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Updated Jul 24, 2014
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Difficult Interview

Engineer/Scientist R&D I Interview

Engineer/Scientist R&D I

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at UOP.

Interview Details – Phone screen was with a very pleasant and professional HR representative and lasted around 30 minutes. Got called in 2 weeks later for an in-person interview on site. Interview lasted 3 hours and consisted of a panel interview that lasted an hour with 3 employees, followed by 4 one-on-one interviews. Questions were very detail oriented into my past research experiences. Questions about attention to detail and safety were also very common.

Interview Question – What are some qualities in others that you find it easy to work with?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Technical Specialist Interview

Technical Specialist

Interviewed at UOP

Interview Details – 3 phone interviews then a day long onsite interview

Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in 10 years, in 20 years?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Development Engineer Interview

Development Engineer

I applied through college or university and interviewed at UOP.

Interview Details – Introduced self at college career fair.
Invited for campus interview the next day (conversational).
Invited for 1-day on-site interview, along with all other second round interview candidates.

Interview Question – No technical questions   Answer Question


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Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Research & Development Technician Interview

Research & Development Technician

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

Interview Details – I had one phone screen with the hiring manager, and a 3-hour in-person interview with 4 other managers. The interview was interactive and pleasant, followed by a tour of the laboratories and facilities. I have been asked general questions about my experience /background, and specific technical questions about my previous projects and contribution to previous employers.

Interview Question – Not particularly difficult questions.   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

R&D Tech Services Intern Interview

R&D Tech Services Intern
Des Plaines, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at UOP in November 2012.

Interview Details – Informal meet & greet with company engineer at career fair, applied online, phone interview, and then Chicago formal interview with a panel of 4 interviewers.
It all took place in almost a month.

Interview Question – What do you know about UOP?
Why do you want to join UOP?
Give a moment where you had to work in a group?
Other typical interview questions...
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Chemical Engineer Interview

Chemical Engineer
Des Plaines, IL

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at UOP in October 2011.

Interview Details – The fly you to a hotel in Chicago NW suburbs. 1 or 2 engineers and 1 HR person will interview. They ask you typical questions:

-Where do you see yourself in X years?
-What was the most difficult thing you've overcome?
-Will you work long hours?
etc.

Interview Question – No difficult questions, or questions about engineering/science.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Career Development Engineer Interview

Career Development Engineer
Des Plaines, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at UOP in September 2008.

Interview Details – First day: Presentations on UOP by current Field Advisors, other UOP employees, and HF. Dinner with UOP employees/interviewers (part of the interview!)
Second day: Three 1:1 interviews. Questions on past internships, coursework, and desire/ability to travel full time once in Field Operating Services.
Offer received on the next day. Very efficient process.

Interview Question – Describe a difficult decision you had to make as a leader.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Engineering Intern Interview

Engineering Intern
Des Plaines, IL

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at UOP in April 2012.

Interview Details – I was initially contacted by phone by an HR representative who described the company and asked simple questions about my background. Then, they flew me out to their office about a week later. I was given presentation of company. My impression was that the employees seem to have opportunity to travel a lot. A panel of 3 interviewed me, questions primarily behavioral, e.g. how do you manage your time? what is your most difficult/favorite class? etc. Overall, they were very nice and made me feel comfortable.

Interview Questions


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Technical Consultant Interview

Technical Consultant
Des Plaines, IL

The process took a day - interviewed at UOP in February 2011.

Interview Details – I was referred to them through a colleague. I received an informal interview by phone to gauge my interest in the position. The following week had a more formal interview and was scheduled for an onsite interview. The onsite interview commenced with a short tour of the facility and then about an hour presentation in front of many members of the technical staff. Following in the presentation I had a hour and a half discussion with a panel of experts. The questions were difficult and they tried to probe what I did and didn't know. When I didn't know they tried to determine whether or not I could figure out the answer to a problem. Very fast paced, very technically oriented discussion. Following lunch, I was given a more comprehensive tour of the facility and then met with the hiring manager for an hour. The one-on-one seemed to probe personality and my wanted to determine how bad I really wanted to work there. After that had one final meeting with my soon-to-be boss and it was over. Almost exactly one week later I received a phone call asking me if I wanted to work with them. I happily accepted.

Interview Questions

Negotiation Details – Awkward, simply because I am not good at negotiating. I would recommend that people be fully able to substantiate their requested salary to the hiring manager.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Health and Safety Manager Interview

Health and Safety Manager
London, England (UK)

I applied online - interviewed at UOP in February 2014.

Interview Details – Applied for the role via LinkedIn on a Thursday. Within 1 hour gad phone interview. Interviewed on site the next day (Friday) with feedback within 1 hour. Was then interviewed on the Monday by phone with HR with another interview from a director in America in the evening. Offered the job the following day. So fours days in total from applying to receiving an acceptable offer which I accepted.

Interview Question – What do I know about UOP.
WHat do I want from a company
What can I offer in return
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Negotiation Details – Good negotiation from both sides

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