ExxonMobil Interview Questions

Updated 27 Sep 2014
Updated 27 Sep 2014
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    Gas and Power Marketing-Graduate Scheme Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Online tests and phone interview

    Interview Questions
    • What did you do when you had to give negative feedback to someone   Answer Question
    No Offer
  2.  

    Chemical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fawley, Hampshire, South East England, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fawley, Hampshire, South East England, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you have used numerical reasoning   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Summer Placement Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at ExxonMobil.

    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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Refining, Chemicals & EMEEL Graduate Scheme Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fawley, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fawley, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • Give an example of a time you had to make a decision without having all the relevant information?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Leatherhead, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Leatherhead, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • Take a look at any competency interview, all questions are usually the same.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Aviation Fuel Undergraduate Placement Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Leatherhead, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Leatherhead, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gas Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Camberley, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Camberley, England
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at ExxonMobil 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 Questions
    • What is the challenge facing the oil industry   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    ExxonMobil Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied online and received an email from the recruiting captain at my school. I also applied on my school's career website. I interviewed in a small cubicle with an engineer. The interviewer mainly looked at my resume, chose a piece of resume, then asked for an example of me doing something during that activity. They'll ask you why their company, and my suggestion is to copy down phrases from the website, from alumni you talk to, and from the company website to use later when asked about the company. I've found it more comfortable to include the things an alumni told me when I answer this.

    Watch your body posture even when your mind is preoccupied with the question at hand. If you are moving too stiffly or abruptly you will come off as tense. If you rarely wear your dress clothes, wear them before the interview at least once for a few hours so you don't feel to stiff or confined in them.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you motivated your team.

      Tell me about how you problem solved in this experience on your resume.

      Why ExxonMobil?

      Why did you choose your major?
        View Answer
    No Offer
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Geoscience Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview Details

    Applied for an interview through school website and scheduled the interview within the week. The structure of the interview was just like I had seen on other reviews: I was asked about basically everything on my resume, down to the finest details. I was then asked about my plans for the future including long-term career goals. The interviewer then moved on the run-of-the mill interview questions ("tell me about a time when...."). The interviewer seemed to be going off of a list of questions until their timer went off signaling the end of the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • None of the questions were difficult or technical - just think about times when you had to work with a team, in a diverse environment, and had to come up with a novel idea.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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