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BAE Systems UK Interview Questions

Updated Oct 23, 2014
Updated Oct 23, 2014
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  1.  

    Logistics Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at BAE Systems UK.

    Interview Details

    I started as a temporary employee; the job was supposed to last no longer than 2 weeks. The company contacted the employment agency and asked for me to be hired permanently. The original company was Stewart & Stevenson; bought by Armor Holdings in 2004: bought by BAE Systems in 2005. The initial hiring process was very easy. Once inside the company, I only had to interview for the position of the President's secretary; the other promotions were due to education.

    Interview Questions
    • I was sent by an employment agency for a temporary job. I did not have to interview; there were no questions asked.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was happy to get a job back in 1987 when I took this temporary job; I did not ask any questions regarding salary, vacation, etc.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Nontechnical Intern Interview

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

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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
  3.  

    Lead Analytic Interview

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

    The process took a dayinterviewed 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
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  5.  

    Engineering Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed 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.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warren, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warren, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed 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
  7.  

    SummerSystems Maritime- Naval Ships Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at BAE Systems UK in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I filled in the online application form and was contacted by email two days later informing me I had been invited for a telephone interview, scheduled about a week later. The phone interview was very short (about 10 mins) and conducted by a woman from a recruiting company. She firstly confirmed which branch I had applied to then asked me to give a description of what I knew about BAE Systems Maritime Naval Ships (easy to find info on their website/ wikipedia). The next questions were why did I want to work in that particular branch, what skills had my degree given me that would be useful for the role, what I want to do when I graduate and how this internship would help my future education. She then asked if I had any questions and told me if I was successful I'd hear within 2-3 weeks.

    I must admit the question about how this internship would help me with my education threw me a bit (although in retrospect it seems like an obvious question to ask). I had prepared a few answers for questions such as "name a time you've successfully completed a project" or "name a time you overcame a difficult situation" but the questions were all based around what I knew about BAE, how my current skills would be applicable to the role and what I would gain from it. Overall, I don't feel like I performed very well (did not have my answers clear in my mind) and I don't expect to get through to the next stage (face to face interview).

    Interview Questions
    • How will this internship help you with your future education?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Project Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at BAE Systems UK in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Simple competency based interview, nothing tricky, 30mins to one hour. Nothing espically tricky but all stuff youve seen before:

    Give us an example of a time when you didnt get on with your team
    That you delivered performance

    Look at the core values and align your answers with them for success

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Nope
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    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 applied 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
  10.  

    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied 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
  11.  

    Oracle Database Administrator Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed 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

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