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Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at ExxonMobil 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
Geoscience Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at ExxonMobil in September 2013.
Interview Details There was one interview only. The structure was half discussion about items on my resume and half STAR questions. The interviewer wrote down almost every response I had, and also took notes about my attire, smiling, general disposition. He wrote almost 2 pages of notes in the hour session. He gave me a combination of specific situation questions and open-ended questions that allowed me to talk about any achievement or experience I had in mind. Some people warned me that my particular interviewer was very mechanical or impersonal, but I felt he was very professional and was personal enough. I really enjoyed speaking with him.
Interview Question – After a set of specific questions, he asked: "Ok now while I write down some notes, I'd like to come up with a few items that we may have missed. Anything at all you want to mention." View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation for the internship offer.
Engineering Intern Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university - interviewed at ExxonMobil 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
Procurement Assistant ( Intern ) Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil in April 2012.
Interview Details The interview was conducted by two supervisors. In the beginning, it is the self-introduction followed by answering the questions from your resume. The talk is quite casual and interviewers are very nice. The entire interview takes about 1 hour to finish.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work in procurement department as you are an engineering student? View Answer
Negotiation Details – N.A.
Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at ExxonMobil.
Interview Details If you interview at campus you get offer to visit and get hosted by relatively new employee. Then you sen he day doing 3-4 interviews. These will typically be by one second line supervisor, a senior technical, department head, and finally business manager. If you do great you can get a spot offer.
Interview Question – During these site visits the managers get to ask whatever they want. Some keep it to conversation and some may choose to do a situational interview. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – As a new hire not sure how much negotiation one will really do.
Systems Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at ExxonMobil.
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
Very Easy Interview
Cashier Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at ExxonMobil in January 2013.
Interview Details I filled out an application and was called into the office by the manager to discuss qualifications for the job.
Interview Question – Questions were very simple to understand pertaining to the job. Answer Question
Sales Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil.
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.
Attorney Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil in November 2010.
Interview Details Interview took a full day; interviewed with 8 different attorneys; went to lunch with 2--was an opportunity for me to ask questions that would not be shared with those making the hiring decision
Interview Question – Why wasn't your class rank better than it was? (I thought this was a rude question, under the circumstances) Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Offer was well above my minimums on all accounts; didn't negotiate
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