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UOP Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014

Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Research Scientist/Engineer Interview

Research Scientist/Engineer

I applied online and interviewed at UOP.

Interview Details – I applied through website, got phone interview 1 week after. All questions are behavior questions. Questions are not hard to answer, you just need to prepare for them. I didn't go further, I guess my answer didn't make recruiter satisfied or they found better candidate.

Interview Question – What would you see yourself in 5 years   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Chemical Engineering Training Program Interview

Chemical Engineering Training Program

I applied through college or university and interviewed at UOP.

Interview Details – Went through interview on campus and then a hiring event. At the event, there was a social dinner and then interviews and plant tour the next day

Interview Question – All behavioral and make sure you know what they do and why you want to work for them   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Research Engineer Interview

Research Engineer

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at UOP in April 2013.

Interview Details – About two weeks after online application, I got an email to set up a phone interview in a week. This is a call from a hr person. She asked mostly standard behavior questions such as why do you want to work for UOP? What's your biggest achievement? Got rejection email about two weeks later.

Interview Question – How do you manage relationships between colleagues?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Orocess Design Engineer Interview

Orocess Design Engineer

Interviewed at UOP

Interview Details – Had an phone interview, went pretty well, asked mostly behavioral question, and from the resume. be prepared to answer anything from your resume.

Interview Question – Asked about visa sponsorship... and thats the reason why i was not hired   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Des Plaines, IL

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at UOP in October 2012.

Interview Details – The interview process was quite nice. Received a phone call from HR and was flown from my present location (IA) to Marriot in Des Plaines. A tour of the Pilot Plant was given at the Des Plaines location. Seems to be a great place for a chemical engineer to begin work upon graduation. People seemed professional and friendly. The interview was pretty average. Sat in front of 3 long-time employees. Be prepared to know and explain your resume inside and out.

Interview Question – Written on my resume was a skill regarding my ability to work in a team, interface with others, etc. I was asked to explain/prove this.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Senior R&D Engineer/Scientist Interview

Senior R&D Engineer/Scientist
Des Plaines, IL

I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at UOP in April 2013.

Interview Details – 1. Application online
2. 90 min phone interview, all about research details
3. On-site interview:

The on-site interview was tough. Firstly did a technical presentation for 1 hr. Then group interview by 10 scientists, asking difficult questions. Then individual interview by some scientists.

Interview Question – Any details in the presentation can be asked and even if it is nothing related to what you do. Probably just a technical term and you need to know deeply.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Student Services Interview

Student Services
Cincinnati, OH

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at UOP in February 2010.

Interview Details – I was interviewed over the phone, then had a one to one interview with two different people. No call after that. Questions were about why I wanted to work there and what makes a good manager.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work here   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Chem Eng Summer Intern Interview

Chem Eng Summer Intern
Guildford, England (UK)

I interviewed at UOP in January 2014.

Interview Details – After completing initial applications, was asked to answer questions via email as to why I wanted to work for them, Why I was a better candidate compared to other and what do I see as my long term future with the company? After being successful in this step I was asked to interview at Guildford office. Interviewed by 3 different members of staff. Quite casual interview style.

Interview Question – Why should we choose you over other candidates?   Answer Question


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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Process Engineer Interview

Process Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at UOP.

Interview Details – I applied on my school website and i was called after a week for a phone interview which was the basic questions ''why UOP,worst class''.Then came the 2:1 interview 2weeks later.On that the day,about 20 students came for the interview process.We were given a presentation about UOP ,the tour on their plant and then the interview .The interview was behavioral questions and about your resume.So know everything on your resume and be ready to be extremely detailed when they ask you questions about your resume.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you were able to adapt to a challenging task   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Field Technical Advisor Interview

Field Technical Advisor

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at UOP in February 2012.

Interview Details – very relaxing interview. two persons interviewed me. quite standard interview questions about why i want to join and whether I am physically and mentally prepared for the job as it requires 100% travel.
they are recruiting only 1 people so they are really looking for candidates with passion and determination to go through the whole 5 year program.

Need to know some basic technical answers like refinery and distillation. but only 1-2 questions about technical area.
the whole interview is around 45 min. Enough time to demonstrate who you are. very relaxing environment. can probe the interviewers during the questions at the end of the interview. as i was not selected, not sure how they chose people.

Interview Question – describe one refinery process   Answer Question

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