TOTAL Interview Questions

Updated Jul 17, 2015
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    Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    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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    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

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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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    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

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    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

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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
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    Graduate Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at TOTAL.

    Interview

    The process was easy but took some time. They were really oriented and presented the job position clearly. They gave us an apptitude test and asked us to take it online. Then, they asked us to come for an interview at their office and they asked regular interview questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What devision would you like to join?   1 Answer
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    Chargé De Projets Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at TOTAL.

    Interview

    Un entretien avec un cabinet RH avec des tests psychologiques, puis un entretien avec un opérationnel puis avec le directeur de l'entité. L'ambiance est plutôt décontractée, pas de piège. Le processus était un peu long : le tout a pris environ 3 mois.

    Interview Questions

    • Échange autour des expériences précédentes, ressentis... pas de piège.   Answer Question
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    Back Office Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    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

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    Scholarship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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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