Valero Energy Interview Questions

Updated Sep 24, 2014
Updated Sep 24, 2014
24 Interview Reviews

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    Process Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Valero Energy.

    Interview Details

    I took the assessment exam took 4 weeks to hear anything back. Got a call to come in for an interview. Interview was a behavior question type interview with 4 people asking questions. First interview was on a friday and got a call on Tuesday to come in for a second interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell a time when you had to dork with a difficult person and how did you handle it   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Environmental Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Valero Energy.

    Interview Details

    Applied Online and visited booth and campus held career fair. Handed my resume in person to their recruiter and received an email through my University with times for an interview on campus.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  3.  

    Plant Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Valero Energy.

    Interview Details

    Received a call directly from the company, not from the corporation HR business. The process was normal, schedule a phone interview directly with the Plant Engineer Manager, so there was no pre filter of Human Resources. The one hour interview was a mix of behavioral and technical questions. Most technical were about resume, the behavioral were normal questions. Easy going and very respectful.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult part was how they changed from a very technical question to a very behavioral question again and again. Know the corporate business, the specific company department, safety questions and be strong on your technical skills from your resume. Question like "can you tell me about a time when you led..." or "what is the ultimate goal of your career..." etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Chemical Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 7+ monthsinterviewed at Valero Energy.

    Interview Details

    45 minute interview, they take a very long time to get back to you

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  6.  

    Communications Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Valero Energy.

    Interview Details

    Five women interviewed me one after another and being that I am a male, they were not too interested. The department consisted of all women and they ended up hiring a female, as well. Pretty biased if you ask me. Also, it would be nice if they were actually welcoming.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Valero Energy in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Extremely uncomfortable interview. They were working in short blocks of time and made you feel extremely rushed. The man interviewing seemed completely uninterested in my resume as he began firing off behavior based questions off of a pre made template. The questions bounced around and were completely unrelated to each other. A few of the questions required such specific answers that I am not sure how anyone was able to answer them. The man acted like he did not even want to be there.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me in great detail about a time when you were unclear of the instructions given to you.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    SAP SD Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Valero Energy in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    They are very careful when they select people, it seems the salary they offer is too low, so they have been looking for the right candidate for almost a year. It seems that everything is perfect in this company and no issues or troubles at all, impossible!

    Interview Questions
    • It was a pretty technical question regarding VOFM pricing.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Mechanical Engineer Intern I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bossier City, LA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bossier City, LA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Valero Energy in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    My university hosted a career fair, and Valero had a booth. I went by and spoke to the representative there. He was very friendly and generated interest in his company. He answered all of my questions concisely and genuinely. I left them my resume. A few days later I was contacted about an interview that would be performed on campus. The man I'd met at the booth was also conducting the interviews. The interview process was relaxed and informal. I didn't feel that it was a grilling like some interviews can be, but rather an initial evaluation of whether or not I would be a fit for the company and vice verse. I did not receive an offer, but I consider it a valuable and positive experience.

    Interview Questions
    • We were sitting in the third floor of a 16 floor building. After asking me about my experiences with working within a group the interviewer suddenly asked me, "How many pennies would it take to stack as high as this building?"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Three Rivers, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Three Rivers, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Valero Energy in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Prescreening by HR personnel followed by phone interview by hiring manager then invited to the refinery for onsite interview and facility tour. After onsite interview, received email asking to complete three 200 question Hogan assessments. Apparently, I was a strong candidate but took 16 days before I heard I was 'no longer being considered'.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time that you were working on a team and things didn't go as expected and how did your correct it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Process Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilmington, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilmington, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Valero Energy in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Sign up through the website and receive an email for testing. Went and took the test. A month later, got an interview. 3 people interview me.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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