Imperial Oil Engineer (New Grad) Interview Questions

Updated Apr 29, 2015
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New Grad Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Declined Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Interview

Met with four different people within the same group. General behavioural interview with three and the final was a technical one. This included going through a set of PFD drawings and indicating which ones would need to be modified if wanted to increase output capacity by X%.

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    New Grad Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Imperial Oil (Ottawa, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    I applied online at imperialoil.ca The interview was behaviour based and was held on campus. (The interviewer had come to Ottawa from Calgary) At first, the interviewer showed me a list of several jobs for new engineering grads and asked me which ones I would like to be considered for. This was in addition to the job for which their resume screeners had selected for me.

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    New Grad Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Imperial Oil.

    Interview

    Had in-person interview on campus in October. One-on-one with a senior engineer (not HR). Very friendly, typical behaviour based questions. Discussed which positions he thought I would fit in best based on my interview and discipline.

    Didn't hear back until mid-December for a 2nd interview. I was flown in from my hometown to the job location and spent ~ 3 hours for more behaviour-based questions. Got a call the next day I got the job!

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult questions - at this stage, just be prepared with work, life, or extracurricular experiences that you can apply to any behavioural question you may get asked.   Answer Question
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    New Grad Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Campus (Philippines)
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Imperial Oil (Campus (Philippines)).

    Interview

    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

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    New Grad Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    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.

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    New Grad Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Imperial Oil (Calgary, AB (Canada)) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online, got a call about 3 weeks later and first round interview on Campus. Received an email regarding 2nd interview in November. Flight and Accommodation taken care of. Interviewed by 3 people. One engineer, and two managers.

    Interview Questions

    • What are the things you have done that your peer haven't?
      Give me an example of a time when you have to pay attention to details
       
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    Engineer New Grad Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

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    • Why did you pick your stream of engineering and how do you think it would help you in this position?   Answer Question
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    New Grad Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Imperial Oil (Calgary, AB (Canada)) in November 2013.

    Interview

    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.

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    • Tell me about a time when you sell an idea to a supervisor or teacher.   Answer Question
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    New Grad Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Imperial Oil (Calgary, AB (Canada)).

    Interview

    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

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    Engineer (New Grad) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Imperial Oil (Calgary, AB (Canada)) in October 2011.

    Interview

    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)   1 Answer

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