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ConocoPhillips Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Associate Analyst Interview

Associate Analyst
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at ConocoPhillips in May 2010.

Interview Details – Typical interview where you interview with a couple supervisors who ask questions about your background and accomplishments that were achieved at pass jobs. They score your answers on a 1-5 scale

Interview Question – Tell us a time where you made a dramatic impact in your job?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Financial Analyst Interview

Financial Analyst

I applied through college or university and interviewed at ConocoPhillips.

Interview Details – Hiring and interview process is as easy as one can expect in terms of procedure. Very organized and structured. First round interview was on campus, afterwards they selected a few people for second round interviews the next day. Decisions came soon afterwards.

Interview Question – Questions revolving fitting prior experience to the oil/gas industry. (I had no oil/gas experience prior to the interview)   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Tulsa, OK

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ConocoPhillips in February 2014.

Interview Details – The interview process was started by seeing ConocoPhillips representatives at a job fair. After my resume was considered, I was invited to an interview. The interview was a one on one sit down with a refinery engineer. After a little casual talk and "get-to-know-you" type questions, a line up of 6-8 detailed questions were asked. The questions were largely situational, asking what you did in a certain type of situation. For instance, "How did you deal with a difficult team member holding up a project?" This made the questions difficult because I have not worked in environments with these types of dynamics. If you have not had a full-time, office-type, interpersonal job, it will be difficult to answer the questions with satisfying answers.

Interview Question – When did you go against the rules to accomplish something, and how did you convince others to support that effort?   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

RPA Intern Interview

RPA Intern
Norman, OK

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at ConocoPhillips in March 2013.

Interview Details – applied through school website and was contacted a few weeks later for an interview. There were several people there to talk with you before the interview and get you to fill out something's. I had two people interview me asked a lot of different types of questions, but the hardest was behavioral type questions.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Accounting/Finance Intern Interview

Accounting/Finance Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at ConocoPhillips in October 2013.

Interview Details – Met with representatives at an on campus career fair and they held a follow up dinner that same night. They made it very relaxing and not an intimidating atmosphere. It was nice to talk with them and ask questions before the actual interview.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you worked with a team and something didn't go your way   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Construction Management Intern Interview

Construction Management Intern
Houston, TX

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.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Interview

Intern

Interviewed at ConocoPhillips

Interview Details – Many behavioral questions

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you failed   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

IT Project Manager Interview

IT Project Manager
Houston, TX

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.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

IT Internship Interview

IT Internship
Bartlesville, OK

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.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Reservoir Engineer Intern Interview

Reservoir Engineer Intern

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

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