Canadian Natural Interview Questions

Updated Dec 31, 2014
Updated Dec 31, 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 applied 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.  

    Engineering Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Applied on their website. Contacted thought school career center. The interview took place at my school with one HR and one former student intern. Didn't tell me about if I got an offer or not. Got a phone call about phone interview one month later.

    Interview Questions
    • What's a challenge you had to face in your past experience?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Supply Management Professional Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    There was 3 persons interviewing me.First it was sort of easy going and natural atmosphere, but later on when it came to problem-solving questions, to me suddenly easy going atmosphere vanished at a glance.
    Yah, as a new immigrant never working in Canad it was hard for me to cope with these sort of questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about your weakest professional characteristics?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  6.  

    Environmental Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Canadian Natural in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I went throught he first phase, the telephone interviw. Thye asked me several questiona bout my past experience. Also asked if I was willing to relocate to Fort McMurray or Calgary.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question was what is my expected salary.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Accounting Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied 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
  8.  

    Geologist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed 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
  10.  

    Document Control Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Canadian Natural.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone interview, was told that over 1000 applications for this position had been received. Second phone interview, asked behavioral questions, career direction, discussed previous experience on resume. 3rd interview was in person with department manager and HR. Manager discussed how there is high turnover in department, and that job is stressful, repetitive and boring at times.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you deal with repetitive or boring tasks.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Engineering Co-op Student Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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

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