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Human Resources Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at ExxonMobil in October 2013.
Interview Details – I was contacted by a recruitment team coming to campus that invited me to come interview with the team. I scheduled a time with the team through my university Career Center and on the day of the interview, I was walked to the interview room with an employee and was interviewed by a panel of the recruitment team.
Interview Question – There was a lot of behavioral questions, no specific question jumps out as difficult, so I would recommend doing some reflection on your strengths, weaknesses and experiences. Answer Question
Mechanical Engineering Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and interviewed at ExxonMobil.
Interview Details – Met at a career fair and only talked briefly but handed the recruiter my resume. Was invited to an informal lunch interview where we were introduced to the company and were able to ask any questions we had. Students were given the chance to tell about our experience. Subsequently invited for a formal interview on campus. Interview consisted of fairly standard behavioral interview questions. "Tell me about a time when..." A week or so later I was informed that I had been recommended to move on and eventually got a call from a location in Houston where I had a final phone interview before receiving an offer.
Interview Question – In the phone interview I was asked what my technical strengths were. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – As it was an internship and the compensation was several times better than anywhere else I had heard of I did not attempt to negotiate.
Engineering Support Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at ExxonMobil in September 2010.
Interview Details – I was recruited during their on-campus interview process for an internship. Attended school's career fair, dropped off my resume, and was contacted within a few days to schedule an on-campus interview. Interviewed with them the following week. After interview, probably took about 3 months to receive an internship offer. After successful internship, was offered a full-time position upon graduation.
Interview Question – Why Should we Hire You? View Answer
Negotiation Details – ExxonMobil doesn't like to tell you where you'll be placed when they make you an offer. I was able to negotiate that I'd definitely be placed in Fairfax (rather than Houston) and that my pay should be higher to account for the much higher cost of living in Fairfax.
Exploration Geophysicist Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through other source and the process took 5 months - interviewed at ExxonMobil.
Interview Details – I had to pursue interviewers at academic and professional conferences in order to get a first interview. The conference interview is about 30 min to 1 hr and covers your interests and where you would fit into the company. The second interview came about 6 weeks later and was a site visit. I gave a research focused job talk and met with 6-7 interviews - mostly managers and supervisors. This was much less formal than I anticipated (with the exception of the talk) and was mostly just friendly discussions, behavioral interview questions, and a chance for me to ask questions.
Interview Question – The most difficult part of the interview was fielding questions at the end of my job talk. It was clear that the industry and academic focuses were different so I recommend thinking about your talk from the industry perspective if you are coming from academia. Answer Question
Project Engineer/Field Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at ExxonMobil in April 2014.
Interview Details – I had a screening interview at a prior military hiring conference. The interview lasted 45 minutes starting with me telling about myself. The interviewer did most of the talking and me asking most of the questions. One month later they contacted me for a follow up interview. Another month later the follow up interview process started. First, I had dinner with two Project Engineers the evening before the interviews. On the actual interview day, I had breakfast with Project Engineers as they were explained the benefits to me. The remainder of the day was back to back interviews with several people. Since I already have work experience, the interview questions were geared more towards my past work history and background. My final interview ended with the interviewer telling me that an offer will be sent. Two weeks later, I received the official offer.
- Why do you want to leave your current company to work for us? View Answer
- What salary are you looking for? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They offered more than what I was asking for.
Human Resources Advisor Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at ExxonMobil
Interview Details – Most hiring is done on campus. Few experienced hire positions offered. Typically a day of on site interviews with dinner with a host the night before. Behavioral questions and the star method are used to determine organizational fit, analytical capability, etc.
Interview Question – Typical behavioral questions are asked. Be sure to come prepared with examples and stories of your accomplishments. Answer Question
Network Infrastrue Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at ExxonMobil.
Interview Details – On campus recruiting. We filled out paperwork both on our campus webpage as well as the exxonmobil web page. We were selected for on campus interview. Made it through round one interviews, and continued onto round two. After that, 3 people were selected out of my entire university for an internship. The year I applied there were 58,809 students.
Interview Question – They were basic behavioral questions Answer Question
IT Project Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at ExxonMobil
Interview Details – Hired from college. They only hire college graduates in the IT Company. Onsite interview. Second interview consist of a few interviews onsite. The interview process was pretty easy going. They are interviewing you to see if you fit in the exxonmobil culture. Your grades and activities shows whether are not you can do the work.
Interview Question – I don't remember. IT was a pretty easy going interview Answer Question
Administrative Assistant Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at ExxonMobil.
Interview Details – The process is quite intense. You are sent a testing link prior to interviewing. If you do not pass the initial test, you do not go any further in the process. The first interview is with Human Resources and a representative with the department for which you applied. If granted a second interview you will interview with your potential direct supervisor.
Interview Question – The most unexpected question was about accountability. If you make a mistake are you accountable enough to recognize the mistake and correct the mistake. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was pleased with the initial offer. No negotiations needed.
Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at ExxonMobil in November 2013.
Interview Details – I applied for an internship on the company's website and via NSBE through a scholarship opportunity. I was contacted by the Baton Rouge location within about 3 weeks after submitting an application. The process of setting up a phone interview took about a week. During the interview I was asked questions such as past leadership roles, most liked/disliked subject and why, and future goals and interests. I didn't hear back from Exxon for almost an entire two months. Then out of the blue, I was contacted by the Exxon Beaumont location so set up another interview. I was asked similar questions during this phone interview. Another 2 weeks passed by then I was asked if I would like to accept an offer to intern during the summer. This entire process (day of application submission to receiving an offer) lasted from October to December.
Interview Question – How have your leadership roles benefited you? Answer Question
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