Imperial Oil Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 12, 2014
Updated Aug 12, 2014
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  1.  

    Continuous Improvement- Co-op Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Imperial Oil in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through their website. Interview at co-op office. Behavioral interview. And the interview gets you the job.Have good marks and good application. This gets you the interview. And the interview gets you the job.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Procurement Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    interviewed at Imperial Oil in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied for the position through New Grad program. Had first round interview on campus. The second interview was conducted about three weeks later on site with three managers. Had lunch at KEG with a nice guy from the procurement department.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Mock Interviews Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Imperial Oil.

    Interview Details

    I participated in Mock interviews to prepare the company for on campus recruiting. Questions for interviews are all behavior based in nature. Such as "tell me about a time..." The interviewers were very good, and took notes throughout the interview. Some questions may be difficult for a new graduate to answer as they seemed experience based.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Mechanical Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Imperial Oil.

    Interview Details

    Applied through college website. Got a face to face interview which lasted one hour. Very structured interview as the interviewer asked questiones from a booklet and filled it in each I answered. Sometimes there was awkward silence as I waited for him to finish filling the blanks. Overall, it was pretty serious.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    New Grad Geology Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Imperial Oil in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    #1: online CV/credentials submission
    #2: 2-day workshop at Imperial Oil, flight, accommodation and expenses paid for by IO! The workshop was attended by ~30 other recruits, and there were 5 total workshops for the recruitment year. The workshop itself was very informative and fun. Lots of team work where you recruiters were interested to see how you worked as an individual, but also as part of a team.
    #3: had to give information and consent for background checks in advance of second interview day
    #4: second interview day on site (again, flight, accommodation etc paid for). This day consisted of several formal interviews. First a standard behavioral interview, then you have to give a technical presentation , then technical interview (real-life problem to assess your problem solving skills and how you think), then business interview. All four interviews last ~1 hour. At the end of the day two recruiters take you out for dinner with another interviewee.
    #5: if you're lucky, an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Several behavioral type questions that were new to me, but as long as you're quick thinking on your feet you should be fine.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Graduate EIT Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Imperial Oil.

    Interview Details

    1 - Campus job session
    2 - Online application
    3 - Interview notification throught the university career center
    4 - In-person interview, the interviewer is from the same city you applied from

    Interview Questions
    • The interview is based up on behaviour questions, prepare as many as possible questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Maintenance Reliability (Coop Student) Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Imperial Oil in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    One interview, they flew me from Toronto to Calgary for the interview, Mostly using the STAR technique looking for full page answers, interviewer was the supervisor himself and one HR guy, mostly typical questions like A situation where you took initiative / innovation, What is your biggest accomplishment?, Tell me a time when you had to adapt to changing conditions, What did you like least about working at your previous job?, what are your favorite courses?

    Interview Questions
    • "What maintenance and reliability activities have you done in past?"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Imperial Oil.

    Interview Details

    One on campus interview with a manager. All behavioural questions that were very straight forward.

    Interview Questions
    • None. They were all typical behavioural interview questions. Nothing technical or from left field.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Project Coordinator Supply Chain Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Imperial Oil.

    Interview Details

    One on one behavioural interview, very comfortable environment. It felt almost a just like a normal conversation.

    Interview Questions
    • When was a time where you were faced with a hard decision, what did you decide and what was the outcome?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    New Grad Geoscientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Imperial Oil.

    Interview Details

    Applied via university, 1st round of interview was held on campus focusing on behavioural questions and your resume in October. 2nd round of interview was held two weeks later that includes a presentation, behavioural interviews and meeting the manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really in particular, typical behaviourla quesiton   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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