Marathon Petroleum Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 15, 2014
Updated Aug 15, 2014
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  1.  

    Plant Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Texas City, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Texas City, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency - interviewed at Marathon Petroleum.

    Interview Details

    Basic testing and STAR interview questions conducted in front of 4 interviewers. Each interviewer took a turn asking a different STAR questions and they would write the answers and score each answer. If you passed those, you were asked to take a physical which included drug testing, heart monitoring, breathing test, flexibility test, climbing test, valve opening test.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, union dictated rate of pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Tech Services Co-op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Marathon Petroleum in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    30 min interview through my college. Pretty straight forward interview. It helps to talk to the representatives prior to the interview. Marathon conducts a face to face interview with an HR rep and a engineer. The HR might not understand what you are saying, but the engineer will so make sure you don't make stuff up.

    Interview Questions
    • They ask behavioral questions such as "describe a time when..."   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Project Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Garyville, LA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Garyville, LA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Marathon Petroleum.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, followed by a second interview with various supervisors and peers from the morning to the early afternoon. This required a site visit, tour of the facility. Most of the one on one interviews were not overly intense.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Mechanical Engineer Co-op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    There were two engineers and one HR rep in the interview. I felt comfortable. It felt like more of a conversation than an interview.

    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical Engineer) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Marathon Petroleum in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Submitted application at school job fair, then received a call for on site interview the next morning. After on site interview it was about a week before receiving the call for the job offer. I then submitted a medical evaluation, official transcripts, and my salary offer was determined from current grades and amount of school completed.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your most valuable strength and when was an important use of that strength?
      What is your biggest weakness and when did you encounter problems it created for you?
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    As a co-op there was no negotiation other than a choice on what city I would prefer to work in based on openings.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Process Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Canton, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Canton, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Marathon Petroleum.

    Interview Details

    Mostly was focused around "soft skill" questions rather than engineering - "how do you handle conflict?" etc. I think mostly they were trying to get a feel for how you approach issues in general. A chem engineering degree is needed for the position so they basically assume you know the technical aspects, or that they can train you on that.

    Interview Questions
    • "Talk about a time where you were able to get more done by working with a team."   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation - everything was set in stone
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    M&TE Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Easily the best interview process I have ever experienced. HR is on the ball, they are kind and courteous and actually try to work with your schedule. The interviewers genuinely care about getting to know you as a potential employee and how well you will fit into the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Make sure to do your research on the company and the position you are interviewing for.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Findlay, OH
    Anonymous Employee in Findlay, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Marathon Petroleum in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had three interviews, one in person. Received an offer, and then was put under increasing pressure to relocate sooner than we had agreed. Was told the position was open for some time and they needed someone right away. Yet, I had no place to live. Was told there was one place they could recommend as all the corporate housing was taken. The place made such outrageous demands for my pets and wanted to lock me into a one year agreement...for corporate housing! Marathon was of no help whatsoever in making this a smooth transition. I had to rescind my acceptance.

    Interview Questions
    • What specifically did I do to deal with an employee with performance issues.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Initially accepted, but then declined due to increasingly inappropriate demands for my transition date and the lack of the company finding me corporate housing for temporary lodgings.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Business Development Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Findlay, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Findlay, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Marathon Petroleum in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Provided resume via online website. Was contacted about 2-3 weeks later via an email. The HR representative asked if I'd be interested in a half hour phone interview, I accepted. The phone interview was nothing over complicated she asked about my resume and probed me with questions concerning behaviour. Some of the questions pertained to how my work/schooling conincided with Marathon and also how I would fit into the company. The phone interview went well and was asked tocome meet for lunch the following day with the hr rrepresentative and one of the supervisor's of the position. The lunch interview was meant for discovering more aspects of the job because alot of it is highly secret and can't be disclosed to the public. The supervisor mainly asked about my education and how I could make a difference at Marathon. I was told at the end of the interview that they would get back to me within a week after they reviewed other canidates. They called however the next day and offered me the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing daunting just make aure to know your resume and how it relates to the outside world.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None, offered me a high hourly wage.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    IT Systems Integrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Findlay, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Findlay, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Marathon Petroleum in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Nothing out of the ordinary. They ask you the same behavior based questions that most any company will ask. Recommendation is to get an internship, because 9 times out of 10 if you do well in the internship you'll get asked back for another or get a full time offer..depending on what point you are in your education.

    Interview Questions
    • I was talking about some of the java applications i had previously written and i had a couple in depth quesitons on how i did things or approached it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much negotiation available for new hires. Vacation is a company standard, and salary is based on nationwide surveys of similar industry companies.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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