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Updated Jul 10, 2014
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Engineer Interview

Engineer
Houston, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at ExxonMobil.

Interview Details – 5 rounds of one-on-one interviews: 3 overviews of the company (1 general about the business line, 1 general about the group within the business line, 1 specific about position); 2 interviews (one based on candidate overall fit, one based on work ethic, flexibility, etc.)

Interview Question – Discuss an experience you've had where you overcame an obstacle, how you did it and how that will help you contribute to ExxonMobil.   Answer Question


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BAR Analyst Interview

BAR Analyst
Fairfax, VA

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

Interview Details – Three interviews with managers. Very conversational. Asked what I know about the industry. What is the price of oil? Overall, very positive experience. Very relaxed and conversational.

Interview Question – Tell me why some companies split upstream and downstream into two companies. Should Exxon follow that pattern?   Answer Question


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Financial Analyst Interview

Financial Analyst
Houston, TX

The process took a day - interviewed at ExxonMobil in July 2008.

Interview Details – Simple behavior based interview. 3 people, each tasked to ascertain one component. Leadership, Analytical Skills, and Drive/Flexibility. Have multiple examples in mind for each of the above. Internet research will provide loads of behavior based interview example questions. Try to mention safety. Focus on your contribution. Use the situation, issues, action model.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you showed leaderhip when a project had gone wrong.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Do not negotiate. Any concessions are superficial and will only be eroded by the normal system. You are better off negotiating on start date or preferred first assignment content. Seek early international exposure, even if you are doing it from Houston. Ensure that you are prepared to commit lots of time and effort in first year - this is critical to long term success in the company. Good people get good jobs get good reviews, and the cycle continues.


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Engineering Interview

Engineering
Tempe, AZ

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at ExxonMobil in November 2011.

Interview Details – One interview that lasted roughly 1 hour. The questions were very subjective which consisted primarily of behavioral and situational questions (i.e., describe a time when you had to deal with a stressful situation, ... a time when you didn't know the answer, ... deal with ambiguity).

Overall, it was an easy interview.

Interview Question – Describe a time when you had to design a system to solve a problem.   Answer Question


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Upstream Intern Interview

Upstream Intern
Houston, TX

The process took a day - interviewed at ExxonMobil in September 2010.

Interview Details – The initial interview, which occurred at my university, consisted of two 1:1 interviews with senior-level employees. Both interviewers were very laid-back and conversational. They brought a copy of my resume, and we walked through each bullet point. It seemed as if they were looking more for a cultural fit, rather than examining my academic or professional background (I suspect that they had already approved my credentials and were just making sure that I was "normal").
I received an invitation for the second-round interviews within two weeks. This round occurred at the Downstream headquarters located in Houston, TX. The interviews consisted of four 1:1 interviews with senior-level employees and lunch in between the interviews with new hires. Again, the interviewers were very conversational, and the majority of the 45-minute interviews involved me asking questions of the interviewers (they want to gauge your interest in working for the company). Remember to ask a lot of questions!
I received an offer a couple of days after the interviews. During my internship, I found out that the screening process for the interviews is very comprehensive during the first round, followed by a moderate to high offer rate (60%+) for second-round interviews. Of the 5 or 6 candidates that I interviewed with during the second-round, 4 (including myself) accepted the offer.

Interview Question – Why do you deserve an offer more so than the other candidates we are considering?   View Answer


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Research Engineer Interview

Research Engineer
Baytown, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at ExxonMobil in November 2011.

Interview Details – First applied through campus career fair. They would like to hire students with high GPA and at the same time with social activities and leadership skills. On the career fair day, there was a small conversation between me and one of the hiring group. He invited me to a 1:1 interview next day. The interview was behavioral type. The interviewer makes you feel very comfortable. 3-4 days later I got an email saying that my CV was recommended to the main system. 2 weeks later, I got the phone interview and invited to an on-site interview. The whole interview process was very well organized and pleasant!!! On site interview consisted of many 1:1 interviews and an hour long presentation (for a PhD candidate).

Interview Question – Describe a situation that you run out of resources? What did you do to overcome it?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate


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Reservoir Engineer Intern Interview

Reservoir Engineer Intern
Houston, TX

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

Interview Details – Preselected in school and interviewed on more of behavioral issues. Had a second technical interview for 45mins.

Interview Question – Describe a situation where you did not agree with a colleague or supervisor and how did you resolve it?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate. Offer was more than competitive enough. Good company to work for.


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Procurement Associate Interview

Procurement Associate
Houston, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at ExxonMobil in November 2011.

Interview Details – I first had my resume distributed to the recruiters at my college career fair. Since I was out of state at the time, we conducted an initial phone interview as opposed to in person. From there, I was invited to travel to Houston for five on-site, in-person interviews. At these on-site interviews, they are interviewing you as much as you are interviewing them--you have to figure out if you are a good fit within the company. They would not have invited you if you didn't have the credentials on paper, not it's time to be sure you both will be happy if you are hired.

Interview Question – Describe one of the biggest challenges in your life that you have had to overcome, and what was the result?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Depending on your situation, there can be room to negotiate. Best advice: don't be scared to ask--if they want you, they will do what it takes.


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Engineer Internship Interview

Engineer Internship
Baton Rouge, LA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil in November 2010.

Interview Details – Very basic interview was asked a lot of behavioral questions. The lady who interviewed me was very nice and acted as if she wanted me to do well during the interview. All in all, the small talk conversation we had before the interview helped out a lot.

Interview Question – Name a time when you made a big descision and how did it work out.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Intership so didn't really negotiate. I did tell her I was interested in working downstream which is where I got my internship offer.


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Engineering Interview

Engineering
Houston, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 days - interviewed at ExxonMobil in November 2010.

Interview Details – EM had an info session, first interview was at my uni, one-on-one consisting of mostly behavioural questions. 2nd interview was with HR Recruiter, mostly discussion of resume. The third and fourth interviews were with specific people in the department. The third interview was very informal, general. The fourth interview was the toughest with harder behavioural questions. Once done, the recruiter called to inform me of my offer.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you failed to succeed at something, and how you coped with it.   View Answer

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