Shell Canada Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 16, 2014
Updated Aug 16, 2014
45 interviews

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person - interviewed at Shell Canada.

    Interview Details

    The environment was quite negative. Everyone was focused on how to not to do anything that challenged the status quo that the forgot to plan for failure and recover and learn from failure. Was a limited environment for people from other cultures as it seemed most of the corporate environment was geared toward white males.

    Interview Questions
    • Difficult question was the question you should ask of Shell Canada--can they embrace different worldviews in order to be more successful?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Always ask for more--your job will be difficult.
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Graduate Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Shell Canada in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Has a phone interview which was basic behavioral based questions.
    Then had an online test
    Then was invited to Calgary for 2 days.
    First day was just learning about company and a dinner with some engineers who had gone through the process.
    The Second day was packed with tests, behavioral based questions, case study, a group interview, and reflection based interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing Unexpected. Just a lot of behavioral questions covered so, prepare well.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Shell Graduate Program 2014 Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6 months - interviewed at Shell Canada in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I am a health and safety recent grad (masters). I applied on-line in January 2014. By the end of the month I completed three on-line assessments: 2 general questionnaires that were not timed and 1 timed numeracy test, which I found rather difficult because of the time pressure. An e-mail confirmed that I passed this stage and that I would be contacted for the next step in “due time”. Then there was the wait – sometime during May I tried contacting the Recruitment department but I was ignored; LinkedIn comments during various “discover us” events were also ignored. In my mind I was thinking I was waiting a line of some sort but then by late July (6 months later) I received a standard rejection letter. And to add to my sorrow, one week after a health and safety position was posted for Fort Mac requiring minimum 2yrs of experience and my application was rejected the following day.

    Interview Questions
    • Timed numeracy test - lots of numbers, tables and graphs but very little time. Same test regardless of your background. Impossible to pass if you are not good with numbers.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Position Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Shell Canada in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very long and drawn out. They didn't care for me to ask questions, and didn't give good answers, if any. Interviewer seemed uninterested in the interview. Questions were all behavioral and very little time spent on experience. I did not like the interview at all. By the end of the interview I felt as if I didn't even want to work for shell.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time where you experienced a difficult person and you had to work with them to complete a task. How did you handle the situation.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Recruiter Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Shell Canada in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    thorough, complete, very interesting. went through a case study, a technical and a behavioural phase. there wa a team of 3 interviewers who were ope, honest and very genuine. great experience.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    there wansnt one
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Project Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source - interviewed at Shell Canada.

    Interview Details

    Good onboarding process with regular follow ups

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Geophysics Interview

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

    I interviewed in-person - interviewed at Shell Canada in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    One interview in person.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were very straight forward. They did not try to intimidate me.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Graduate Opportunity Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Applied online and got an e-mail back right away confirming application. Had to fill out a basic questionnaire. Was emailed with another two assessments to do. Another questionnaire type assessment based on situation analysis. They a numeracy test which wouldn't have been too difficult but the time pressure was very tough.

    Interview Questions
    • Numeracy test was hard to complete correctly in the allotted time period   Answer Question
    No Offer
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Shell Canada.

    Interview Details

    It was one of the most difficult interview that I have ever gone through. The interview was completely based on behavior based questions that were timed. I had 8 questions in total and each question had part a b c d e f etc to ensure you answer the questions using the STAR technique. The interviewer was extremely neutral, he provided no feedback (not even a smile) and only nodded to certain answers. Interaction was minimal, it was more like being questioned by the police officer.

    Interview Questions
    • What are the challenges you face during xxxx... There were about 4 questions on challenges and I ran out of examples   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Took them 3 weeks to respond and by that time I took another job offer.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Shell Canada.

    Interview Details

    Completed a pre-assessment questions consisting two parts. First part is not timed- problem based. Second part is timed (statistical questions), 16 questions to be done in 18 minutes.

    Shell wil let you know if you've passed and will then proceed for an interview. I had a telephone interview, it lasted approxiamtely one hour. Typical behavioural questions were asked of me.
    Some of the questions they asked:
    - Why do you want to work for Shell?
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    Interview Questions
    • Tell me one time when you had to change your approach to complete a task.

      They wanted a very specific approach of how you changed your approach (not your team).
        Answer Question
    No Offer

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