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Chevron interview

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Ravi Kiran ReddyFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Chevron
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Well, this is one place where no one could figure out what the basis of short listing was. My guess is, they were looking for people who made good use of their time in IITK, and probably some leadership qualities. 16 of us were shortlisted to give the test.
Round 2

Test

Test Sections
    Interview Experience
    That's what they liked to call it and for their satisfaction let's call it that. The test had only personality profiling questions (multiple choice with "what best describes you, what worst describes you‟ type questions.). There was no shortlist from this 'test' ;)
    Round 3

    Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Tell us about yourself.
    • Question 2: Talk us through your resume.
    • Question 3: Describe one incident where you worked in a team.
    • Question 4: Were there ever any differences between you and the team ?
    • Question 5: If yes, how did you handle them ?
    • Question 6: Tell us about the biggest technical problem you've faced and how you went about that problem ?
    • Question 7: Pick any one thing from your resume and tell us about it in detail.
    • Question 8: Your biggest achievement.
    Interview Experience
    There were two rounds. Both of them were similar in nature. The interview was with a panel of 4, one from HR and 3 from refining operations.This is a classic interview where you are in control and can steer it in any direction you want, technical or extra-curriculars.
    Interview Tips
    We brushed up every course in chemical engineering, learnt about most things in refining in 6 days. But later I laughed at myself for doing that, you will too when you see the type of questions they asked me. But some other interviews did go technical, so you can never be too careful.

    For most of the questions, I banked mostly on the Dance Club and my internship. Some junta probably made a mistake of steering it into technical even when they weren't too confident about technical, just because it was a core profile, thus leaving out their real strengths. Although I was a nervous initially, I pulled my show together and answered with confidence. 4 people got selected for the next round. The next round was again a similar interview, and after about 20 minutes I was told that I was selected.

    I was sincere and confident in every answer. I didn't typecast myself as a perfect person but as a simple person, who is open minded, can take hold of difficult situations and can be a good leader/team player. They loved my passion for dance and the effort I would put into an activity I truly loved.
    Lastly, here's a little secret: They weren't interested in testing our technical skills, cause they assumed that we IITians had that in plenty. (Yeah right!! :D )
    Skills

    Skills Tested

      General Tips
      Internship: (attention third year people!)

      When it comes to the placement interview, internships play pivotal role. There are rarely any interviews where the interviewee isn't drilled on their internships. So, please don‟t treat an internship as a paid vacation. Good work done during the internship gives one the confidence that can very well bowl the interviewer over (as it did in my case :D). Believe me confidence does much more than get you a job; it determines success and failure in mostundertakings. Internship gives you the first chance to build that up … use it! 



      Pre Placement Talks:

      Please attend the ppts of at least those companies which fall into your sector of interest. At ppts you get to see a lot more things than the boring presentations and the pay package. Most companies bring along with them alumni who have spent a few years in the company. Observing or interacting with them will give you a good assessment of what you are going to be a few years from now if you join that company. For example I observed that alumni of XYZ Company were not as upbeat and confident as alumni of ABC Company (names havebeen hidden on request ;) ) even if XYZ was paying plenty more than ABC. I knew then and there that I would want to join ABC and never applied to XYZ. Be sure to utilize them and be sure to clear all your doubts and conceptions. Once you start attending presentations you will observe junta asking questions just to score brownie points with the speaker. Believe me it won't help one bit in landing them a job!



      Resumes:

      Making an appealing resume is the single most important step in the placement process and IITK is notorious for its bad resumes, so attend workshops. Like most IITK junta I sucked at making a resume (and still do), but whatever little skill I have, I got through workshops. One workshop I would advise everyone to attend is the resume making workshop of McKinsey. Get your resumes checked and edited by those who have been through placement especially by those from other IITs (I know this will hurt a lot of egos, but IITB's resumes are some of the best. Those dudes have mastered the art of making an impact with whatever little they've got, while we excel at doing exactly the opposite :P). Prepare an impactful resume and don't submit the same resume to every company, make changes based on the profile.
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      Chevron interview

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      FresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Chevron
      Interview Process
      Test Technical Interview HR Interview
      Round 1

      Test

      Test Sections
      • Section 1: Online
      Interview Experience
      Online test for personality profile was taken. They were looking for someone to fit into the corporate environment.
      Round 2

      Technical Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Why interested in refinery ?
      • Question 2: Any plans for further studies ?
      • Question 3: Any Hands on Experience ?
      • Question 4: Why Chevron?
      • Question 5: Any setback, failure in life ?
      Interview Experience
      There were 2 rounds to this interview. Each round was of 20-25 minutes. The panel consisted of 4 people. They wished to know if I had problems with mobility, i.e., it is good if one does not have problem related to mobility. They encouraged students to ask questions to them.
      Round 3

      HR Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Tell about a situation where you disagreed and how you dealt with it.
      • Question 2: Tell an incident of a technical problem and how you solved it.
      Interview Experience
      Apart from the mentioned questions, they also asked about MBA and career plans. They were looking for leadership qualities, confidence, passionate people, and ability to handle responsibilities.
      Interview Tips
      Speak on something you are good at. Courses to be well versed in. “Petroleum Processing Engineering” will be helpful.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

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