UOP Interview Questions

Updated Apr 15, 2015
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    Chemical Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at UOP.

    Interview

    They intereviewed right after the career fair at my University. Then very next day, no online application or anything. Took my resume and scheduled in my time slot and everything.

    The interview itself wasn't very hard. A couple personal/behavior questions. They glanced over parts of my resume but I think we spent most of the time talking about the company itself.

    After that I was given an acceptance letter for their second round interviews within a week or two. Their second round interviews are on site so they had us travel to Des Plaines, Ill. They're very flexible with their travel arrangements as I had to cancel on the first group of second round interviews. You spend two days(Thursday and Friday) in Des Plaines.

    They call this second round interviews Fantastic Friday. It includes plant tours and social meeting with employees in the company

    The second round interviews are much harder with three groups interviewing. Usually each group is made of two or three people. The questions are very resume focused asking you a lot of technical questions about my resume. Still not a bad thing just gets tiring having to answer very similair questions each round of interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you expect to be in 5-10 years. It's not a hard question but it's VERY important to them because of their business model.   1 Answer
    • How do you believe your work on your resume relates to the company and how can your expertise help the company?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There really isn't a negotiation phase.

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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at UOP.

    Interview

    The interview process was pretty straight forward. I got the first round interview from a college career fair. They called me a few days later for a second round interview at their headquarters. It was a two day event and we were able to take a tour of the facility.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your favorite class? Least favorite?
      Explain a situation where you failed. Explain how you recovered.
       
      Answer Question
  3.  

    Engineer/Scientist R&D I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at UOP.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • What are some qualities in others that you find it easy to work with?   1 Answer
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    Technical Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    3 phone interviews then a day long onsite interview

    Interview Questions

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    Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at UOP.

    Interview

    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 Questions

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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at UOP.

    Interview

    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 Questions

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    R&D Tech Services Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Des Plaines, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at UOP (Des Plaines, IL) in November 2012.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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...
       
      Answer Question
  9. Helpful (1)  

    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Des Plaines, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at UOP (Des Plaines, IL) in April 2012.

    Interview

    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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    Controls Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tulsa, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at UOP (Tulsa, OK) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Applied Online at company's career website. Got a call from recruiter for a short 10 minute interview and expression of interest. Then got a call from hiring manager to discuss the job in a little more detail and few questions on the resume. Then got another conference call interview with business leader and engineering manager. Was notified of on site interview in this call and was assigned a business case study with around 2 weeks preparation time.

    All day interviews with 8 people, individually and in groups. Had a HR generalist interview. had a technical interview with controls engineers and manager. Had a general interview where I presented my case study to the business leader and hiring manager. Finally had a technical and general interview with the VP.

    The whole process was very encouraging and conducive. in their own words, they are gunning for the prospective candidate to succeed and show their best capability.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked to present a business development model for controls and instrumentation offering package   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They asked for my expectations and I gave a wide range. They offered me a value right in the middle. It was still in accordance to industry averages.

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    Chemical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Des Plaines, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at UOP (Des Plaines, IL) in October 2011.

    Interview

    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 Questions

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

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