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Engineer
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Petronas in March 2012.

Interview Details – I applied through online and received a phone call. Next they will send an e-mail of interview session.

The Structured Interview (SI) consists of 4 parts which are:
1. Self Introduction
2. Education/Working Background
3. Previous Working Experience (day to day deliverable)
4. Role Play

There will be 2 assessor for the SI session. Starting with your self-introduction, follows with your education or working background. These parts are easy however always emphasize on your key-points i.e. something different or highlights of your study/working time.

Part 3 is the part where you need to explain your day-to-day routine of your previous working experience. This will determine what is your key strength of your skills, knowledge, gained from your previous company.

Part 4 is a role play session where you will be in a scenario where you need to really act according to what the interviewee had given to you. Example: You are a manager of a petrochemical plant. Situation: There is complaint from local communities regarding a water pollution caused by your plant water outlets. Please response to them and local authorities regarding the complaint.

In any part of the SI, please be well versed and maintain your humble personality. This is the time where your first-impression will be judged and evaluated.

As the interview session is for entry position, no technical question was asked. However, if you are equipped with any technical/codes/standards knowledge, it is an added point for yourself.

Interview Question – The difficult part is whenever the assessor try to provoke you with difficult question just to see how far your emotional quotient level. Always try to maintain your voice low, be humble and never say things you don't familiar with (making things up). Be transparent and never put your ego beyond yourself.

Another difficult question is about location of work. For those who have a family, it is understood that you need to be close with them. Sometimes when the work requirement need you to relocate far away from your family, you need to be prepared with the fact that you are working far away from your family.
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Negotiation Details – There is very minimal room of negotiation. They will always go for as minimum as they can subject to your interview performance.


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Engineer Interview

Engineer

Interviewed at Petronas

Interview Details – called for Structured interview. 3 main section.

first section, intro yourself.
basically explaining stuff about you and your strength and weakness

second section, case study
Need to read a case study and explain it to them. It is a two way communication where the interviewer will ask questions about the case study

third section, role playing
have to role play and act based on a situation.

Interview Question – role playing is tough   View Answer


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Average Interview

Engineer Interview

Engineer
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

I applied in-person and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Petronas in October 2009.

Interview Details – Planning for the interviews was done smoothly

Interview Question – How do you handle multiple staffs that works under you with all of them have unique personalities?   View Answers (2)

Negotiation Details – Salary was non negotiable and the HR is not listening to any justifications


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Difficult Interview

Engineer Interview

Engineer

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Petronas in March 2012.

Interview Details – Phone Interview was talk about your resume, just be prepared about it.

Interview with HR Division was like very hard, I was given a study case and a role play, and I have to discussed it with the interviewer. It takes 2 hour, just be prepared about what you will say and be prepared about the question which would be asked

Interview Question – Can you tell me about yourself?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Engineering Interview

Engineering

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Petronas in February 2008.

Interview Details – The interview process is depending on the interviewer itself. Basically if you meet the kind-hearted interviewer they will just chattering with you without asking any technical questions. But basically you have to come prepared because there are sometimes the interviewer will ask about the engineering stuff like that.

Interview Questions

  • Why do you want to work with us?   View Answer
  • Tell me about your experience especially after five years you studying in university?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Engineer Interview

Engineer

The process took a day - interviewed at Petronas in March 2010.

Interview Details – ability test - interview

Interview Question – tell me ur strengths n weaknesses   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Engineering Interview

Engineering

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Petronas in December 2009.

Interview Details – this interview consist of 3stages where at first stage,candidate were asked to give an opinion on given text whether to go against the ideas of to accept the ideas.Next is role play where candidates will be given a role to play against the panel and final stage will be the introductory part.

Interview Question – Ideas an how big name in consumer industry can stay last till today   View Answer

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