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Administrative Assistant Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at ExxonMobil.
Interview Details – The process is quite intense. You are sent a testing link prior to interviewing. If you do not pass the initial test, you do not go any further in the process. The first interview is with Human Resources and a representative with the department for which you applied. If granted a second interview you will interview with your potential direct supervisor.
Interview Question – The most unexpected question was about accountability. If you make a mistake are you accountable enough to recognize the mistake and correct the mistake. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was pleased with the initial offer. No negotiations needed.
Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at ExxonMobil in November 2013.
Interview Details – I applied for an internship on the company's website and via NSBE through a scholarship opportunity. I was contacted by the Baton Rouge location within about 3 weeks after submitting an application. The process of setting up a phone interview took about a week. During the interview I was asked questions such as past leadership roles, most liked/disliked subject and why, and future goals and interests. I didn't hear back from Exxon for almost an entire two months. Then out of the blue, I was contacted by the Exxon Beaumont location so set up another interview. I was asked similar questions during this phone interview. Another 2 weeks passed by then I was asked if I would like to accept an offer to intern during the summer. This entire process (day of application submission to receiving an offer) lasted from October to December.
Interview Question – How have your leadership roles benefited you? Answer Question
Geoscience Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at ExxonMobil in September 2013.
Interview Details – There was one interview only. The structure was half discussion about items on my resume and half STAR questions. The interviewer wrote down almost every response I had, and also took notes about my attire, smiling, general disposition. He wrote almost 2 pages of notes in the hour session. He gave me a combination of specific situation questions and open-ended questions that allowed me to talk about any achievement or experience I had in mind. Some people warned me that my particular interviewer was very mechanical or impersonal, but I felt he was very professional and was personal enough. I really enjoyed speaking with him.
Interview Question – After a set of specific questions, he asked: "Ok now while I write down some notes, I'd like to come up with a few items that we may have missed. Anything at all you want to mention." View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation for the internship offer.
Engineering Intern Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university - interviewed at ExxonMobil in September 2013.
Interview Details – Exxon Mobil was recruiting at my university; applied on the university's job board and got called back for an interview a week later. Business formal attire, did not get the position. All behavioral; this interview is meant to test you as a person
Interview Question – What is your favorite class so far? What is your least favorite and why? Answer Question
Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at ExxonMobil.
Interview Details – If you interview at campus you get offer to visit and get hosted by relatively new employee. Then you sen he day doing 3-4 interviews. These will typically be by one second line supervisor, a senior technical, department head, and finally business manager. If you do great you can get a spot offer.
Interview Question – During these site visits the managers get to ask whatever they want. Some keep it to conversation and some may choose to do a situational interview. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – As a new hire not sure how much negotiation one will really do.
Systems Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at ExxonMobil.
Interview Details – Flown to Beaumont, TX for an interview. HR was great taking care of all the accommodations. Interview was a full day. Talked to potential co-workers as well as potential direct supervisor and his boss. Fairly technical questions and why I wanted to move to Beaumont, etc. Thought I was a shoo-in since I have family in Beaumont, and really, who wants to move to Beaumont? However, did not get job offer.
Interview Question – Really, no difficult questions. Answer Question
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Cashier Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at ExxonMobil in January 2013.
Interview Details – I filled out an application and was called into the office by the manager to discuss qualifications for the job.
Interview Question – Questions were very simple to understand pertaining to the job. Answer Question
Sales Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil.
Interview Details – Took about a month from the initial interview. Asked a ton of behavioral based interview. They really want to see if you are a good fit for the company. The way the company operates is that they don't want to hire you for a job but a career. So make sure you know your resume front and back and can speak articulately about your experiences.
Attorney Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil in November 2010.
Interview Details – Interview took a full day; interviewed with 8 different attorneys; went to lunch with 2--was an opportunity for me to ask questions that would not be shared with those making the hiring decision
Interview Question – Why wasn't your class rank better than it was? (I thought this was a rude question, under the circumstances) Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Offer was well above my minimums on all accounts; didn't negotiate
Mechanical Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 months - interviewed at ExxonMobil in February 2014.
Interview Details – 3 interviews, one on university campus, one phone interview and then one on-site interview at Houston. The entire process took 4 months from first round interview to the third round on-site interview. Received an offer 2 days after my final round interview.
Interview Question – No question were particularly difficult, they were all behavior type questions. Most of which were geared towards how to work in a team environment. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Didn't negotiate, didn't need to, offer and benefits were better than other companies.
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