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Updated 11 Dec, 2014
Updated 11 Dec, 2014
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    Instrumentation and Controls Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at ExxonMobil in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through careers site for a new grad position. Interview took place on campus and involved two employees who would I would not be working with if I gained the position. This was only the first round of the interviewing process and I was told the second round would take place with someone I would work with and would have more technical information. Questions were all behavioral based.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me of a time when you had to sacrifice quality to complete a task.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Product Line Technical Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Moncton, NB
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Moncton, NB
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at ExxonMobil in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Got a call from the HR for the interview. Only one interview with two managers and the HR person. Each person did a separate interview. Took about an hour and a half. They asked me to fill out the background check as well and email it to them. Nothing too difficult.

    Interview Questions
    • Just typical questions like why do you think that you are the most qualified candidate?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Facilities Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint John, NB
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint John, NB
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at ExxonMobil in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    In interview process starts between 8:30 to 12:00, and it will be ended with a lunch. You will have two interview season and between each on them you have a chance to have a friendly chat with one of the experience employee in the company. They will also assign you an interview body, who will accompany you during whole interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a situation that you have a problem with your co worker. how you react to that situation?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Computer Science/Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at ExxonMobil in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed for the co-op position, it was quite fair and no technical questions at all, all are behavior type questions that require you to provide very specific example(description, how to overcome the difficulties, the outcome ) So be prepared with specific examples that can demonstrate your soft skills and also some projects experiences if you're applying for a tech position.

    Interview Questions
    • Please tell us a time that you've done beyond the requirements.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Mechanical Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview Details

    I applied on-line and within 2 days an on-line numerical test was sent to me. I completed the test and after 2 weeks I got an invitation for a telephone interview. I did the telephone interview but haven't heard back yet.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the biggest decision you had to make?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Process Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It appeared that they interviewed a few hundred people for the position. The interview was about 2 hours. A lot of the questions were similar and dealt with how would you deal with this.

    Interview Questions
    • If you absolutely had to meet a deadline, but there was no way the job could be done safely in the amount of time allotted, how would you hand it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I got the interview through my current spupervisor who refered me to the recruiter. Only faced the initial phone interview by the team leader. Phone interview lasted for about 45 mins

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through website, passed the psychometric tests and then was emailed with notification of telephone interview, whole process took about 3 weeks or so. Results were also very quick, only about 2 days after.

    Interview Questions
    • Please tell me a time when you analysed numerical data to reach a conclusion.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview Details

    On campus interview, standard hour long STAR grilling. Phone interview, then onsite interview at refinery. Night before is informal dinner with engineers who recently started. Next day is for real. At least 4 45 min interviews, 3 technical, one with department head. They thoroughly vet your technical skills, project leadership experience, and overall personality type. More STAR questions thrown in. It seems to me that they are looking for type A, power driven people. Know first of all that it's a manufacturing business, then a business environment, with a little engineering thrown in.
    Honestly, I didn't meet one stereotypical nerd/geek the whole day. Engineers there don't stay engineers for long. Most move on to leadership roles or business roles.

    A good tip would be to have your projected career on your mind. Decide if you want technical track, management track, or business track. Stick to that the whole day. The interviewers meet at the end of the day before you go into the boss man final interview and hash you out. Above all, know yourself. If you aren't the kind of person who will fit into an environment of constant competition for your whole career, they will find out, and fast. Employees are constantly ranked versus each other on a tiered scale, with the bottom half of the tier needing remediation. It's not for the faint of heart or those who "just want to be an engineer".

    All that being said, the people were pretty great. Top notch guys from MIT and all the big schools. They really get the best of the best. If that's you, and you can also deal with living in the relative crapholes these places are located in, the money is insane for someone right out of school, and the benefits sounded pretty good.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you were leading a team on a project with multiple solutions. How did you come up with a strategy and create buy-in in your group?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gainesville, FL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gainesville, FL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview Details

    All behavioral questions, funny enough. The most technical thing they asked me was about my previous internship experience. I went to the mix and greet dinner the night before, and everyone working there seemed EXTREMELY happy BUT preoccupied with how much money they were making there.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most difficult challenge you've had to overcome?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

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