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Updated Dec 26, 2014
Updated Dec 26, 2014
27 Interview Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at TOTAL.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was contacted by HR shortly thereafter. After one phone screen I was brought in to meet with the VP and some colleagues. The next round was with the CEO. The final interview was by video with the department head in Paris. An offer came shortly after. The whole process took less than 2 months from application to start date. That is uncommon. I have seen Total take 6 months to decide on a candidate.

    Interview Questions
    • None of the questions were very difficult. They want to see that you have done your research on the company, can do the job, and most importantly, are a fit with the culture since French companies are a bit different than those from the U.S.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They came in over their stated expected range so there was no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Senior Procurement Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at TOTAL in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Straightforward and easy. Two interviewers, one expat. Lasted for about an hour. Liked it a lot. There was no question that I didn't know the answer to. I strongly recommend applying to the company.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at TOTAL.

    Interview Details

    2 phone interviews and 1 on site. Based on your resume.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Subsea Engineer Assistant (HQ) (Position) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at TOTAL in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied on the web portal and was contacted 3 weeks later by e-mail to plan a phone interview.
    Regular question about my previous experiences and about my mobility and motivation to join them.
    Usually this is followed by a face to face meeting that I could avoid by being abroad.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Technical Advisor Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at TOTAL.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with Manager. Team interview on site. Very relaxed. Profressional. Specific to my job and experience.

    Interview Questions
    • What would I do to help/improve/motivate   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Fairly easy. Not much room for negotiation...but fair.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Consultant Freelance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at TOTAL.

    Interview Details

    N/A as I was an independent contractor from another business

    Interview Questions
    • N/A as I was an independent contractor from another business   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Scholarship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied online and was called by phone for an interview. The interview was standard asking about the evidence for the various skills needed in the industry. It was also asked why I applied and my long term goals. Finally, I was asked to come up with 10 uses for a blank paper that don't include any conventional uses for a paper.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were okay, I wouldn't say there were any difficult questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Sédimentologue (carbonates) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)

    (Translated from English)

    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at TOTAL.

    Interview Details

    Test extérieur et entretiens psychologiques, entretiens en interne avec des conseillers techniques, directeur des ressources humaines et gestionnaires de carrière.

    Outsourced test and psychological interviews, internal interviews with technical advisors, HR managers and career managers

    Interview Questions
    • Êtes vous prêt à partir n'importe où en tant qu'expatrié avec votre famille ? (c'est à dire aussi bien au Nigeria)

      Pour les femmes, projetez-vous d'avoir des enfants dans un futur proche ?
       
      Are you ready to go anywhere for an expat with your family? (means Nigeria included)
      For women, do you project to have children soon,
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Pas de négociation.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Safety Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at TOTAL.

    Interview Details

    telephone interview based on my cv, very relaxed

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Graduate Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    very quick. one phone interview directly with people from the team.

    Interview Questions
    • none. only questions about my Education, school and and skills.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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