Chesapeake Energy Interview Questions & Reviews
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Geologist Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Chesapeake Energy in April 2014.
Interview Details – First interviewed with CHK at career fair in spring 2014. First interview was brief and very pleasant with not difficult questions, mostly asked about research/work experience and how my skills would contribute to the company. I was contacted the following Monday to arrange an on-site interview. On-site interview consisted of two interviews with two managers in each. These were more formal but still casual and they mostly asked how my thesis research could relate to industry. The campus is amazing and unfortunately I was notified two days later that I was not receiving an offer.
Interview Question – What are some of CHK's shale plays? View Answer
Engineering Tech Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Chesapeake Energy
Interview Details – Before the face to face interview there was an over the phone interview that focused on your resume and qualifications. Next came the actual interview which I feel was a pretty typical interview. This interview was a get to know you type of interview. During the interview I met with a few different people. I met with one that was in charge of the hiring, a current engineering tech, and then an HR person to talk benefits and such. I was also given a tour of the campus.
Interview Question – Nothing to difficult. The one that got me, because I hadn't really thought of it before, was simply what are my weaknesses? You have them, so be honest and open about them. Answer Question
Data Quality Technician/Engineering Technician I Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Chesapeake Energy in November 2013.
Interview Details – Fairly quick process, only took a couple of days. after doing the face to face interview the hiring manager stated to me that the job is mine and that all I have to wait for is the background check, about 2 weeks later the recruiter called me to tell me that I was not offered the position.
Interview Question – Regular standard interview questions Answer Question
Engineer Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Chesapeake Energy in September 2013.
Interview Details – I received this interview after applying through my Universities carer center and talking to them at the Job Fair. It was a very pleasant interview. The man I spoke with was young and obviously loved his job and Chesapeake. The interview was very straightforward and consisted of simply discussing my resume and past experiences. The man loved breaking up the questions with small talk.
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected. Answer Question
Geo Tech Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Chesapeake Energy.
Interview Details – A screener called a few days after applying online to schedule a phone interview. The phone interview consisted of basic interview questions; "what would you do in this situation?", "tell me a time when...", "what do you know about this company?", etc. About four days later, they contacted me to let me know that I had moved on and they flew me out to Oklahoma City about a week later. I interviewed with 3 groups of 2 people each, where we mostly went over my resume, and then wrapped it up with HR. It lasted a total of 2.5 hours. Everyone was very friendly and made me feel very comfortable.
Senior Software Developer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Chesapeake Energy.
Interview Details – A phone screen with a manager and a few programmers comes first. They ask mostly about Object Oriented Design, Patterns, and architecture. They ask questions about the skills you listed on your resume as they apply to your last or current position. It lasts between 30 minutes to an hour. Next, is the in-person interview in Oklahoma City. It's scheduled for 4 hours. The first 2 hours are with 3 managers who ask you behavioral questions from a printed list given to them by Human Resources. The next 2 hours is with 2 managers and 2 engineers. They ask some C# questions, but it's mainly about object oriented design, architecture, and patterns. They also ask about mocking, test driven design, dependency injection. They also asked about TFS, branching, and conflict resolution. They want someone with heavy Microsoft Enterprise Development experience instead of just a programmer. The last thing you do is code FizzBuzz on the whiteboard. Example questions: What is .net? What is MVC? What's a Stringbuilder and why would you use it? What is mocking? What is dependency injection? What is polymorphism? How would you set up a mocking framework in your project? What's the difference between Var and Dynamic? What is garbage collection? Name the design patterns you know. Are you familiar with continuous integration?
Interview Question – How do you resolve conflicts in TFS? Answer Question
Associate Geophysicist Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Chesapeake Energy in April 2013.
Interview Details – I had interviewed with Chesapeake in the fall but was informed that they did not have a business need for my role at the time. I was contacted for another interview this spring at a job fair and interviewed with three gentlemen, one of whom was a vice president. Both interviews felt fairly laid back and more conversational. That being said, it was important to know when to contribute.
I got a second interview on the Chesapeake campus in Oklahoma City. It was a half day interview from about 12-4. I went to lunch with some of the younger staff at one of the restaurants they have on location and got a tour of the facilities. Following that was a few rounds of interviews with two people in each. The first was more technical based, where I was asked the majority of questions mostly related to how I would solve a certain problem. The following interviews were with more senior individuals who were more interested in personal goals and what I wanted to do with my career. Lastly is a talk with HR.
I am still waiting to hear back from them but I was told that I would know by the end of the week.
Interview Question – No tough question really stands out in my mind. Just make sure to prepare for your role and read up about the business beforehand. Answer Question
Accountant Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Chesapeake Energy
Interview Details – Asked some basic questions about yourself and some behavioral questions.
Screener/Recruiter Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Chesapeake Energy.
Interview Details – The interview was conducted in a panel format, the job was specifically for the HR department. There was an additional recruiter who was "video conferenced in." The interview was fairly straight forward, behavioral type questions answered in the STAR format.
Interview Question – -How do you handle stress?
-Would you have a problem taking direction from me? Answer Question
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