Booz Allen Hamilton Interview Questions

Updated Apr 17, 2015
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Interview

    Recruiter found my resume online and contacted me. We spoke about the information contained in my resume and my background in general. Interview was several days later and it was easy going and relaxed. Not stressful at all. Not what I expected.

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    Communications Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Interview

    The interview process was great, the woman I spoke to really took the time to get to know me and learn more about what my interests were. She went through my resume with me and provided me ample time to talk through my experiences.

    Interview Questions

    • How has your communications background prepared you for this position?   Answer Question
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    Unknown Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Easy Interview
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Interview

    Having previously been employed with Booz Allen for 8 years, I expected some degree of understanding that, at a minimum, I'm fully qualified to return to employment there. Apparently not...they sent me through to a job fair style large interview event. Had I known this prior to showing up, I would have pushed back. What made the whole process confusing was once I passed through this stage to the individual interview, they were never clear what exactly it was I was interviewing for. I understood they were very interested in winning more work in the client space I had just left and wanted to lean on that opportunity but the lack of clarity into my role or expectations made the entire "interview" difficult from my end.

    I met with the Principal of the team who then passed me on to an Associate level manager. Having been on both sides of the Booz interview process before, the entire interview seemed disjointed and lacking focus. Additionally, since I had already met with the individual that actually has hiring authority (the Principal), I found the 2nd discussion with the Associate a bit of a waste. Overall it left me thinking they hadn't taken a turn for the better since I left them a few years previously.

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    • Just general discussion around my experience and, specifically, the client I had just been working with since they were interested in expanding in that area.   Answer Question
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Average Interview
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Interview

    It was three back to back in person interviews each about 30-40 minutes.
    Mostly behavior questions, questions about my past projects and some basic OOP questions.
    1 example of code was provided, had to debug it if anything was wrong with it and explain its time complexity.
    Very informative and nice interviewers,

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    Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Interview

    I was out of country during the interview process however the company was extremely accommodating to the circumstances and was still able to conduct a professional interview via email. If this is how they value their potential employees, I would love to work with them everyday as this shows me they are reasonable and care about their people.

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    • What do I think is my most valuable skill?   1 Answer
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    Lead Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton (Washington, DC) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Very confusing, disjointed, ambiguous and unclear at BAH in terms of their interview process. No job description, no explanation of day to day duties or who the hiring manager/boss would be.

    Interview Questions

    • Very general questions about my background. Nothing specific to the job. The DID NOT have a job description ready by the time I had my in-person interview which was very disappointing and left me very unprepared. The recruiter just gave me very high-level info on what the job entailed. Enough to peak my interested, but not nearly enough for me to prepare.

      When I arrived on site for the interview, I had one name of a person to meet with, but I did not know thier title or position or if they were the hiring manager. When I asked "who does this position report to"? She looked at me like I was crazy. She said there really isn't a reporting structure, per se, but there is a person who writes your review. She didn't know who that person was. WOW!

      Then I met with 2 other guys who asked questions. At the end of it all, I really had no idea what the position entailed. I never heard back from anyone... I can't help but think that if they had given me just a job description, I could have formulated my answers much better and been prepared. I guess that's government contracting for you....
       
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    Information Systems Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton (El Segundo, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted by the hiring manager in another state via email, who then asked simple questions, like when I would be available to start working and what kind of salary I was thinking about. I then received another email with additional questions about my security clearance, since the job required one. I then got a phone call from a security manager verifying my security clearance level. After that I received another email scheduling an appointment for an over the phone interview. I interviewed over a conference call with four managers. I was okay at first, when they asked personality questions, but then they started asking very technical questions and although I know how I should have answered the questions, I got nervous cause I wan't prepared and didn't answer to the best of my knowledge. I was pretty intimidated. I wish I could have a "do over".

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    • How to re-image a computer?   1 Answer
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Interview

    Interviewed with two team members. First member was more on the technical side of the program. He asked more in-depth questions on knowledge of the program. Second member was more on finding out if I was the right fit for the position. Will I be able to strategically apply my knowledge to accomplish the mission with little to no supervision. I wasn't prepared for the scope of responsibilites because the position I applied for was a mid-level position and this was an interview on the senior-level.

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    • Have you written policies and directives?   1 Answer
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    Communications Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    No Offer
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    Average Interview
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton (Arlington, VA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online and was contacted by a recruiter about a month later. The phone screen was pretty quick, all the questions were basically things she could have gotten from my online application. A week later I was scheduled for an in-person at the Crystal City office. There were about 5 other candidates interviewing for the same position when I got there. Interview was with 3 separate people from the team. Most of the questions focused on why I wanted to work for Booz Allen and some behavioral questions. Interviewers were not very relaxed and it was not really a great experience. I wasn't interested in working for them anymore and accepted another offer.

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    Technical Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
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    Difficult Interview
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton (Charleston, SC) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I met with hiring manager via Skype and then met with next three levels of management in person. They asked challenging questions and wanted to know more about my background and level of technical experience. I was not able to obtain much of any information from the BAH team about the position itself because the project is gov't-related and classified.

    Interview Questions

    • Short open ended questions or situational questions, such as what would you do if you were in charge of a blotched project, etc. And ...how would go about loading code to the web? Tell me when things went really bad and what you did about it?   Answer Question

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