ExxonMobil Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 14, 2014
Updated Aug 14, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Structural Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. 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 Questions
    • 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?
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 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 interviewed 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    BAR Analyst Interview

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

    I interviewed 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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering Interview

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

    I interviewed 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Upstream Intern Interview

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

    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 Questions
    • Why do you deserve an offer more so than the other candidates we are considering?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Research Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed 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
  11.  

    Reservoir Engineer Intern Interview

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

    I interviewed 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

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