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Question 1 of 30
What can you tell me about Marathon Petroleum's core values?
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This is where the interviewer wants to see that you've taken the time and initiative to do some advance research. Show that you have a general understanding of what the Marathon Petroleum culture is like and the values that are important to the company.

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Question 2 of 30
The environment is fast-paced and challenging at Marathon Petroleum. How do you determine priorities when you have multiple projects due?
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When you feel torn between multiple projects or tasks, how do you decide which one needs your attention the most? Assure the interviewer that you can be diligent when it comes to assessing your priorities.

Question 3 of 30
What can you tell me about the refining and marketing segment of Marathon Petroleum's business?
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Make sure to do your research ahead of the interview and have at least a general understanding of the refining and marketing segment of Marathon Petroleum's business. This information is available on the company's website.

Question 4 of 30
What is the difference between a leader and a manager?
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The interviewer would like to know that you understand what makes a leader genuinely stand out. Just because you are a manager, that does not mean you are a leader.

A real leader is someone who makes others want to jump on board with their mission and follow them. A manager is just someone who has people under them. To be an excellent leader, you should offer a balance between the two. You need to be able to have people buy into your vision but at the same time, show authority when necessary.

Question 5 of 30
When have you been asked to perform a function or complete a task that you had little or no experience in doing?
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Working in the oil and gas sector, you will often be expected to wear many different hats. The interviewer would like to know about a time when you were asked to take on a task for which you knew very little. Have you ever had to take on a responsibility or a role that you felt was over your experience level? Talk to the interviewer about a time when you have dealt with this type of situation. Include the outcome, and what you learned.

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