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Updated Jul 7, 2014
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Intern Interview

Intern

Interviewed at Shell

Interview Details – Really long process with two rounds of interviews. The second math part is really fast paced and it really looks for the accuracy.

Interview Question – The behavior question ask very specific situations and reactions.   Answer Question

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Engineering Internship Interview

Engineering Internship

Interviewed at Shell

Interview Details – Had to submit a resume and cover letter, was then prompted to take a series of tests online. First test was a behavioral test. If you pass that, you continue onto a 2 part test consisting of situational judgement questions and a fast paced numerical analysis test. I passed all the tests and have a very high GPA (3.62) with job experience, but did not even get an interview.

Interview Question – The numerical analysis test was extremely fast paced, almost like a speed test. Questions were not difficult but the time limit was extremely short.   Answer Question

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Intern III Interview

Intern III

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Shell.

Interview Details – Shell offers Interviews for its drilling and production camp in Robert, LA and interviews for internships in its various US locations. both interviews are the same and an interview for drilling and production camp may also get you an internship. Shell assesses candidates on four character criteria: CART - Capacity, Achievement, Relationships, Technical. "Capacity" refers to a candidates ability to understand the bigger picture, the stakeholders, and the long term outcomes. The shell recruitment team will screen for interviewees with a high capacity score by administering an "ETRAY Assessment" which is a multiple choice exam wherein the candidate responds to a series of emails in a very short time frame. "Achievement" refers to the candidates ability to plan ahead, meet deadlines, manage time, and deliver results. "Relationships" refers to a candidates ability to work with others to get the things they need, and to convince others. communication skills and team work fall under this category. "Technical" refers to the candidates technical proficiency in whatever discipline s/he is applying for.

Interview Question – Give an example of a time that you had to work with someone whose 'style of work' was different than yours causing some type of conflict and tell me how you sought to resolve this conflict.   View Answer

Reason for Declining – shell could not give me an entry level position in the place that i wanted to work.

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Accepted Offer

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Intern Interview

Intern

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Shell.

Interview Details – Start with the aptitude testing, soon after you get face to face interview with 2 people (one union, one non union) shortly after you have to do a group project with some of the other guys in the interview session. All the interviewers which is about 20ish of them sit and observe you working together to solve the situational problem. As long as you work well with the group, don't discourage others input, but don't sit back and let everyone else do the work; you should be fine.

Interview Question – Name a time you failed to achieve a goal?   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Mechanical Engineer Interview

Mechanical Engineer

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Shell.

Interview Details – very smooth hiring and interviewing process

Interview Question – not very hard questions, nice interviewers   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Finance Intern Interview

Finance Intern
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Shell in August 2012.

Interview Details – Applied online and received an interview at my school. Met with the interviewer and had a 45 minute or so interview. Mostly talking about past experience on resume, no tricky questions or brain teasers. The interviewer is instructed not to look at you or provide feedback so I ended up talking to the interviewers head as he wrote notes for 45 minutes straight. Test is really to see if you fit the culture of the company.

Interview Question – Not having the interviewer respond to my answers was a bit uncomfortable at first because its hard to tell how you are doing.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation for interns. It took 3 months to hear back, to the point where I was days away from accepting a different offer, stay on top of them to figure out if you have an offer or not.

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Negative Experience

Average Interview

Engineering Internship Interview

Engineering Internship

Interviewed at Shell

Interview Details – I interviewed at a large career fair so there were many interviews in one day for both my interviewer and me. However, no other interviews were as formulaic and impersonal. I was asked questions rotely from a form and the interviewer seemed disinterested.

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Negative Experience

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Engineer Interview

Engineer
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Shell in April 2013.

Interview Details – Once you make it past the online assessments, I also had an in person interview at a conference and then was invited to SRD. It was honestly crazy and to break people down literally for 8 hours with different exercises and you still may not get the job.

Interview Question – It was more of being under pressure than anything.   View Answer

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No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Geologist Interview

Geologist
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Shell in June 2013.

Interview Details – I submitted my application online. Two days later I was sent an email with a link to an "online assessment" that had to be completed within one week. I completed the 72-question online assessment, pressed "submit," and instantly received an email telling me I'd been rejected and that I'm not allowed to apply again until 12 months later.

Interview Question – I'm a graduate student with no job experience in my field, so the online assessment was baffling, because it was full of questions apparently aimed at applicants who have been previously employed. For example, I'm pretty sure I've never delegated and assigned tasks to team members from different departments working on the same project, but there were plenty of questions asking about how good I am at doing tasks like that.   View Answer

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Geologist Interview

Geologist

Interviewed at Shell

Interview Details – very very weird. they make you play a simulation game for the entire day. the group was mixed with all sorts of people applying for every type of position . it was a generally weird experience. they put you up in a hotel in downtown houston, which was nice. there were more people watching the interview than were being interviewed at all. i felt like a fish in a tank

Interview Question – the entire experience was bizarre   View Answer

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