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Woodside Energy

  • #3 in Mining, energy, oil and gas
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Application Process & Interviews at Woodside Energy

8.2 rating for Recruitment, based on 5 reviews
Please describe the interview process and assessments.
1. Online application 2. Phone interview 3. Assessment centre at Woodside in Perth
Very straightforward, transparent and relaxing
When recruited as a graduate, my interviews were conducted over the phone following my initial application on online testing. Following that screening process, I was flown to Perth (from Brisbane) for an assessment centre at Woodside Plaza. The assessment centre was a full day process and encompassed team activities, individual interviews with senior management, and education seminars.
My process lacked structure/schedules not stuck to, but I hear that my case was unusual
What questions were you asked in your interviews?
Behavioural-type questions, mostly, from memory.
Some technical knowledge based questions - these are more high level in nature, and behavioural based questions.
There were a variety of emotional and leadership questions asked throughout the process. Technical questions were also asked during the phone interviews with Subject Matter Experts. All answers were expected to be answered using the STAR structure.
Classic STAR questions around projects I've previously worked on, people I've worked with, some technical review
Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?
Draw answers from a diverse range of experiences that go beyond typical university based answers.
Don't underestimate the behavioural & EQ aspect of the process. It is important to show technical & social competence.
Ensure adequate understanding of the organisation. Understand that engineering roles within Woodside are not as technical as what you could expect from an engineering design house.
Ensure you have a wide variety of experiences and situations ready to discuss, ideally in a STAR format. There is a significant focus put on matching the company's culture.