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Accounts Payable Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at ExxonMobil International.
Interview Details – Had to pass a numerical test first. Was not difficult but the issue was limited timing. Later I was invited for the 1st round interview. It was a behavioral interview (they can come up with some questions that are quite difficult to answer immediately). Later on the same day I received an invitation for the 2nd round interview with the manager and the supervisor. Again was a behavioral interview with bunch of tricky questions. Both interviews were with very nice people in a very nice and not depressing environment.
Interview Question – An example when you had to learn smth in very limited time.
An example when you didn't keep your promise. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Salary was no negotiable, take it or leave it offer
GRADUATE POSITION Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at ExxonMobil International.
Interview Details – Online application and psychometric testing.
20 min phone interview.
One hour face-to-face interview.
Interview Question – Why did you choose your degree course? Answer Question
IT Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at ExxonMobil International in November 2012.
Interview Details – telephone interview with the HR, face to face interview with a manager
Interview Question – to rate myself on different areas mentioning examples from real life View Answer
Negotiation Details – there was no choice for an intern :)
Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at ExxonMobil International.
Interview Details – online application with CV. Then, face to face interview in their office. Competency based questions, such as my achievement, give example, elaborate it and specifically tell them how I deal with certain situation.They asked according to my resume so be familiar with what you have written.
Interview Question – something like IQ question I guess, "how to do you fill a shopping mall with tennis balls? stated your assumptions" Answer Question
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at ExxonMobil International
Interview Details – The interview was not hard. They pretty much decided on you. If you get the interview, it is highly likely you will get it. It is afterall just an internship position.
Interview Question – Why did you choose Exxonmobil Answer Question
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at ExxonMobil International in January 2011.
Interview Details – 1. phone interview
2. onsite interview which is basic a short conversation with supervisor
Interview Question – Introduce yourself Answer Question
Graduate Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and interviewed at ExxonMobil International.
Interview Details – First round interview with 2 ExxonMobil employees who had been with the company for 5 years. Asked for several examples for the one question
Interview Question – give an example of conflict when you were a team leader? Answer Question
Financial Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at ExxonMobil International.
Interview Details – There were 3 interviews and the process took around 2 months. The first 2 were with a third party company that provided the psychological & health test, also the english proficiency tests. After initial assessment from them the passing candidates are contacted by ExxonMobil Human Resources for an interview.
For the final interview I went to the EM offices for which 2 employees (usually supervisors) assess you during a 45 minute interview with 5 core questions: 5 minutes of icebreaker, 30 to ask 5 questions and make notes on your answers and actions and 10 final minutes for wrap up and questions the candidate may have. If you ask any question they will make a note about it.
Candidates are assessed based on: 1) Job Fit 2) Analytical capability 3) Initiating action 4) interpersonal effectiveness 5) drive and perseverance 6) computer skills 7) communication skills (these are based on how you express yourself throughout the interview)
Job Fit: the questions depends on weather you have experience or not (the question will be based on work or on school) they will ask to know about current work experience in accounting and to describe what satisfies your (or not) about it. They will also ask about following process and procedures (EM is all about process & procedures, very burocratic company). Use the words like, enjoy & satisfying. Avoid using the word hate.
Analytical Capability: they will ask to describe a situation when you had to analyze complex financial information to solve a problem (like variances a cost center). Also they may ask about a new procedure or idea implemented by you. Explain the alternatives in both cases and how you decided which was the right action. It's a good idea to mention how you involved or reached to others so as to show you are a team player.
Initiating Action: they will ask to describe a situation when you identified a problem or opportunity and describe how you took action for it and the outcome. They will ask whom you involved and why you decided to act on it.
Interpersonal effectiveness: here they will check how you work with others and how you react to difficult people. They will ask how you would influence or motivate a co worker that is not cooperative, what was the issue and what did you do to obtain a positive outcome. Why was the person difficult? how did you choose the best approach? They will use this to see you ability to build relationships.
Drive and perseverance; they will ask to describe a time when you had to prioritize different tasks in order to meet a deadline. What was the situation, how you acted and the outcome. What criteria did you use to set the priority criteria, how did you feel with the pressure to meet your goals with little time, strategies used to meat your goals and what did you do if you could not meet them. Show positive attitude and ability to prioritize. Also how you involved other people that was affected by it.
Computer skills: describe a challenge you had with a business problem using excel. What features did you use? mention pivot tables, v look up, concatenate, sum, graphs, text to columns, filters, sort, subtotals. Mention if you imported / exported information. If you developed a macro in excel. Mention using other applications like access or powerpoint. If you have experience with SAP this is a good moment to mention that.
Communication skills: there is no question here, but the interviewers are listening to how you communicate yourself, how you enunciate, how you articulate, if your answers are clear and concise, if you are confident or get stuck .Try to be warm when you talk, do not be to loud or strong. You can use humor and definately give examples.
If you get stuck with a word (maybe techincal word) you can explain the meaning so the interviewers can tell it to you (they like that) Be carefull with your grammar, do not be arrogant or unprofessional.
After you are contacted and offered a job there´s a drug and alcohol test.
Interview Question – Not difficult or unexpected, but they did ask what do I know about the company, Research a little about EM, do not go without any knowledge on the company other than they sell gas. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They did not provided room to negotiation. Take it or leave it offer. There´s a drug and alcohol test after an offer is made and accepted.
Controller Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil International.
Interview Details – There was one small interview at the agency and they started the application process for me. Then they invited me for the final interview at the company. It was around 2 hours long, with two different teams. It was completely in English, mostly behavioral-based questions and some easy accounting questions.
Interview Question – Tell me a situation where you had to work with people who were really hard on you and how did you solve this? Answer Question
Business Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at ExxonMobil International in January 2011.
Interview Details – Apply online and then you have to make an online test. And then two face to face interviews.
Interview Question – Nothing too unexpected Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiaion
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