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Co-Op Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
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
Co-Op Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
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
Materials Engineering Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
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
Intern Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience)
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
Branch Chief Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
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