QinetiQ North America Interview Questions

Updated Aug 18, 2015
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    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at QinetiQ North America.

    Interview

    15 minute discussion. No technical questions whatsoever. It was a basic conversation to a few engineers regarding work I have done in the past. I received a short tour of the building and was out the door within 20 minutes of arriving, including wait time in the lobby. My recruiter called me later that day with an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were about personality and teamworking skills rather than engineering skills and capabilities.   Answer Question
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    LAN Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at QinetiQ North America.

    Interview

    Initial Phone Screen and than a Personal Interview accompanied by a background check. The process was well coordinated and the requirements were clearly indicated. I received an offer after my initial background investigation

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at QinetiQ North America.

    Interview

    interview with hiring manager and many others, gave presentation. Questions about background and education. Need a citizenship for military contracts. It used to be fast process. very smart people are working there.

    Negotiation

    understand your level of expertise, and you can get what you ask

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    Data Monitor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at QinetiQ North America.

    Interview

    How do you feel about smaller work environments

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at QinetiQ North America.

    Interview

    Contacted by current QNA employee, submitted resume, and then attended face to face interview.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at QinetiQ North America (Waltham, MA) in September 2012.

    Interview

    HORRIBLE !!!!!! ,,they drilled me in whatever way they could. I even thought they were going to have me write code on a paper coffee napkin.

    Interview Questions

    • "Why did you come here? There are a lot of other companies to choose from..."   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    I saw the ugly offices from afar and people walking around with their heads down,, BYE !

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    Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at QinetiQ North America (San Diego, CA) in May 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process was very easy. I had dealings with this company while I was still on active duty. So I knew the management leads and they had a need for support and I was interested and available. I was interviewed by contractor lead and then was interviewed by the local lead. It had some technical questions but mainly they were more of a fit type of questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Provide previous examples of applying system engineering processes?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Easy. They provided their final number and I accepted.

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    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at QinetiQ North America in February 2012.

    Interview

    Phone interview, asked about formatting, previous writing contribution and took word test

    Interview Questions

    • Discuss writing potential in an under staffed environment   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    On the spot during interview. Negotiated pay and relocation.

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    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at QinetiQ North America (Waltham, MA) in January 2012.

    Interview

    I responded to a job posting on my school's website for an accounting position with QinetiQ-Na's accounting and finance department. I was invited to have a phone interview with HR, before this interview I reached out to a financial analyst at QinetiQ who had assumed that role after a year in the accounting department. The financial analyst ran me through his interviewing procedure and told me what to expect, he was helpful but he did not seem energetic or excited about his work. The interview with HR was pretty standard, I walked her through my resume and addressed some of my basic technology skills. She wasn't able to answer many of my questions regarding the role I was applying for but I figured that can be normal as the questions were quite technical. I only had one on-site interview in which I met with the director of accounting and one other accounting manager, each interview was about 30 minutes in length. The interviews were mostly behavioral and I felt the most important portion, especially with the director, was that I demonstrated an understanding of the role and was able to convey this through my questions during and at the end of the interview. I was given an offer a week later. They were courteous and gave me some extra time to respond to the offer as I had another interview. I decided to pass on the opportunity as the other interview seemed more promising and it did not look like there was much mobility out of the accounting department.

    Interview Questions

    • The one interviewer seemed to want to drill down my resume to make sure I had an air-tight story. This is fine but if anything in your resume had been embellished I got the impression he would catch on. The accounting technicals were basic and most of the technical stress was based on my Excel skills.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Accepted other offer. Was concerned about getting pigeon-holed.

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    Quality Assurance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at QinetiQ North America (Boston, MA) in December 2011.

    Interview

    Quick, painless and easy. Hired after one interview. All the questions were pertinent and on target: none of the "tell me a little bit about yourself" or "what are your weaknesses" nonsense.

    Interview Questions

    • How d you feel about coming to work in a very conflictual place?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    None. It was a nice offer.

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