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Royal Dutch Shell Process Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jan 25, 2014
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I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Royal Dutch Shell in October 2012.

Interview Details – Online application on the shell website, followed by a phone interview lasting around 30min. The entire process took about 2 months, involving 2 or 3 successive emails from the HR telling us to wait and that the interview date will be confirmed in due time. Good thing is that you will be informed within 2 working days if you have been rejected after the phone interview.

Interview Question – Nothing difficult, standard questions regarding your resume and scenario questions, like how you handled certain things. This is then followed by a case study type of question, which has been described many times on this website.   View Answer

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Mumbai (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Royal Dutch Shell in December 2013.

Interview Details – The recruitment process of Shell in India is a lengthy one. It starts with a online psychometric test which is an elimination round. You need to clear this test in order to get through to the next round. Once you clear this round, you appear for a Decision-making test where you are given situations and you need to select the most appropriate response according to you. This is followed by a simple Aptitude test.

Once you are done with it, you are assessed one the basis of scores on these tests, your resume/CV and the motivation to join the company. The shortlist or call for interviews come out in 3-4 days.

Since it was a campus recruitment, the initial procedure might vary a little. Once you are shortlisted for an interview, there are 3 more rounds.

1. Online case study - You are given a case related to a project that Shell is working on (hypothetically) and they face a lot of dilemmas and problems and as a Manager your duty is to solve them. The data given is too much and once needs to be read very quickly, in order to succeed.

2. Behavioral Interview - This interview is one of the most important steps in the selection procedure since it tries to see if you are a good fit for the company or not. Just like a typical interview, you are asked to cite examples from your life describing different problems or challenges.

3. Case Study Interview - You are again a given case which is related to the first round but here you need to understand the case and give a short presentation to the interviewers which is followed by a QnA round.

Interview Question – Cite an example or a situation where you have built relationships?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – It was a campus recruitment and hence there was no scope of negotiation.

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Interview Details – First round involved a telephone interview that tested mainly on competency topics, e.g. what is your greatest achievement and why? How did you overcome obstacles / monitor your success. There was also a case study in the end involving a role-play: imagine you are the manager of a certain division, how would you solve certain key issues.

The SRD involved an individual case study, group activity (pair and in a group of 6) and final round of technical presentation on your chosen topic

Interview Question – Identify key issues, risk and solutions to a given case study   View Answers (2)

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I applied online and interviewed at Royal Dutch Shell.

Interview Details – Shell intern was through campus applied online, and had to do 2 online assessments, 1st about self behavior and 2nd about some cases and the decision you would take and in second a timed 16 questions based on graphs and values were asked. Still waiting for the interview call...

Interview Question – the timed graph and table data based questions   View Answer

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I applied online and interviewed at Royal Dutch Shell.

Interview Details – Phone Interview with Engineer. Lasted about 40 min.
First 20 min, general questions. Next 20 min, specific questions on a particular chosen topic.

Informed of interview result about 2 weeks later via email.

First part - "Name one experience, which you are the most proud of?". Followup questions to this question for the next 20 min.

Second part - "Imagine you are the CEO of a company, choose one of the following 4 scenerios to discuss further - Diversity in workplace, Environmental Hazards and 2 others( cant remember)." Then followup questions to that.

Interview Question – None.   Answer Question

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I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Royal Dutch Shell.

Interview Details – The hiring process is very structured, with interviews sounding like it is an exam question. They will probe into your details about everything you have in your resume, and they will ask you technical questions for specific jobs.

Interview Question – They will ask you some 'high-level' and strategic level thinking questions.   Answer Question

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Bangalore (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Royal Dutch Shell in September 2012.

Interview Details – Two rounds:
1. Technical Interview
2. Case Study

Interview Question – Technical Interview was very thorough   Answer Question

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