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Top 30 Suncor Energy Inc. Interview Questions

Question 1 of 30
There are a lot of red tape and regulations in energy related projects. Are you accustomed to waiting on logistics and policy during your projects?
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Question 2 of 30
What type of work environment do you dislike working in?
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Are you pretty flexible in your ability to work in most environments? Have you experienced a position where the atmosphere wasn't conducive to your productivity? Be sure to know the type of environment that is offered in this position before the interview.

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"I can be productive in most work environments, so long as the mentality is positive and teamwork is encouraged. I cannot work in an environment that feels negative or toxic. This is not a concern for me with Suncor as I have read many great employee reviews on Glassdoor and your commitment to your workplace culture is evident."
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"I tend to find slow paced or red tape environments challenging to maintain my excitement levels. With that said, even if I can experience a small win along the way, it is enough to keep me going."
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Question 3 of 30
How do you deal with uncomfortable situations?
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Often, our work environment holds the possibility for awkward or tense situations. It can be challenging to know how to respond when you have a coworker who is moody, or when your coworker lacks social skills and continually asks inappropriate questions. The interviewer wants to know that you can keep your cool in situations like these.

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"I have had my share of awkward situations and having raised two kids, I am no stranger to them! In the workplace, if an uncomfortable situation arises I tend to face the issue head-on, but tactfully. Sweeping things under the rug rarely helps. I have no problem being open with my team or colleagues if I am not feeling comfortable in a particular situation."
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"I have learned over the years that if something makes me uncomfortable, I better dive right in. Change and growth happen outside of your comfort zone. I embrace this!"
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Question 4 of 30
How many days were you absent from work last year?
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A part of being a diligent employee is to ensure that you are always on time and present when expected. It's great to even be 10 minutes early rather than just showing up right on the dot. Talk to the interviewer about your attendance.

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"I had zero unexcused absences last year. In total, I took 12 vacation days out of my 15 allotted days. I was sick just 2, and a note from my Doctor accompanied those. Once I was late due to a terrible snow storm, and I always try to be 10 minutes early for my shift."
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"I cannot recall the exact number, but I think it was around three days total. All absences were excused and with notice."
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Question 5 of 30
Do people see you as a trustworthy and honest individual?
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It is easy to say that you are trustworthy and honest, but it's best if you can back it up with a review or words from a previous supervisor.

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"I am told quite often that I am an honest and trustworthy individual and you will be able to hear that directly from my supervisor when you call for a reference. I hold honesty and trustworthiness as fundamental virtues."
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"My friends and family rely on me heavily because I am trustworthy and honest. They can count on me to be straightforward with them and depend on me to be there when it matters least or most."
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Question 6 of 30
How can we motivate you on the job?
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Question 7 of 30
Tell me about a time when you received criticism from your manager. How did you react to that criticism? How did you make improvements based on that criticism?
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Question 8 of 30
Tell me when you have delegated tasks effectively.
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Question 9 of 30
What do you see as the most difficult task in being a manager?
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Question 10 of 30
What are your salary expectations?
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Question 11 of 30
Do you feel performance should be rewarded over experience?
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Question 12 of 30
When faced with a problem, are you more likely to jump into solving it, or are you the type to carefully assess the issue first?
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Question 13 of 30
Looking at your resume, I see multiple gaps between employments, what were you doing during those gaps?
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Question 14 of 30
What questions do you have for me?
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Question 15 of 30
Describe a time when you motivated yourself to complete an assignment or task that you did not feel like doing.
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Question 16 of 30
Tell me about your experiences giving presentations in front of large groups.
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Question 17 of 30
The energy sector often sees changes in regulation and policy. How do you keep up to date on changes in our industry?
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Question 18 of 30
At Suncor Energy we seek to hire individuals with related post-secondary education. Walk me through your formal education.
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Question 19 of 30
At Suncor Energy we put a lot of emphasis on attention to detail which some people mistake for micromanagement. How do you feel about this?
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Question 20 of 30
In which ways do you feel that Suncor Energy stands out from industry competitors?
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Question 21 of 30
What are your thoughts on the stance environmentalists take against some of our practices in the energy industry?
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Question 22 of 30
At Suncor Energy we put a strong focus on health and safety. What is your experience with health and safety in the energy industry?
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Question 23 of 30
The energy sector has many competitors. Why do you want to work for Suncor Energy?
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Question 24 of 30
Do you have any experience in SAP?
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Question 25 of 30
At Suncor Energy we use a variety of robust internal software programs. Do you consider yourself tech savvy and a fast learner?
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Question 26 of 30
Tell me about yourself.
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Question 27 of 30
What accomplishment do you believe was the most difficult for you to achieve, in your most recent position?
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Question 28 of 30
When have you been asked to perform a function or complete a task in which you had little or no experience in doing?
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Question 29 of 30
How do you handle a situation where your supervisor does not properly communicate information to you?
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Question 30 of 30
Why should we hire you to work at Suncor Energy?
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