ExxonMobil Research Engineer Interview Questions

Updated 23 Sep, 2014
Updated 23 Sep, 2014
12 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

77%
22%
0%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

83%
8%
8%

Interview Difficulty

2.8
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

12 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty

 

Research Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Campus (Nepal)
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Campus (Nepal)
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at ExxonMobil in September 2014.

Interview Details

I went to their information session and got a phone call about campus interview in one or two days. The interview process lasted about 50 mins. I'll waiting for their response.

Interview Questions
  • It is not very formal, and the questions include research as well as two behavioral questions. Nothing really difficult.   Answer Question
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Other Interview Reviews for ExxonMobil

  1.  

    Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Clinton, NJ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Clinton, NJ (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at ExxonMobil in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interviews included a 60 min 1:1 campus interview, a 60 min phone interview, and a full day on-site interview. The on-site interview started with an HR interview followed by my 60 minute seminar. I then had 6 45 min 1:1 interviews and a site tour. The campus interviewer seemed distracted and rushed, but my other experiences were positive. Questions were both technical and behavioral.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to explain part of my work that was not the main focus, to determine how fully I understand the overall process.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did no negotiating based on comments I saw here and by comparing my offer to a friend's offer who already works there.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at ExxonMobil in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my application on the University's carrer link and then got a campus interview, lasting about 30-40 mins. Based on the resume, asking some behavioral questions, such as the most challenge task, how to work as a team player. The interviewer is nice, but I got no offer after one week.

    Interview Questions
    • behavioral questions, such as the most challenge task, how to work as a team player.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at ExxonMobil in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Campus interview. Submitted a resume. Called for HR interview. Interview went off fine, and I was told I'd hear back if they have an opening for someone with my skill set.

    Interview Questions
    • Standard HR questions - nothing that cannot be answered using a STAR approach. For example, did you work on this project alone or was this a team effort? What are the names of those who contributed to this project before you?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  4. We want your feedback – Is this interview information helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview Details

    Excellent process

    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days - interviewed at ExxonMobil.

    Interview Details

    The process was through campus interview. The interview was pleasant - very little technical questions and mainly about PhD dissertation

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Baytown, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baytown, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 months - interviewed at ExxonMobil in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    First applied through campus career fair. They would like to hire students with high GPA and at the same time with social activities and leadership skills. On the career fair day, there was a small conversation between me and one of the hiring group. He invited me to a 1:1 interview next day. The interview was behavioral type. The interviewer makes you feel very comfortable. 3-4 days later I got an email saying that my CV was recommended to the main system. 2 weeks later, I got the phone interview and invited to an on-site interview. The whole interview process was very well organized and pleasant!!! On site interview consisted of many 1:1 interviews and an hour long presentation (for a PhD candidate).

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation that you run out of resources? What did you do to overcome it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at ExxonMobil in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Applied through campus career center and ExxonMobil website, talked to the recruiters during info session and career fair. They were all very nice and kind. Got notified two weeks before the interview (first round, on campus). I am looking for full-time opportunities, so I know the on campus interview will probably all be behavioral. Took some time to prepare for typical questions. And went over the resume for every detail.

    Got notified for second round interview (site visit) after a week of the campus one, the date hasn't been set yet, will probably be early Nov. Will update status later.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at ExxonMobil in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    I am a phd student and I got this interview by applying to the university career center. Was offered an on-campus interview. The interviewer was a chemical engineering phd who now is in charge of a lab at XOM's research center in New Jersey. The interview came straight to the point from the start: random resume questions(10-15min), behavioral questions (15-20min), and a Q&A period(5-10min).

    The interview questions are reasonable. No odd balls. But this was my first job interview and my lack of experience made me a little ill-prepared(I prepared a lot on the "tell me about yourself" and "why XOM" kind of thing but downplayed the behavioral questions. Turns out the former were never touched upon). Also I'm an international student so my English is not seasoned enough to handle emergency situations smoothly. I could have responded much better.

    One thing I don't like about the way they organized the interview is that you are not interviewed for a specific position. They just wanted to take a look on the candidates and then go back and see whether some of their departments want people with experiences like yours. I guess it's more efficient for a big company like XOM to do it this way. However, I find it annoying because I don't know what skill sets I need to highlight if I don't know what functions I am expected to contribute( guess I could have asked, but they seems to not care at this point). It's also hard to build a bond between you and the interviewer because the interviewer may work on a complete different research area and have little idea/interest about the significance of your skills( and vice versa).

    I haven't heard back from them yet and I'd be surprised if I got passed to the second round. The interviewer did mention that the next interview round will be conducted by people from specific departments that matches my background.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at ExxonMobil in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume to campus career center. Given a chance to interview 1:1 with ExxonMobil general recruitment. Phone interview a few months later with specific division recruitment. Site interview offered. Site interview consisted of several 1:1 interviews with different levels of management/senior technical. One hour presentation w/ Q/A. After offer was accepted, drug test and background check.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating. They pay well enough.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

Worked for ExxonMobil? Contribute to the Community!

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates who said that their interview experience was positive, neutral or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.