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Updated Apr 13, 2014
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The process took a day - interviewed at ExxonMobil in October 2011.

Interview Details – Hiring manager called and interviewed me on the phone. He was very nice and tried everthing he could to get me a job. Missed the hiring season by a month.

Interview Question – Why do you want to be a reservoir engineer?   Answer Question


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Engineer

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil in April 2009.

Interview Details – I was contacted by the recruitment agency and had an initial phone interview. After one week they called me and told me to come for an interview in ExxonMobil. It took around 1.5 hour. I was interviewed by HR representant and Manager of Engineering team. HR asked typical questions: describe a situation when you had a problem with your collegue, and how you handled it, describe a situation when you had to make a difficult decision, describe a situation when you had to cooperate with the others to accomplish a task... Manager asked questions related to the position and checking my knowledge. They also asked me in the end why I chose ExxonMobil.

Interview Question – Describe a situation when you had to make a split second decision   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – You can negotiate within reasonable limits. They asked me what were my financial expectations.
I told them "around XXX but I am flexible because I like the position". And in the end I got even more :)
If they ask you about your financial expectations try to be precise and give a reason (e.g. I live out of the city and would have to commute everyday, etc)


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Engineering

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

Interview Details – It is campus interview. The interviewer was nice and polite. She let me talk about my own research work, and then asked me several behavioral questions. She also introduced this position to me to find the best fit. However, I didn't get the onsite, and the rejection letter says there is no fit.

Interview Question – Example of team work.   Answer Question


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The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil in September 2011.

Interview Details – Aquired interview from on-campus recruiting. Received feedback within 2 weeks.

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  • Describe a time when you realized there was a problem with something and how you fixed it.   Answer Question


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Engineering Interview

Engineering

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

Interview Details – Actually the job description was Ph. D engineering position in our university career center website. The interview lasted 45 minutes and the interviewer was very nice. I was asked the details of my research work listed on my resume. And of course, the behavior question, such as what was the biggest challenge in your life and give an example, describe an example of problem solving ability, and example of working on a project in a team. In the end, I asked the interviewer some questions about the structure in his department. In general that was a pleasant meeting.

Interview Question – When you were working on a project in a team, one of the team members was not willing to work, how did you deal with it?   Answer Question


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Engineer Interview

Engineer

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

Interview Details – The interview process with ExxonMobil Canada for a student engineering position is a standard interview that consisted of situational and behavioural questions as well as questions regarding previous experience and its relevance to the position. Questions also consisted of a description of personal strengths and weaknesses. Interview takes about 1 hour.

Interview Question – Have you ever experienced an issue with a fellow employee in the work place where you had a disagreement or couldn't get work from that person. How did you deal with this situation to reach a specific goal?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not able to negotiate for student positions. Salary is determined base on # of years completed in Bachelor of Engineering program as well as work terms completed.


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Engineer

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at ExxonMobil in June 2010.

Interview Details – phone interview

Interview Question – Describe difficult situation and outcome   Answer Question


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Engineering Interview

Engineering

The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil in September 2009.

Interview Details – Selected for interview on Campus Career Fair. on campus Interview for 55 minutes. poeple were smart, friendly, attentive, businesslike. Experienced in the hiring process.

Interview Question – Tell me a time when you lacked a resource to complete a task. What did you do? The result?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiations. None.


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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Engineer Interview

Engineer

The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil in November 2008.

Interview Details – Initial communication was with a recruiter via e-mail. After a phone interview, they offered to bring me down for an on-site. Accommodations were excellent.

The on-site interview process was very organized. My host was friendly, open with information, and never seemed to harried to accompany me from interviewer to interviewer.

Although I was interviewing for a specific department, each interviewer was from a different discipline in the company. They all took the time to explain their roles and gauge my interest.

None of the questions posed were terribly difficult or tricky. The interviews focused on whether or not I could perform the job with no pandering to tricky questions like "What is your greatest weakness?" If you have an excellent resume, then you can expect to do well if you can relate your experience to their needs, and they will expect you to do so.

Interview Question – Highlight your teamwork skills.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiation was not possible; however, the offer was very good and the ancillary benefits of working for this company are tremendous.

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