Royal Dutch Shell Graduate Program Interview Questions

Updated Jun 23, 2015
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Graduate Program Interview

Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
No Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Royal Dutch Shell (Houston, TX) in October 2013.

Interview

I had an initial phone interview. It was supposed to be in person but I was bed ridden after surgery. Basic behavioral questions, except it was about 45 minutes to an hour, so many questions started sounding the same. They also asked why kind of position you would be interested in working in.

I got an email maybe a week later inviting me to the Shell Recruitment Day. It is a day and a half interview. The first night you get to know the company and have a dinner with the 6 or so other interviewees and current employees. We had to do an assessment that was kind of like answering fake emails. It was really hard to me. Then we had an "interview" that asked us how we handled the assessment. Then we had a group activity to see how we worked in groups. Then another 50 minute interview of behavior questions. Lastly a case study that we did on our own, and they interviewed me asking me how I approached the problem.

Although I did not get an offer, It was a nice all expense paid experience, and I got to practice my interview skills

Interview Questions

  • The case studies are no where near as intense as those in capstone classes like say Harvard Business Review cases. I thought I did well, but I think I did really bad on that first assessment. Everyone thought they did bad, and I think they make it hard on purpose to see how you handle it. I just think I did terrible. haha.   2 Answers

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    Graduate Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Royal Dutch Shell.

    Interview

    Started with online assessment (personality aptitude test) then numerical test. You need to finish it within the time limit. I think there are 12 numerical questions in 16 minutes. Then, I was offered an on campus interview back in the US but sadly Shell Us does not hire international students so I then accepted to SRD Malaysia.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you choose shell?
      Tell me about yourself?
      Most questions are based on your answers so it depends.
       
      Answer Question
  2.  

    Graduate Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in The Hague (Netherlands)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Royal Dutch Shell (The Hague (Netherlands)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    After the first online stage, the telephone interview was very friendly. It consists of three parts where two are assesed. First Situations that show you posses their CAR criteria. Second Your motivation and what you bring to the table for Shell and third your own questions.

    The interview was done by a very friendly process engineer who told me he does these interviews once a month. There very clear on what they expect of you and when they progress to the next stage. All in all it was pleasant interview

    Interview Questions

    • Name a situation when you had to change your approach.   1 Answer
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    Graduate Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Royal Dutch Shell.

    Interview

    After applying online, there is an online assessment that includes two parts: personality test and numerical/decision-making test. Passed the personality test but as it seems I did not meet their minimum required for the second part. The numerical is easy but for a short time.

    Interview Questions

    • The personality questions are difficult since you have to decide out of 5 which is the most like you and all the options show good qualities   Answer Question
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    Graduate Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Royal Dutch Shell.

    Interview

    Online Application, Telephone Interview, Assessment Day

    Interview Questions

    • Imagine that you are the CEO of an oil company. How would you maintain the reputation and integrity of your business?   Answer Question
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    Graduate Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Royal Dutch Shell (Singapore (Singapore)).

    Interview

    Went threw 1st round telephone interview, was asked about previous internship experiences and some general questions and finally a discussion on one of the four topics (culture, competition, environment, safety), I chose culture and talked about strengths and weaknesses of having a multi-cutural team. Waiting for the assessment center now.

    Interview Questions

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    Graduate Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Royal Dutch Shell in September 2012.

    Interview

    Interview consisted of three parts:

    1. Name an accomplishment
    - Explain
    - How did you monitor your progress?
    - How many people were involved?
    - Which obstacles did you encounter, how did you solve them?
    - Which obstacles did you foresee?
    - How did you know it would turn out as sucess?
    - What was the most difficult part?
    - What feedback did management give you (strengths and weaknesses?)
    - What would you do differently next time and why didn't you do it in the first place?
    - How did you plan the steps?

    2. Work as part of a team
    - Tell situation where you worked as a team?
    - How did you manage the team?
    - How do you handle difficult situations / people?
    - Did you have to alter your way of communication?
    - How do you make sure you stay healthy and don't devote all your time to the project?
    - What did you team mates say about your qualities as a leader: strengths, weaknesses

    3. Imagine you are a decision maker at a multinational, choose from 4 areas.
    I chose Health, saefty, Security and Environment. Questions are so generic, however, that they are applicable to every area:
    - How would you improve that area?
    - Which obstacles do you foresee and how would you handle them?
    - Which methods would you use?
    - How do you think will this area develop in the next years?
    - What are threats?
    - What are opportunities?

    Interview Questions

    • Be aware that they are quite harsh on the interview. I felt that I had totally screwed up. It was really bad. Tow days later I was invited to attend the SRD. Now waiting for that.   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    Waiting for SRD and then possibly get a "real" offer

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    Graduate Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Royal Dutch Shell.

    Interview

    1st round phone interview

    Interview Questions

    • choose one scenario from four, and talk about what actions to take as a company manager or director, also need to talk about the impacts of the action.   Answer Question

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