Imperial Oil
3.5 of 5 46 reviews
www.imperialoil.ca Calgary, Canada 5000+ Employees

Imperial Oil Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 19, 2014
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Technical Contact Engineering Student Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Imperial Oil.

Interview Details – I had an interview for a 4 month placement as a technical contact engineering student. The interview was one hour long. My interviewer was a chemical engineer who is a technical contact (I study chemical engineering). I had an overall good experience. The interview was very structured, my interviewer had a document with him with a list of questions and sections for comments and notes. The interview was broken up into different sections, such as teamwork and initiative.

Interview Question – - What type of work do you like the least?   Answer Question

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Retail Project Coordinator (Summer Student) Interview

Anonymous Employee
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Imperial Oil in February 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online and the entire process took around 3 weeks. Very straightforward interview. Was located at their office in Toronto, a one on one with the supervisor for about an hour. All questions were behavioural, interviewer made the setting very comfortable.

Interview Question – What is your favourite/least favourite course at school?   Answer Question

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Summer Accounting Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
Calgary, AB (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Imperial Oil in February 2014.

Interview Details – Applied online through company website in Jan, About 2 weeks later, I was notified with an interview offer. The interview took place on campus and lasted for one hour. It was an one on one interview and the interviewer was very nice. She had a list of questions to ask. Candy and water were available.

Interview Question – All behavioral based questions   Answer Question

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Summer Student Interview

Summer Student

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Imperial Oil.

Interview Details – behaviour questions, one hour , straight forward

Interview Question – nothing difficult just a lot of similar questions so had to use a variety of examples   Answer Question

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Sales Operations Support Interview

Anonymous Employee
Calgary, AB (Canada)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Imperial Oil.

Interview Details – Interview was composed of a series of behavioral questions. It was done in a conversational setting in an attempt understand if my skills and experiences are relevant to position. I found the overall process to be very professional and fair.

Interview Question – There were no difficult questions. They were precise questions pushing me to draw from my previous professional and academic experience to relate to the position.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Interview

Intern

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

Interview Details – I got an opportunity through campus recruitment. Interview was pretty straight forward. All questions are based on behaviours. Most of questions are STAR format. The interview is for an hour long. An interviewer will write down your answers based on the information that you provide. The interviewer is not the one who makes a decision to be hired. HR department will decide based on your answer sheet.

Interview Question – What was the most challenge task that you had to deal with when you had a strict deadline.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

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New Grad Engineer Interview

New Grad Engineer

I applied online - interviewed at Imperial Oil in September 2011.

Interview Details – Applied online and was called for an interview after 2 weeks of deadline date. Interviewed by one person. Really nice and professional.

Interview Question – Tell me about a small problem you caught before it turned into a huge problem?   View Answer

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Business and Technical Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Imperial Oil.

Interview Details – Imperial Oil is a great company with great people. My interview was an hour long and consist of all behavioral questions. They are trying to get a sense of who you are and how you respond to situations, nothing tricky. Went through on-campus recruitment and was only 1 round for summer intern position.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you displayed leadership   Answer Question

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Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Scheduling Coordinator Interview

Scheduling Coordinator

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Imperial Oil in June 2013.

Interview Details – All interviews are behavioural type of questions. Some positions require one and others two interviews.
Tell me about a time when you had to deal with an unsatisfied customer?
There are times when we are faced with problems. Describe a time when you had to deal with a small problem before it became a huge problem.

Reason for Declining – There is no negotiation on salary, maybe start dates and vacation credits for previous experience.
I had a better offer.

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Project Controls Lead Interview

Anonymous Employee
Calgary, AB (Canada)

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Imperial Oil in April 2009.

Interview Details – Applied through and employee. Interviewed by two different panels of experts one from corporate and the other from Project. Decision took one week. Commence work within next two weeks.

Interview Question – Can finishing be completed on ceiling of a new building before the roof is Cast.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – no

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