UOP Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
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- Engineering Intern (2)
- Development Engineer (1)
- Intern (1)
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- Research Scientist/Engineer (1)
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- Field Technical Advisor (1)
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- Orocess Design Engineer (1)
- R&D Tech Services Intern (1)
- Field Service Advisor, UOP IPL (1)
- Research & Development Technician (1)
- Chemical Engineering Training Program (1)
Engineer/Scientist R&D I Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
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
Development Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
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
Research & Development Technician Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
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
R&D Tech Services Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
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... Answer Question
Chemical Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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?
Interview Question – No difficult questions, or questions about engineering/science. Answer Question
Career Development Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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
Engineering Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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.
Very Difficult Interview
Technical Consultant Interview (Positive Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
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.
- What is an ideal job for you? Answer Question
- Why do you think our employees like working here, based on what you have seen? Answer Question
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.
Health and Safety Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
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 Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Good negotiation from both sides