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Updated Feb 23, 2015
Updated Feb 23, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Shell in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I attended an information session on the university campus. Then, applied online through Shell's website. There were three online assessments I had to take: Numerical Methods, Decision Making, and Personality. The numerical methods one is fairly straight forward but tough to complete with the time constraints. The other two seem like there is no correct answer to some of the questions. They are confusing but read up on Shell's CAR Criteria before to get some information. Passed the tests and was invited for on campus interviews. I was only notified that I received an interview a day before. Had a one hour interview with one Senior Engineer at Shell. The interview was only behavioral and we discussed mostly Shell CAR Criteria. As mentioned by some other reviews, Shell has a very strict interviewing format where they have structured questions and all answers are written down by the interviewer.

    Questions follow the format - "Describe to me a situation when you..."
    -led a group
    -overcame an obstacle
    -worked with people from different backgrounds
    -worked with someone with conflicting ideas
    -worked out a plan
    -etc.
    Know your resume well and prepare a few good examples for all these scenarios. At the end there is about 15 minutes for questions for the interviewer.

    I was told I would hear back within 10 days with the result of my application but received a notification 10 days later that there was a delay in the results.

    Heard back a little more than a month after the interview and received an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation where your idea was faced with opposition and what you did?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    On campus interview. Very inflexible. Not a conversation style. The person read out a bunch of standard behavior questions and write down everything you said. You can ask the person questions later after answering the questions. This is different than my other internship interviews. No technical questions. At first I feel uncomfortable but later get used to the style.

    Interview Questions
    • Standard behavior questions like tell me one time that you go beyond your responsibility and take leadership. And other questions like how do you see your career path? But there are a lot of questions and it is timed.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    /Full-time Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Shell in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I first had an interview on campus and was later invited to Shell Recruitment Day (SRD). SRD was a lengthy, exhaustive process. There was individual exercises as well as group exercises. The day consisted of exercises, a self-assessment interview, one-on-one interviews, a case interview, and interviews with a panel. Most of the questions in the interview were behavior ("Tell me about a time.."), with a strong focus on group work.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to handle a dispute within a group.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Graduate Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 9+ monthsinterviewed at Shell.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, and was chosen for an on-campus interview. Once I did that, they called me up for an SRD. I turned it down twice due to scheduling, but finally they called me a third time and I went.

    Interview Questions
    • It was a rapid firing of questions, but overall not too difficult. Just be sure to prepare plenty of stories for the different behavioral questions that they would ask you.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Shell in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview: was told they were not interested in talking about my work experience since they already had my resume (?). Fifteen minutes into the interview I was asked about what I liked about work, when I replied I enjoyed problem solving the interviewer immediately told me they were looking for someone who did not want challenging work and ended the interview. (What kind of company wants to hire someone who does want challenging work???)

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Geologist Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Hired as an experienced professional; applied through Shell.com, 30 minutes of phone interview; 4 hours of office interview including presentation, behavior interview with HR and team lead, and met with future team members.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shell Graduate Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Shell in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Took 2 online assessments and submitted my resume. Took another few months before I was scheduled for a phone interview. I passed the phone interview and was then invited to a Shell Recruitment Day in Houston, TX. You are asked to complete an eTray assessment which consists of a multiple choice section and a written section. Then, you have an interview about the eTray which you took. After that, you work on a group to solve a problem. You have a competency based interview, then a case study to complete. Challenging interview on all accounts.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time in which you had a work on a diverse team. What did you learn from this experience?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Process Safety Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Shell in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Preliminary interview conducted via phone by a local Shell Tech Safety representative and a Global Manager. With 10+ yr direct PSM experience, had never experienced being asked mock project specific technical questions to 'test' knowledge of PSM and pseudo processes. The nature of the questioning was inappropriate, unprofessional, and vague. The take away impression was that this is an environment which does not value diversity and the manager sought an excuse to not consider my application further in the hire process.

    Interview Questions
    • Request specific technical details for a project performed more than 5 years ago.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Information Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Shell.

    Interview Details

    I'm a college senior and was looking for a full-time position.

    The process had several parts:

    1. Online Application - Pretty standard application for any position. You upload your resume and fill out any pertinent information.

    2. Online Assessments - After the application, you get an email to take an online assessment. You are asked about different scenarios, and choose what you would do. Afterwards, you get another email to take a second assessment. This one was more mathematical. If you pass them, you move forward.

    3. On Campus Face to Face Interview - I was asked behavioral questions. The interviewer was very nice and enthusiastic about her career at Shell. Afterwards, I got an email saying that they were matching me to possible positions. I imagine this means I was on hold as they reviewed my qualifications.

    4. Shell Recruitment Day (SRD) - I was invited by email and asked to stay at a nice hotel for the night near Shell Headquarters so I could attend a pre-SRD presentation/information session, then a dinner with recent hires, and be at my best early the next morning for SRD. They fly you in if you live very far away, or get a car to pick you up if you're close enough. This day was not evaluated.

    The next day, I participated in the actual evaluated SRD event. The day consists of an online exercise, a group exercise, a case study presentation, and a final interview with two assessors.

    I really enjoyed it. It was an amazing experience.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Shell Recruitment Day for Graduates Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Shell in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    First, apply online and if you meet the minimum requirements you will receive an e-mail to take the online assessment (which is difficult). If you pass you will be asked to complete a face-to-face or over the phone interview. If you pass that, then you will be invited to the Shell Recruitment Day where you must go through a series of group and individual case study analysis' and interviews. It was a challenging day but very enjoyable if you are right for the job. Best advice, just be yourself!

    Interview Questions
    • Completing the E-tray. A timed email like inbox that you must manage and reply to the incoming emails to the best of your ability. Don't over think them... you will waste valuable time.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No need to negotiate. The offer was generous.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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