Canadian Natural Resources Interview Questions | Glassdoor

Canadian Natural Resources Interview Questions

Interviews at Canadian Natural Resources

76 Interview Reviews

Experience

Experience
70%
19%
11%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
61%
20%
8%
5
3
3

Difficulty

2.8
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy
  1. Helpful (21)  

    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Applied online through CNRL's career site in late May for the September work term (8 months). Received a phone call about three weeks later from HR Recruiter to set up an phone interview with the department manager and supervisor who I would be working with. Questions were all behavioral based.

    Interview Questions

    • - What do you know about CNRL? Why do you want to work here?
      - What are your strengths/weaknesses?
      - Tell me about a time you set a goal for yourself and how you went about achieving it
      - Where do you see yourself 3-5 years from now?
      - When was a time you had a problem with a team member/co-worker? How did you resolve it?
      - When was a time you were under pressure/faced a tight schedule and what did you do?   1 Answer

  2.  

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Canadian Natural Resources.

    Interview

    Typical HR boilerplate interviews, asking the same questions that are a dozen years old. No basic courtesies offered - I was kept waiting 30 minutes, no offer of a drink or opportunity to hang up my coat. Interviews usually with >1 person, then usually a second given with higher management if you pass the first interview. Poor attempt was made to make you feel comfortable, which properly predicted that it isn't a 'kind and gentle' place to work.

    Interview Questions

    • All were pretty standard. Nothing creative or weird - pretty old school.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They were not particularly open to negotiation.

  3.  

    Planner Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 9+ months. I interviewed at Canadian Natural Resources in April 2014.

    Interview

    Interview Process was long and negotiation process was overly long and involved. Kept putting off signing of the contract to attempt to low ball. Salary was commensurate to overall business as to the bonus schedule.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a time when I had challenges with a fellow employee and what did I do to alleviate the issue.   Answer Question

  4.  

    Joint Venture Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    Informal

    Interview Questions


  5.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Canadian Natural Resources (Calgary, AB (Canada)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Very brief, even for a intern position. There was discussion on what courses would have prepared me for the workplace. We went some previous projects that I have been a part of. Finally a discussion on what programming languages I am comfortable with.

    Interview Questions


  6.  

    Network Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Canadian Natural Resources (Calgary, AB (Canada)) in November 2018.

    Interview

    More conversational than Q&A, we chatted for about 30 minutes sprinkled with questions. This was more likely due to me just liking to talk than anything else. Dove deeper afterward into more specific areas they feel you are stronger at based on the first thing.

    Interview Questions

    • What have you been doing in school, such as programming languages, network systems, databases, etc...   Answer Question

  7.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Canadian Natural Resources in February 2011.

    Interview

    The usual personality questions were asked. They described the job and the group that the interviewee would be working. Discussed a bit about the company and current goals. Asked about salary expectations. They seemed very professional.

    Interview Questions

    • Decribe a time where you encountered conflict, how did you handle it and what was the outcome.   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (14)  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    "We're going to ask you a series of questions. Just relax and be yourself. After you'll have the opportunity to ask us any questions you may have. Remember, this interview not only allows us to get to know you, but for you to get know us and how our company operates."

    Why did you apply to Canadian Natural?

    Do you know anyone who currently works for CNRL or has completed an internship in the past?

    Describe a time where you had a conflict with a co-worker/colleague and explain how you resolved it.

    Describe a time when you were a leader.

    Describe a time when you used scientific/engineering principles to solve a problem you currently have.

    Describe a group project you have worked on in the past. What role did you have in the group and what were your responsibilities? What were your accomplishments and how did you contribute to the group?

    Describe a time when you failed a task. What did you do wrong? What did you learn from your mistake?

    Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

    What's the Price of oil?

    Do you know where we operate (list locations)?

    Do you have any questions for us?

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you failed a task. What did you do wrong? What did you learn from your mistake?   Answer Question

  9.  

    IS Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Canadian Natural Resources.

    Interview

    Submitted online through company website, waited 2 weeks, HR emailed me, setup a phone call, conducted Behavioral and Technical Questions, phone and onsite interview, heard a week later

    Interview Questions


  10. Helpful (1)  

    Administrative Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Canadian Natural Resources (Calgary, AB (Canada)) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Typical behavioural questions. The HR person was extremely professional, seemed genuinely interested to what you had to say which is more than I can say for the supervisor who openly yawned throughout the whole thing. Geez, I'm sorry, am I keeping you awake? Supervisor very unprofessional and wanted to get the interview over with ASAP. Genuinely disconnected and uninterested. Could tell she'd rather be anywhere but at the interview. Still got the job with no thanks to the supervisor. Good thing HR was professional.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you handle stress? What did you do when confronted with a difficult boss/co-worker? How do you handle dealing with a difficult person? What are your weaknesses/strengths?   Answer Question

Don't Miss Out On a Job You Love
Upload a resume to easily apply to jobs from anywhere. It's simple to set up.