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Marathon Oil Interview Questions

Updated Oct 12, 2014
Updated Oct 12, 2014
34 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Geophysics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Marathon Oil.

    Interview Details

    Marathon recruited me at my university. Interview was pretty basic, covered my past research and did some behavioral questions. Honestly thought the interview went badly, but was given an offer the next day. This was just for an internship, so there was only the one interview. If going for full time, they proceed like most companies in this industry and fly you out for a second interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time when you had to work with someone you didn't like?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I received the offer the next day.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
  2.  

    Production Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Marathon Oil in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Went through a recruiter. The process took about two weeks. The phone screen was highly technical. It was with the HR rep and the Tech manager that spoke in Engineer-ese the whole time. Not a great experience.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Based on location.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Drilling Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Marathon Oil.

    Interview Details

    The interview and hiring process were both very painless. Once the interview happened and the offer was accepted, it took about a week and a half to get everything sorted out with the background check and the drug testing. Definitely very happy to be working for the company and see myself working here for a long time.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Marathon Oil in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    2 part interview, first with HR, and then with the respective department. Culture was very relaxed and both interviewers seemed to want to know your true interest.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about the history of Marathon.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Accounting/Finance Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Marathon Oil in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had spoken to them at our universities career fair where they told us to apply online, which I did. I was not contacted for another 2 weeks until I was emailed saying they wanted me to do an interview with them which I set up at the school. They had some previous interns and current employees waiting out in the "waiting area" talking and answering any questions we had about Marathon or the position we were interviewing for. They then brought us back to the room where there were 2 ladies waiting. They mostly spoke about my resume, asking questions about it and a few behavioral. Was very relaxed and fun environment.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I had another offer that was a better fit for me personally. Great company though. Very fast at getting back to you!!

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Process Engineer/Kenedy, TX Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kenedy, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kenedy, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Marathon Oil in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Got hired through a headhunter agency. Could never seem to make inroads with them until he pushed them hard. Interview at SA office was ok but HR girl gave me directions to the field office that got me lost. Made it late to the field interview but they were understanding fortunately.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing of any real significance. Was hard to completely understand what they were wanting to ask. Clearly had zero actual process engineering experience.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Mostly spent time trying to clarify what the benefit package actually was. HR didn't do a great job of laying it out simply.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Marathon Oil.

    Interview Details

    Pretty standard interview process, at their Houston headquarters. 1-2 interviewers at a time, 4 rounds of questions. Lunch with current younger employees gave an opportunity to ask questions about work/life balance, advancement opportunities, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were pretty standard. Mostly behavorial, "name a time that...", "what would you do if..." type questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was happy with the initial offer. They were very flexible with my start date.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Marathon Oil in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Single day process, you speak with 5 - 7 people and a decision is made within a week.

    Interview Questions
    • All standard interview questions. Much more emphasis is placed on cultural fit   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    IT Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lubbock, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lubbock, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Marathon Oil in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    I initially met the recruiters at an information session at my university. After that I followed up connection with a dinner meeting. I had an interview and we discussed life situations and scenarios. It was majority based on life-scenarious

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question were teamwork scenarios. It was only brief questions asked about programming experience.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Nothing was really negotiable for the internship
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Software Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Marathon Oil in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    All technical SAP questions

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Nothing
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

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