TOTAL
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TOTAL Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2014
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Safety Engineer Interview

Safety Engineer

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took a day - interviewed at TOTAL.

Interview Details – telephone interview based on my cv, very relaxed

Interview Question – average questions, was very laid back   Answer Question

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Graduate Trainee Interview

Graduate Trainee

Interviewed at TOTAL

Interview Details – very quick. one phone interview directly with people from the team.

Interview Question – none. only questions about my Education, school and and skills.   Answer Question

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

HPC Engineer Interview

HPC Engineer
Neuilly-sur-Seine (France)

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at TOTAL in October 2013.

Interview Details – First round of interview withe recruiter

Interview Question – She kept on asking me to detail my weakness and my limitations. She focused on negative side. Lost control of the interview.
A three page essay questions to answer in French. 1 personality test. 2 IQ tests.
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Senior Planning Engineer Interview

Senior Planning Engineer
Jakarta (Indonesia)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 months - interviewed at TOTAL.

Interview Details – A collegue asked me to submit my CV for the position. I was called almost 3 months before they called me for an interview. I was called by the end user. The interview was conducted by
three interviewers, they are the end user and his 2 higher managers. No theoritical or technical questions they asked. They just asked me to tell the experiences in handling my work.

Interview Question – I did not find any difficulties.   Answer Question

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Billing Executive Interview

Billing Executive
Bangalore (India)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took a day - interviewed at TOTAL in June 2013.

Interview Details – All simple questions and some questions about the pivot table

Interview Question – gdp rates   View Answer

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Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst
London, England (UK)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at TOTAL in August 2010.

Interview Details – 2 interviews, very friendly

Negotiation Details – non negotiable

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Trainee Interview

Trainee
Port Harcourt (Nigeria)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at TOTAL in April 2009.

Interview Details – phone interview, presentation, group panel

Interview Question – Discuss any of 4 given topics   Answer Question

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1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

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Graduate Engineer Interview

Graduate Engineer

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at TOTAL in March 2013.

Interview Details – Online application, first round interview

Interview Questions

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Easy Interview

Credit Analyst Interview

Credit Analyst
Brussels (Belgium)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at TOTAL in December 2011.

Interview Details – 1. Submit CV & Cover letter
2. Interview
3. Assessment centre @ Hudson (whole day)
4. 2nd interview with line manager
5. offer

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Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Administrative Executive Interview

Administrative Executive

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at TOTAL in April 2010.

Interview Details – There are 2 rounds of interviews - first by the HR Manager and then by the direct reporting manager. HR Manager will assess if the candidate has the right qualities to fit into the organisation while the direct report will assess the candidate based on his/her skills and qualifications.

Interview Question – Nil.   Answer Question

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