Social Security Administration Interview Questions

Updated Sep 10, 2014
Updated Sep 10, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Attorney Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Communication via e-mail, telephone and in-person interview

    Interview Questions
    • Had interview with the Chief Judge of the office - mainly questions about my prior experiences and behavioral style questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Social Security Administration.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process Took 8 months from the time I submitted an application to the time I was hired. There was little to no communication during this time and I was eventually called with an offer.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Legal Administrative Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Social Security Administration.

    Interview Details

    After taking the test there was only one interview. Two people interviewed me and it wasn't intense at all. It was a very relaxed atmosphere but it definitely left me guessing as to whether or not I would get the job.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no real difficult or unexpected questions. If anything they were typical: best experience, worst experience etc....   View Answers (2)
    Accepted Offer
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    Attorney Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Social Security Administration.

    Interview Details

    Applied on USA Jobs. Received email that phone interviews would be held during three days, and that they would call me at some point during those three days. Interview lasted 15 minutes. The interviewers read from a script. Standard questions - why do I want to work in public service/SSA and some behavioral questions. Interview was almost 3 weeks ago -- haven't heard anything.

    Interview Questions
    • Some behavioral questions about managing your workload and disagreeing with superiors   View Answer
    Declined Offer
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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online through an agency, had 3 phone interviews and 1 face to face all within a month. Couldn't tell if it would be general or technical interview so had to prepare intensively because I was coming from a different background but same position.

    Interview Questions
    • Had to relate what I do in my old job to what the job description was.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 months - interviewed at Social Security Administration in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    Took several months from application to hiring. Fairly onerous set of questions. Process seemed to be geared toward screening by Personel, who then forwarded only a few prospective candidates for interviews. Interview was informal for me, but other interviews of co-workers involved 2 or more interviewers who asked pointed questions. General approach is 'by the numbers', so one should pay careful attention to the initial questions on the job questionaire (several essay style answers, etc.).

    Interview Questions
    • Interview was very informal and friendly. I was solicited to apply for the position, so the biggest hurdle was getting past the Personell screeners who score the initial questionaire.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation, rather, simply a request to accept or decline. Very inpersonal.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Benefit Authorizer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Jamaica, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jamaica, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Social Security Administration in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    The Social Security Administration usually likes to hire from campuses. In the New York City area, they do a lot of hiring from St. John's University, Queens College and Stony Brook. Hiring managers appear at the job fairs to accept resumes. They hire people of all majors and backgrounds. In the summer, they will send potential candidates an email inviting them to take a test in one of the Federal buildings in Manhattan. They also include sample questions and answers for the test. As long as you understand the sample questions, the test actual test is very easy. If you pass the test, they'll call you to tell you that you passed and they'll invite you to an interview. The interview session is pretty lengthy because you'll be meeting with multiple people. The interview is very casual and they do most of the talking, explaining what the job entails.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They let me choose two start dates, as there were two batches of new benefit authorizer trainees. This varies every hiring phase.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Reader Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Social Security Administration.

    Interview Details

    My position is contingent on the person that Im' assisting liking me, and often is recommended by that person. I had one interview. A reader assistant helps a totally blind person.

    Interview Questions
    • The hardest question I had to answer is , "Why would I want such a low paid position when I am close to graduating with a Master's Degree.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation phase. Government jobs are pretty set, and there are only two classifications for my position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Aid Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Social Security Administration.

    Interview Details

    I got the interview through a referral from an employee who was working for the social security administration before. The district manager interviewed me and just asked me questions about what was on my resume. Questions were straightforward and nothing unexpected. Being a financial aid student is a huge plus.

    After the interview, they required me to submit fingerprints, a certificate to prove I was still enrolled in school, official transcripts, and proof of financial aid.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions weren't difficult. Just know your resume experience well.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Attorney-Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Social Security Administration.

    Interview Details

    I received an email stating that telephone interviews would be conducted on three days and asking me to select a time to interview. The interviewers were reading off a script and did not allow for much off of the script until the end when I was allowed to ask questions. I was then called about two weeks after the interview with the job offer and started around two weeks after that.

    Interview Questions
    • Pretty standard. Describe a time in which you [blank].   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Offer was firm.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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