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Wood Group Interview Questions

Updated Dec 28, 2016
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    Project Controls Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Wood Group.

    Interview

    Typical one on one interview set up. Very easy, relaxed and informal. The person I interviewed with was fairly high ranking and our time was short. Was called back a few days later and given an offer letter. Meeting with others came after job was accepted.

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    Senior Internal Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Wood Group (Houston, TX) in September 2013.

    Interview

    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.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Wood Group (Houston, TX) in July 2013.

    Interview

    Panel of 5 for the interview process from the department for which I applied. Each person prepared a list of questions they wanted to ask about the position and my experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Normal technical questions for the IT standards to access how much knowledge you possess.   Answer Question
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    Plant Operator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    They gave me an offer and I accepted

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    Production Operator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, LA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Wood Group (Lafayette, LA) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Needed help from a college student with some industry experience. Gave me the opportunity. A few simple questions were asked, but when they realized I had some experience and was at least open to maintenance they hired me.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you good with extended periods of time offshore?   1 Answer
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Wood Group (Houston, TX) in April 2011.

    Interview

    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

    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.

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    Production Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Creole, LA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Wood Group (Creole, LA) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Interview was very basic.

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    Negotiation

    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.

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    Onshore Pipeline Systems Engineering Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Staines, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Wood Group (Staines, England (UK)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Wood Group posted the job offer in december 2014. I applied through their website and was contacted shortly by their human resource consultant. After a short phone interview covering basic questions (including salary range), a interview was arranged at their office in Staines. I was interviewed by the head of department and a project manager. The interview was friendly and all the questions were to get me better. I did not have the time to ask many questions.

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    Systems Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Wood Group in December 2014.

    Interview

    been called by HR Manager. Have an mailing session filling about personal data. Interview session with regional engineering manager. Very welcoming and warm team. Shared a lot of advice and supportive. asking about background, technical question, management , problem management.

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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Wood Group (Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)) in August 2014.

    Interview

    The interview questions was more of technical question and also question from your CV. The questions comprises the specific task you are going to carry out in the organisation. You will have to explain every word in your your CV. I was asked to give a general overview of my self, then from there they will start asking you technical questions relating to your CV and the job description.

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