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Chemical Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at ExxonMobil.
Interview Details First there was an online application with a couple of competency questions. Get through that there's a numerical reasoning online test which is by kinexa. No tricks here just need to practice with more than just SHL. It's more difficult than that.
Next stage is the competency based 1:1 interview at their head quarters in Fawley.
I made it to the final stage months after my application so i assume I wasn't one of the first batch of interview offers.
Interview could've been better but I had exams so didn't give 100%. Not a fan of the Fawley base either.
Interview Question – No technical questions. They were all competency
The toughest one was about giving an example of a time when you failed at something. It's tough to pick something that still makes you look good Answer Question
Refining, Chemicals & EMEEL Graduate Scheme Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil in November 2013.
Interview Details The process involved an online personality test, phone and a face to face interview. The phone and face to face interviews contained standard competency based questions. Both of them were conducted in a pleasant laid back manner and the interviewer attempted to make it as easy as possible for me to get across the relevant information.
I felt my phone interview went really poorly but was possibly redeemed by giving an extra example at the end when asked if there was any other areas that I felt hadn't been covered.
Interview Question – Give an example of a time you had to make a decision without having all the relevant information? Answer Question
Anonymous Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at ExxonMobil
Interview Details Online application process - including: had to insert all grades I have received at university.
Numeracy and diagrammatic reason tests online. - I found this very time limited but no more than expected.
Telephone interview - ~30 minutes long and completely competency based
I was declined after this stage
The next stage would be a face-face interview for the particular position I was applying for (or an assessment centre for other positions)
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you have used numerical reasoning Answer Question
Financial Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil.
Interview Details Online numerical test, 20 questions in 20 minutes. Then a bog standard HR telephone interview a few weeks after. Normal competencies asked, the interview only lasted 25 minutes.
Interview Question – Take a look at any competency interview, all questions are usually the same. Answer Question
Aviation Fuel Undergraduate Placement Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at ExxonMobil in April 2010.
Interview Details After the application process, asked to complete online assessments.
Then given a phone interview asking competency questions only.
Passed and went through to the face to face interview at Leatherhead. Interviewed by two persons of the Exxon aviation department. Mostly competency based questions again. Some other questions on why I wanted the opportunity.
Afterwards, shown around the site and had a 'casual' and 'informal' chat with the current undergraduate.
Interview Question – What are your weaknesses? Answer Question
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.
Interview Question – na Answer Question
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
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