Valero Energy Interview Questions

Updated Mar 4, 2015
Updated Mar 4, 2015
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    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

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Offered 7.50 but i asked for 8.00 and got it
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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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    Chemical Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 7+ monthsinterviewed at Valero Energy.

    Interview Details

    45 minute interview, they take a very long time to get back to you

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  6.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Valero Energy.

    Interview Details

    I was a contractor and I knew someone so I didn't have to go through an intense interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They were very firm on the offer amount
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Shipping and Receiving Operator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Welcome, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Welcome, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Valero Energy in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and was called by the office manager to set up a time to come for the interview. Went through the interview with 2 individuals who asked many job related questions and was called and offered the job before they did the background check or drug test.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked by the shipping manager... "Would you ever want to be a Shipping and Receiving Manager?"   View Answer
    • Please try to be as detailed as possible regarding the technical question, business case, etc.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I took a job at another facility near by that seemed to fit me better. I did not feel that the Management at the Valero Welcome facility had my best interest at heart.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Communications Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Valero Energy.

    Interview Details

    Five women interviewed me one after another and being that I am a male, they were not too interested. The department consisted of all women and they ended up hiring a female, as well. Pretty biased if you ask me. Also, it would be nice if they were actually welcoming.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Valero Energy in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Extremely uncomfortable interview. They were working in short blocks of time and made you feel extremely rushed. The man interviewing seemed completely uninterested in my resume as he began firing off behavior based questions off of a pre made template. The questions bounced around and were completely unrelated to each other. A few of the questions required such specific answers that I am not sure how anyone was able to answer them. The man acted like he did not even want to be there.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me in great detail about a time when you were unclear of the instructions given to you.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    SAP SD Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Valero Energy in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    They are very careful when they select people, it seems the salary they offer is too low, so they have been looking for the right candidate for almost a year. It seems that everything is perfect in this company and no issues or troubles at all, impossible!

    Interview Questions
    • It was a pretty technical question regarding VOFM pricing.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Mechanical Engineer Intern I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bossier City, LA
    Anonymous Employee in Bossier City, LA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Valero Energy in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    My university hosted a career fair, and Valero had a booth. I went by and spoke to the representative there. He was very friendly and generated interest in his company. He answered all of my questions concisely and genuinely. I left them my resume. A few days later I was contacted about an interview that would be performed on campus. The man I'd met at the booth was also conducting the interviews. The interview process was relaxed and informal. I didn't feel that it was a grilling like some interviews can be, but rather an initial evaluation of whether or not I would be a fit for the company and vice verse. I did not receive an offer, but I consider it a valuable and positive experience.

    Interview Questions
    • We were sitting in the third floor of a 16 floor building. After asking me about my experiences with working within a group the interviewer suddenly asked me, "How many pennies would it take to stack as high as this building?"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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