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Imperial Oil Interview Questions

Updated Dec 6, 2014
Updated Dec 6, 2014
89 Interview Reviews

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    Engineering Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Imperial Oil.

    Interview Details

    Basic behavioural interview questions asked (conflict etc.) using the STAR approach. Looking for company culture fit, academic background, and extra-curricular experiences. Took approximately 45 minutes of Q & A. The interviewer was very patient and attentive. No technical questions were asked. The interviewer was an experienced engineer on the team I was working with. I was very excited to work for the company after hearing more from the interviewer.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a project in which you had to take charge and lead others.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Research Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Sent down to Sarnia, ON, where a 3 hour interview was conducted on site. Interviewed by 4 different people separately at 45 minutes each. Everyone was generally very pleasant.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you tell me about a time where you had a difficult time with a coworker.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Cost and Estimating Engineer Junior Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Imperial Oil in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and then got an interview at uni. That interview was all behavioral based questions. After that I received a phone call about two weeks later asking me to fly in for a second interview. The interview was pretty straight forward. At first you get an overview of the job and position. Then you see an engineer where they give you a mock case and you talk through what you think the cost estimates would be and what things you would have to include. Then you meet with another engineer and read a bunch of fake emails and have to prioritize them and state your reasons why you decided that way. Next you meet the big boss and just chat. The last person who interviews you is your boss and they ask basic behavioral questions. Then you go for lunch with some of the other group. Just had interview recently so not sure if I have the job or not yet!

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Process Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Standard behavioral interview on campus. Interviewer was very nice and felt more like a friendly conversation than an interview. Interview was around 40 minutes and asked questions with an expected answer presented in the STAR format. They are definately big on grades as well as leadership and ability to adapt and learn quickly.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  6.  

    New Grad Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Campus (Philippines)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Campus (Philippines)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Imperial Oil.

    Interview Details

    On Campus, behaviour based that lasts 45 mins, interviewer is extremely friendly. At end of the interview, an open question will be asked about your strength that has not been mentioned before

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    New Grad Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First interview is on campus for one hour, mainly behavioural based questions. Need to use STAR format to answer for around 10 to 12 questions. Interviewer was very friendly that created a relaxed atmosphere.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  8.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Imperial Oil.

    Interview Details

    I received an email for an interview about 3-4 weeks after applying to the position online.

    The interview was 1:1 located at my University campus and lasted for about an hour. The questions were all behavioural. The interviewer was an employee working at a different project. However, he was very knowledgeable and friendly.

    I had a great time in this interview as the interviewer was very friendly and easy going. Right away he set a relaxed atmosphere.

    I have only positive things to say in my interview experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you had to go beyond the call of duty?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Engineering Co-Op Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Imperial Oil in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    The questions are all behavioural type, one-on-one at my university campus. The interviewer was very friendly. The interviewer gave me a background screening package right after the interview. The offer process was very long. It took me more than 4 weeks to actually get the offer package from the day when they phoned me to tell me I got the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you worked on a very hard project.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Business Coop Interview

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

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Imperial Oil in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    An hour long structured interview with two interviewers. Very friendly and made me feel relaxed. Focused on behavioural based questions. Interview occurred on campus. They provided their thoughts on the company and we're willing to answer my questions

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Salary offered was great so I accepted
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Mock Interviews Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Imperial Oil.

    Interview Details

    I participated in Mock interviews to prepare the company for on campus recruiting. Questions for interviews are all behavior based in nature. Such as "tell me about a time..." The interviewers were very good, and took notes throughout the interview. Some questions may be difficult for a new graduate to answer as they seemed experience based.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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