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ExxonMobil Chemical Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Oct 17, 2014
Updated Oct 17, 2014
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    Chemical Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview Details

    Went to a career fair my university hosted and gave them my resume. I applied on the career center website and the ExxonMobil website. I got an interview 2 weeks later. The interview was pleasant but I had an ominous feeling about it as soon as I walked in.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you were promised a resource and did not get it. How did you continue the project without the resource?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Entry Level Chemical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview Details

    Had a first round interview on campus. Interviewed at a plant about 2.5 weeks later. Had four interviews at the plant, including one technical interview.

    Told me they'd call me back in two weeks to let me know either way. Never heard back. Had to contact my on-campus interviewer to see where I stood. Never sent me my reimbursement back.

    Interview Questions
    • During the technical interview, my programming proficiency was tested. Interviewer handed me a piece of white paper and told me to write a program that did ________.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Chemical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview Details

    Job was listed on University's career website where I applied during my senior year.
    There was an on campus interview followed by a brief telephone informal interview. I was invited to worksite interview during the phone call.
    Onsite interview was done by 5 Engineers with different levels of experience.
    It took a whole day to get through all the interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly behavioral questions related to how one fits in a team.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Chemical Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview Details

    In all of their pages you can find: "ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer." Yet, they do not accept applications from engineering student studying at California State Universities, as if the higher tuition defines higher knowledge. Very disappointing.

    Interview Questions
    • In all of their pages you can find: "ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer." Yet, they do not accept applications from engineering student studying at California State Universities, as if the higher tuition defines higher knowledge. Very disappointing.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  6.  

    Chemical Engineering Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview Details

    I went to a campus career fair and gave them my resume and applied online. I was asked to interview on campus within a week (via email) and the interview was a couple of weeks after that. I interviewed with an alumni of my school and the interview was mostly focused on technical questions and team projects I had worked on. I am still waiting to hear if I have been selected for a second interview, and it has been almost three weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe the hardest technical problem you've encountered and how you solved it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Chemical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at ExxonMobil in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I went to career fair in the University. Got an invitation through emial for interview. They had a company info session the night before the interview. The interview only last about ten to fifteen minutes. Only four questions, all behavioral. Name a time when you come up with an unique solution.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    PhD Chemical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at ExxonMobil in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    1. Hiring starts with an on campus recruiting event during your school's career fair. 2. This is followed by online resume submission at their website at your designated university folder by the deadline stated, 2. Then participate in info session and on campus interview if selected, 3. Then wait to be invited for a phone interview which will come from more specific departments/locations which have current openings that fit your background...4....5...6...

    Interview Questions
    • Explain to me your situation on why you had an extended M.S. program prior to continuing with your current PhD program.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chemical Engineer, Full Time Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at ExxonMobil in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied through campus career site. Interviews conducted the following week. Mostly behavioral and very rigid and structured.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of when you were expecting resources that did not come?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Chemical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baton Rouge, LA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baton Rouge, LA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at ExxonMobil in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Dropped my resume off at our campus career fair. Received a call and scheduled an on campus interview with one of their recruiters. Basic behavioral interview that lasted approximately one hour. The majority of the interview was spend discussing my prior internships, extra curricular activities, and research. Received a call about a week later and scheduled an on site interview for the following week. The on site interview included five interviews: two behavioral with supervisors, one technical with a technical expert, one with HR, and one with an executive. The whole day ran from about 7-2 including lunch with new hires and breakfast with a host. Received an offer two days later. The whole process took about 3 weeks from initial interview to offer letter.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain periods of unemployment or lack of involvement in organizations. What were you doing during that time?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate because compensation was far superior to competition.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Chemical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through college's career services website and was given an interview before the annual career fair.

    The interview consisted mainly of behavioral questions, 'tell about a time you...' and lasted over an hour. The representative I met with was very professional and a little stuffy, but some of the others seemed to be joking around with their interviewees. Exxon went through many interviews. In the hour-long timeslot there were around 5 interviews being held simultaneously in different rooms, and spread that across 5 days of interviewing.

    Most of the questions they asked had to deal with my previous work on projects, so I would recommend having something to talk about on that end. As I applied just entering my sophomore year, I really only had a simple freshman design project to talk about, so I think somebody who has had previous internship/project experience would do well.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a time when didn't have the capital necessary to complete a project. How did you react and what did you do to work around it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

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