Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at ConocoPhillips.
Relatively easy. Was the last one to interview for the day and decided to just review my resume. Ask indirect behavioral questions about my teamwork and problem-solvering skills. Should of lasted 30 minutes but ended up talking for about 45 mins.
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at ConocoPhillips (Houston, TX).
Started with a phone interview with hiring manager. She wanted to know what kind of evaluations I've done. Otherwise the questions were pretty standard. She also said they get a lot of submissions for these roles. I didn't get a call back and I don't know why.
- What kind of evaluations do you do? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at ConocoPhillips (Houston, TX) in January 2015.
In-person panel interview with team manager and a couple team specialists. The tone of the interview was courteous and professional throughout. The interviewers allowed time to elaborate on answers and I did not feel rushed or grilled. The discussion was primarily technical and revolved around a review of my past work experience with a few behavioral questions. Overall, a great interview experience.
- How would you handle a call from an upset co-worker demanding an immediate solution to his/her technical issues? Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at ConocoPhillips.
The entire process with ConocoPhillips was incredibly pleasant and quick - I was never wondering what the next steps were. I met them at first on campus at a career fair, where they told me all about the world of IT and ConocoPhillips. I gave them my resume, and they quickly contacted me for an on-campus interview. Before the interview, they invited me to a wonderful dinner, where I got to know the recruiters and other possible new hires. The on-campus interview was completely behavioral, and it was relaxed and comfortable. I talked to two interviewers simultaneously for about 45 minutes, and they were both professional and friendly. They left me with instructions to wait for communication in the next two weeks - it came, as promised, in a timely fashion. They invited me for an on-site interview. I drove to Bartlesville and all expenses were paid, from the gas to the hotel to all the food I could hope for. It was a wonderful experience. The day of the interview we split up into two groups - half of us toured through Bartlesville while the other half interviewed, and then we switched. I met with three interviewers individually for about 45 minutes each, and we rotated. Again, the questions were almost exclusively behavioral - I was never asked to write any code or demonstrate knowledge, only to talk about my past experiences and how I made decisions in certain situations. I ended up going with a different offer since Bartlesville, OK is not a particularly interesting location, but it was still a great experience and I'd recommend ConocoPhillips to anybody.
- Tell me about a time when you lead a group and one member did not perform to your expectations. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
The offer was really nice - nice pay, nice benefits - and their work campus is very spacious and active. However, I ended up choosing a different offer with a different company, because location is very important to me and Bartlesville is not the most exciting.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at ConocoPhillips (Bartlesville, OK).
It is incredibly important that you make a personal connection with someone in the company (and get them to ping the hiring manager for you as a referral) if you want your resume to be considered. Otherwise there are simply too many applicants for every job. Once you get through the initial technical screening (which is relatively simple), you are going to do a STAR behavioral interview. Be sure to do some research so you understand how to answer these questions. The hiring manger is essentially just trying to complete a worksheet on you to make sure you provide all the elements of the STAR. From there, I would just say that ConocoPhillips is a very family/friend oriented organization. You are much more likely to be hired if (in addition to being qualified for the job), you come across like a great guy/girl who just wants to help out. Nice people are preferred.
- Have you ever been in a group that did not work well together? Answer Question
You are negotiating with an IT staffer, not your hiring manager. Remember that. They have certain limits they can negotiate within for the job's salary grade. Your years of experience are important for them. Relocation is a great package, be sure to ask for it if you are eligible (live more than 50 miles away). You do not want to be above your salary mid-point or your year end bonus will be reduced. Generally speaking, they are going to make an offer, you get one counter, then you get to choose to accept/reject their final offer. Finally, don't be discouraged if the process takes a long time. From my initial application to my offer acceptance, it took 90 days. I was told that was one of the fastest they had had in the last year. Good luck!
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at ConocoPhillips.
Talked with a representative at the college career fair, was offered an interview on spot. Interview was 45 minutes long, and very thorough with respect to your work experiences. Interviewer was not very personable, difficult interview overall. Got a rejection 2 months after the interview, but it was expected, as some friends were invited to dinner 1-2 weeks after interview.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at ConocoPhillips (Bartlesville, OK) in November 2014.
First I had an on campus interview with one person. It was all behavioral and situational based. They also ask you why you want to work for their company specifically. Then I had an onsite interview and had three back to back interviews with two IT people and an HR person. They were more interested in knowing what areas of IT I was interested in as well as behavioral and situational based questions.
- Tell me about a time you had to be innovative and use a new technology in order to complete a project/ task Answer Question
Helpful (4)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at ConocoPhillips.
Behavioral Interviews. Multiple interviews over a two hour span. Spoke with three different interviewers. Be sure you study up for the interview. Need to recall all the experiences you've had in different areas and how you can apply them to the "Tell me about a time when...." type questions - leadership, decision making, team work.
- Tell me about a time when you were challenged by a team you were leading and how did you overcome those challenges? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at ConocoPhillips (Houston, TX).
Applied through University on-campus interviews system. Once accepted for an interview, scheduled one a week later. The interview was pretty much as expected. They dived right into the behavioral questions and had one person asking the questions while another took notes. They are looking for you to use the STAR method of answering behavioral questions and will probe you further on each answer you give. I tried to be prepared as much as possible by looking at all the interview reviews on this website but they still managed to come up with new ones. The interview lasted a little over an hour and later that day they asked me to dinner. For on-campus interviews, this is the equivalent of a second interview. They only ask the ones they really liked that day to join them (4 out of 16 in my case). The dinner is pretty laid back, just practice good manners and try to talk to all the different people around you. After two weeks I was offered the job and took it after about a week of thinking about it. Overall, just have stories prepared for the interview and remember that it's just a conversation. They don't discard you if you take some time to answer, I asked to take some time to think on several questions.
- Describe a time when you didn't trust data. Answer Question
They're extremely flexible with the start dates but wouldn't budge on the salary, bonus, vacation, and moving stipend.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at ConocoPhillips (Houston, TX) in October 2014.
Came to my school and 3 people interviewed me. My resume was pulled from the resume book that is compiled by my department. All candidates were brought in and given an overview of the department and what work they do. Then we interviewed with the panel one by one. It was a very casual and laid back interview. It was more behavioral and experience based than technical.
- Which of your previous work experiences did you learn the most from and why? Answer Question
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