BHP Billiton Interview Questions

Updated 23 Apr 2015
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    Engineering Vacation Work Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at BHP Billiton (Perth, Western Australia).

    Interview

    Basic interview, asked 4 questions that were wanting you to give a scenario where you demonstrated a particular value.
    This interview was easy to prepare for using glass door as a reference yo can get a good idea of what the questions will be like.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a situation when you turned a negative into a positive   Answer Question
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    Executive Assistant Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    I was able to negotiate and got what i wanted after standing my ground on Salary.

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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at BHP Billiton in October 2014.

    Interview

    Responded to Online advert, then phone interview.
    Interview structure is based around core values. "One of our values is 'xyz', give an example of when you have demonstrated this behaviour." Went through all of the values then asked a technical question. "Lets say you saw your plant behaving like 'abc', what would you look at and how would you respond?"

    Interview Questions

    • The questions about the values. Luckily I had prepared but it would be challenging if you hadn't   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Term was too short.

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    Data Improvement Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wollongong
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at BHP Billiton (Wollongong).

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Accepted the job on their base offer.

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    Senior Maintenance Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at BHP Billiton.

    Interview

    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

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    Maintenance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Perth, Western Australia
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    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

    set price

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    Graduate Metallurgist Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    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
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    Engineering Vacation Student Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at BHP Billiton.

    Interview

    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

    No negotiation.

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    Reliability Engineer Mechanical Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Perth, Western Australia
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at BHP Billiton (Perth, Western Australia) in March 2013.

    Interview

    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...   1 Answer
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    HSE Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Perth, Western Australia
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at BHP Billiton (Perth, Western Australia) in November 2012.

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No issues

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