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
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Perth, Western 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.  

    Data Improvement Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Wollongong
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wollongong
    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
  3.  

    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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    Maintenance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Perth, Western Australia
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Perth, Western 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Engineering Vacation Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BHP Billiton.

    Interview Details

    Successful online application, followed by SHL testing.

    Was then interviewed over the phone, questions revolved around what I knew about BHP, why I wanted to work there etc.

    Proceeded to a face-to-face interview with an engineer and HR rep. It had a large focus on behavioural questions which were designed to be challenging and probing.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Summer Internship Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BHP Billiton in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Online application followed by SHL testing, phone interview (motivation questions) and finally onsite interview that focused on behavioural type questions. Nice office building located in downtown Perth, supportive colleagues and a very pleasant working environment. Work allocated, in my case, was pretty challenging and I had the pleasure of flying to site to see the actual mining process.

    Interview Questions
    • No technical questions asked, all were situational e.g. tell me a time where...   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    HSE Supervisor Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at BHP Billiton in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Top-grading followed by technical interview that delves into technical skills

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No issues
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Reliability Engineer Mechanical Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at BHP Billiton in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    After completing the online applications I received a phone call to organise a time between an HR officer and the person to whom the role is subordinate to.

    An email was sent with confirmation details as well as an email with details for online psychometric testing.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you have demonstrated your personal commitment to safety...   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Graduate Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Melbourne
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melbourne
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at BHP Billiton in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Apply in February, online psychometric testing in march, assessment centre with group of ~30 people in April. Offers given in May but contract did not arrive until late July. There was only one interview and it was with HR, which was a little disappointing.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you see yourself living in a remote community?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I chose not to negotiate because I am a graduate and was only given one offer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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