Anadarko Petroleum Interview Questions

Updated Sep 22, 2014
Updated Sep 22, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Land Department Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interveiwers were very knowledgeable and nice. Asked very good questions about my experence and how much i knew about the job I was appying for. They were very courteous and it didn't feel like I was being interrogated but rather interested in what kind of experience I had.

    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    EHS Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Anadarko Petroleum.

    Interview Details

    I applied for a summer internship with Anadarko through my university. I first met with a hiring manager who conducted the initial interview. I was very nervous at first and the hiring manager seemed very tough but warmed up quickly when I asked her questions about the position. It went well though and about a week later I received a call from my would-be supervisor who said he wanted to discuss the position more. When I called back it turned into a conference call interview, so I didn't feel as prepared. He also asked less generic interview questions and more difficult, position-specific questions. A week went by after this second interview before the supervisor called me again to offer me the intern position. I was elated!

    Interview Questions
    • What do you believe is the most effective way to develop and enact a new company policy?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The original job listing gave an hourly salary range. I got the maximum amount, so there was was no negotiating.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Midstream Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Was interviewed and hired through an MBA program.

    Interview Questions
    • Why did I leave my former industry and position to pursue finance within O&G.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Accountant II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Anadarko Petroleum.

    Interview Details

    I had been applying for years at any available position possible. And finally after two years I finally got a call from HR. They scheduled my interview and I ended up having an interview with my whole entire group! (apparently there were problems of not mixing well before me). After answering questions from everyone in the group, I thought it would be another long wait, but it was not! Moments from leaving the interview, I was getting calls from my references that they were already calling!! The next day they extended me an offer upon passing a drug test, background and credit check. The drug test is a hair sample. Some people said they cut a big chunk out, but the nurse was nice enough to cut two different places so there wasn't a huge gap.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Staff Field Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Anadarko Petroleum in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Simple, to the point, will ask you why you are desiring to leave current employer, and why you want to work for Anadarko. They were very professional and had a genuine interest in what you could bring to the table. This is not a company that you want to try to slide a line of BS to during an interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you wanting to work for Anadarko?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Simple, there was no competition. I interviewed with Shell, BHP Billiton, and COP. Anadarko did not have the top pay offer or the best benefits, but had the best total package from an entire total compensation perspective.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Senior Document Controller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  The Woodlands, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in The Woodlands, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Anadarko Petroleum in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interview was great

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Senior Land Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Anadarko Petroleum in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication was at least a month following application. The interview was a mix of casual and structured. Follow-up didn't occur until several weeks after.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question asked for my experience with title work. It was very broad.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  The Woodlands, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in The Woodlands, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Anadarko Petroleum in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Pre-interview presentation and selection
    Invitation for an interview
    1:1 interview onsite campus interview
    Response
    presentation - At office

    Interview Questions
    • What will differientiate you from others in the future for a managerial position   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    ITS Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  The Woodlands, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in The Woodlands, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Anadarko Petroleum in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Anadarko typically only hires new college grads out of the intern program, so if you're wanting a job with us, start by interning. I applied for an internship, accepted, interned, and was hired. I interviewed in September on campus and heard back in late October. The ITS intern program takes 10-12 interns from all schools. At one school alone, they received 130 applications, interviewed 13, and took 2.

    It's very competitive. Anadarko is essentially the Goldman Sachs of the oil and gas industry.
    The average employee at Anadarko equates to $3 million of revenue per year, so only the best is accepted. Out of 10-12 interns, typically only 1-2 are chosen for full time. This is based purely on performance, and how well you match up with our company values.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was blown away by the offer, so I accepted on the spot. I felt it was more than fair, and had no desire to negotiate.

    Compensation for the internship is lower than companies such as Chevron, PwC, and COP. However, compensation for full-time employement is unbeatable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  The Woodlands, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in The Woodlands, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Anadarko Petroleum in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter contacted me and described the opportunity. The phone interview was very comfortable - no tough questions. The one on one interview was again very pleasant. The interviewer was basically selling the company and the position.

    Interview Questions
    • What are the real motivational items you seek in a firm?   View Answer
    • What is lacking in your current employer?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    A new management at my company indicated that there would be limited downsizing and that the remaining staff would get additional responsibilities and compensation.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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