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NASA Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2014

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No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Co-Op Interview

Co-Op
Clear Lake, TX

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at NASA in November 2013.

Interview Details – Submitted application via email, heard back around 3 weeks later with a phone call to set up a time for a videoconference interview. I was instructed to download specific software to use for the interview. The videoconference interview was with a group of four people from HR and Communications departments. Pretty normal softball questions asked: "Why do you want to work here?" "What do you want to contribute?", etc. Barely asked about prior work experiences.

Interview Question – Asked for specific reasons why college GPA was "on the low end" of the range they had suggested on application.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Co-Op Interview

Co-Op

I applied through college or university and the process took 6 days - interviewed at NASA.

Interview Details – Applied at school job fair, interviewed a few days later. Standard behavioral interview. Very personable. Not difficult.

Interview Question – Greatest weakness   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Materials Engineering Intern Interview

Materials Engineering Intern
San Francisco, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at NASA in January 2012.

Interview Details – Initial contact was in Berkeley Career Fair. I submitted my resume and the NASA representative showed a lot of interest on one of my personal robotics projects. After several weeks, I received an email asking to send my personal project portfolio and my updated resume. Two weeks later I had a phone interview which started with a 10 minute explanation of the kind of work I would be doing, and a 15 minute test about technical questions related to aeronautics and mechanical engineering.

Interview Question – Was asked which materials would I choose for certain components of a spaceship taking into account reliability, weight and strength. Most of the components were pretty   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Engineer Interview

Intern Engineer

Interviewed at NASA

Interview Details – contacted by HR rep and asked basic interview questions, schedule of internship had been bumped back already due to funding, job opening was eventually cancelled


No Offer

Neutral Experience

NONE Interview

NONE

Interviewed at NASA

Interview Details – Long. very long interview.

Interview Question – Do no recall questions   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Branch Chief Interview

Branch Chief
Washington, DC

I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at NASA in October 2011.

Interview Details – Multiple step interview process, each with a panel, final interview outweighs all other application information. Interviewers were professional and answered questions, they did not rush the process.

Interview Question – If you were The NASA administrator, what message would you deliver to parents.   Answer Question

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