SAIC Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 15, 2014
Updated Jun 15, 2014
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  1.  

    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at SAIC.

    Interview Details

    Interview was via phone with recruiter and then via phone with hiring manager. Hiring manager was reported to be "extremely busy" so interview could not take place in person although the company is close by and an in-person interview could have easily been set up. Never a good sign when meeting in person is preferred. Seemed that the hiring manager was just trying to fill a set of strict requirements on a list and not looking what candidates could bring to the table overall. Pleasant conversations. Follow up by the recruiter was not good considering no written or verbal notification that the position was filled or removed. No positive or negative communication was extended except that the position just disappeared from the job posting list.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions. The usual expected questions of tell me about yourself, your background, etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at SAIC in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through LinkedIn and received an email from the recruiter within 1 week requesting for a suitable time for a call.
    One of the first questions the recruiter asked was whether I am authorized to work in the United States. I informed that I am authorized to work on a H1B visa. The recruiter informed me that at the current time, they are not considering candidates who require sponsorship.

    Interview Questions
    • Did not reach until the technical interview round as I needed sponsorship   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Associate Procurement Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at SAIC in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    They initially provided me with a questionnaire to fill out; then scheduled a face-to-face. Mostly abstract questions or 'situational;' not a lot about procurement or supply chain. I tried to get the convo more about procurement but the hiring person (manager of procurement at the San Diego campus) didn't take. I did not get the job :(

    Interview Questions
    • What was the most complicated problem you've ever solved in a professional setting   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Junior C#/.NET Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at SAIC.

    Interview Details

    The interview was with two guys. One was the person that I did the phone interview with and the other was a .Net Developer. The questions were pretty straightforward, they asked me a bunch of syntax and coding question. The coding question was write a method that shows the largest number out of three.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior .NET Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Rockville, MD
    Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at SAIC in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview process is rate yourself in technology,then question abt oops concepts,database and white board exercise

    Interview Questions
    • what is ajax,xslt,linq,lamda expression,design pattern   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at SAIC in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed for a senior Technical Writer position. I initially had a 1:1 interview with my future manager, then a week later was brought back for Round 2. Interview lasted about 90 minutes, and was a group interview with 6 people - the team I'd be working with. The interview room set-up was disconcerting as my interviewers were in a semi circle around me and pinged questions back and forth. I was constantly shifting focus like at a tennis match. Interview itself was fairly standard questions about my experience and background. About 10 minutes into the interview I realized that the job was a much lower level than I had been told. I heard back in a week that they were going with another candidate as I was extremely over-qualified for the position and they were afraid I'd be bored. Since they'd read my resume before the interview and knew this going in, I was annoyed at the time wasted. I was told that I was also being considered for a truly senior writer position that was opening up in a month -- but I never heard anything else about it. In hindsight not getting a job was a good thing as in less than 6 months from my interview SAIC split the company and laid off the manager I would have reported to -- she'd been there 15 years.

    Interview Questions
    • Not difficult but surprising -- How do you handle competing deadlines, milestones and projects? This is the normal work-life of a Technical Writer. What was even more surprising was their astonishment when I gave examples of successfully doing so. They made it clear that wasn't what they were used to.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Configuration Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source - interviewed at SAIC in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Never made it past first round

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Deskside Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at SAIC in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    One of the most positive job interview experiences I have ever had! I felt very comfortable and was able to speak at great lengths to the interviewers about the job and my qualifications, and how I may be of service to the company. From what I saw, I really liked the work environment and the job location very much.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever worked as part of a team?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Mechanical Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at SAIC.

    Interview Details

    The interview consisted of two SAIC senior engineers in charge of the project as well as a UCSD professor. The interview was conducted on campus which was nice. The had a copy of my resume, but bring yours in case everyone wants a copy of their own. Then they basically asked me to talk about things on my resume. Asking about classes, projects and activities. Interviewers were super nice and chill people.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    CSF-PREP Site Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Bragg, NC
    Anonymous Employee in Fort Bragg, NC
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 8 weeks - interviewed at SAIC.

    Interview Details

    The position was posted on the SAIC website and I was referred by a member of the team from the worksite. I submitted an application, cover letter and resume electronically. I was contacted by the project lead one week later, as he was conducting screening interviews. The interviewer was friendly and had basic questions about my background. He indicated that he was conducting initial screening and that he would be inviting candidates to conduct in person interviews within the week (but indicated that he would be on leave the next week). After 12 days, I followed up and was told that the interviews would be conducted later in the month, but no specific timeline was given. I received an email asking if I would be available for an interview on one of two days. I was called by the project lead again, to schedule a specific time and date for the interview. He indicated that I would be asked to prepare and present a presentation (topic at my discretion) not to exceed 10 minutes, in order to demonstrate my ability to present to a group. I communicated with the admin staff and provided my presentation two days prior to the interview. The admin staff indicated that I could expect not more than 6 people to be present for the interview. When I arrived, I was shown around the facility by the admin staff, who were friendly and welcoming. There were four people present in the interview: the Regional Manager, the Project Lead, the Military Liaison/Counterpart and the Overall Site lead. They were up front about how the interview would proceed and I was offerred water. During the initial portion, I was asked questions by the interviewers (they all seemed to have some specific questions that they were interested in); approximately 45 minutes into the interview I gave my presenation; and then I was able to ask questions. Upon concluding the interview, I was thanked for coming and shown out. I was told that they would be making a decision within the week, after a week, I emailed to follow up and was told that they had not made a decision yet. I received an automated message that the job had been filled, but no other communication.

    Interview Questions
    • Given that I had extensive experience as a client of the organization, I was asked how they were failing.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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