Occidental Petroleum Interview Questions

Updated Mar 17, 2015
Updated Mar 17, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Occidental Petroleum.

    Interview Details

    College recruitment

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    Negotiation Details
    If you have an offer for a location you do not want to go be prepared to either take and and learn to settle there or tell them no and hope for a counter offer. At the time i was not sure i would get another job so i took the first offer and was vaguely promised a move withing a year. Never happened don't settle;e unless you are desperate.
    Accepted Offer
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Revenue Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Occidental Petroleum.

    Interview Details

    Applied and submitted job application. Great interview with some old Cities services managers.

    Negotiation Details
    Salary rate was better than previous job.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Reservoir Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Occidental Petroleum.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was smooth

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Occidental Petroleum.

    Interview Details

    Interview for OxyChem. Easy inteview. one on one just to get to know you. 30 mins

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about yourself?
      Tell me about the experiences at your previous jobs?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Reservoir Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Occidental Petroleum.

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    Take 4+ week to interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Materials Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Occidental Petroleum in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Had a series of 6 45 minute interviews, everyone was laid back and nice. Primarily asked behavioral type questions. Most of the questions were pretty straight forward nothing to try and trick you or catch you off guard. They are looking for people who really fit in with the community and culture.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a time you failed, why did you fail? How did you overcome the failure?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Occidental Petroleum in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    A representative outside of the company will contact you and ask you questions pertaining to the position to make sure you are qualified.

    Interview Questions
    • What's the most challenging thing you experienced as your previous employer   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Supply Chain Assistant II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Occidental Petroleum in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Scheduled an interview after a college career fair. It was a team interview in which the two guys went back and forth asking mostly behavioral questions. There was a lot of opportunity for discussion and elaboration between questions. I think it went well and I am waiting on call back.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you and a manager had a miscommunication, and how you resolved the situation   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Occidental Petroleum in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Job Fair and Applying Online

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a time in which you had a problem working with a group. What did you do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Occidental Petroleum in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Handed in resume to a professional at a student organization career fair. Attended info session at university. Networked with professionals. Applied through an university career website and the company's website. Went in for an on-campus interview. Nice people, but did not enjoy the structure of the interview. Asked for business cards, but was told only the recruiter may be contacted. Received decision by email almost a month after.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a technical problem you have faced and how you solved it. (There were three or four questions that were similar to this.)   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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