BAE Systems UK Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 18, 2014
Updated Mar 18, 2014
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    Nontechnical Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Nashua, NH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashua, NH
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BAE Systems UK in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    They first described the position and asked what projects I would be interested in. After they asked me questions about past experience for example "tell me about a time when you lead a group" "tell me about a time when you made a mistake" "what are your strengths and weaknesses". etc I then asked them questions. they responded with an offer after 2 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Lead Analytic Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Herndon, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at BAE Systems UK in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    HR called me on a former employee referal, after which they set up- a phone interview for the following week. Prior to the phone interview, HR, sent the job description and all other employment paperwork to include SF86. I felt this was strange not even having an interview yet. Intervirew was fast and covered my Resume

    Interview Questions
    • What would you say your proficiency is with UNIX or Lenus   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Warren, MI
    Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at BAE Systems UK in May 2008.

    Interview Details

    Great interview easy going, got a job offer.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Accepted another offer

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Greenlawn, NY
    Anonymous Employee in Greenlawn, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at BAE Systems UK in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    After meeting with the BAE representative at my school's career fair, showing a resume, and dropping the names of two classmates who they had previously hired, I was immediately offered an interview for the next morning. The interview was with the same representative I met at the career fair, and he was very personable and helpful. His schedule capped the interview time at 30 minutes per candidate, but I believe that we would have reached around an hour had this time limit not been a factor. At the time of this writing, BAE is still compiling candidates and figuring out who they want to call back for a second round of interviews; the delay is largely because the appropriate manager has been away recently. All I know at this point is that I'm "still under consideration", but I remain hopeful.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult or unexpected questions in this interview. Everything went very smoothly and predictably. I believe that the second round of interviews will be more demanding, however.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    CORDA Graduate OR Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at BAE Systems UK.

    Interview Details

    One face to face interview. Four hours, including: presentation by corda, presentation by interviewee (15minutes on topic of interest), one hour case study, one hour competencies based interview and lunch with current graduate.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Oracle Database Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at BAE Systems UK in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    there were 2 rounds of interview both were onsite at location
    - first round, was general know each other 1hrs interview, checking out on comms and depth of knowledge
    - second round was technical with line manager, included presentation and lasted around 3-4hrs
    feedback after interview was excellent next it progressed to offer stage. where they made an informal offer to check if I liked it and if I would accept it. which obviously I did.
    PS : before interview I had made my salary expectations very clear.
    finally they came back saying " they can't make offer".
    Please note they are time wasters, don't get desperate thinking it is a big company. they are highly unprofessional and lack any ethics or courtesy.
    Managers will give you a lot of b***s**** in the interview, ie how great the place is and excellent projects.

    Interview Questions
    • none. please note this was for an experience position.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at BAE Systems UK in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Filled out online application first - filled out basic details and then series of competency questions, each with a 250 word limit. Questions include “Please outline a change or solution you came up with and implemented” and “Please explain why you would like to work for BAE.” No choice to attach CV, although most things were covered on the application. Took about 1-2 weeks to get through to telephone round.

    Interview Questions
    • Two questions, one technical, one competency. 1) Why this area of business? 2) Name a time when you have faced a difficult situation   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Senior Project Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at BAE Systems UK in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Full assessment centre

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at BAE Systems UK in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Quite straightforward and relaxed process. Competency based questions and technical specialist questions. Subjected to a 3 day induction process for work in the middle east - medicals, tax advice, pensions etc. Visa application took 2 months then negotiated a start date to suit me. Overall an altogether painless process conducted in a well organised and professional manner.

    Negotiation Details
    No problems
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Graduate Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at BAE Systems UK.

    Interview Details

    An online application form followed by a two day assessment centre constituting of a written commercial exercise, an interview, a presentation, and a group exercise. I found out I was successful less than a week after attending the centre.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview was relatively straight forward. The far harder exercise was the presentation exercise that involved a representative from the business being deliberately awkward.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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