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Wood Group Interview Questions

Updated Sep 11, 2014
Updated Sep 11, 2014
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    Senior Internal Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Wood Group in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied through other source and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Wood Group in September 2013.

    Interview Details – Position applied for was an internal auditor position based in Houston, Texas. The primary offices for internal audit are in Aberdeen.

    Contacted through LinkedIn by Aberdeen based HR recruiters. Had an initial interview phone interview with HR lasting about 1 hour. Next i was scheduled for an interview with a peer. This interview lasted about 1 hour and consisted primarily of a review of my resume. Mostly softball questions and a discussion of the company.

    The next interview took place several weeks later when the department head came to Houston. I was scheduled for a 1 hour interview at 11:15. Due to the odd timing of this interview I was convinced that the interview would be over lunch and would be a long process. So, I took the entire day off for it. As it turned out, the interview only lasted about 1 hour and during the first 15 or 20 minutes the Internal Audit department head spent most of his time probing me about how the audit department at my current company is organized and functions. This was an immediate red flag for me as the questions were about processes within an audit function for which I would not be responsible. He was basically using the interview process to determine how my current company's audit department functioned. It was quite obvious that this individual had already decided that he was not going to hire me before the interview ever began. He also inferred that I had lied on my resume and he said that he had not yet decided how the department would be organized in Houston and he was going to let the employees fight it out and see who was standing when the dust settled. What the hell ?????!!!!!

    The remainder of the interview was primarily filled with softball questions and a discussion of Wood Group. At about the 1 hour mark, there was a knock on the door and it was one of my would be peers (obviously pre-arranged). He poked his head in and asked if we were about to wrap things up. I politely said that I didn't want to detain them if they had pressing matters, to which the department head responded "you can have five more minutes". I wrapped things up and got out of there.

    They told me that I would hear back from them (phone call) the following week regarding another round of interviews with Wood Group and Mustang financial higher ups. Standard practice to have 3 face to face interviews they said. Of course I never heard back. About 4 weeks after the interview I get this email response:

    From WG Recruitment Team
    To
    Sent
    ID

    Hi,

    The status of your job application for XXXXXXXXX has been updated to Unsuccessful .

    Many Thanks,

    Wood Group Recruitment Team

    After 1 phone interview and 2 face to face interviews, I get an automated response telling me that my status is 'Unsuccessful'.

    Very Cold. Very Unprofessional.

    Glad I didn't get the job.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Plant Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a weekinterviewed at Wood Group in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Easy interview. Good management. Lots of paperwork. Overall an easy process to get hired. A good company for contactors. The drug testing took a while. I took about a week to get hired. Not much red tape. Pretty straight forward.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions The manager was a laid back person.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They gave me an offer and I accepted
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Wood Group in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    This interview consisted of 5 parts (9 am to 4 pm).
    1. The first part was a written test consisting of 4 questions. 3 questions were aimed at testing engineering skills (simple questions requiring back of the envelope calculations). The last question consisted of a situation in which I had to recommend a design for a certain product. 45 minutes were given to solve the 3 engineering questions and think on the last situation question. I had to give present my ideas to a panel of 4-5 people on the last question.
    2. The second part consisted of one-one interview mainly based on my resume (lasted for about 30 minutes)
    3. The third part was an informal discussion with two people about the company profile, working culture, etc. which extended over lunch.
    4. The fourth part was discussion with the HR consisting of a behavioral interview and about the benefits.
    5. The fifth part included presentation given by me on my PhD work.
    Toward the end, they also explained a few ongoing projects which is what actually interested me in the job profile.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation which led to an important decision   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They initially gave me one week to decide, but after speaking to the HR, was given a month to decide. The HR is very easy to talk to.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Production Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Creole, LA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Creole, LA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Wood Group in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview was very basic.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiating on their part. There was a pay rate they had in mind and wouldn't budge on it. I was told that after 90 days, If I decided to stay I would get a substantial pay raise.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Project Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 12+ monthsinterviewed at Wood Group in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    done through an agency, process seemed to just die after second interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Mechanical Engineering Graduate Scheme Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Wood Group.

    Interview Details

    Online Application and Phone Interview at the second stage

    Interview Questions
    • Not unexpected questions at all. Actually, since you had a good technical project or an internship the VP of the engineering department will ask you some technical questions. Personally, i believe it is for him to get a grasp weather you have some knoweldege and you are not writing lies to your CV.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Summer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Wood Group.

    Interview Details

    I had an initial phone interview with an employee who was in charge of the initial round of interviews. This was a more classic interview with the expected questions. The second interview was a phone interview with the head if the department. In this interview he described the sort of work I would be doing and assessed whether I would be interested in it.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time where you had difficulty dealing with a team mate on a project.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Wood Group.

    Interview Details

    Call , review resume , ask normal questions , got the job but decliined

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Didnt like th role

    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Project Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Wood Group in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initially contacted by recruiter, who passed on my cv. Phone interview in first instance, approx 45 minutes long. A mixture of technical, situational and behavioural questions. Quite informal, was asked to give examples and explanations. Also asked about salary expectations. Plenty of scope for me to ask questions. Asked for face to face interview a week later. Interviewed by Hr representative and manager. Questions again were mixture of technical, situational and behavioural. Also had job role explained fully, offered lots of career progression and education opportunities. Given tour of facility, and introduced to several key people in business. Interviewers were very keen and interested in me. They picked through my cv and asked for specific details about my previous work. Initial impressions of office was good, everyone seemed friendly, and they seemed genuinely interested in what I had to offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Having been advised of salary range by the recruitment agency, and the salary I was currently receiving, I placed my bid halfway in the advised range. The offer came through just below the higher end of the range.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Field Mechanic Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Wood Group in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was given everything i was promised and I was put to work within a week of being told that I was hired. Through out the process they keep in touch with me and gave me up dates on when i could start work and where I had to go for training.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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