Booz Allen Hamilton Interview Questions

Updated Jun 20, 2015
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    Computer Network Exploitation Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton (Columbia, MD).

    Interview

    Booz Allen is a special company to interview with. I was contacted by one of many technical recruiters they have scattered throughout the US. After flooding my email inbox with requests to interview based off a resume I placed online through a job site, I responded. I spoke with the recruiter who seemed to be more interested in filling a quota, than actually listening to the skills I said I had and what I was looking to do. She never told me what job she was submitting me to interview for, and when I asked she told me I would be told at the "hiring event." Frustrating to say the least, because you are asking a former military member, who has been trained to fulfilled a number of jobs and roles to go interview for an unknown job. Fast forward...Interview/Hiring event day. I arrive early, but not too early. I report to the front desk to let them know I arrived and was waiting for the escort/admin assistant who set up the interview. Not sure who was the one being unprofessional, but the receptionist made the call, and then told me I was early and the escort said I was suppose to arrive at a certain time, so she will come get me then. It was said kind of rude and with a slight attitude. By the way, she didn't arrive when she said. She was about 10 mins late. Anyway, I was escorted to my interview where I was smacked in the face with a technical interview. Definitely was not prepared to be smacked in the face with a college type entrance exam in the first minute of arriving. That definitely did not go well. My interviewer seemed like he was more interested in playing stump the chump, then finding out about my skills and what I could provided to the company. Oh yea, by the way, I still was not told what was position was being submitted for, just the contract. I am assuming they wanted me to be an exploitation analyst, but still not sure. They were talking to me as if I applied to their company, but I did not. Their recruiters contacted me and said I was a good fit for their organization and this "event" was suppose to find the best fit utilizing my skill sets.

    After the interview, I realized that this company is not for me. If I am kept in the dark on something as simple as an interview, then what else can I be kept in the dark on when it comes to working for this company. Booz Allen prides themselves on being the best and the most professional in the business. But based on my brief encounter with them, I question that.

    Interview Questions

    • Technical questions in reference to computer networks and hacking.   1 Answer
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    Intelligence Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    Mine was short. It started with an email from one of the recruiters. He asked me to respond back quickly with a few short questions. Probably a few days later, I received a call in the middle of my lunch break from the person I had emailed. It wasn't such a bad experience, just would have been nice if they would've scheduled a time with you rather than call out of the blue for a phone interview. I was caught off guard but answered questions to the best of my ability. He then informed me that a Hiring Manager would follow up with me the next week for a second interview. Never happened. Emailed the recruiter twice to follow up after the week had passed, but never received a response.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have a current clearance? Do you have any experience with the AOR? Why do you want to work for BAH?   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

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    Communications Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    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,

    Interview Questions

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    Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

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

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    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".

    Interview Questions

    • How to re-image a computer?   1 Answer
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you written policies and directives?   1 Answer

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