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SAIC Interview Questions & Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated May 17, 2014
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Systems Engineer IV Interview

Systems Engineer IV
Washington, DC

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at SAIC in February 2010.

Interview Details – Because the Program Manager knew me from working on another project in the mid-1990's, I was recommended to the Client. The Client interviewed me, liked my prior work, and hired me to work on-site. I was prepared for the interview because I had worked in the Shipbuilding Industry many years prior.

Interview Question – Have you worked on a daily basis with Shipboard Detailed Design Drawings in your former positions?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I asked for additional leave rather than negotiate salary.

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Consultant Interview

Consultant
Washington, DC

I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at SAIC in August 2012.

Interview Details – Key leadership contacted regarding the skills and expertise that i represented. Further investigation required a series of interviews with department having the needs that i represent. Negotiations with internal procurement and other adminstrative personnel to work through paper trail required and signatures at various levels. The divisions between groups and the locations in working with people - which of these 4 people do I call and ask -or do I call all of them.

Interview Question – Inernet and company identification was difficult to connect with the correct group so an e-mail and access to the company information was limited. Then once this was set in place a periodic expiration constantly (bi-monthly) was required to maintain an identity. So all paper work had to be submitted again.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Described in the "Most Difficult" section.

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Senior Technical Officer Interview

Senior Technical Officer
Washington, DC

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 days - interviewed at SAIC in September 2009.

Interview Details – The position was part of a new government contract and i was transitioned over from an older contract.

Interview Question – The only down side was having to be a temp employee for a few months.   Answer Question

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Project Analyst Interview

Project Analyst
Washington, DC

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at SAIC in October 2012.

Interview Details – Initial telephone screen followed by two in-person interviews.

Interview Question – Questions regarding creating/analyzing processes, how to improve or codify.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Accepted with no negotiation due to salary being above what I had asked for.

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Senior EVM Scheduler Interview

Senior EVM Scheduler
Washington, DC

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at SAIC.

Interview Details – Interview process is very easy. Initial call with Intercompany Recruiting Staff who with you reviews your skillsets, goals and salary expectations. Second call with manager with questions regarding your abilities and general converation to learn about you and how you would fit in with the team. Third interview, if contract work, with customer. If all is good, you are hired within a week or two.

Interview Question – Know your stuff. Don't be too general in answering project scheduling questions and by all means do give examples or scenarios for your answers. No overly difficult questions, very friendly interview conversations.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Don't be shy in asking the salary range. Ask questions and what you are expected to deliver, be sure to listen to the questions and respond truthfully in what you expect.

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Analyst Interview

Analyst
Washington, DC

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at SAIC in April 2011.

Interview Details – My initial interview was over the phone with the program manager who asked about my background and experience. I submitted my application online and within 2 weeks or so I had an initial offer and a second phone interview with my PM and the customer. I was offered the position after that interview.

Interview Question – What does your ideal day look like?   View Answers (2)

Negotiation Details – there was no negotiation.

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Consultant Interview

Consultant
Washington, DC

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at SAIC in November 2010.

Interview Details – Contacted by recruiter and had a phone interview with hiring manager first. Then had a face to face interview during lunch hour. The process was short and pleasant. I have the skills what the Director is looking for so he made an verbal offer on the spot. Then I got contacted by HR to fill forms and negotiate salary.

Interview Question – Why are you looking for a new job?   Answer Question

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Senior Consultant Interview

Senior Consultant
Washington, DC

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took a day - interviewed at SAIC in August 2009.

Interview Details – Interview set-up by a well known staffing firm on a quick note. First I met with one of their Assistant Manager at the lobby who help me some formality to enter the building. After I met With 3 member interview panel who one of them was Program manager, one Tech lead & other one I think was sr. Developer(not sure). they start asking about myself than Some more about the prospective job & my background. Later they asked some easy technical questions & some nice scenario based question. It goes very well in very comfertable environment. Once they safisfied (that's what I think lol) the facility director with met with me on lunch. I got offer later on the day & requested to complete the drug test with in a week. after I week I decline the offer bcz of travel % & probability of the permanent employee with them after three months(which I don't want at that time)....! after almost a year I regreat why I decline the this good offer & choose this crappy contract.

Interview Question – Tell us about your last projects f & how much you are confertable with the winform developement.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I decline the offer bcz of travel % & probability of the permanent employee with them after three months(which I don't want at that time)....!

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War Games Analyst Interview

War Games Analyst
Washington, DC

I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed at SAIC in September 2008.

Interview Details – I applied online and was contacted the next day to set up a phone interview. I was then invited for an in-person interview, which had to wait till I was back in-country. For the in-person, I met with three sets of my peers to be, so everyone in the office had a chance to meet me, and then interviewed with my now boss. They were ready to make an offer, but a source of work dried up and they put of hiring for several months. They called me back in four months, and I was both still looking and still very interested in the position. I had a short additional interview with my boss, and then was offered the position.

Interview Question – How do you feel about the requirement to do mundane, none-intellectual chores like database management?   Answer Question

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Contracts Manager Interview

Contracts Manager
Washington, DC

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at SAIC in October 2009.

Interview Details – Submitted completed job application as requried by their HR. Did a face to face interview. They were professional. Took a while for HR to get back to me with answers to my benefits questions. The offer came within a week but it took 2 to get all my questions answered.

Interview Questions

  • How do you prefer to handle a difficult Customer during negotiatons   Answer Question
  • What if you do work that is out of scope and the Customer won't pay you?   View Answer

Reason for Declining – Salary and benefits did not match my other offer

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