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Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Royal Dutch Shell in September 2012.
Interview Details – Applied online through the New Graduate application. Got an email about 1 week later to set up an interview on campus.
Interview: Lasted a total of 1.5 hours. They really don't look through the resume nor the transcript. Asking a series of situation based questions and your actions. They will then ask you to choose a situation out of 4 where you are a CEO then they ask a series of questions based on that. It is a long process and none of the questions are easy. I am Civil Engineer and no idea on any of the 4. Thus, I chose a business one but it was very complicated.
The interviewer was really nice and tried to make things comfortable.
Interview Question – Pretend you are a CEO of a multi-national company, how do you motivate people? View Answer
Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at Royal Dutch Shell.
Interview Details – Firstly there will be an online assessment which consists of maths and also problem solving skills. If you pass this stage, you'll be selected for a phone interview session. This interview will be divided into 3 sections: how well you work in a team, why do you choose the field you're applying into and finally a Q&A sessions with the interviewer.
Interview Question – How do you handle miscommunication when working in a team Answer Question
Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Royal Dutch Shell in April 2012.
Interview Details – the one day intervew can be divided into three parts
1) group interview on the investment projects
2) 1 hour case study (individual)
3) final interview with hirng manager, HR, another related area Engineer in pannel.
it is intensive, but I learnt a lot after that one day interview.
The feedbacks they provide after interview are quite useful,
which secure me several offers from other
companies in the later interview.
Interview Question – did you make any changes to the projects which you have involved before? and what the details of changes? Answer Question
Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
The process took 1 week - interviewed at Royal Dutch Shell in January 2011.
Interview Details – Sent off application December 20th 2011. Having my telephone interview February 20th 2012. Easy communication with HR team up to phone interview.
Negotiation Details – Didn't have to..good enough.
Engineering Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Royal Dutch Shell in December 2011.
Interview Details – Typical competency questions for first 40 minutes but there were a lot of further questions probing quite deeply on each example so that I only got to talk about 2 or 3 of my experiences. For the last 20 minutes, I was given a choice of 4 topics to discuss. The one I chose was the role of social responsibility for a large international company such as Shell. Another was how to hire and retain high-calibre people in the company. One was about the usefulness of virtual teams.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time something was not going to plan and you had to change your approach Answer Question
Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Royal Dutch Shell in May 2010.
Interview Details – 1:1 interview with a HR personnel
Situational and behavioral questions
Discussion on a topic (you choose the topic from the list provided)
generally easy if you have prepare yourself with the questions
Interview Question – if you are a CEO of a company, what would you do to expand your company? Answer Question
Engineering Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at Royal Dutch Shell in October 2009.
Interview Details – I was away on the suggested day of their interview and they were unwilling to reschedule or to do a telephone interview. This shows how little future employees mean to them and that they are just trying to fill a quota by interviewing as many random people as possible. Many other companies are more than willing to reschedule or compromise interview dates.
Interview Question – none Answer Question
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