Imperial Oil Engineering Interview Questions

Updated Sep 24, 2014
Updated Sep 24, 2014
6 Interview Reviews

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Engineering Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online - interviewed at Imperial Oil in February 2014.

Interview Details

Applied Online- Single 1 Hour interview on campus based on behavioural questions. Responses fit the STAR format. Classes and grades important.

Went through all the questions quickly and so continued the interview with a discussion of the company's culture, future goals and career paths.

Interview Questions
  • Tell me your key strengths and competencies that set you apart from other students.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
Company was very supportive in assisting with relocation.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Multiple interview process. One screener followed by on site interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really very straight forward behavioural questions   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No neogotiation in acceptance of offer
    Accepted Offer
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Imperial Oil in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    A first-round interview is conducted on campus. Once the decision is made to proceed. There will be a second-round interview. For this position, the second-round interview consists of three 1-hour long interviews with different members of the department (one from management, engineering, and controls). IOL flies you out to the office (Calgary) for the interviews and pays for your travels and board. The questions are behavioral based and can be challenging to offer different scenarios as supporting evidence, especially when you are ask so many questions over the 3-hour period.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me a example of a time you has to write technical documents for non-technical people.   Answer Question
    • Tell me a time you had to take a risk and it did not work out for you, what did you do?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Imperial Oil in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview consisted of a one on one session with a senior member of the company. Questions asked were mainly behavioral but the interview remained quite casual. Be prepared to answer the basic questions of give me a situation where you did X and Y happened.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me an example of a personal written accomplishment.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Imperial Oil in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    100% behaviour based questions. Difficult to get a read on the personality of the company. They offer a very competitive salary, but they want you to be very open about moving job locations throughout your career. The locations are also not for everyone....isolated and undesirable. They fly you out to the interview location and pay for all expenses which is nice. A dinner/lunch is also included with recent hires of the company. Overall, everyone I met was very nice but nobody seemed energetic or enthusiastic about their job. The people seemed boring which matched the style of the interviews. Nothing but standardized behaviour questions that don't allow you to showcase how you'd fit in with the culture of the company. I'm not even sure what the culture of the company is...

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you were faced with an ethical dilemma and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Imperial Oil in April 2008.

    Interview Details

    The interview was behavioral in nature . It consisted of situational questions . You must be knowing your past experiences and be able to explain them clearly in relation to the question asked . Make sure you use the STAR approach i.e Situation Task Action Result. The questions are general in nature and make sure that you do enough practice before applying.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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