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Updated Jul 11, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Land Department Interview

Land Department

Interviewed at Anadarko Petroleum

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

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

EHS Summer Intern Interview

EHS Summer Intern

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – 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

Neutral Experience

Midstream Finance Interview

Midstream Finance

Interviewed at Anadarko Petroleum

Interview Details – Was interviewed and hired through an MBA program.

Interview Question – Why did I leave my former industry and position to pursue finance within O&G.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Accountant II Interview

Accountant II

I applied online and 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 Question – All the questions were those about my job experience.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Land Specialist Interview

Senior Land Specialist
Denver, CO

I applied online and 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 Question – The most difficult question asked for my experience with title work. It was very broad.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Document Controller Interview

Senior Document Controller
The Woodlands, TX

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

Interview Details – Interview was great

Interview Question – Nothing difficult   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

ITS Analyst Interview

ITS Analyst
The Woodlands, TX

I applied through college or university and 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

Average Interview

Engineer Interview

Engineer
The Woodlands, TX

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – What will differientiate you from others in the future for a managerial position   View Answer


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Financial Analyst Interview

Senior Financial Analyst
The Woodlands, TX

I applied through a recruiter and 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

Reason 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

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
The Woodlands, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Anadarko Petroleum in May 2007.

Interview Details – I interviewed on campus for an intern position. I signed up through the career center and was given an on-campus interview. The day before the interview there is an information session. It is not required, but you are highly encouraged to attend. They take role and know who shows up. The interview consisted of a recruiter and a younger engineer asking questions. They asked about my resume, and asked some behavioral questions. It was not entirely behavioral though, and the questions were not as difficult as some of the others I have had. If you accept an offer with them be prepared for a hair follicle drug test, and a complete physical if it is for a field position.

Interview Question – What is your greatest weakness?   Answer Question

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