I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Apache in January 2013.
Interview Details – Went through two rounds of interviews. First interview was with my direct supervisor, second interview included manager.
Interview Question – Overall pretty easy interview.. Questions were all based off of my resume and experience. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was very satisfied with my offer.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Apache in September 2012.
Interview Details – I was initially contacted by a recruiter which is the typical process within IT. The process was very expedient for a full time role, I interviewed with my manager on a Friday, met the Director of IT Infrastructure that following Tuesday and met with the VP of IT within two days of that.
Interview Question – There wasn't really anything that I would classify as difficult or unexpected. Everyone I spoke with was personable, intelligent and aware of not just the role but they had a firm grasp on what specifically they were looking for in deliverables. I was impressed with the candor with which everyone conducted themselves and their eagerness to get started. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There wasn't much room for negotiation.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Apache in February 2010.
Interview Details – The interview was very professionally managed, as I was flown in for the process, I met with the hiring manager first to discuss 2 job assignments, 1 was for a standard reserves engineer performing production forecast, economic runs for SEC and the other that was more geared towards identifying corporate impact opportunities. I interviewed with seasoned professionals addressing both jobs and decided upon the latter opportunity.
Interview Question – Standard procedure, talk about experience on the job and how that related to the job description which I was interviewing for. No trick questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The offer was pretty straight forward, I made sure that my needs were addressed through the recruiter. Issues like relocation, vacations, benefits left behind. The offer was good.
I applied through college or university and interviewed at Apache.
Interview Details – Completely arbitrary. Despite having more relevant work experience and coursework, I was passed over for a male. Very chauvinistic company, as confirmed by the career placement and upper level administrators at my university.
Interview Question – No real difficult or unexpected questions. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Apache.
Interview Details – Two round interview. First a telephone interview with the hiring manager. At the end of the call he invited me into the office for the final round. The final round consisted of 4 different interviews with managers from the department as well as an HR interview. Mostly behavioral questions with a few questions about the industry.
Interview Question – What do you expect the price of oil to do in the next year? Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Apache in January 2010.
Interview Details – One interview by 2 superindents went to work following monday
Negotiation Details – there were none
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I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Apache.
Interview Details – Pretty relaxed, asked questions off resume.
Interview Question – Had prepared responses to their questions about my resume. Kept asking to talk more about my responses. View Answer
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Apache.
Interview Details – The interview was very relaxed yet still possessed the proper business etiquette. You do not end up feeling overwhelmed. The questions you get asked reveal exactly what they are after and reveal to yourself something you may not have known if you had not said it out loud. Lot of tehnical questions mixed in with the usual general ones.
Interview Question – What specific qualifications do you think stands you out from the rest of the people we are interviewing? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Apache in October 2011.
Interview Details – I was hired out of a college career fair. The process was very quick. The interview was with a senior engineer and a representative from human resources. The initial questions were pretty typical as far as interviews go and were very resume based. The final questions were more specific to where I had previous experience such as "When working with X Company, what is a specific example of when you took the initiative, were innovate, etc.?"
Interview Question – "What is an example of a time whenever you were told you were incorrect and you had to prove yourself, perhaps with someone who was your superior?" Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate the offer amount as it was 1.5 times more than any other offer I received. I did negotiate the date to make a decision as I wanted more time to think about and talk over the offer.
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