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ExxonMobil Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

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Interview Experience  

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No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Startegic Planning Department -- Informational Interview -- Not for Any Specific Job Opening Interview

Startegic Planning Department -- Informational Interview -- Not for Any Specific Job Opening

I applied through other source - interviewed at ExxonMobil in October 2013.

Interview Details – The interview was on the phone. It was very polite and followed structured questions set by the company. There were digressions to clarify a few items. The interview lasted a few minutes more than anticipated. It was a very good experience. For an informational interview it was very productive use of time and benficial.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Pricing Interview

Pricing
Baytown, TX

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

Interview Details – the process is stringent and laborious. I don't think there have to be 4 separate interviews to identify if a candidate is worthy of a job offer. Clearly the need for minorities is represented in the hiring practices.

Interview Question – na   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Exploration Geophysicist Interview

Exploration Geophysicist

I applied through other source and the process took 5 months - interviewed at ExxonMobil.

Interview Details – I had to pursue interviewers at academic and professional conferences in order to get a first interview. The conference interview is about 30 min to 1 hr and covers your interests and where you would fit into the company. The second interview came about 6 weeks later and was a site visit. I gave a research focused job talk and met with 6-7 interviews - mostly managers and supervisors. This was much less formal than I anticipated (with the exception of the talk) and was mostly just friendly discussions, behavioral interview questions, and a chance for me to ask questions.

Interview Question – The most difficult part of the interview was fielding questions at the end of my job talk. It was clear that the industry and academic focuses were different so I recommend thinking about your talk from the industry perspective if you are coming from academia.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Research Engineer Interview

Research Engineer
Atlanta, GA

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at ExxonMobil in September 2013.

Interview Details – Campus interview. Submitted a resume. Called for HR interview. Interview went off fine, and I was told I'd hear back if they have an opening for someone with my skill set.

Interview Question – Standard HR questions - nothing that cannot be answered using a STAR approach. For example, did you work on this project alone or was this a team effort? What are the names of those who contributed to this project before you?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Project Engineer Interview

Project Engineer

Interviewed at ExxonMobil

Interview Details – For intern recruitment: there are 3 managers and 1 HR who interview me. The process is quite relaxing. At the begining, self-intro and resume-based questions are asked. After that, technical questions like: what is stress and strain curve for different materials are asked. Other than this, it's just like chatting.

Interview Question – Draw stress strain curve   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Interview

Intern

Interviewed at ExxonMobil

Interview Details – I interviewed with Exxon on campus. The recruiters collected resumes at the career fair and then chose a number of candidates for a campus interview. The interview questions were mostly behavioral like tell me about a time when you took the initiative to solve a problem. Another question was tell us about a time that you had a problem with a group member and what did you do.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you run out of resources and what did you do.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Material Intern Interview

Material Intern
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil.

Interview Details – There is two rounds. First round is submit application and especially my school results. The second round went to Harborfront office and met with my future boss. She was nice and asked me many behavioral questions. Then I got the offer.

Interview Question – How would you work with technicians to resolve a conflict, especially when they are older and more experienced than you?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Didn't negotiate.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Project Engineer/Field Engineer Interview

Project Engineer/Field Engineer
Houston, TX

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at ExxonMobil in April 2014.

Interview Details – I had a screening interview at a prior military hiring conference. The interview lasted 45 minutes starting with me telling about myself. The interviewer did most of the talking and me asking most of the questions. One month later they contacted me for a follow up interview. Another month later the follow up interview process started. First, I had dinner with two Project Engineers the evening before the interviews. On the actual interview day, I had breakfast with Project Engineers as they were explained the benefits to me. The remainder of the day was back to back interviews with several people. Since I already have work experience, the interview questions were geared more towards my past work history and background. My final interview ended with the interviewer telling me that an offer will be sent. Two weeks later, I received the official offer.

Interview Questions

Negotiation Details – They offered more than what I was asking for.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Research Engineer (PhD) Interview

Research Engineer (PhD)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil.

Interview Details – I got an invitation for an onsite visit. I arrived the night before the interview day and I was invited to an unofficial dinner (which I believe that it was an important part of the interview--even if they call it unofficial). The next day I gave a talk early in the morning and met with several team members and team leaders (You are expected to wake up early in the morning e.g. 7.30 am give a presentation at 9.00 am and get done with the interview at 5.00pm).

It was a very nice experience

Interview Question – Technical Questions   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at ExxonMobil.

Interview Details – Interviewed via a one on one college recruiting event. There was an information session the night before. I would recommend going to this if it is available. Overall, the interview was casual and consisted of mostly "name a time when" type questions. I did not receive an offer, as they were primarily looking at graduate students.

Interview Question – Nothing out of the ordinary.   Answer Question

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