BP Interview Questions

Updated 27 Apr 2015
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    IS&T Graduate Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at BP (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    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

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    Process Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at BP.

    Interview

    They asked a few standard situational questions that all started with "tell me about a time when..." They also ask a technical question that is fairly straightforward as directly applicable to the job you are applying for

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you faced an ethical decision and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (1)  

    IST Sophomore Experienxe Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at BP (Chicago, IL (US)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I received an email telling me I would have a phone interview in the coming days. Kind of short notice. I set up a time that worked for me. My interviewer called approximately 3-4 min after my scheduled time. He told me about himself and proceeded to ask me questions. He asked about 5 questions two of which I had prepared answers for which was great. In all, it lasted around 20 min. At the end, he asked if I had any questions. I hear back in about two weeks.

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    IST Summer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at BP (Singapore (Singapore)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    1. CV Screening - many specific questions asked about your business acumen
    2. Video Interview - 4 questions about your interest in BP
    3. Trading Game - As described by previous post
    4. Interview - Interviewed with 5 interviewers, questions about yourself. They generally want to get a feel of who you are. Very friendly and pleasant interviewers.

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  6. Helpful (1)  

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at BP.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Why BP? Why energy industry?   1 Answer
  7. Helpful (1)  

    Wells Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at BP.

    Interview

    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

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    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think BP should do in the current situation of the industry?   Answer Question
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    Geoscience Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at BP (London, England (UK)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    - 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

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    NAGP Confirmations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at BP (Houston, TX (US)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Applied on BP's website first. Then received call from recruiting manager about setting up phone interview. Had the phone interview, took a little over 30 minutes. After that got called in for a 2 hour panel interview with 6 interviewer's. 3 on 1 panel for one hour then another 3 on 1 panel with different people for another hour. Showed me around the Helios building a bit beforehand.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time or experience you had when you were required to use courage in the workplace.   Answer Question
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    Maintenance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at BP.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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

    Negotiation

    To be fair BP took my current salary/benefit status into consideration, so negotiation phase was comprehensive and quick.

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