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ExxonMobil Chemical Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Feb 28, 2014
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Entry Level Chemical Engineer Interview

Entry Level Chemical Engineer

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – 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

Chemical Engineer

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – Mostly behavioral questions related to how one fits in a team.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiations

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Chemical Engineer Interview

Chemical Engineer
Baton Rouge, LA

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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.

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Chemical Engineer Intern Interview

Chemical Engineer Intern
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through other source and 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 Question – 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

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Chemical Engineer, Full Time Interview

Chemical Engineer, Full Time

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – Give an example of when you were expecting resources that did not come?   Answer Question

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Chemical Engineer Interview

Chemical Engineer
Ann Arbor, MI

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed 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 Question – What's your favorite class?   Answer Question

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Chemical Engineer Interview

Chemical Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 days - interviewed 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 Question – 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

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R&D Chemical Engineer Interview

R&D Chemical Engineer
Fairfax, VA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at ExxonMobil in November 2012.

Interview Details – Process began at Job Fair at my University. Was contacted for a 1:1 campus interview, which was easy behavioral style questions (Tell me a time when you...). The interviewer only asked two questions and it lasted for 45 mins, he was very respectable and easy to talk to.

A month later I was contacted for a phone screening, also was pretty easy. Consisted mostly of 'fit' questions and harder behavioral style questions. (Tell me what you want to do and how your experience relates to that...)

Shortly after that I was contacted for an on-site interview which was a full day (6 interviews) with people from the department and higher ups. Slightly intimidating, more exhausting than anything. Some interviews were easy, some were difficult, all of the interviewers were very knowledgeable and respectful. The night before consisted on a top-notch dinner with your host, and a stay in a very nice hotel. Your host is simply a mentor, typically younger with less experience. Easy to relate to, mine had gone through the same process I was and would answer any questions you had.

Interview Question – Describe a difficult project you completed, what you learned, and how that relates to what engineering means to you.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They out-offer everyone by 25k. Did not negotiate.

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PhD Chemical Engineer Interview

PhD Chemical Engineer
Atlanta, GA

I applied through college or university - interviewed at ExxonMobil in October 2011.

Interview Details – I received an on-campus interview from Exxon through my school's career fair / career website. The interview was about 45 minutes and mostly HR type questions. When did you work with a difficult person, etc. The interviewer was nice and requested my answers be in the STAR response format. They said they'd let me know if i was declined in two weeks, but if i was to make it to the next round it may take months. From knowing people who made it to the next round, they often tell you within a few weeks too.

Interview Questions

  • Describe to me a time when you had to deal with shifting priorities on a project and how did you deal with it?   Answer Question
  • Describe your research to me?   Answer Question

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Chemical Engineer Interview

Chemical Engineer
Houston, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at ExxonMobil in November 2010.

Interview Details – it was very easy, the basic tell me about yourself questions and scenerios questions

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