ExxonMobil Chemical Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Aug 9, 2015
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    Chemical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    All communications were via telephone and text message- no emails which was very strange. First Round interview was quite typical- basic qualifications and leadership. Second round contained 6 interviews, 3 technical and 3 leadership.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions about specific components of a refining facility and how would they have to be changed depending on different weather events.   Answer Question
  2.  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview

    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
  3.  

    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview

    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
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    Chemical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview

    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

    There was no negotiations

  6.  

    Chemical Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at ExxonMobil (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    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
  7.  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview

    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
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    Chemical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at ExxonMobil (Ann Arbor, MI) in October 2013.

    Interview

    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

  9. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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
  10. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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
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    Chemical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baton Rouge, LA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at ExxonMobil (Baton Rouge, LA) in September 2013.

    Interview

    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

    Did not negotiate because compensation was far superior to competition.

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