Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Amec Foster Wheeler
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Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person. The process took a week – interviewed at Amec Foster Wheeler.
They called on phone to set up an in-person interview. Met the supervisor a few days later and chatted with her and filled out the official application. Was called about a week later to clarify some information (DL#). 2 weeks after that I was called and offered the job. I started 2 weeks later. So about 1 month for the whole process.
- Asked about my typing/software/word processing skills Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at Amec Foster Wheeler (Houston, TX).
I met with HR first and then met with two different process engineers (not together, but one after the other). It was a face to face interview with behavioral questions and technical questions. The technical questions ranged from thermodynamics to fluid flow and mass transfer. You should definitely review thermodynamics if its been a while.
- What are your strengths and weaknesses? They asked a lot of technical questions about thermodynamics, fluid flow through a pipe and an distillation column. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Amec Foster Wheeler (Chantilly, VA) in February 2015.
I scheduled an interview and had the option of doing an in-person interview or a phone interview depending on my availability. I chose in-person since the office was located near where I was at the time so I drove to the office where I was escorted inside by someone who was not doing my interview into a conference room. There she went over the company a little and then afterwards, the hiring manager came in and conducted the interview and afterwards, he escorted me out of the office.
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Amec Foster Wheeler (Elko, NV) in February 2015.
Phone interview with person in Montreal. Had to reschedule the interview twice due to their inability to convert EST to PST or read the email with the instructions on it. Interviewer did not talk about AMEC at all. I had to offer up why I am good for this position because no questions ever went in that direction. Not much give and take. Very one sided. Did not ask me if I had any questions for them.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Amec Foster Wheeler (Houston, TX) in January 2015.
They gave all the candidates lunch during which they held a presentation about the company. Then they interviewed candidates one at a time in a one on one interview. General questions. Tell me about a time when... Interviewer was pleasant and spoke openly about the work environment in the company.
- What is your biggest strength Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Amec Foster Wheeler (Houston, TX) in January 2015.
This was a phone interview because I lived in Colorado at the time and they needed someone right away. I explained in the interview that I had made the decision to permanently relocate to Houston and the interview was quite short as a result, less than 10 minutes. They made sure I knew PDS EE raceways and that I got along well with others.
I asked for a rate they accepted it before the interview.
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Amec Foster Wheeler (Portland, OR).
Submitted resume and got a call back months later. Did a quick, unscheduled phone interview, then came in for a panel interview soon after. Got an informal offer by phone the same day, a formal offer letter several days later, and began work in less than a month.
- Basic questions about specific experience. Nothing unexpected. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Amec Foster Wheeler (Hampton, NJ) in November 2014.
There were 2 rounds of interviews. The first round consisted of 2 30-minute on-campus interviews through my university. Be sure to bring in design project details to show off your engineering abilities. The second round consisted of 3 30-minute interviews on-site with senior engineers. The senior guys like to talk about the company and themselves for the most part.
- Situational questions, such as "tell me about a time when you took a risk". Answer Question
Helpful (4)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Amec Foster Wheeler in August 2014.
Initial phone interview to gauge interest in the company. Follow-up in-person interview in the office. Met with 7 different staff members, some junior and some senior level. Lunch break with one of the senior staff members. Everyone was very helpful and genuinely interested in my background.
- No difficult questions, mostly just asking about background and interest in the industry. Answer Question
- Accepted Offer
One in person interview with 3 Senior Managers
- Typical questions: What are your strengths? Weakness? Answer Question
Negotiation is possible but not very impressive
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