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Refinery Process Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil in November 2013.
Interview Details The overall process took something like 1 month. I had first of all a personality interview/test than I was called back 1 week later to take part in another set of interviews in the Trecate Refinery. Two weeks later I had a full day of interwievs (part in english and part in italian) at the refiney with maangers and engineers. Some interviews were just about yourself and you personality, some itnerviews more problem solving type and more focused on your technical background
Interview Question – Explain in detail how a refinery works and the chemical processes involved Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation, the salary and benefits are really good
Network Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at ExxonMobil.
Interview Details interviewed as contractor, so it might be different for full time employees, one round.
Interview Question – Nothing, if you know your stuff its a straight forward interview Answer Question
Negotiation Details – NA
Marketing Consultant Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at ExxonMobil 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
Intern Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at ExxonMobil in October 2013.
Interview Details Really strait forward. Standard questions
Interview Question – none, it was an on campus interview Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I needed to take a class during the summer
Upstream Research Scientist Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at ExxonMobil 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? Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
Chemical Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil in September 2013.
Interview Details Dropped my resume off at our campus career fair. Received a call and scheduled an on campus interview with one of their recruiters. Basic behavioral interview that lasted approximately one hour. The majority of the interview was spend discussing my prior internships, extra curricular activities, and research. Received a call about a week later and scheduled an on site interview for the following week. The on site interview included five interviews: two behavioral with supervisors, one technical with a technical expert, one with HR, and one with an executive. The whole day ran from about 7-2 including lunch with new hires and breakfast with a host. Received an offer two days later. The whole process took about 3 weeks from initial interview to offer letter.
Interview Question – Explain periods of unemployment or lack of involvement in organizations. What were you doing during that time? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate because compensation was far superior to competition.
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and interviewed at ExxonMobil.
Interview Details On campus interview. The interviewer was really nice and patient. We talked a lot about the coursework and the research experience I had within the past few years. I have really a lot of diverse and interesting research opportunities. After the interview, I haven't heard from them for the next round.
Interview Question – I would say it is pretty technical. The interviewer knows a lot about what he is dealing with, and I tried to sell my research ideas as much as possible. Answer Question
Project Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at ExxonMobil in November 2013.
Interview Details I went through a recruiter at a hiring conference. I was interviewing for 3 potential positions. Based on my preferences of big/small city, office/refinery, travel, etc... That narrowed down what specific position they would interview for. All three interviewers were polite/professional, and got right to the point.
I was not selected for an on site follow on interview.
They were primarily looking for leadership/project management.
They asked about my strengths, I said I was analytical and they asked for an example where I applied it.
Interview Question – What's your most significant leadership accomplishment? Answer Question
GREF Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and interviewed at ExxonMobil.
Interview Details One Campus interview- about 30 minutes. Mostly all behavioral questions. I think my interview went ok but I was under the impression from the start that Exxon rarely hires for the GREF department but will still sometimes "check out" a candidate. I wasnt even interviewing for a specific position, just the GREF dept in general which is why you'll notice I listed a department for as the job title.
Interview Question – over coming challenges with a team mate. Answer Question
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