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Junior Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton in July 2014.
Interview Details – Applied for the position through their website, was contacted through HR about a week later and we set up an interview for the following week. Went in for a panel interview where we discussed my resume and relevant experience, as well as some behavioral type questions which were easy to answer. After the interview I then toured the facilities and got a look at what it would be like to work there. Overall easy interview but despite that there were more qualified candidates so I was not extended an offer.
Interview Question – Explain the process of terminating a CAT5 cable. Answer Question
Consultant, Strategic Communications Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton in May 2010.
Interview Details – Went the through the hiring process on two separate occasions: once in 2004 when I ended up receiving a job offer and accepting that job offer; a second time back in 2010 ( after I had left the company several years before for another opportunity). In 2010 I did not receive an offer, partly because I think the position/project didn't align with my experience.
Both times the process was similar: interviewed on the same day with three different team members. Each interview lasted about 20-30 min. It was obvious that each interviewee was assigned a different task, in terms of vetting me as a candidate. One interview was tailored toward personality, what I enjoyed outside of work - more conversational. Another interview asked specific questions, in regards to previous work experience and situations I had encountered (for example, a time I encountered a stalled project ... ). In both cases, the third and final interview seemed to be aimed at finding out how passionate I was about the subject at hand, the position, etc...
In 2010, I did receive a scheduled writing test that I had one hour to complete from my computer at home.
Overall, not a bad experience, and everyone I encountered in the interview process was professional and courteous.
Interview Question – It was about project experience: name a time that the scope of the project completely changed and how you handled it (one question that comes to mind - admittedly, I don't remember the rest of those questions ... for some reason I kind of froze up on those questions – I do remember that ... ) Answer Question
Web Developer/UI Designer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton in June 2014.
Interview Details – I applied online, got a phone call from one of the recruiters to schedule for an interview. The whole interview took one hour with three different interviewers. They mainly ask about my web design process and how I would approach things. They also asked me some problem solving questions and to see how I would tackle the problem.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work at Booz Allen? Answer Question
Consultant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton in July 2014.
Interview Details – Was contact by a recruiter after an employee referral via email to set up a phone conversation. It was a mini phone interview with the recruiter and I followed up and got a response 9 days later to set up an on-site interview at the McLean office. We were in a room with an overview of the company and the department then had two 30-min interviews with two different people. There were multiple interviews going on in the same room. Both my interviewers were reading my resume there at the table and one just picked a bullet, read it to me and asked me about it. The first one seemed like she was about ready to go home as the interview was towards the end of the work day. She seemed pretty uninterested in the entire process and talking to me. The second person did a much better job. Questions were behavioral and asked about past experiences. No contact information was given for the interviewers or the head recruiter.
Interview Question – What consulting skills would you bring to the team? Answer Question
Intelligence Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton in July 2011.
Interview Details – After submitting a resume to a colleague, the recruiting team made a contact via email and arranged phone interview. After the phone interview, a technical interview was scheduled. The technical interview included introduction of the job opening and a brief overview of contract applied. Series of knowledge based questions followed. Overall, the interview was conducted in formal and professional manner. Interviewers kept the questions and comments simple and clear.
Interview Question – The details of technical questions were overall unexpected, however, not too terrible. Answer Question
Cyber Security Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton.
Interview Details – I thought the interview went well. Met with two senior level personnel and was asked basic technical and behavioral type of questions. None of the questions were too difficult to answer. Discussed my past work experiences and what I do at my current job. Although I thought the interview went well, I did not receive an offer.
Interview Question – Tell us a difficult encounter at your current job. Answer Question
Office Management Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton in June 2014.
Interview Details – I was contacted a week prior to my interview for a phone screening. HR asked me questions about my experience and what my salary expectations were. The latter kind of threw me off because I wasn't sure what the range was so I settled on the average salary for my career field which I had researched.
The interview itself was fairly straight forward. I was brought into a conference room and a team member from each part of the office came in. It was kind of a tag team approach, as one finished they would go grab the next person. . I really liked that because they all had different perspectives and explained what their piece of the puzzle was that ultimately contributes to the client's needs.
Interview Question – I felt really over prepared for the experience because they didn't ask any behavioral questions or any typical interview questions really. The only question they did ask was why I wanted to work for the company. Answer Question
Bioinformatics Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton in June 2014.
Interview Details – I was contacted by one of their recruiters who first read through the job description and asked me about my experience and attempted to do a brief evaluation of whether I fit. She wasn't technically oriented, so that was of somewhat limited value. She asked for my absolute minimum salary, and read a disclaimer that it would not be used in any capacity other than to ensure that I wasn't automatically a bad fit. I haven't had an offer yet, so I don't know if they are being truthful about that.
A couple weeks later the recruiter notified me that the team wanted to interview me. I was placed in an office and four sets of people sequentially interviewed me, with different roles on the team. Most of the questions were fairly standard interview questions, describing experiences, talking about programming, etc. Only one "behavioral" question was given, and that one by the senior consultant.
I am awaiting a final decision, but funding for the position hasn't been secured yet. But they have been open about communicating on this.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you faced a challenge, and how did you overcome it? Answer Question
Junior Business Analyst IT Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton in February 2014.
Interview Details – Applied through Linkedin, and got a call within a couple hours to set up an HR interview. The HR guy liked me and was going to pass my information to the Hiring Manager, Job got put on hold and i never got a call back.
Interview Question – No Difficult questions since it was HR screening Answer Question
Project Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton.
Interview Details – I talked to three different people and they all were interested in getting to know what my ideal team was, ideal work environment, etc. They wanted to hear about my military service, if I've had to work with Army and civilians, etc.
Interview Question – Nothing really unexpected. I'm waiting to hear back on whether or not I get an offer. Answer Question
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