I worked at TOTAL full-time
Because the company is French there are a lot of personal benefits. People understand you have a life, good vacation and benefits packages, reasonable hours.
Because the company is French (also) things can move slowly. Patience is a virtue and not getting too invested is your best bet.
Advice to Management
Find a better balance between an Exxon and Total type approach. Just because people are not engineers doesnt mean they are incompetent... often a misconception in European oil & gas...
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at TOTAL.
Phone interview and a site interview. The phone interview is verifying my experience and the site interview was about whether or not I would be a good fit. The people were very friendly and the interview is a panel interview with hr, then a phone interview with hr, and finally a panel interview with engineering and hr.