I interviewed at Exxon Mobil in October 2013.
Interview Details – AAPG meeting in Houston. Poster presentation and some recruiters came to mine. Then, I got selected for face to face interview the next day. During the interview, the recruiter asked technical questions about my research project and 3-4 behavioral questions: 1) most difficult situation; example,2) challenging situation; example, 3) any issues with coworkers; example.
Interview Question – challenging situation and example Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Exxon Mobil.
Interview Details – I had an on campus interview with Exxon Mobil. It was only thirty minutes long and there were no technical questions. most of the questions focused on decision making or were behavioral questions. We did not spend much time discussing the position its self but focused more on Exxon Mobil
Interview Question – tell me about your accomplishments Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Exxon Mobil in October 2013.
Interview Details – I met the Exxon recruiters at a career fair and info session. They reviewed my resume and asked me to interview the next day. The interview was behavior based and was very results oriented. If I did not explicitly state, "the results of my actions were...", then the interviewer would ask "what was the result".
Interview Question – There were surprisingly a lot of questions related to coursework and classes (i.e. favorite class, most valuable course experience, proudest achievement in college). I found it odd that the answers were limited to specifically class examples and not also work experiences. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Exxon Mobil.
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.
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Exxon Mobil in July 2013.
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
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Exxon Mobil in February 2013.
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.
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Exxon Mobil in December 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? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Exxon Mobil.
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
The process took a day - interviewed at Exxon Mobil in June 2012.
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.
The process took a day - interviewed at Exxon Mobil in February 2012.
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? Answer Question
Pros: Professional Development, Pay, and Exposure to Fortune 5 Company. As an Intern, I had the opportunity to really challenge myself, work on some weaknesses, present to executives, and get great exposure to a large energy firm. – Full Review
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