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Updated Jul 10, 2014
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Planner and Scheduler Interview

Planner and Scheduler
Houston, TX

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

Interview Details – Only had 3 years experienced. Pretty simple. Basic questions involving planning and scheduling principles, how you used them, EVM, programs you used, etc. I was interviewed by phone first, then invited for face to face. They both had several members that works in the department that interviewed me, along with HR person.

Interview Question – Which software is better? Microsoft Project or Primavera?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – At the time i was interviewed, i was also interviewed by competitor. I felt as i didnt "fit" in as well as i did with their competitor. Benefits, pay, etc. were excellent though the competitor was just about the same..they both had cons/pro's.

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Neutral Experience

Engineering Intern Interview

Engineering Intern

Interviewed at ExxonMobil

Interview Details – I applied online while the company was doing interviews at my school's career fair. I had an in person behavioral (not technical) interview followed by a short phone interview. I was then offered a job.

Interview Question – Just your stereotypical interview questions.   Answer Question

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Difficult Interview

Research Engineer Interview

Research Engineer
Houston, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil in July 2009.

Interview Details – Technical question and soft skill questions; know your resume well and be able to explain things at a higher level

Negotiation Details – no negotiation

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Research Engineer Interview

Research Engineer

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at ExxonMobil.

Interview Details – Excellent process

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil.

Interview Details – Predominantly recruit through university relations. Preliminary campus interviews lead to second round interviews, usually on the phone. On-line applications are accepted, but didn't seem to be very common. Applicants to other ExxonMobil affiliates (EM Chemicals, Downstream, etc.) can be considered as well

Interview Question – First round interview is mostly behavioral with some open-ended technical questions. Answers should emphasize individual accomplishments.
Second round is more personal, understanding if you would mesh well with the company.
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Negotiation Details – As an intern, it would be very presumptuous to negotiate.

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Neutral Experience

Lab Technician Interview

Lab Technician

Interviewed at ExxonMobil

Interview Details – Interview was very laid back. The manager asked basic behavioral questions, nothing to technical. They wanted to make sure I understand ethics and the importance of working in a tea environment.

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Accountant Interview

Accountant

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil.

Interview Details – Interview Details – During the interview process, I spoke with 5 individuals asking questions about the work that I had done in the past. The questions were geared toward my background knowledge in the area that I was applying to. The employees were trying to guage my work ethic and my experience to decide if I would be a good fit for their team.

Reason for Declining – Got an another offer

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Engineer Interview

Engineer
Houston, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil in October 2012.

Interview Details – Applied through the career center at my school. Got an interview on campus the day before the career fair. They interviewed a TON of people it seemed and my interviewer was extremely laid back. He asked a few questions and the entire interview only took about 20 minutes. About two weeks later I received a call for a phone screening with no prior notification other than an email that I had been referred to hiring managers. The questions were mainly to make sure my interests lined up with the position they were trying to fill. I was told I would hear back from them within a week if they wanted to continue the process. I got a call the next day and scheduled a flight for early the next week. I was driven around and saw various areas of Houston and had dinner with newer employees the night before the interview. The day of the interview I had 4 interviews with people in my potential group and 1 cross-functional interview. I had a benefits presentation with HR then met with my manager and was given an offer on the spot. The interviews were laid back and not very many "STAR" questions but just trying to get to know me and make sure my interests lined up with the job.

Interview Question – Tell me about yourself   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Very strong starting salary and benefits.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Structural Engineer Interview

Structural Engineer
Houston, TX

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

Interview Details – 2 rounds of interviews, first on campus, second in Houston office
The on campus interview was very structured and behaviorally based. The interview was almost an hour long. It started off with pretty typical behavior questions like discussing leadership experiences and experiences working in teams. The questions got harder as the interview went on and the last few were pretty specific and challenging.
The second round was a lot easier. Exxon flew me in to Houston and put me up in a very nice hotel. The night before the interview they take you out to a very nice restaurant for a three course meal. To start the interview day, I had to give a technical presentation about a team project I had worked on to an audience of six managers. The presentation was about an hour long including questions from the audience during and after the presentation. After the presentation, I interviewed with each of the six managers for about 45 minutes each. We mostly talked about my background and career plans and about the division of the company I was interviewing for, ExxonMobil Development Company. These interviews were more of conversations. A couple of the managers did ask one or two behavioral questions or questions about my resume. There was a lot less pressure during these interviews than the on campus interview. It was as much for me to see whether the company was a good fit for me as it was for Exxon to see if I would be a good fit.

Interview Question – On campus interview:
Name a specific time when you were working on task on a project and you suddenly got switched to another task. How did you adjust and what were the results?
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Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

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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