

    A week later, I was sent an invitation for an online interview in which I recorded answers to a series of questions. The question was shown, 30 seconds of prep time was given, and then 3 minutes to answer each question. The questions asked had to do with how you have dealt with situations in the past, examples of leadership or teamwork, and why you are interested in Baker.

    About a week later, I was sent an invitation to the Baker Hughes Experience. It was a great two day experience which you learn a lot of about the company while the hiring managers watch how you work on different assessments and group projects. You let them know what segment you would like to work in and where.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example when you had to use your technical background to solve a problem?   Answer Question

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