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Valero Energy Interview Questions

Updated Nov 5, 2014
Updated Nov 5, 2014
53 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The cultures was great. High tech interviewing via Skype and in -office. Small staff. Modern amenities. Professional and quick hire turn around. However, all interviewees were not able to mKe the interview. The most difficult question is the dreaded, tell us about yourself". However, There were not any unrxpecteed questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Valero Energy.

    Interview Details

    There is only one 1:1 Interview. Prior to this there is a screening at the university career fair. Mostly resume walk through, with couple of questions on your technical background. My interview was mostly conversational. Overall a really good experience. Know your resume well!

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Chemical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They were all behavioral based questions. In my interview at school they had two recruiters interviewing me. I got the interview after talking to them at the career fair. They were nice guys and it was a good interview. Just make sure you have a bunch of stories or experiences prepared to share that you can apply to any question that they may ask.

    Interview Questions
    • What is one time you received criticism and how did you handle it?
      What is one time someone wanted to go against the rules and how did you handle it?
       
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    No Offer
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    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Basic hiring process. Interviewer will ask you about your background and why you chose to become an Electrical Engineer. Then the interviewer will ask you some behavioral questions and about your location preferences. Near the end of the interview, you will be given time to ask any questions regarding the position/company/specific sites.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you've worked with an uncooperative person. What did you do to resolve the issue?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Process Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Valero Energy.

    Interview Details

    I took the assessment exam took 4 weeks to hear anything back. Got a call to come in for an interview. Interview was a behavior question type interview with 4 people asking questions. First interview was on a friday and got a call on Tuesday to come in for a second interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell a time when you had to dork with a difficult person and how did you handle it   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Environmental Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Valero Energy.

    Interview Details

    Applied Online and visited booth and campus held career fair. Handed my resume in person to their recruiter and received an email through my University with times for an interview on campus.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  8.  

    Plant Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Valero Energy.

    Interview Details

    Received a call directly from the company, not from the corporation HR business. The process was normal, schedule a phone interview directly with the Plant Engineer Manager, so there was no pre filter of Human Resources. The one hour interview was a mix of behavioral and technical questions. Most technical were about resume, the behavioral were normal questions. Easy going and very respectful.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult part was how they changed from a very technical question to a very behavioral question again and again. Know the corporate business, the specific company department, safety questions and be strong on your technical skills from your resume. Question like "can you tell me about a time when you led..." or "what is the ultimate goal of your career..." etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Valero Energy in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Put in application around 2am got a call 12 hours later. Did a interview 3 days later with store manager and area manager. The interview was your typical hourly job process managed to get paid a little more from the area manager (7.50 was starting asked for 8 and got it) Got hired and was told to wait for a call. Now here comes the worst part I had to wait 3 weeks to finally start working! The reason the background check took so long was because of my prior military service (the average wait is a week) By that time the store manager that hired me had transferred to another store and a new manager
    had just come in (and she has no idea how that particular store operates) I had to call the HR department to finally get cleared to start working! I never had that to do that ever for a low paying minimum wage job ever till now!
    I would not recomend this job to anyone unless they were desperate and even that good luck

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    Negotiation Details
    Offered 7.50 but i asked for 8.00 and got it
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Retail Systems Support Level I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Process took about three months. One phone interview followed by two on site interviews. The interviews were pretty basic, knowledge of enterprise systems

    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    This had a basic behavioral portion, then the standard hire on type information. As an intern I did not have much experience, so I focused on my teamwork acheivments.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your biggest weakness, and how will this affect your performance within Valero.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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