I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at ConocoPhillips.
Interview Details – Was given one week notice for the interview. The interview itself was condeucted by the construction projects manager himself, and was mainly about my personality, and motivations for applying. I was also the first intern they interviewed from my program, so they asked a lot of questions about that and the content of my classes.
Was asked a few of the typical questions like:
Why do you want to work for us?
What would you say makes you a good fit for this job/internship and for this company?
What is you view/philosophy on safety?
Their website was also very helpfull in preparing for the interview. It had a lot of tips on what kinds of question I would be asked and what they expected me to know coming in. Apparently that whole section is gone...
As a side note, make SURE you memorize COPs S.P.I.R.I.T values, and their motto. (At ConocoPhillips, our work is never so urgent or important that we cannot take the time to do it safely and in an environmentally prudent manner." You will be asked about the spirit values for sure.
Interview Question – What is your view on safety? That is a tough question for a construction manager. I answered that safety is THE priority, but that it also had to be managed intelligently in order to keep a project moving forward. Prevention was the main tool in managing safety. That answer seemed to satisfy them. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Very simple. As an intern, they make an offer 2 weeks after the interview (a good one), and i accept.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at ConocoPhillips in March 2014.
Interview Details – Met with managers and a hiring manager for a job interview. One of the project managers looked over my resume and became snarky and made remarks about where I went to college and assumed my religious preferences. Clearly, this person was biased and religious intolerant. The other people in the room let this unprofessional behavior continue on. This made the whole interview uncomfortable. However, I acted as a professional and knew that I was already disqualified from the job because of this person's assumptions. The whole interview, this person was aggressive and asked most of the questions, seemingly to attack my character and goals in life. Again, the interview was not fair due to one person's bias. I'm not entirely sure that ConocoPhillips as a whole is free any discrimination of any kind and promotes diversity.
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ConocoPhillips in November 2012.
Interview Details – There was first an on-site interview on campus where there was a 1:1 interview and I was asked 4 different behavioral questions. In one week I got a response and given an on-site interview in Bartlesville, OK. They paid for everything. I got there on Wednesday night and the interview was Thursday. This was a rotation with 4 different people asking very similar behavioral questions. After that it took another week when they finally extend an official offer.
Interview Question – They asked a lot of different behavioral questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation phase.
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ConocoPhillips.
Interview Details – 1 on 1 interview, laid-back atmosphere, friendly interviewer
Interview Question – Technical question on past experience Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at ConocoPhillips in January 2014.
Interview Details – I am still in the process, I applied online I was called to have an interview scheduled with HR. Everything went smoothly, no unexpected question.
Interview Question – There was none unexpected question. Interview was mainly behavioral, short though. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at ConocoPhillips in October 2013.
Interview Details – Got in contact with them through the career website, and had to fill out an application online. In the interview there were lots of behavioral and situational questions.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time you had to bring a group of people together to accomplish a goal. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ConocoPhillips in February 2009.
Interview Details – Panel style behavioral questions
Interview Question – What is the hardest business decision you have made? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They offered more $$$$ than I expected so minimum negotiations on salary. Need to negotiate vacation for industry time.
I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at ConocoPhillips.
Interview Details – It was a decent interview, typical shuffle between different managers and future work colleagues. I was able to ask questions very candidly and be open.
The questions that managers had were rather insightful, I was surprised at the personal nature of questions that were sometimes asked (showed what I thought was a caring spirit)
Interview Question – There were no technical questions. They know your experience and were more interested in who you were rather than what you knew. Answer Question
Interviewed at ConocoPhillips
Interview Details – The process was a little bit slow, but that it to be expected for a large company. They posted updates on their review of application/resume after you apply on the website. It took about 5-6 weeks from application to an initial phone interview with HR. That interview was short and straightforward to see if salary expectations and basic skills are a good fit for the job. 1 week after the phone interview i heard back and had a face to face. The face to face was about 90 minutes total with 3 people. It was a behavioral interview asking for examples of scenarios from previous employment. All questions were reasonable, no curve balls. They felt out for some technical experience and interest in future aspirations
Interview Question – No curve ball questions. Typical behavioral interview. Explaining difficult situations or difficult bosses at previous jobs can be hard but isn't anything you wouldn't expect. Answer Question
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