TOTAL Interview Questions

Updated Sep 5, 2014
Updated Sep 5, 2014
25 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2. 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 months - interviewed 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
  3.  

    Research Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months - interviewed 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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    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+ weeks - interviewed 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
  6.  

    Consultant Freelance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed 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
  7.  

    Carbonate Sedimentologist Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    • 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
    No negociation
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lagos (Nigeria)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at TOTAL in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process is quite transparent. The first step usually involves an external consultant saddled with the responsibility of carrying out the selection process. At this stage, oral interviews and perhaps written tests (for entry level/fresh graduates) are conducted and successful applicants and pooled for subsequent interviews/screening. On successful completion of this process, the successful applicants are then sent to the company for further interviews. First, is the HR interview, followed by the departmental interview and finally an interview with the Head of the Division for which the applicant is being recruited. Successful applicants are asked to go for a comprehensive medical test prior to being given an offer for employment.

    Interview Questions
    • What makes you feel you are the best candidate for this job?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Quite frank; I was able to get an offer a little above my expectation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lagos (Nigeria)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at TOTAL in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied for a job as a contractor in the human resource department and I was subsequently called for an interview. The interview went well enough; the company representative was polite and asked relevant questions. I was told I would be contacted by the contracting companies to choose who I wanted to represent me. Therein lay the problem. I received 10 different propositions from different manpower organisations basically in a tussle to handle my contract. I feel the company, Total, should clean this up abit. It just felt really messy and unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I got another fulltime position with another O&G Coy.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average 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 day - interviewed at TOTAL.

    Interview Details

    telephone interview based on my cv, very relaxed

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    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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