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Updated Aug 14, 2014
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Human Resources Interview

Human Resources

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


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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Mechanical Engineering Interview

Mechanical Engineering

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.


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Easy Interview

Engineering Support Analyst Interview

Engineering Support Analyst

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.


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Exploration Geophysicist Interview

Exploration Geophysicist

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


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Neutral Experience

Project Engineer Interview

Project Engineer

Interviewed at ExxonMobil

Interview Details – For intern recruitment: there are 3 managers and 1 HR who interview me. The process is quite relaxing. At the begining, self-intro and resume-based questions are asked. After that, technical questions like: what is stress and strain curve for different materials are asked. Other than this, it's just like chatting.

Interview Question – Draw stress strain curve   Answer Question


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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Material Intern Interview

Material Intern
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil.

Interview Details – There is two rounds. First round is submit application and especially my school results. The second round went to Harborfront office and met with my future boss. She was nice and asked me many behavioral questions. Then I got the offer.

Interview Question – How would you work with technicians to resolve a conflict, especially when they are older and more experienced than you?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Didn't negotiate.


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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Project Engineer/Field Engineer Interview

Project Engineer/Field Engineer
Houston, TX

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.

Interview Questions

Negotiation Details – They offered more than what I was asking for.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Human Resources Advisor Interview

Human Resources Advisor

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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Procurement Specialist Interview

Procurement Specialist

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil.

Interview Details – Gave some preliminary tests and had a preliminary interview with recruiting agency.Actual interview with departament manager was long of almost 2 hrs, being asked from the typical questions to the more specific regarding certain situations trying to demonstrate skills and knowledge.Second interview with GM, was shorter and based on previous discussion.

Negotiation Details – Negotations of salary package was held afterwards based on my input on expected pay.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Network Infrastrue Analyst Interview

Network Infrastrue Analyst

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

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