Royal Dutch Shell Interview Questions

Updated 26 Sep 2014
Updated 26 Sep 2014
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    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Royal Dutch Shell.

    Interview Details

    Their processing time is really fast. I received my phone interview just less than 2 weeks after I submitted my application online. However, the phone interview is really tough and took a longer time than I expected (Approx 1.5 hours). They asked so many questions in terms of my previous experiences. For future candidates, just remember to prepare as many examples as possible.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked to provide so many examples for one skills.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Royal Dutch Shell.

    Interview Details

    Very friendly, first half was why I wanted to Join Shell. Second half was about competencies

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Internship Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Royal Dutch Shell.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got a call after a week. I was not able to answer the hone call so i missed my opportunity for the job interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the best achievement did you have in your previous career ?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Graduate Petroleum Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Royal Dutch Shell.

    Interview Details

    applied on SHELL website and then did the online assessments which i passed then offered a phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Basically it is what i can summarized for the Shell phone interview:

      a) First part
      They asked about
      - your job preferences.

      (Check the info you filled in application form)

      b) Second part

      Criteria: Achievement
      Elaborate one of your project or one accomplishment you are proud of:
      - Position / responsibility you hold
      - Contribution in team
      - Problems / Challenges faced in achieving it?
      - How you solved the problems?
      - How other people view your accomplishments?
      - Involved in decision making?
      - Situation when you had a difference of opinion with someone else.
      - How did you resolve it?
      - A situation where you had to communicate with different types of people.

      Criteria: Relationship
      - Have you ever had a situation where you had a misunderstanding with someone?
      - How did you solve it? What are your strategies?
      - Tell me a situation you have to speak to different people of different ranks.How do you speak to different types of people. What are your techniques?

      c) Third part

      Criteria: Capacity
      Imagine you're in a multinational corporation similar like shell. Discuss on one of the given topics so that your actions would be able to impact the organization.

      Topics:
      -CO2 emission
      -R&D
      -Changing percentage of male and female students in universities
      -The use of internet in business environment
      -High quality graduate for the employment market
      -Recruiting and retaining talented individual
      -Education institutions and their role to prepare students for employment.

      Questions to be asked:
      - What do you understand from the topic?
      - How, with the course that you want to take would enable you to contribute to this company through this topic?
      - What are the strength and weakness of the topic?
      ture?
      - What would be the challenges faced by the company?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Royal Dutch Shell in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Online application, online test (situational and numerical), face to face interview

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to accomplish something under pressure: what were the key decisions you took during this time?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Royal Dutch Shell.

    Interview Details

    The online reasoning test was straight forward. Make sure you can justify your decisions. There is no time limit, so take your time and consider what would be the most logical response.
    The numerical test is not particularly hard, but the time constraint adds pressure. The obvious thing to do is practice the widely available online examples first, and be confident you can work out the typical solutions quickly.
    For the telephone interview, emphasis was on working relationships and other common competencies. My advice is to put some time in and think about your experiences and how these demonstrate core competencies. In my case, I was interviewed by an experienced technical member of staff. The interviewer was vey friendly and I enjoyed the process. In some ways, there is unlimited prep one can do, for a good interview (as i had) takes examples you've given and really pulls them apart, for example picking on particular parts of your answer and investigate this further. With that said, another piece of very obvious advice is do not lie. No knowledge of the company was required in my case, but I think referring to the company (current/past projects etc) was appreciated. Haven't done the next stage yet... good luck.

    Interview Questions
    • "You mentioned a particular relationship. What problems did you encounter with this?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    n/a - haven't finished yet
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Geologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Aberdeen, Scotland
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Royal Dutch Shell.

    Interview Details

    I was sponsored by Shell for my Masters course. I took part in an assessed internship over three months. Nailed the technical work, getting 77% on my thesis. Final employment decision is carried out by HR which includes a 15 minute presentation to HR followed by an hour of capacity questions. I guess they didn't think I was Shell enough.

    Interview Questions
    • A time when you dealt with a conflict.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Assessed Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months - interviewed at Royal Dutch Shell in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. First step is to upload your CV and additional personal information. The second step involves completing 2 different online tests. One to determine your critical thinking, the second to determine your mathematical skills. Successfully passing this stage, you will be invited for a phone interview or face-face interview. I had a phone interview which was scheduled one month in advance. The interview lasted 1-1.5 hours. I heard the outcome of the interview 5 weeks later. This was longer than expected, as the interviewer informed me it would take only 5 working days.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation on the type of internship (junior, non assessed, assessed), location and discipline.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Business Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Royal Dutch Shell in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Regular. Not that tough but I still got a reject.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Royal Dutch Shell.

    Interview Details

    Had a face-to-face first round interview with Shell recently for their graduate program. I indicated my preference for a role in Finance. This only involved questions on Shell's 'A' and 'R' but nothing on 'C' as they previously used to have.

    The interview was very standard - the normal questions of proud achievements, working well within a team, conflicts of interests faced in a team etc. Following this, there were motivation questions regarding why that industry, why Shell, and why that role.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me an example of a time you looked to achieve excellence/quality?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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