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Marathon Petroleum Interview Questions

Updated Sep 10, 2014
Updated Sep 10, 2014
36 Interview Reviews

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Marathon Petroleum.

    Interview Details

    First was company introduction. Then individual introductions of the two VPs and a HR associate. All behavorial and resume questions. No technical. Never got a decision after the interview, which was promised to be within the following week.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Marathon Petroleum.

    Interview Details

    Two VPs came with a HR associate. Asked general questions. Spent most of the time talking about the company themselves. No technical question. Never heard back from them after the interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Plant Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Texas City, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Texas City, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at Marathon Petroleum.

    Interview Details

    Basic testing and STAR interview questions conducted in front of 4 interviewers. Each interviewer took a turn asking a different STAR questions and they would write the answers and score each answer. If you passed those, you were asked to take a physical which included drug testing, heart monitoring, breathing test, flexibility test, climbing test, valve opening test.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, union dictated rate of pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    In-House Counsel Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Findlay, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Findlay, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Marathon Petroleum.

    Interview Details

    You are required to do an online interview before an in-person interview. You record yourself with a webcam answering canned questions--there is no interviewer, the questions appear on your screen, and you have a certain amount of time to record your response. After that, you are called in to Findlay for an in-person interview. That included a panel of interviewers (all attorneys) as well as one-on-one interviews with business people with whom you'd regularly interact in the position.

    Interview Questions
    • They want specifics about your current employment, more so than I expected.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Tech Services Co-op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Marathon Petroleum in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    30 min interview through my college. Pretty straight forward interview. It helps to talk to the representatives prior to the interview. Marathon conducts a face to face interview with an HR rep and a engineer. The HR might not understand what you are saying, but the engineer will so make sure you don't make stuff up.

    Interview Questions
    • They ask behavioral questions such as "describe a time when..."   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Project Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Garyville, LA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Garyville, LA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Marathon Petroleum.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, followed by a second interview with various supervisors and peers from the morning to the early afternoon. This required a site visit, tour of the facility. Most of the one on one interviews were not overly intense.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Mechanical Engineer Co-op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    There were two engineers and one HR rep in the interview. I felt comfortable. It felt like more of a conversation than an interview.

    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Marketing Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Marathon Petroleum.

    Interview Details

    Sit down interview with HR representative and Marketing Department representative. Asked a lot of behavioral type questions. Tried to feel out how you would fit into the company culture. Asked questions about prior work and educational background. Explained all the different positions for the internship. Very nice people and made the situation very comfortable.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us a time when you missed a deadline and what you did you fix your mistake?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  10.  

    Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical Engineer) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Marathon Petroleum in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Submitted application at school job fair, then received a call for on site interview the next morning. After on site interview it was about a week before receiving the call for the job offer. I then submitted a medical evaluation, official transcripts, and my salary offer was determined from current grades and amount of school completed.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your most valuable strength and when was an important use of that strength?
      What is your biggest weakness and when did you encounter problems it created for you?
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    As a co-op there was no negotiation other than a choice on what city I would prefer to work in based on openings.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Process Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Canton, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Canton, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Marathon Petroleum.

    Interview Details

    Mostly was focused around "soft skill" questions rather than engineering - "how do you handle conflict?" etc. I think mostly they were trying to get a feel for how you approach issues in general. A chem engineering degree is needed for the position so they basically assume you know the technical aspects, or that they can train you on that.

    Interview Questions
    • "Talk about a time where you were able to get more done by working with a team."   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation - everything was set in stone
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

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