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Updated 20 Nov 2014
Updated 20 Nov 2014
236 Interview Reviews

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    Chemical Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview Details

    Typical online application followed by individual interview, questions were all behavioual based and split into sections to test different competancies: problem solving, personality, back ground, beliefs and values. All were expected to be answered in STAR format - situation, task, action and result.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time you ad to presuade someone and how you went about it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    IT Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melbourne
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melbourne
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Graduate Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview Details

    First round interview with 2 ExxonMobil employees who had been with the company for 5 years. Asked for several examples for the one question

    Interview Questions
    • give an example of conflict when you were a team leader?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Graduate- Engineering Stream Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Perth, Western Australia
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Perth, Western Australia
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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
  6.  

    Summer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melbourne
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melbourne
    Application Details

    I applied 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 Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through website, passed the psychometric tests and then was emailed with notification of telephone interview, whole process took about 3 weeks or so. Results were also very quick, only about 2 days after.

    Interview Questions
    • Please tell me a time when you analysed numerical data to reach a conclusion.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview Details

    On campus interview, standard hour long STAR grilling. Phone interview, then onsite interview at refinery. Night before is informal dinner with engineers who recently started. Next day is for real. At least 4 45 min interviews, 3 technical, one with department head. They thoroughly vet your technical skills, project leadership experience, and overall personality type. More STAR questions thrown in. It seems to me that they are looking for type A, power driven people. Know first of all that it's a manufacturing business, then a business environment, with a little engineering thrown in.
    Honestly, I didn't meet one stereotypical nerd/geek the whole day. Engineers there don't stay engineers for long. Most move on to leadership roles or business roles.

    A good tip would be to have your projected career on your mind. Decide if you want technical track, management track, or business track. Stick to that the whole day. The interviewers meet at the end of the day before you go into the boss man final interview and hash you out. Above all, know yourself. If you aren't the kind of person who will fit into an environment of constant competition for your whole career, they will find out, and fast. Employees are constantly ranked versus each other on a tiered scale, with the bottom half of the tier needing remediation. It's not for the faint of heart or those who "just want to be an engineer".

    All that being said, the people were pretty great. Top notch guys from MIT and all the big schools. They really get the best of the best. If that's you, and you can also deal with living in the relative crapholes these places are located in, the money is insane for someone right out of school, and the benefits sounded pretty good.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you were leading a team on a project with multiple solutions. How did you come up with a strategy and create buy-in in your group?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gainesville, FL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gainesville, FL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview Details

    All behavioral questions, funny enough. The most technical thing they asked me was about my previous internship experience. I went to the mix and greet dinner the night before, and everyone working there seemed EXTREMELY happy BUT preoccupied with how much money they were making there.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most difficult challenge you've had to overcome?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    MBA Inern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview Details

    Typical behavioral based questions. Be prepared to go into great detail regarding the task that was assigned and the action taken to fix the problem. Not many questions based on school work or campus involvement. If selected for a second interview, they will fly you out to their headquarters in Houston to continue the interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a task where you were put in charge of your peers. What was the biggest challenged you faced?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Petroleum Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview Details

    Interviews conducted in graduate department at university. Interviewer was very friendly and shared helpful information about the company. The interview questions were a combination of behavioral and work experience/interest questions, none of which were unexpected or particularly difficult.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time in which a disagreement on a project required you to adapt and change your approach.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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