BHP Billiton Interview Questions

Updated Sep 10, 2014
Updated Sep 10, 2014
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    Vacation Student Iron Ore Interview

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

    I applied online - interviewed at BHP Billiton in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Online numerical, verbal reasoning and logic test. Followed by phone interview and face to face with hr recruiter. No technical questions all the usual behavioural kind, "tell me a time when you witnessed something unsafe, what did you do?"

    Interview Questions
    • Give me an example of when you had a problem at school or work, how did you solve it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Vacation program so no negotiation terms. Probably would be able to negotiate holidays
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    IT Manager Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at BHP Billiton in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    BHP Billiton standardized on the TopGrading (http://topgrading.com) methodology for hiring. Basically, be prepared to answer variations of the same 5 questions about your last 4-5 jobs or companies you worked for.

    1) What were you hired to do?
    2) What were your high points?
    3) What were your low points?
    4) What would your boss/peers say about your performance?
    5) Why did you leave?

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy 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 months - interviewed 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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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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
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    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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    Financial Controller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BHP Billiton in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Individual orientated and teh specific manager applies his or her own mind as to the process to assess candidates for suitable and fit with the specific team. Might include formal testing and most likely will for senioor positions.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe the best investment evaluation method specific to exploration projects and the reasons you think it to be appropriate.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Quite informal and accommodating.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy 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 months - interviewed 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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