ExxonMobil Research Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Oct 15, 2014
Updated Oct 15, 2014
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Research Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at ExxonMobil in July 2009.

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
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at ExxonMobil in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    Very friendly process. Every interviewer made me feel very comfortable. Appeared more like a discussion than an interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Didnt negotiate!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at ExxonMobil in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    I am a phd student and I got this interview by applying to the university career center. Was offered an on-campus interview. The interviewer was a chemical engineering phd who now is in charge of a lab at XOM's research center in New Jersey. The interview came straight to the point from the start: random resume questions(10-15min), behavioral questions (15-20min), and a Q&A period(5-10min).

    The interview questions are reasonable. No odd balls. But this was my first job interview and my lack of experience made me a little ill-prepared(I prepared a lot on the "tell me about yourself" and "why XOM" kind of thing but downplayed the behavioral questions. Turns out the former were never touched upon). Also I'm an international student so my English is not seasoned enough to handle emergency situations smoothly. I could have responded much better.

    One thing I don't like about the way they organized the interview is that you are not interviewed for a specific position. They just wanted to take a look on the candidates and then go back and see whether some of their departments want people with experiences like yours. I guess it's more efficient for a big company like XOM to do it this way. However, I find it annoying because I don't know what skill sets I need to highlight if I don't know what functions I am expected to contribute( guess I could have asked, but they seems to not care at this point). It's also hard to build a bond between you and the interviewer because the interviewer may work on a complete different research area and have little idea/interest about the significance of your skills( and vice versa).

    I haven't heard back from them yet and I'd be surprised if I got passed to the second round. The interviewer did mention that the next interview round will be conducted by people from specific departments that matches my background.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baytown, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baytown, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at ExxonMobil in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    First applied through campus career fair. They would like to hire students with high GPA and at the same time with social activities and leadership skills. On the career fair day, there was a small conversation between me and one of the hiring group. He invited me to a 1:1 interview next day. The interview was behavioral type. The interviewer makes you feel very comfortable. 3-4 days later I got an email saying that my CV was recommended to the main system. 2 weeks later, I got the phone interview and invited to an on-site interview. The whole interview process was very well organized and pleasant!!! On site interview consisted of many 1:1 interviews and an hour long presentation (for a PhD candidate).

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation that you run out of resources? What did you do to overcome it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Clinton, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Clinton, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at ExxonMobil in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interviews included a 60 min 1:1 campus interview, a 60 min phone interview, and a full day on-site interview. The on-site interview started with an HR interview followed by my 60 minute seminar. I then had 6 45 min 1:1 interviews and a site tour. The campus interviewer seemed distracted and rushed, but my other experiences were positive. Questions were both technical and behavioral.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to explain part of my work that was not the main focus, to determine how fully I understand the overall process.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did no negotiating based on comments I saw here and by comparing my offer to a friend's offer who already works there.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at ExxonMobil in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my application on the University's carrer link and then got a campus interview, lasting about 30-40 mins. Based on the resume, asking some behavioral questions, such as the most challenge task, how to work as a team player. The interviewer is nice, but I got no offer after one week.

    Interview Questions
    • behavioral questions, such as the most challenge task, how to work as a team player.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Campus (Nepal)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Campus (Nepal)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at ExxonMobil in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I went to their information session and got a phone call about campus interview in one or two days. The interview process lasted about 50 mins. I'll waiting for their response.

    Interview Questions
    • It is not very formal, and the questions include research as well as two behavioral questions. Nothing really difficult.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at ExxonMobil in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through campus career fair. The interview consists of two parts. The first part is to talk about my research. The second part is behavioral questions. The behavioral questions include: talk about your leadership, teamwork, what's the most creative part of your research, how you deal with argument with others, etc.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview Details

    A good balance of technical and behavioral questions. Asked about research, challenge, group work. Nothing unexpected. I was nervous before the interview. But the interviewer was nice. After my self introduction, I completely left the nervousness behind. It was a good experience.

    Interview Questions
    • How did you convince your team members to follow your idea?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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