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Imperial Oil Engineering Interview Questions

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Engineering Interview

Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Imperial Oil (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in January 2016.

Interview

Purely behavioural interview, no technical questions. It was a general listing and they told me at the interview what position they were going to interview me for. The interviewer was very friendly and started off talking about Imperial. Then, we went through formality questions (are you allowed to work in Canada, are you okay with wearing gas masks/other PPE, do you have a valid driver's license, etc), then went into questions based on teamwork/motivation/adaptability and academic as well. See the questions below (that's all i can remember at the moment). Won't hear back for two weeks.

EDIT: Feb 5: Got the job! :D

Interview Questions

  • Name a time when you had a conflict in a team. Name a time when you had to convince members of your team to your own solution. Tell me about a time where your goals in a project changed midway through. What are your favourite/least favourite courses. What is your proudest accomplishment at school? Time when in a team someone had a better idea than you?   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for Imperial Oil

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Imperial Oil in June 2015.

    Interview

    Had a campus interview with an Engineer. First asked about myself, then proceeded to ask me behavioral questions. Those included leadership, teamwork, etc. He was noting down the points as I spoke. In the end asked my for my strengths and asked if I had any questions.

    Interview Questions

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Imperial Oil in February 2014.

    Interview

    Applied Online- Single 1 Hour interview on campus based on behavioural questions. Responses fit the STAR format. Classes and grades important.

    Went through all the questions quickly and so continued the interview with a discussion of the company's culture, future goals and career paths.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me your key strengths and competencies that set you apart from other students.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Company was very supportive in assisting with relocation.

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Multiple interview process. One screener followed by on site interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing really very straight forward behavioural questions   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No neogotiation in acceptance of offer

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    Engineering Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Imperial Oil (Calgary, AB (Canada)) in November 2011.

    Interview

    A first-round interview is conducted on campus. Once the decision is made to proceed. There will be a second-round interview. For this position, the second-round interview consists of three 1-hour long interviews with different members of the department (one from management, engineering, and controls). IOL flies you out to the office (Calgary) for the interviews and pays for your travels and board. The questions are behavioral based and can be challenging to offer different scenarios as supporting evidence, especially when you are ask so many questions over the 3-hour period.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me a example of a time you has to write technical documents for non-technical people.   Answer Question
    • Tell me a time you had to take a risk and it did not work out for you, what did you do?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Did not negotiate

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Imperial Oil (Calgary, AB (Canada)) in October 2011.

    Interview

    Interview consisted of a one on one session with a senior member of the company. Questions asked were mainly behavioral but the interview remained quite casual. Be prepared to answer the basic questions of give me a situation where you did X and Y happened.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example of a personal written accomplishment.   Answer Question
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Imperial Oil in November 2010.

    Interview

    100% behaviour based questions. Difficult to get a read on the personality of the company. They offer a very competitive salary, but they want you to be very open about moving job locations throughout your career. The locations are also not for everyone....isolated and undesirable. They fly you out to the interview location and pay for all expenses which is nice. A dinner/lunch is also included with recent hires of the company. Overall, everyone I met was very nice but nobody seemed energetic or enthusiastic about their job. The people seemed boring which matched the style of the interviews. Nothing but standardized behaviour questions that don't allow you to showcase how you'd fit in with the culture of the company. I'm not even sure what the culture of the company is...

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you were faced with an ethical dilemma and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Imperial Oil (Vancouver, BC (Canada)) in April 2008.

    Interview

    The interview was behavioral in nature . It consisted of situational questions . You must be knowing your past experiences and be able to explain them clearly in relation to the question asked . Make sure you use the STAR approach i.e Situation Task Action Result. The questions are general in nature and make sure that you do enough practice before applying.

    Interview Questions

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