ExxonMobil Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
Updated Jul 29, 2014
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  1.  

    IT Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne
    Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview Details

    Required cover letter, CV, academic transcript, and online application form. 2nd stage was a phone interview asking questions about you and your interests. 3rd stage was a face to face interview with a couple of GMs. The questions in the face to face interview included: Why did you apply for this job? How do you think your extracurricular activities could apply to companies like Exxon? What does a career in IT look like to you? How have you helped to implement IT solutions in the workplace? Would you be interested in a role in project management? What will drive/motivate you when you have mundane work? This interview also included a case study

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult and unexpected question was, what will motivate you when you have mundane work? The business case study was an inbox of emails which had to be prioritised and answered before leaving for holiday in 1 hour. It was based on a real life situation where there was a leaking oil pipe and requests to have it fixed from various stakeholders and a government department because of safety, financial, and environmental costs. Your outcome had to be presented to the GMs interviewing you.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  2.  

    Graduate- Engineering Stream Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Perth, Western Australia
    Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview Details

    Face to face interview, assessment day, medical and referee checks, offer

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time when you were faced with a situation that you felt you didnt have the skills to solve/handle.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Summer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne
    Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at ExxonMobil in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Apply online through the exxon mobil summer vacation work page. Had a phone interview which lasted quite long (almost 50 minutes). Didn't really prepare for it so the questions were sort of shocking - looking back they were quite generic (leadership skill, extra-curricula, problem-solving). Few days later got a call for a 2nd round interview in Melbourne. They arranged flights and accomodation. Interview was very short (30mins - repeated questions) and a drug test.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe exactly the type of project you want to be doing in your internship   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview Details

    I applied for an on-campus interview through the campus career services site during the annual recruitment and interview period. Met recruiter in person during scheduled interview days in student union. Duration was about one half hour, fairly typical one on one interview setup except for the approach the recruiter took.

    Interview Questions
    • The recruiter essentially just looked at my resume and picked things to ask me about; but focused on more minor extracurricular activities rather than on the relevant experience that I had. Differed from the typical behavioral interview in that I wasn't able to pick the best examples from all my experiences to answer questions, but was forced to discuss the topics that the recruiter chose.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  6.  

    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source - interviewed at ExxonMobil in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview was on the phone. It was very polite and followed structured questions set by the company. There were digressions to clarify a few items. The interview lasted a few minutes more than anticipated. It was a very good experience. For an informational interview it was very productive use of time and benficial.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Pricing Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Baytown, TX (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Baytown, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview Details

    the process is stringent and laborious. I don't think there have to be 4 separate interviews to identify if a candidate is worthy of a job offer. Clearly the need for minorities is represented in the hiring practices.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at ExxonMobil in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Campus interview. Submitted a resume. Called for HR interview. Interview went off fine, and I was told I'd hear back if they have an opening for someone with my skill set.

    Interview Questions
    • Standard HR questions - nothing that cannot be answered using a STAR approach. For example, did you work on this project alone or was this a team effort? What are the names of those who contributed to this project before you?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I interviewed with Exxon on campus. The recruiters collected resumes at the career fair and then chose a number of candidates for a campus interview. The interview questions were mostly behavioral like tell me about a time when you took the initiative to solve a problem. Another question was tell us about a time that you had a problem with a group member and what did you do.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you run out of resources and what did you do.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Research Engineer (PhD) Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview Details

    I got an invitation for an onsite visit. I arrived the night before the interview day and I was invited to an unofficial dinner (which I believe that it was an important part of the interview--even if they call it unofficial). The next day I gave a talk early in the morning and met with several team members and team leaders (You are expected to wake up early in the morning e.g. 7.30 am give a presentation at 9.00 am and get done with the interview at 5.00pm).

    It was a very nice experience

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  11.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed via a one on one college recruiting event. There was an information session the night before. I would recommend going to this if it is available. Overall, the interview was casual and consisted of mostly "name a time when" type questions. I did not receive an offer, as they were primarily looking at graduate students.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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