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Exxon Mobil Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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Gas and Power Marketing-Graduate Scheme Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

Interviewed at Exxon Mobil

Interview Details Online tests and phone interview

Interview Question – What did you do when you had to give negative feedback to someone   Answer Question

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Chemical Engineer Interview

Chemical Engineer
Fawley, Hampshire, South East England, England

I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Exxon Mobil.

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
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Refining, Chemicals & EMEEL Graduate Scheme Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Fawley, Berkshire, South East England, England

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Exxon Mobil 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

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Engineering Summer Placement Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

Interviewed at Exxon Mobil

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

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Accepted Offer

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Very Easy Interview

Summer Placement Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and interviewed at Exxon Mobil.

Interview Details Face to face interview at university looking to establish motivation for applying to the company and reasons for course choice. very friendly interviewers (2) who are alumni from your university.

Interview Question – when have you ever had to make an unpopular decision   Answer Question

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Financial Analyst Interview

Financial Analyst
Leatherhead, England

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Exxon Mobil.

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

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Aviation Fuel Undergraduate Placement Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Leatherhead, England

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Exxon Mobil 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

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Accepted Offer

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Gas Graduate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Camberley, England

The process took a day - interviewed at Exxon Mobil in February 2010.

Interview Details Competency based interview. Exxon makes quite a lot of use of these types of questions these days and I love them .Please describe a time where you had to convince a group of your idea and how you handled the situation?
Another challenge is the continuing need for new, breakthrough technologies that can help find, develop and/or produce oil and gas. Technology more than anything else has been the driving force behind the industry’s ability to deliver increased oil and gas production safely, efficiently and in an environmentally sound manner.

Interview Question – What is the challenge facing the oil industry   View Answer

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Accepted Offer

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Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Beaumont, TX (US)

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Exxon Mobil in November 2013.

Interview Details I applied for an internship on the company's website and via NSBE through a scholarship opportunity. I was contacted by the Baton Rouge location within about 3 weeks after submitting an application. The process of setting up a phone interview took about a week. During the interview I was asked questions such as past leadership roles, most liked/disliked subject and why, and future goals and interests. I didn't hear back from Exxon for almost an entire two months. Then out of the blue, I was contacted by the Exxon Beaumont location so set up another interview. I was asked similar questions during this phone interview. Another 2 weeks passed by then I was asked if I would like to accept an offer to intern during the summer. This entire process (day of application submission to receiving an offer) lasted from October to December.

Interview Question – How have your leadership roles benefited you?   Answer Question

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Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Engineering Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Antwerp (Belgium)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Exxon Mobil in March 2014.

Interview Details The interview took place at the antwerp refinery. Basic interview questions were asked to see if I have the right attitude to work for exxon. Why exxon? Give a situation in life where you had to make a tough decision? Have you also applied somewhere else? Are you a good team-player, show with an example. interview took 40 minutes

Interview Question – set up a mathematical formula for the number of diagonals in polygon.   Answer Question

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