TOTAL Interview Questions

Updated Apr 5, 2015
Updated Apr 5, 2015
31 Interview Reviews

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    Management Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at TOTAL (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    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

    They came in over their stated expected range so there was no negotiation

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    Senior Procurement Specialist Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    interviewed at TOTAL in May 2014.

    Interview

    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

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    Research Intern Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

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    Subsea Engineer Assistant (HQ) (Position) Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

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    Technical Advisor Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at TOTAL (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    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   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Fairly easy. Not much room for negotiation...but fair.

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    Consultant Freelance Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    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
  8.  

    Back Office Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at TOTAL (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Very straightforward interview process. The questions were basic, they just wanted to know what you know about the company and asked about your skills. I initially had a phone interview, then I was asked to do online tests (numerical, verbal, and personality). After successfully passing both of these stages I was invited to an assessment centre in London

    Interview Questions

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    Scholarship Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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
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    Sédimentologue (carbonates) Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at TOTAL (Paris (France)).

    Interview

    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

    Pas de négociation.

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    Safety Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    telephone interview based on my cv, very relaxed

    Interview Questions

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