BHP Billiton Interview Questions

Updated 16 Oct 2014
Updated 16 Oct 2014
76 Interview Reviews

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    Dry Bulk Marketer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at BHP Billiton.

    Interview Details

    Standard Phone, 1:1, panel interview progression.

    Firm but friendly interviewers, mix of cultural fit and technical questions

    Interview Questions
    • Would you rather fight a horse sized duck or 100 duck sized horses?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Pay

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at BHP Billiton.

    Interview Details

    Phone screening, 2 to one with Senior manager and Vice President of department. Asked for background, experience, gave details of role, standard questions "give us an example of..." "Tell us a situation where". Asked about knowledge of the company.

    Interview Questions
    • How well do you know the businesses in the company, as it is a huge company recommend doing research on all of the arms.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate and got what i wanted after standing my ground on Salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Petrophysicist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at BHP Billiton in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got the interview call via on-campus recruitment. Their HR contacted me by mail and there was a pre-interview dinner. The first round was behavioural and mostly about my research experience

    Interview Questions
    • If I asked your advisor, what would he/she say was your biggest strength and biggest weakness?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Data Improvement Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wollongong (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wollongong (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at BHP Billiton.

    Interview Details

    Was recruited through an employment company on contract basis. Interview process was limited because they wanted my expertise. Phone interview firstly then a 1:1 interview with the HR manager. Job offer.

    Interview Questions
    • What can I bring to the company long term.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Accepted the job on their base offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Maintenance Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at BHP Billiton.

    Interview Details

    Interview about code of conduct and behavioural based questions, give examples in the star basis, situation, task, action, result. Process takes around an hour, research the BHP code of conduct and you will find it easy.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at BHP Billiton.

    Interview Details

    2 interviews . one by phone and the last one through video conference. However, this was before many of the changes in processes at the company. Then i had to go through a personality test where you draw cards and you have to put them in different stacks. This is is to understand how you think.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Maintenance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Interview Details

    there was nothing particular about the hiring process, it was what could be described as a regular process, position advertised, applied for, review of CV's, short listing, interviewing, consideration, offer, acceptance, set start date.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    set price
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Land Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at BHP Billiton in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Too lengthy, could take up to 2 months. Panel interview with 3 managers in a conference room. Breifed with HR rep before interview, questions were pretty basic interview questions. Wear a suit and be well spoken, there will most likely be a Manager that is stoic and not friendly

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a sitiuation in which you played a lead role and a supportive roll on a team   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I didnt get the position I applied for, instead I was contacted by one of the panel Managers and offered a contract position
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Measurement Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Quick process! Applied online and found some contacts through LinkedIn. Gave me the red carpet treatment for my face to face interview. Overall process took less than a month. HR is detailed oriented and thorough.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked me about specific measurement software and my experience with it   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Graduate Metallurgist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at BHP Billiton in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial online applications, then online assessment (comprehension, numerical, logical), the online video interview (4 questions, 30 seconds to read the question, then 2 minutes to answer), the selection centre (in-person behavioural interview - starting off with basic "tell us about yourself" question, "what do you know about our company" question, then 3 or so behavioural questions on safety, teamwork, and adapting to a new workplace/style, and two different group discussions/presentations). Next will be site-based selection, possibly involving another interview, then reference checks and medicals.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us a time when you were given negative criticism. How did you react, and what did you do as a result? [something along those lines]   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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