Imperial Oil Interview Questions

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014
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    New Grad Geoscientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied via university, 1st round of interview was held on campus focusing on behavioural questions and your resume in October. 2nd round of interview was held two weeks later that includes a presentation, behavioural interviews and meeting the manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really in particular, typical behaviourla quesiton   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Field Engineer Interview

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    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Interviewer was nice and polite. All questions were Situation, Task, Action, and Result but you only had to answer a certain number and could pass questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Sales Operations Support Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Imperial Oil.

    Interview Details

    Interview was composed of a series of behavioral questions. It was done in a conversational setting in an attempt understand if my skills and experiences are relevant to position. I found the overall process to be very professional and fair.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult questions. They were precise questions pushing me to draw from my previous professional and academic experience to relate to the position.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Mechanical Engineer Graduate Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Imperial Oil.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed for the Graduate Mech Engineer position at a refinery. The person interviewing me an Engineer, who told me that he had volunteered himself to do the interviews.

    The entire process went for an hour. I was asked the following;
    Why did I want to work at Imperial?
    What were my strengths and weaknesses?
    What aspects did I not like about my previous jobs/internships?
    A time when I went beyond what was required in the course at University?
    A time when I had to present a technical document to a non-technical audience?
    A time when I wrote a non-technical document for a general audience?

    Interview Questions
    • Time when I worked difficult person; how did I deal with it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    New Graduate Mechanical Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online - interviewed at Imperial Oil.

    Interview Details

    I have applied at the company website and got a call for an interview after 3 weeks. They asked me some general questions. This was all about behavioural questions. I answered confidently but did not get any reply from them

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

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    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I got an opportunity through campus recruitment. Interview was pretty straight forward. All questions are based on behaviours. Most of questions are STAR format. The interview is for an hour long. An interviewer will write down your answers based on the information that you provide. The interviewer is not the one who makes a decision to be hired. HR department will decide based on your answer sheet.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the most challenge task that you had to deal with when you had a strict deadline.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Engineer New Grad Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Imperial Oil.

    Interview Details

    A 45 minute interview on campus first, and then was asked to come to Calgary for three more 45 minute interviews. All questions were behaviour based - STAR format. The interviewers were very friendly, and I was matched with a "interview buddy" who took me to lunch and showed me around.

    Interview Questions
    • Why did you pick your stream of engineering and how do you think it would help you in this position?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    New Grad Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Imperial Oil in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was a behavioral interview.
    Give an example when you used creativity to solve a problem.
    Give an example of when you didn't achieve your objective.
    Tell about a time when you had to make an unpopular decision.
    Give an example of when you made a mistake or poor decision and how you handled it.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you sell an idea to a supervisor or teacher.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    New Grad Engineer Interview

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    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    New Graduate Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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