Imperial Oil Interview Questions

Updated Aug 24, 2015
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    New Grad Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Imperial Oil in September 2011.

    Interview

    Applied online and was called for an interview after 2 weeks of deadline date. Interviewed by one person. Really nice and professional.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a small problem you caught before it turned into a huge problem?   1 Answer
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    Facility Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7+ weeks. I interviewed at Imperial Oil (Calgary, AB (Canada)) in August 2013.

    Interview

    2 phone interview, conducted by HR, phone screen, each took 10 minutes. Scheduled for a month later with 3 technical, supervisory and manager interview sections; each took 1 hour at headquarter in Calgary. Mostly behavioral questions such as describe the situation, what you do, what was outcome.

    Interview Questions

    • Manager interview was the hardest section, where the team supervisor said I can skip behavioral questions, and started to challenge with asking too many quick questions and describing the most unexpected things happened in the fields recently and asked about the recommended solutions.   Answer Question
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Imperial Oil (Calgary, AB (Canada)).

    Interview

    First round was on campus, about 45 minutes. ASked about typical situational questions and at the end asked about if there's anything that I would like to add that they didn't mention. Make sure you take a moment and try to add something that will potentially sell you. Answer in the "STAR" format, answers should link your work or school experience with the skills sets that they are looking for. -How did you resolve a conflict with someone -how have you managed stress -how have you dealt with a difficult person -success story about demonstrating technical skills -how have you dealt with a situation that was bound to fail -favourite/least favourite courses Second interview meet with 3 people, first one is a mentor and takes you out for lunch and doesn't actually inerview you. second and third will be managers and format are similar to the first interview, but it will be more conversational. seems like they really want to know your personality (your motivation, ethics, ambition, interpersonal skills etc) so be prepared to talk about your values and beliefs

    Interview Questions

    • Has anyone ever asked you or put you into a situation where your ethical decision making is jeopardized? How have you dealt with it?   Answer Question
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    New Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Imperial Oil in October 2013.

    Interview

    First, you are called in for a behavioral interview at your home university. If you pass, you are asked to go to Calgary for a series of interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were mainly situation ones. Most of them started with give me an example when you: - had to deal with someone difficult in you team - had to communicate something technical to someone with a non-technical background, in writing - came up with a creative idea - solved a small problem before it became a big one   2 Answers
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Imperial Oil in January 2013.

    Interview

    Imperial conducted a presentation at my college and gave us information on different locations and operations the company had in operation. They gave us a heads up on job postings that would be coming out soon for our work terms. I applied online and interviews were selected based on GPA. I was chosen for an interview which took place about 2 months after I applied for the position. The interview was fairly laid back, based solely on the STAR format. He asked me 8 questions and recorded my answers. He was helpful with some of the hard questions making it easier to come up with a response. I never heard back from imperial but found out a month or so after the interview that the position had been filled.

    Interview Questions

    • When was a time you had to prepare a technical document for a non-technical audience?   Answer Question
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    Graduate EIT Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Imperial Oil.

    Interview

    1 - Campus job session 2 - Online application 3 - Interview notification throught the university career center 4 - In-person interview, the interviewer is from the same city you applied from

    Interview Questions

    • The interview is based up on behaviour questions, prepare as many as possible questions.   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (2)  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Process was very standard. It was 100% behavior questions and no any questions regarding past experience or technical skills were asked. I considered it as a difficult interview because all the situations given in questions are very specific and you might not have anything similar to talk about. The interviewer has a package and a list of standard questions in hand, and will mark your answers on the spot. After the interview, you will be required to fill in and submit a pre-employment screening process package.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example of how you suggested an idea to your boss and how you sold the idea to him.   Answer Question
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    Company was very supportive in assisting with relocation.

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    Engineering Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in St. John's, NL (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Imperial Oil (St. John's, NL (Canada)) in June 2014.

    Interview

    The interview was mainly behavioural based. You have to give examples of the situation, how you solved it and the outcome. They also have questions about your past experience. They are not a lot of questions. I think there were at most 10-12 questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the most challenging thing you have faced and why?   Answer Question
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Imperial Oil in October 2009.

    Interview

    The interview was behavioural based. It was only a 1hour interview that they use as a screening process. The interviewer informed that if I was to qualify for a second round, it would be for 3 hours on site. Questions were typical, how well you work in a team, how well are you able to manage conflict, what is your favourite/worst course, how well do you know the company, etc. etc. The important thing to remember is they expect you to answer using the STAR technique. Descripe the Situation or Task you had to perform, Action you took and what was the Results.

    Interview Questions

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