Valero Energy Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
Updated Jul 21, 2014
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  1.  

    Accounting Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Valero Energy.

    Interview Details

    College recruiting event and met the hiring manager. Show passion about getting the internship. Good GPA a must. Network with the accounting professors (They know a lot of people) What do you know about Valero?

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Fixed pay
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Associate Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Valero Energy.

    Interview Details

    Submitted my resume in a career fair, was interviewed by a group of engineers in the refinery.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked about 10 questions starting with the phrase: "Tell me about a time when...."   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    IT Architect Interview

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

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Valero Energy in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Used an head hunter so most of the communication was through them.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Information Services Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Valero Energy in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    I applied at job fair and had one round of interview on campus.
    every thing in the interview was about my resume.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain in detail regarding one of the biggest challenges you faced   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't get a chance to negotiate. they provided with a very good relocation package
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    IT Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  College Station, TX
    Anonymous Employee in College Station, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Valero Energy in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    I spoke with a representative at the career fair and applied via our career center website. Then, I was invited to an on-campus interview.

    The interview was very straight forward and low-stress. The interviewer definitely seemed to want to be sure that personality would be a good fit.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly straightforward behavioral questions. Nothing too bad.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Three Rivers, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Three Rivers, TX
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Valero Energy in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    First took a mechanical aptitude test to qualify for interview. After receiving letter then interview is set up. Interview is a panel interview consisting of a representative from HR and three others from engineering, operations, and area managers. Each asked questions and took notes. They like for you to answer as swift as possible and be able to think on your feet. Each question was a scenario based question. What would you do if there was confrontation between co-worker? Name a time when you went above and beyond to get a job done? Name a time when you've taken short cuts? ( tell them you don't take short cuts)

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you've been overwhelmed with a job task and what did you do?   Answer Question
    • What would you do if a confrontation arose at work?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Speak highly of safety and proper personal protectiob
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Information Services Intern Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Valero Energy in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Just behavior questions. Nothing about programming. He asked me about my work experience. A very comfortable interview. I got the offer after 2 days! I think I got it probably because my school is well-known in San Antonio.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Information Services Intern Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Valero Energy in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Very easy-going interview. The recruiter just asks me about the details in my resume. It seems that they have a really professional internship program.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Software Engineer Intern Interview

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

    The process took a day - interviewed at Valero Energy in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Met a recruiter through a university job fair and was contacted a few weeks after for an on-campus interview. The interview was all behavior based and background questions. We discussed previous experience on my resume, as well as what departments I had interest in. It was very friendly and easy-going.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Amarillo, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Amarillo, TX
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Valero Energy in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Great people, and the interview went really well. Some of the slated questions were strange, such as, "if you were to live your life over again, what would you do differently?'

    Interview Questions
    • If you were to live your life again, what would you do differently?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Went with another offer for more compensation.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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