Atlas Oil Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Very Easy Interview
EVP Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Atlas Oil.
Interview Details – Lots of bs. Regaled in the corporate bs. Truly, I was misled and even though I read through the information on glassdoor, I thought I could make change. I was wrong.
Interview Question – None. Wasn't that hard Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Easy if you're good at negotiations. I can tell you, Sam isn't.
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university - interviewed at Atlas Oil in March 2013.
Interview Details – Environment was very open and relaxed. HR manager comes in and does a "formal" session. This is just general things such as "if your willing to travel, etc.." Then a possible co-worker comes in and asks more about your experience with the requirements of the position you are applying for. As I remember, there is no guidelines for the questions. We talked a bit about the company and what I would be doing, I gave my experience and that was it. Nothing too difficult.
Interview Question – Questions vary with position, nothing hard. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None
Very Easy Interview
Human Resources Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
The process took 2 days - interviewed at Atlas Oil.
Interview Details – After a phone interview, I was invited to an in-office interview. During the in office interview, I met with a group panel and 1:1. Their offices are very nice- very modern and they try to show that they are a fun and energetic company. They are also great on pay and their benefits seemed to be ok as well- but comments were made during my interview that matched up with reviews I had read previously and made me seem like it was a job I would be there for the money, but not for a long term career.
Interview Question – There weren't any- very unusual as I had been interviewing a lot of places during that time period but they did not. The HR Manager or whatever her title was, was literally taking note ideas, no of me, but of ideas from my experience to use. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Was told it was a very good company- good business but very hard working environment. By hard working, what was meant that it was a difficult environment in the office to get along etc. Asked them about their glass door reviews when I went to interview as they were very bad- and they said they just weren't hiring the right people. Being an HR Professional, I know that happens some of the time. But it can't happen as often as it seemed to with this company or you have the wrong person hiring.
Crude Oil Driver Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Atlas Oil in February 2013.
Interview Details – Very honest and open about the new paint on they're surface as a company
Interview Question – Why? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Take it or leave it!
Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Atlas Oil.
Interview Details – This was a lengthy process. I was first contacted by a recruiter for a phone interview. I was then called to come in for an interview about a week later. I interviewed with another HR person and 2 managers (one which was my direct report). I then was called to interview with a VP. Pretty basic stuff and each person was very nice. Just a bad company to work for. Pass on this place. The turnover is extremely high. Each person I interviewed with resigned and that was less than a year ago.
Negotiation Details – They would not budge.
Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Atlas Oil.
Interview Details – Very involved process that takes three times longer than it should. I interviewed with six different VPs and Directors via phone, and then had an additional four in-person interviews over a six week period. This gave me the impression that this was a thorough and detailed organization. I discovered later that the lengthy and multiple person interview process was simply due to internal inefficiencies, poor (no) inter-departmental comunication and information sharing, and an very go-through-the motion process on the part of most of the interviewees.
Interview Question – None, most of my interviewers went through the motions and simply needed to get this item checked off of their To-Do list. Most of the questions delt with my experience and background - "Have you ever done this/managed that?" This was merely an investigation into how much of their current workload they could pawn off on me after I was hired. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Nickle and dime stuff. I felt like they were trying to get me at the cheapest possible cost. In hindsight, I should have held firmon my saklary expectations and if not met, simply walked away.
Very Easy Interview
Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Atlas Oil in June 2008.
Interview Details – I was a walk in, met with the manager in the building that was free at the time of my resume submission, then another manager an hour later. The next day I was taking a drug screen, filling out paperwork and accepting a verbal offer.
Interview Question – Are you ok with sexual harassment? View Answers (2)
Negotiation Details – Verbal negotiations that were "forgotten" or denied once the time came to honor raises and promotions.
Director of Operations Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Atlas Oil in August 2010.
Interview Details – Multiple phone screenings by HR then a phone interview with the EVP then 5 interviews in Taylor, MI then a visit to the office and a market visit. Overall, it was a very thorough process. Shame that almost nothing that was promised was actually delivered!
Listening carefully to some of what the employees were implying during the market visit would have helped in seeing through the smoke screen
Interview Question – If you had to layoff employees you'd worked with for years, how would you do it? Answer Question
Driver Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Atlas Oil in October 2010.
Interview Details – Recived a phone call to setup interview did one interview went well went home and waited for a second phone call about 2 weeks went for second interview went well went home and waited week recived a phone call to come in for orintation and started training for 4 weeks and been there ever sinse.