Canadian Natural Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2014
Updated Jun 26, 2014
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  1.  

    Business Intelligence Co-op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online through CNRL's career site in late May for the September work term (8 months). Received a phone call about three weeks later from HR Recruiter to set up an phone interview with the department manager and supervisor who I would be working with. Questions were all behavioral based.

    Interview Questions
    • - What do you know about CNRL? Why do you want to work here?
      - What are your strengths/weaknesses?
      - Tell me about a time you set a goal for yourself and how you went about achieving it
      - Where do you see yourself 3-5 years from now?
      - When was a time you had a problem with a team member/co-worker? How did you resolve it?
      - When was a time you were under pressure/faced a tight schedule and what did you do?
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    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Business Analyst/Project Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source - interviewed at Canadian Natural.

    Interview Details

    Typical HR boilerplate interviews, asking the same questions that are a dozen years old. No basic courtesies offered - I was kept waiting 30 minutes, no offer of a drink or opportunity to hang up my coat. Interviews usually with >1 person, then usually a second given with higher management if you pass the first interview. Poor attempt was made to make you feel comfortable, which properly predicted that it isn't a 'kind and gentle' place to work.

    Interview Questions
    • All were pretty standard. Nothing creative or weird - pretty old school.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They were not particularly open to negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Accounting Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Canadian Natural.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview for out-of-town student; had only one interview directly with department manager and supervisor - mainly focused on fit and skill set match. And talked about expectation and length of contract

    Interview Questions
    • Probed on my previous experience and tie it into my current job   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
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  5.  

    Mine Training Shovel Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Canadian Natural in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    First contact by email, then a couple of phone interviews, all questions answered, then paid flight ticket and acomodation for a formal interview, also a thorough tour on Fort McMurray whit all the acomodation options and Family/Social activities availables.
    The interviú was friendly, they know what they were looking for.
    Group Interview.

    Interview Questions
    • None I remember, direct questions about specific problems to deal with, question about complex escenarios and personality related question about training proccess.
      They were interested in the different chalenge of previews jobs and they were open to the use of new aproches to a modern training proccess.
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The offer was fair and above the market, they were flexible and understanding, one of the most enjoyable experiance in my 15 years in the business.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Field Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Canadian Natural in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Behavoural phone interview and face tot face with operations manager from another business unit, followed up by another phone conversation from the manager of the business unit I was applying for. Drug test to follow. Checked my references. Very long process. I was given two possible start dates. I was asked technical questions about the processes for the plant I was asking for.

    Interview Questions
    • Behavoural questions, greatest weekness or how do you handle conflict.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was offered the top of the payscale, I made the move to relocate.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Information Systems Developer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Canadian Natural in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very simple. I was asked about questions about my school projects and my individual projects from my resume. I was asked what the experience was like working with a team and what challenges I faced. I was also asked some behavioural questions about my best experience with a team and worst experience with a team. I was also asked about my experience in my previous employment.

    Interview Questions
    • There was none to be honest. Every questions was very expected and simple to answer.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Engineering Co-op Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Canadian Natural in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Most questions are "describe a time when...". mostly a behavior based interview, no really hard questions, no technical questions. The interviewers were very laid back and was very easy to have a good conversation, came out of interview knowing exactly what the position entailed. Not hard, overall good experience

    Interview Questions
    • "describe a time when you had to deal with a conflict at work and how you dealt with it"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not negotiable, have set pay scales for summer students. Will help for relocation for students moving far to their job, esecially for moving to filed positions.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Summer Student At Horizon Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Canadian Natural in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Got an interview though the Coop department at my university.
    Phone interview (~10 questions, less than 20 min) behavior based.
    What would you do in this situation sort-of-thing based on your previous job experiences. How you handle conflicts.
    The interview was short and sweet, very straight forward and professional.
    Got and offer and accepted within seven days through the Coop department at my university.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever had to question (confront) an opinion / decision of someone higher that you   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation. Offer was sent to me through the Coop Department at my school. no negotiation with HR was possible at that time.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Geologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Canadian Natural.

    Interview Details

    One interview that lasted approximately one hour. Mostly personality based questions to see if you would ft in with the team. Very limited HR involvement was appreciated as it made the process more efficient. Resumes are looked at by area managers and not HR which allowed for better chance of getting an interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiated start time which was very flexible.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    "We're going to ask you a series of questions. Just relax and be yourself. After you'll have the opportunity to ask us any questions you may have. Remember, this interview not only allows us to get to know you, but for you to get know us and how our company operates."

    Why did you apply to Canadian Natural?

    Do you know anyone who currently works for CNRL or has completed an internship in the past?

    Describe a time where you had a conflict with a co-worker/colleague and explain how you resolved it.

    Describe a time when you were a leader.

    Describe a time when you used scientific/engineering principles to solve a problem you currently have.

    Describe a group project you have worked on in the past. What role did you have in the group and what were your responsibilities? What were your accomplishments and how did you contribute to the group?

    Describe a time when you failed a task. What did you do wrong? What did you learn from your mistake?

    Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

    What's the Price of oil?

    Do you know where we operate (list locations)?

    Do you have any questions for us?

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you failed a task. What did you do wrong? What did you learn from your mistake?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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