ExxonMobil Interview Questions

Updated Sep 14, 2014
Updated Sep 14, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    R&D Chemical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fairfax, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairfax, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Very strong starting salary and benefits.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    BAR Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fairfax, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairfax, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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 Questions
    • Tell me why some companies split upstream and downstream into two companies. Should Exxon follow that pattern?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Baytown, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baytown, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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 Questions
    • Describe a situation that you run out of resources? What did you do to overcome it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Procurement Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tempe, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tempe, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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 Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to design a system to solve a problem.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Reservoir Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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 Questions
    • Tell me about a time you failed to succeed at something, and how you coped with it.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Engineer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baton Rouge, LA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Attorney Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview took a full day; interviewed with 8 different attorneys; went to lunch with 2--was an opportunity for me to ask questions that would not be shared with those making the hiring decision

    Interview Questions
    • Why wasn't your class rank better than it was? (I thought this was a rude question, under the circumstances)   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Offer was well above my minimums on all accounts; didn't negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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