The pack includes:
- Numerical Reasoning
- Verbal Reasoning
- Logical Reasoning (Inductive & Deductive)
- Situational Judgment Tests
- Personality Tests
Exxon Mobil Corp. is a worldwide oil company based in New Jersey, United States. It was founded in 1870 by John D Rockefeller, and today is one of the most prestigious companies in the oil industry.
As of 2019, Exxon Mobil has locations on 40 countries, owns more than 29.000 gas stations worldwide and is a leading brand in motor oil. The company offers a wide range of career opportunities ranging from commercial and business, geoscience, legal, research and technology, engineering, finance, accounting and taxes among many other departments.
Exxon Mobil’s Hiring Process
The process can be seen as simple as there is plenty of information available on their official website. However, keep in mind that the company receives thousands of application on a daily basis.
Below we summarize the process to help you land the job of your dreams.
Starting the Application
If you are interested in pursuing a career with Exxon Mobil, the first thing you should know is that the company (like many others) only accepts online applications.
In the link mentioned above, you will find all the available job openings. Once you have selected the field to which you want to apply, you will be able to filter your search by location, job type, job title, and date posted. Once you click on the selected job title, a new window will appear in which you will find a brief extract of the company history and culture, job description, qualifications needed, tasks, and responsibilities. Here is where you start your application.
If you are open to several locations, you can use their interactive map. Simply select the country and city you are interested in, and a pop-up will show you the positions available in those specific locations.
After creating a username and password on their portal, you will also be asked to provide the following information:
- A valid email address and phone number.
- A current address.
- Your resume as Word .doc files or PDF.
- A one-page cover letter
- Legal and immigration forms.
- Referral information (if applicable).
Once you finish creating your profile, you will be required to answer a group of qualification questions and job-specific questions. Also, you will need to fill out a disclaimer in which you must state if you were previously interviewed or employed by Exxon Mobil and a separated disclaimer were they ask if you were employed by PWC (Pricewaterhouse Coopers.)
Please wait until you receive a confirmation email with the application number in case you later want to track it. However, Exxon Mobil will keep you up-to-date through texts and emails.
Their response time varies from 2-8 weeks after you apply, depending on job position level, location, etc. In case you meet all the requirements, you will be contacted to schedule an interview.
Interviews at Exxon Mobil
Exxon Mobil has different interview processes for different positions:
- Preliminary Phone or Skype Interview
You will first get a call, either by phone or through Skype, by one of the recruiters. Here, he/she will examine your CV, take a better look into your qualifications, and ask a series of very straightforward question to understand your interests better. This portion is not long. However, you may be required to schedule a second interview if the recruiter sees fit. If this is the case, do not worry! More often than not, it means they are interested and will like to get to know you better.
- On-campus Interview
The on-campus interviews take place when the recruiting team visits colleges to interview students interested in internships, trainee programs, and apprenticeships. Typically conducted in a career fair, candidates are asked to fill out a questionnaire, answer a few standard questions, and provide their resume.
If selected, you then will get an email (or call) for a formal interview.
- Technical Interview
Technical interviews are only conducted when applying to specific engineering or operations positions. These are meant to evaluate your problem-solving capacities and abilities. It is commonly taken at a facility or company headquarters, and depending on the job may last 30-45 minutes.
- Research Interview
Let’s start by saying that this is a very unusual type of interview. Exxon Mobil only conducts it when the job requires a scientific experience. On these interviews, candidates need to present a thesis or a research paper before an expert panel, which will decide if you qualify for the job.
Exxon Mobil’s Assessment Tests
The Exxon Mobil assessment portion is extensive and an essential part of the application procedure. If you do not pass the test(s), you will have to wait two years before re-applying. Thus, preparing and studying for this portion is very important!
Please note that the assessment tests vary according to the position.
All entry-level candidates will need to pass a test similar to other standardized tests you might have taken in the past. It will take 4-5 hours to complete it and includes the following sections:
There is also a portion of the exam that contains questions from various realms such as numerical applications, use of information, mechanical aptitude, and data checking accuracy.
For some positions, you will only be required to take a shorter version of the previously described assessment test. Nonetheless, almost every candidate will need to complete the language proficiency, reading comprehension, math, and technical skills portions.
Finalizing the Process
Exxon Mobil, like many other multinational companies, requires candidates to undergo a thorough screening process that might include: health check, blood test, and drug screening.
This article covers the complete hiring process for a position in Exxon Mobil. Although it could be a long (up to 2 months), it is one of the most desirable companies to work for in the industry.