I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Texas Petrochemicals in February 2012.
Interview Details – I initially did a phone interview with an HR-rep and the VP of Purchasing. Both seemed friendly at the time and quite determined to flll the position. However, when I showed up for the actual face to face interview, I was interviewed by four people, and the interview was more like elementary and interrogating in nature. I could tell that they were looking for someone who could do grunge work, clean up messes and make them look good at the end of the day. I found this organization to be very weak in nature and searching for some Pie in the Sky stuff that not even the folks in the interview was capable of. I would suggest that anyone looking at this company, keep looking, not worth the interview or agony of having to sit through it.
Reason for Declining – The oranization seemed to be one that wasn't really sure of itself, and the managers seemed a little sketchy at best. I remember in the iterview process, seemed like they were holding back some improtant details about the job, or their answers to certain questions were "guarded". I just didn't feel comfortable with this company.
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Texas Petrochemicals in March 2009.
Interview Details – My first interview was on campus at the career center. I was interviewed by engineers who had no idea what they were looking for, but that seemed pleased with my resume and GPA. I was later invited to their office in Houston for a second interview. I met separately with the two individuals I would be working with in their communication department. I come from a marketing background, but they seemed to really want someone with more of a communication/PR background and constantly pushed writing skills. I felt as though my interview was just them telling me what I should be and was therefor a complete waste of time.
I did not get the job, but I felt as though I did not want to work in that environment anyway.
Interview Question – What kinds of projects, research or outside activities do you do to enhance your writing skills? View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Texas Petrochemicals.
Interview Details – Sequential panel
Interview Question – Very direct, appropriate questions on experience relevant to position Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Advesarial.
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