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Updated Apr 13, 2014
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BP Intern Engineering Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Calgary, AB

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at BP.

Interview Details Got an interview with BP on October 10. Interviewed with 2 engineers. One team lead, one engineer. The team lead asked all the questions. Both of them have a sheet taking what you answered and maybe there is a mark I guess. 100% behavior questions. Whole process took a hour.

Interview Question – How you apply engineering knowledge in real life   Answer Question

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Internship Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Calgary, AB

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at BP in October 2013.

Interview Details The initial application process was your standard online application process (upload CV/resume, cover letter, transcripts). I was contacted less than a week after the submission deadline for a face-to-face panel interview. An information session was also held prior to the interview day and served as a sort of meet-and-greet for the candidates and the interviewers. The interview itself had three main divisions: a warm-up "tell me about yourself", then behavioural-based questions, and then an overview of my academics and a walk-through of my CV. Overall it was a very pleasant experience, a lot of which I am sure is attributable to the very personable recruiter.

Interview Question – Tell us about a time you made a mistake.   Answer Question

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Technical Architect Interview

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Interview Details It was a long process

Interview Question – What is your negative strength?   Answer Question

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Program Director Interview

Program Director
Edmonton, AB

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BP.

Interview Details Was hired out of university. Full interview and selection process. Was hired within a month of interview.

Negotiation Details – As a new hire, there was not negotiation.

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Environmental Coordinator Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Edmonton, AB

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BP in October 2011.

Interview Details 45 minutes 2:1 telephone interview. Submitted resume through our career centre and was contacted 3 weeks after. Pure behavioural questions. Mostly focus on time management and people skills. Starting with small talks for ice breaking. Then the interview will start when they know you are ready. last five minutes is for questions and they will give you a short description of the department you will be working in.

Interview Question – I was told during the interview that You're overqualified for this position.   Answer Question

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Site Lead Interview

Anonymous Employee
Calgary, AB

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BP in May 2011.

Interview Details Behaviour. No very technical

Interview Question – Please try to be as detailed as possible regarding the technical question, business case, etc.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Non existing

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Engineer In Training Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Calgary, AB

The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BP in October 2011.

Interview Details I applied to the position at the beginning of the year through the university website and got a call for the first round of interviews about a month later. The first interview was pretty standard and the interviewer asked the normal interview questions "Tell me of a time when you worked in a team", etc. After that I was invited to a second technical interview where we visited the headquarters. Here we were given a few presentations about the company and later interviewed by two current engineers. Here we got asked technical questions regarding the oil and gas industry which were pretty specific.

Interview Question – What are the different types of compressors that can are used in industry?   Answer Question

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Marketing Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Calgary, AB

The process took a day - interviewed at BP in May 2011.

Interview Details Applied for a job online and received a phone call 3 weeks later for an interview.

The interview process consisted of 2 1-hour interview back to back (total of 2 hours). Questions were mostly behavioral (tell me about a time...) and a bit of discussion about the work history and background. Left the interview feeling like is went really well.

Got a call back 3 days later from HR to tell that they decided to go with an internal candidate. Found out later via the grapevine that they had created a position for this person because they didn`t know what to do with him. Complete waste of my time and theirs so beware of the ``Fake Interview`with this company.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had to resolve conflict   Answer Question

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New Grad Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Calgary, AB

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BP in August 2010.

Interview Details worked at BP as an internship student then had an exit interview which consisted of 2 senior engineers asking technical questions and one HR person asking a few behavioral questions. Mostly technical questions though, based on the position i was in, to test my understanding. But for the internship interview it was 100% behavioral with questions like 'how do you define success and based on this definition have you been successful so far?'

for the exit interview there was also a case study portion where you were given a past situation where the company had to evaluate and decide on options for how to go ahead with projects. More focus on safety and operations in the case studies.

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  • how do you define success and based on this definition have you been successful so far?   Answer Question
  • describe a situation where you had to make a technical recommendation to seniors and the steps you took to deliver it in a useful way?   Answer Question
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Reliability Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at BP.

Interview Details I hired on as an intern which only involved one interview, mostly of situational questions. Nothing too hard, just asking to describe what you would do in certain situations. They want to hear how you put safety first. This is not the typical approach for interviews and this was the process years ago - I'm sure it has changed.

Interview Question – They ask to describe how a heat exchanger works. Also know how basic machinery works like a compressor or pump.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiate your signing bonus! I got offered 10%. My friend told me to offer double, so 20%. I was too nervous to push the envelope so I asked for 15% and they gave it to me no problem. Especially if you have previous experience you can play up.

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