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Exxon Mobil Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014

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Engineering Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Berkeley, CA (US)

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Exxon Mobil 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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Systems Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Beaumont, TX (US)

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

Interview Details Flown to Beaumont, TX for an interview. HR was great taking care of all the accommodations. Interview was a full day. Talked to potential co-workers as well as potential direct supervisor and his boss. Fairly technical questions and why I wanted to move to Beaumont, etc. Thought I was a shoo-in since I have family in Beaumont, and really, who wants to move to Beaumont? However, did not get job offer.

Interview Question – Really, no difficult questions.   Answer Question

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Sales Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Exxon Mobil.

Interview Details Took about a month from the initial interview. Asked a ton of behavioral based interview. They really want to see if you are a good fit for the company. The way the company operates is that they don't want to hire you for a job but a career. So make sure you know your resume front and back and can speak articulately about your experiences.

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Gas and Power Marketing-Graduate Scheme Interview

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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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Intern Interview

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I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Exxon Mobil in September 2013.

Interview Details Was my first interview for an internship so I was not entirely sure what to expect. The interviewer was very professional - no deviation from the script. "The first question is... The second question is..." No real interaction/conversation between the two of us. Strictly questions and answers. All of the questions were behavioral, but I didn't have any experience at the time.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time where you demonstrated yourself as a leader in a culturally diverse environment? Tell me about a time where you resolved a conflict between you and a coworker?   Answer Question

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Entry Level Chemical Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Exxon Mobil.

Interview Details Had a first round interview on campus. Interviewed at a plant about 2.5 weeks later. Had four interviews at the plant, including one technical interview.

Told me they'd call me back in two weeks to let me know either way. Never heard back. Had to contact my on-campus interviewer to see where I stood. Never sent me my reimbursement back.

Interview Question – During the technical interview, my programming proficiency was tested. Interviewer handed me a piece of white paper and told me to write a program that did ________.   Answer Question

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Information Technology Interview

Information Technology
Houston, TX (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Exxon Mobil in March 2011.

Interview Details They came to the career fair at my university. I got selected to go to the first round of interviews. They look for experience, and ask questions how past experience or past situations and how you dealt with it. There were three different people interviewing during the interview. They would all ask questions.

Interview Question – How did you handle a difficult situation.   Answer Question

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Marketing Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Exxon Mobil in January 2014.

Interview Details I was excited about this interview, as my skills seemed like a perfect match for this position. The phone interview was with two people, and they explained their positions and roles. The first question they asked was about my education. I spoke about that. Then they asked me about my work history; I was 10 minutes into that when they interrupted me and said that my education was not sufficient and they would be in touch with the recruiter.
Frankly, my education may not have been enough for them, however, they clearly did not read my resume. Any questions and concerns they had should have been addressed prior to the phone interview, and not in the middle of it. That being said, I have to respect the fact that they were very upfront when they realized their oversight, and did not string me along. Still, it was disappointing as I could have nailed that job.

Interview Question – ----tell us about your education----   View Answer

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Upstream Research Scientist Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Exxon Mobil in September 2013.

Interview Details Meet the recruitment team at campus career fair and submitted my resume. Got phone call for a on campus interview. A research scientist interviewed me for 30 minuets. Most of them are behavior based question. Asked me questions on my resume and past projects.

Interview Question – Behavior based questions.
Describe a problems you encountered in the past and how did you handle it.
If your current research funding is cut what would you do?
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Senior Research Scientist Interview

Senior Research Scientist

Interviewed at Exxon Mobil

Interview Details I was selected for a campus interview. I was asked to describe my research background, no behavior question.

Interview Question – All technique questions.   Answer Question

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