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    A company with clear mission and values

    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)

    I have been working at Woodside Petroleum full-time for more than a year


    Strong vision and mission statement.
    Good remuneration package.
    Good on the job training.
    Disciplined staffs working for good results.
    Experienced senior technical staff.
    Disciplined investment decision


    Ineffectiveness due to excessive procedures even a simple task or change.
    Overlap responsibilities in some area while gap in another area.
    Political when something goes wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Succession planning for workforce.
    Many areas are in fact under resourced.
    Organisation chart at management level hard to comprehend.
    Review value of service provider, build and strengthen expertise within woodside

Woodside Petroleum Interviews

Updated Aug 26, 2014
Updated Aug 26, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Graduate Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Woodside Petroleum.

    Interview Details

    Graduate Recruitment Program 2015. 1st stage was to submit a CV and fill in their application. Few weeks later I got invited for a phone interview. This interview had 2 components - Technical and Behavioural.

    Technical questions are not something you could prepare for. They genuinely test your ability to think on the spot. They are not particularly expecting the right answer but are more interested in your thinking process and how you reach your solution.

    Behavioural section is straight forward. Why, What, How and When. Just a quick jot down of things you have done that make you stand out are worth noting before the interview, just so you have stuff to talk about. Confidence and communication is all you need to get through this section.

    I got an email few weeks later inviting me to Perth for their Assessment Centre. They have provided for airfares, accommodation and any other travel expenses.

    Three sections to this AC:

    Behavioural interview - Just an extension of your phone conversation except they delve into details. It's long and can be exhausting. Lasted an hour.

    Group discussion - just a random issue given to your group and you're expected to come up with a solution together. Leadership and common courtesy is essentially what they are looking for.

    General conversation with a VP: In this section they really want to know if you are truly motivated to work for Woodside, in the operating sector and Oil and gas. Making a good impression on the interviewer is what you'd need to do here.

    Interview Questions
    • Technical questions could be quite difficult to handle. Key is to stay calm and think. No rush.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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Headquarters Perth, Australia
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (WOPEY)
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Apache, BHP Billiton, Santos

The good side of Woodside Petroleum is the northwest side. With partners BHP Billiton, BP, Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell, and a Mitsubishi/Mitsui joint venture, it owns the North West Shelf Project offshore Australia. Woodside is project operator. The largest natural resources development in Australia, the project produces natural gas, which is marketed to utilities and businesses in Western Australia, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) (sold to Japanese utilities). Woodside has proved reserves of 1.3 billion barrels of oil equivalent. It also explores for oil and gas in the US... More

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