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Imperial Oil Engineer (New Grad) Interview Questions

Updated Oct 27, 2014
Updated Oct 27, 2014
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New Grad Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Campus (Philippines)
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Campus (Philippines)
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Imperial Oil.

Interview Details

On Campus, behaviour based that lasts 45 mins, interviewer is extremely friendly. At end of the interview, an open question will be asked about your strength that has not been mentioned before

Interview Questions
Accepted Offer
Easy Interview

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    New Grad Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First interview is on campus for one hour, mainly behavioural based questions. Need to use STAR format to answer for around 10 to 12 questions. Interviewer was very friendly that created a relaxed atmosphere.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2.  

    Engineer New Grad Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Imperial Oil.

    Interview Details

    A 45 minute interview on campus first, and then was asked to come to Calgary for three more 45 minute interviews. All questions were behaviour based - STAR format. The interviewers were very friendly, and I was matched with a "interview buddy" who took me to lunch and showed me around.

    Interview Questions
    • Why did you pick your stream of engineering and how do you think it would help you in this position?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    New Grad Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Imperial Oil in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was a behavioral interview.
    Give an example when you used creativity to solve a problem.
    Give an example of when you didn't achieve your objective.
    Tell about a time when you had to make an unpopular decision.
    Give an example of when you made a mistake or poor decision and how you handled it.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you sell an idea to a supervisor or teacher.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    New Grad Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    3 weeks after submission of the resume, 1st round interview with one engineer from IOL, behavioral based questions, 2nd round interview with 3 people panel interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Engineer (New Grad) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Imperial Oil in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process for the new grads consists of two interview days; the first one on campus and the second on the company office. (if outside the city,they will pay everything to visit the office)
    the first interview: Behavioural Questions (45-60min)
    -Legal to work in Canada and confirming the education level and specialization.
    - What is the best/worth course?
    -Tell me about work you are proud of?
    - Tell me about time you provided new ideas?
    - Tell me about time you gave idea to another person?
    - Good experience you are proud of?
    - Willing to travel?travelled before?
    - Why did you leave the previous job (if any)?
    - Time about giving good presentation?
    - Team work project.
    - Work below and above expectations
    -Good and bad experience
    - Organized to meet objectives
    - Modification about work procedure
    -Whats your major strengths?

    The interviewer was very friendly and supportive at the end she asked me if I have Q's and if I wana add anything. Also, she asked me to fill out an evaluation and send it to the company. and fill in Background screening form (to be scanned and sent electronically).

    If passed this interview, you'll received email asking about second interview day and if there is any travel arrangements needed.

    The second interview day (Fixed date) consists of 4 interviews, 1hr each. There is an interview buddy will coordinate the day and go for dinner at the end of the day for informal Q's.

    The first interview with Colleague (6hrs experience):
    Case study and interactive discussion about the case. The case might be emails to be reorganized. priorities listing,....
    It was good, friendly and easy going.

    The second with senior engineer (16yrs experience):
    It was technical (Pure technical). He asked about case study and how to improve performance of a Unit. and asking about pure equations (PS. Nobody told me that there is technical interview, that's the reason I wasn't selected for the position,I wasn't prepared).
    It wasn't professional and the engineer was very happy of his experience and not respecting your young experience.

    The third with supervisor (20yrs experience):
    It was behavioural and introduction about the company.Very professional and friendly.
    He asked about similar questions (situation based). He was looking at resume, transcripts and the questions sheet.

    It was good interview and trying to discover you and giving you info you to discover them.

    The fourth with manager (25yrs experience):
    The interview was just interactive about my resume with an old manager who is aware with the company culture. Open discussion and simple and previous experiences

    Then a 10min session about the company, benefits,structure and environment (By Jr engineer who was not interested in that kind of sessions and speaks tooo fast)

    Then the interview day buddy took me with another candidate and his buddy to a restaurant for dinner and informal discussion.

    How to prepare for this process;
    - Career services at your school.
    - prepare situations (Make sure to use STAR technique; they like it very much)
    - Prepare technical with pure theory, especially they will not consider if you are Grad or Undergrad student.
    - Be friendly and prepare your questions.
    -Show interest to the company,work and culture.
    - They selected top 5% of the graduates/students for their interviews.

    I was lucky to reach the final decision minute and I was refused because the other candidate has operations experience instead of Design/Office experience (PS. Experience wasn't required for this position).

    Overall, I'm satisfied with the process and with the professional people I mean (except the senior engineer).

    Good Luck,

    Interview Questions
    • Technical questions (They said there is no technical interviews)   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    New Grad Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Imperial Oil in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Standard behavioral questions. Poorly planned though. I applied to several jobs and was never told which job I was actually interviewing for. The interviewer didn't know either and then changed his mind and said it was a general interview for Imperial. He focused all the questions about the department he was from, which wasn't one of the jobs I wanted. No questions related to the jobs i actually wanted. Couldn't build rapport with the interviewer. He would read questions off his sheet, I would answer, and then we would sit in silence until he finished writing his comments. I tried to talk to him during the silence but he didn't respond.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    New Grad Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • Tell me about a small problem you caught before it turned into a huge problem?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

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