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Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil.
Interview Details I applied for an on-campus interview through the campus career services site during the annual recruitment and interview period. Met recruiter in person during scheduled interview days in student union. Duration was about one half hour, fairly typical one on one interview setup except for the approach the recruiter took.
Interview Question – The recruiter essentially just looked at my resume and picked things to ask me about; but focused on more minor extracurricular activities rather than on the relevant experience that I had. Differed from the typical behavioral interview in that I wasn't able to pick the best examples from all my experiences to answer questions, but was forced to discuss the topics that the recruiter chose. Answer Question
Startegic Planning Department -- Informational Interview -- Not for Any Specific Job Opening Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through another source - interviewed at ExxonMobil in October 2013.
Interview Details The interview was on the phone. It was very polite and followed structured questions set by the company. There were digressions to clarify a few items. The interview lasted a few minutes more than anticipated. It was a very good experience. For an informational interview it was very productive use of time and benficial.
Pricing Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at ExxonMobil.
Interview Details the process is stringent and laborious. I don't think there have to be 4 separate interviews to identify if a candidate is worthy of a job offer. Clearly the need for minorities is represented in the hiring practices.
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Research Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at ExxonMobil in September 2013.
Interview Details Campus interview. Submitted a resume. Called for HR interview. Interview went off fine, and I was told I'd hear back if they have an opening for someone with my skill set.
Interview Question – Standard HR questions - nothing that cannot be answered using a STAR approach. For example, did you work on this project alone or was this a team effort? What are the names of those who contributed to this project before you? Answer Question
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at ExxonMobil
Interview Details I interviewed with Exxon on campus. The recruiters collected resumes at the career fair and then chose a number of candidates for a campus interview. The interview questions were mostly behavioral like tell me about a time when you took the initiative to solve a problem. Another question was tell us about a time that you had a problem with a group member and what did you do.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you run out of resources and what did you do. Answer Question
Research Engineer (PhD) Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil.
Interview Details I got an invitation for an onsite visit. I arrived the night before the interview day and I was invited to an unofficial dinner (which I believe that it was an important part of the interview--even if they call it unofficial). The next day I gave a talk early in the morning and met with several team members and team leaders (You are expected to wake up early in the morning e.g. 7.30 am give a presentation at 9.00 am and get done with the interview at 5.00pm).
It was a very nice experience
Interview Question – Technical Questions Answer Question
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at ExxonMobil.
Interview Details Interviewed via a one on one college recruiting event. There was an information session the night before. I would recommend going to this if it is available. Overall, the interview was casual and consisted of mostly "name a time when" type questions. I did not receive an offer, as they were primarily looking at graduate students.
Interview Question – Nothing out of the ordinary. Answer Question
IT Graduate Interview (Negative Experience)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at ExxonMobil.
Interview Details Required cover letter, CV, academic transcript, and online application form. 2nd stage was a phone interview asking questions about you and your interests. 3rd stage was a face to face interview with a couple of GMs. The questions in the face to face interview included: Why did you apply for this job? How do you think your extracurricular activities could apply to companies like Exxon? What does a career in IT look like to you? How have you helped to implement IT solutions in the workplace? Would you be interested in a role in project management? What will drive/motivate you when you have mundane work? This interview also included a case study
Interview Question – Most difficult and unexpected question was, what will motivate you when you have mundane work? The business case study was an inbox of emails which had to be prioritised and answered before leaving for holiday in 1 hour. It was based on a real life situation where there was a leaking oil pipe and requests to have it fixed from various stakeholders and a government department because of safety, financial, and environmental costs. Your outcome had to be presented to the GMs interviewing you. View Answer
Upstream Researcher Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at ExxonMobil.
Interview Details I had an interview at an campus job fair. I think all PhDs got an interview opportunity. The interview are all behavior questions. the interview took question from a booklet.
Interview Question – Tell me a time when you have multiple solutions/choice. which one did you take, and why? Answer Question
Engineering Intern Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university - interviewed at ExxonMobil in September 2013.
Interview Details Exxon Mobil was recruiting at my university; applied on the university's job board and got called back for an interview a week later. Business formal attire, did not get the position. All behavioral; this interview is meant to test you as a person
Interview Question – What is your favorite class so far? What is your least favorite and why? Answer Question
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