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ExxonMobil Interview Questions

Updated May 24, 2017
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview

    The interview was entirely behavioral. The interviewer was extremely friendly and treated the process like a conversation. The STAR method will help. They then informed me in around a week of my results.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time you dealt with a stressful time and how did you deal with it?   Answer Question

  2.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview

    3 rounds of interviews. First round was on my college campus with a recruiter after career fair. A few weeks later, the second round was with a manager via FaceTime interview. another week later, the third round was also via FaceTime with the previous interviewers manager. Questions were primarily behavioral.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you tell us about a time you failed and how you dealt with it?   Answer Question

  3. Helpful (5)  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at ExxonMobil (Houston, TX) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Started with a 1-on-1 in-person interview. Covered behavioral/situational questions. Very straightforward, traditional interview.

    They flew me out on Thursday morning. That night we had dinner with some newish employees who showed us around the town and talked about what the first few years on the job look like. Informal and fun.

    Friday morning we were driven to the ExxonMobil campus for breakfast and then we had three 50-minute one-on-one interviews. Social lunch w interviewers then we went on a tour of campus and then flew home

    My 3 main interviews went behavioral-technical-behavioral. Questions were recycled between the very first interview and these two behavioral interviews. A couple questions were asked word-for-word in all three. Technical interview was on a whiteboard.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you had to complete a task and had missing information
      Describe a time you got too much credit for a group effort
      Describe a time the direction/priorities of your project shifted dramatically, how did you react?
      Describe a situation where your work was being closely monitored, did you work well in that environment?
      etc, etc, the behavioral questions were all "describe a time when.."

      Describe pointers vs references in C++
      Write FizzBuzz (lol classic)
      Write code to find the one missing number in an unsorted list of n-1 numbers from 1 to n
      Write an expression that will return all filenames ending with .txt (looking for a regex answer)
      Describe polymorphism in the context of OOP  
      Answer Question

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    IT Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at ExxonMobil (Gainesville, FL) in October 2016.

    Interview

    There was a causal dinner on the night before the interview that lasted for two hours. It was an opportunity to ask questions about the company but also to get to know the recruiter/interviewer more. The next day, the interviewer asked about the resume and pointed at a couple of my experiences and told me to explain further.

    Interview Questions


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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at ExxonMobil (Ann Arbor, MI) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Applied to internship at career fair, then received an email a few weeks later about the on campus interview. The interviewers were all alumni and there was a pre interview info session that is not required up recommended. All the questions were common interview questions nothing unexpected. They choose interns heavily based on GPA and prior experience in industry.

    Interview Questions


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    Chemical Engineering Co-op Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at ExxonMobil (Raleigh, NC) in October 2016.

    Interview

    ExxonMobil came to my school's career fair, so I stopped by their table and talked to a recruiter. After talking to her for a little while and giving her my resume, I was contacted for an on-campus interview the next day. In getting an on-campus interview, they look for at least a 3.7 GPA, relevant work experience, and leadership roles. I then had an on-campus interview that was all behavioral that went really well. From there, the guy I interviewed with said I should hear something by October. I was contacted about 3 weeks later via phone asking to set up a phone interview. The phone interview went well and we mostly just talked about experiences that were on my resume. I didn't hear anything for about another 2 weeks before getting the verbal offer over the phone, and then a written offer 2 weeks later.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you gave a presentation to management. Tell me about a time you did something that wasn't asked of you at work.   1 Answer

  8.  

    Data Science Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at ExxonMobil in October 2016.

    Interview

    Initiated by recruiters at a career fair; signed up for an interview slot there. First interview was on campus then got contacted again to have one over the phone. Both were mostly behavioral, and the most technical questions would just refer to projects listed on resume.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you implement (insert project here) and why did you choose to do it this way?   Answer Question
    • Have you ever been in the situation where you've had to do the most of a group project?   Answer Question

  9.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spring, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at ExxonMobil (Spring, TX) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Junior (peer) interviewer greeted me in the lobby. Hiring manager arrived fifteen minutes late. But both interviewers were aloof and distracted, and they spoke to each other (kidding around, essentially) in front of me, making me feel uncomfortable.

    When the first interviewer asked where I'd parked, (in the garage indicated in the pre-interview email they'd sent) she continued, "Oh that's right, I got a notification when you entered the campus and I could see how long it took you to reach the garage." Why she shared this with me I don't know.

    A good portion of the interview questions were closed-ended (so you would really want to drive all the way up here [12 miles] to work?) or worded so specifically that they were hard to relate to my experience.

    Interview Questions

    • [Interviewer's exact words] Describe a time when a direct customer was very angry, and how you solved their problem, resulting in a happy customer.   1 Answer

  10.  

    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at ExxonMobil (Houston, TX) in October 2016.

    Interview

    I first filled out an application on Exxon Mobile's career website, very quick and easy. I was then contacted by an exxonmobile representative suggesting that they would like to conduct a preliminary interview with me at my college. I went to the interview, most of the questions they asked were behavioral, they also asked about some of the skills and experience I had represented on resume. After the structured part of the interview, I was asked to elaborate on some skills that may not have come up in the interview up to that point, but that should be highlighted.

    I received a call the very next day suggesting that they would like to fly me down to their campus in Houston. The Houston interview was very similar to that of the initial interview, all behavioral based questions, except instead of one interview I had three, with managers under the same job function.

    All in all a very nice process, one of the best I have been apart of, try to be yourself and you will do great.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you tell me of a time that you did not agree with the current process of doing something at work, and what you did to resolve that problem.   Answer Question

  11.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tuscaloosa, AL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at ExxonMobil (Tuscaloosa, AL) in October 2016.

    Interview

    I applied through my university's career page. I heard back within a few days about an on campus interview. I thought the interview went well but didn't hear anything back. I emailed my interviewer inquiring how the process was going and got no response. Finally after a month, I got a very generic rejection email.

    Interview Questions

    • (Something like) Talk about a time someone went against what you said. What did you do about it?   Answer Question

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