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Baker Hughes Interview Questions

Updated Aug 22, 2017
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    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    After assuming the "Graduate Field Engineer" position was dead in the water, I applied for this. Like the full-time position had a hirevue interview with the SAME questions (except for one). I answered the same, since after all I passed the one for the full time position, and got a rejection 2 days later.

    Like, really? It took a month to review the full-time position interview, now it takes two days? Plus after nearly 5 months of radio silence (try contacting HR, they won't answer) they suddenly kick into high efficiency? I have no idea what's going on with the company, but this has really destroyed my image of them.

    Interview Questions

    • Same questions as before, only the "why do you want to be a field engineer" is now "why do you want to be a field engineering intern"   Answer Question

  2.  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Baker Hughes.

    Interview

    My interview process was video based. At a scheduled time I logged in to access the video where pre recorded questions were asked and I had a set amount of time to provide my answer that was also recorded and sent to HR.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked how I handle certain scenarios such as a fight between co workers.   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (45)  

    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

  4. Helpful (1)  

    Graduate Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Corvallis, OR
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Baker Hughes (Corvallis, OR) in June 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online then got an interview which was pre recorded. You get a question then they record a video of you answering online. It took about 25 minutes

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you were a leader of a group and one of your group member was not cooperative   1 Answer

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    Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Applied through website, HR called for phone interview very generic questions. Ask when would be a good time to have one on one interview. HR called back and scheduled time to meet with hiring manager. Met with hiring manager didn't hear a response until 3 weeks later for an offer.

    Interview Questions


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    Graduate Research and Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Baker Hughes in May 2017.

    Interview

    Video interview: First round was very hard. I had more technical questions and I passed it. But, they never called me for the second round. They don't have proper communication during the process. Absolute stupidity!

    Interview Questions

    • Same questions were asked as posted before but with slight changes and overall I was able to answer the basic questions. It had lengthy questions and each time it was joined to multiple questions like a loop.   2 Answers

  7.  

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Baker Hughes.

    Interview

    A phone call and was later invited of a face to face interview with the hiring manager where he asked me. What is your idea of reasonable turn-around time for a project

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Materials Science Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Baker Hughes in April 2017.

    Interview

    It was done through the Hirevue app. I just answered the questions and I received an offer 3 weeks later. The HR department at the company is very helpful and she answered all the questions I had.

    Interview Questions


  9.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Baker Hughes.

    Interview

    It was very simple. Just a phone call to know what I would do in X situation or Y situation. They wanted to know if I was familiar with fixing things and comfortable troubleshooting.

    Interview Questions


  10. Helpful (1)  

    Graduate Engineer - Artificial Lift Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Claremore, OK
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Baker Hughes (Claremore, OK) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Easily the worst "interview" process I've ever been through. If you're unfortunate enough to make it to a "Baker Hughes Experience" day, this is what you'll go through: arrive at the crack of dawn, build a drilling rig out of straws and tape and answer serious questions about your design as if it's real, take a ridiculous test on the Mayan number system where you'll be asked to multiply something like 90,325 x 42,689 by hand, do a 10 minute case study and wait for 30 minutes while other people finish a different activity, put together absurd puzzles in front of interviewers who sit there without talking and watch you struggle, and then debate extremely vague scenarios related to safety/ethics while the assessors play devils advocate.

    The second to last thing they do is give a presentation on what the actual position is you're applying for. Yes, you go the whole morning without really knowing exactly what the job will be like. (Keeping you in the dark was a main theme throughout the day). So it's late afternoon, you've finally finished all these absurd HR-contrived activities that have no bearing on the real world and they call you into a panel interview where they ask you "Why do you want to work for BH?" You give your spiel about how it's such a unique and awesome company and they say "Thank you, that's it." You then wait an hour for everyone else to get asked the same thing. After another 30 minutes they individually pull you into a room and either offer you a job or not on the spot.

    So they don't even get to know you individually. HR said they outsource the selection process (from HireVue digital interview to final interview day) so the interviewers don't even look at your prerecorded answers from HireVue. I was literally asked one crappy question and nothing about my experience or resume which they had in front of them while I was talking. The extent of the interview process is jumping through hoops and reciting back the company kool-aid about safety, flexibility, and teamwork.

    Fortunately, this only lasted one day for me and not two days like they've done in the past. I understand it's just the nature of the beast to have to play the game and act super extroverted during interviews but this was beyond the pale. You're evaluated exclusively on how you complete some asinine activities and not at all on your previous experience at other jobs. They're not really interested in getting to know you.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here? (this was the only question I was asked)   1 Answer

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