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Interviews at Shell

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Shell.
Interview experience
Based on 326 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 297 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 276 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Shell

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, rating is 7.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, rating is 5.

Interview process length
About a day or two
41%
About a week
27%
About two weeks
13%
About a month
10%
More than one month
9%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
67%
Phone call/screening
32%
Background check
22%
Problem solving exercises
18%
Group interview
18%
Least reported steps
Other
8%
Take-home/sample work
4%
They have no interview
4%

What candidates say about the interview process at Shell

  • It was easy standard he questions
    Shared on 24 September 2019 - Site Manager - Banff, AB
  • Too complex
    Shared on 30 August 2018 - Facilities/Surface Surveillance Engineer - Calgary, AB
  • Fantastic. The best i have seen in my working experience. The level of transparency is indeed unique
    Shared on 29 January 2018 - Production Engineer - Lagos

Interview questions at Shell

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • How do you see yourself in 5 years time in this company?
    Shared on 13 March 2018 - Support Staff (Mechanical Engineer - Nun River Field
  • Ask me about my experience in customer services skill
    Shared on 22 February 2018
  • Typical graduate recruitment take the form of Recruitment Day, questions are IQ based, problem solving, case studies, in-tray/out-tray and business analysis.
    Shared on 4 November 2017 - Corrosion & Inspection Field Engineer - Lagos State

Interview tips at Shell

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)32%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)25%
  • Formal (business suit)21%
  • They didn’t have a dress code17%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)5%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Shell

  • Don’t get attached to the customers or your job. Because just like that someone will come and say see ya!!
    Shared on 4 September 2020 - Manager - Oshawa, ON
  • Très ponctuel
    Shared on 10 November 2019 - Chauffeur routier de gaz - Abidjan
  • Always stay honest and go far and beyond in order to learn everyday
    Shared on 3 April 2019 - Mechanical Field Engineer ASU - QATAR

The first interview at Shell

How candidates got an interview
  • Walk-In37%
  • Employee referral30%
  • Other12%
  • Recruiter contacted me6%
  • Paper application6%

How candidates received their first interview at Shell

  • Temp agency people ready
    Shared on 15 November 2020 - Sanitation Worker - Fort Saskatchewan, AB
  • I brother was working at shell, so he referred me. I cleared my interview in first try. My IELTS scores were really awesome and other skills allowed me to get this job.
    Shared on 17 July 2019 - Cashier - Regina, SK
  • I spoke to management.
    Shared on 10 February 2019 - General Maintenance and Sales - Canmore, AB
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