Royal Dutch Shell Interview Questions

Updated Oct 20, 2014
Updated Oct 20, 2014
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    Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was brought on by a temp agency. It was a very smooth interview process that was surprisingly quick and easy. I got to meet with the team I would potentially be working with. They were both very relatable, somewhat informal. For a place like Shell I was surprised by the way the interview worked, but I liked it that way because they made me feel very comfortable.

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    • I wasn't given a typical interview with the same run-of-the-mill interview questions. It was more or less something for us to both get to know each other and see if my personality was a good fit.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Warehouse Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Royal Dutch Shell.

    Interview Details

    One of the best interview & hiring processes I've ever experienced.

    It starts of with a phone interview by recruiter, all the usual questions were raised. Second and final stage was the face-to-face interview.

    The most striking difference was my application profile has already been populated and the interview began as soon as I arrived. Panel interviews with 2 that performs the technical assessment and 1 HR (in the middle) that fires the questions. Focus heavily on situational questions, assessment appears to be based on how you respond to different situations instead of how impressive your answers are.

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    • You are the CEO of the company, and your product are used internationally by celebrities and leading figures. A suspected fault in your product happened upon a celebrity, how will you respond?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone Interview with a local HR personnel.
    The process is pretty fast after the few online assessments which is automatically sent out.
    Interview questions are actually predictable if prepared well before hand.

    After the phone interview will be the SRD.

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    No Offer
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    Plant Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Royal Dutch Shell.

    Interview Details

    Very in-depth and extensive testing and background check many test. Very in-depth physical examination and drug testing vie hair sample. First interview by phone, second in person then skill testing and phsi

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most difficult decision you have made in your life.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Technical Safety Engineer Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Royal Dutch Shell in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview lasted about two hours consisting of experience qualifications and personality oriented questions, in person interview on campus was similar to the phone interview, followed by recruitment day in Houston, TX.

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    • Just the sheer length of the recruitment day was exhausting.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Didn't fit the job they suggested.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Graduate Program Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Royal Dutch Shell in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    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

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    • 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.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Shell Graduate Programmer, Geologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Royal Dutch Shell.

    Interview Details

    First I made the online assessment which is split into three different parts (google it!). There is a 18 min timed part where you will have to solve mathematical problems (you will be presented different graphs A-D with percentages of "whatever the problem is", and they ask you to calculate the percentage of E if "whatever the problem is"). It is actually quite difficult given the time running down. Anyhow I got an email answer 1 month later that I passed and I will be contacted for a telephone interview.
    In early July someone contacted me to set up a telephone interview for the end of July. The telephone interview was as expected (google it!). The usual questions about achievement, relationship and team work. I wasn't ask about the capacity part you often read about. The telephone interview took about 60 min. You better prepare this interview well, google the usual interview questions from recruiters, think about answers you want to give. The interviewer was very nice, but cut me off if I didn't stick to the questions.
    End of August I heard back from Shell that I am invited to the SRD (Shell Recruitment Day).

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    • The interview process was as expected. All details can be found on the internet. Prepare the telephone interview VERY well, so you can give the answers with the "key words" they want to hear.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I am invited to the SRD in The Hague.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 10 people found this helpful  

    Shell Graduate Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied to Shell through online application. After a week, I got a phone call to set up an interview date with a phone screener. Prepared very well for that one. Collected questions and do mock interview with my wife. It was enjoyable.

    At the phone interview, the interviewer was very nice but professional. He took a lot of notes. Questions were based on my past projects in college. Mostly revolve around what I did and what I learnt as an individual. They want you to show (not tell) what you can do through your past experience. I am very surprised because they had no technical questions for me even though I applied to a technical position (Engineer for Graduate Program).

    Couple of questions I could remember were:
    - Time you had to work hard to deliver a result
    - Solve team conflict
    - Convince other people
    - Deal with an awkward situation with another new team member.
    - What do you know about Shell
    - Why should we hire you

    I followed the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Results) model for most of my questions. Just remember that whatever you do, they want to hear about what "you" did. So use a lot of "I", not "we". The results and what you learn is critical to the success at this stage. They are hiring fresh new blood, and what they look for is a thirst for learning and success.

    The interviewer loved the interview, and I got it through to the next stage. SRD review incoming very soon. :)

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    • - Deal with an awkward situation with another new team member.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
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    Mechanical Engineering Summer Internship Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Royal Dutch Shell in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied for an internship position via the Shell website and talk to them during the career fair at my University. Before they offered me an interview, I had to complete 3 online assessments. The first 2 were not timed but the last one has a time limit. After the interview I waited around 2 month and got an offer.

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    • The person that interviewed me did not ask me any technical questions. All of the questions were "What would you do in this situation" or "name one time when a specific problem happened and how did you overcome it".   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    A representative at Shell will contact you and present some documents for you to look over and sign before they hire you.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Orleans, LA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Orleans, LA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Royal Dutch Shell in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed and within a week was offered the job. The hiring process is a lengthy one, it took 2 months from start to finish. It was a relativly easy process, just long.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was not a negotiation process, I asked for what I wanted and received that amount.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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