Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Bettis Laboratory
- Associate Engineer (2)
- Engineer (2)
- Mechanical Engineer (2)
- Database Programmer (1)
- Procurement Administrator (1)
- Crew Training Engineer (1)
- Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer (1)
- Career Fait (1)
- Associate Electrical Engineer (1)
- Senior Scientist (1)
- Public Affairs (1)
- Entry Level Engineer (1)
- Line Engineer (1)
- Senior Engineer (1)
- Summer Internship (1)
Mechanical Engineer Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Bettis Laboratory in September 2011.
I first applied online through their website and had to wait about a month and a half before hearing back. They first wanted to do a phone screening before bringing candidates in for a face to face interview. Questions were typical interview questions such as, where did you go to school, when did you graduate, describe school projects ect. The phone interview took about a half hour. It took them between 2 and 3 weeks before calling selected candidates down to Pittsburgh for a face to face interview. However this interview was not conducted at Bettis, but at a Holiday Inn Express nearby the lab.
They brought in about 50 candidates interviewing for different positions at Bettis. The first group consisted of about 30 people, the next day, an additional 15 who were not scheduled for the first day came in. Candidates were given an option to come in Tuesday and spend the night at the Holiday Inn Express before the interview on Wednesday (Hotel room paid for by Bettis). The interview process began at 7:45 Wednesday morning. Everyone was given a presentation about the company and a personal schedule on who you were to meet with. Before interviewing with recruiters, fingerprints were taken as well as other information.
I interviewed with 2 recruiters separately, each for 1 hour. The recruiters had their own hotel room to do the interviews in, so we had to go to different rooms depending on what job we were there for. Half of the 1:1 interview time consisted of the recruiter explaining more information about the company and what work they did at Bettis. Interview questions were pretty easy like the phone interview. Some examples were, are you willing to relocate, describe your school projects, do you work well in teams, ect. After the interviews were finished, everyone was invited to lunch at the hotel. The whole event lasted until 12:45. Those who did not want to stay for lunch were able to leave at 11:45.
Overall the event was well organized and everyone stayed on schedule. It was a good experience and the hotel interview event was a good idea.
- When working on school projects, did you have defined roles and a team leader? Answer Question
Other Interview Reviews for Bettis Laboratory
Mechanical Engineer InterviewApplication Details
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Bettis Laboratory in November 2009.Interview Details
I first learned about Bettis at a college career fair. I had an interview on campus the next day. I was then contacted a week or two later for a phone interview, the major purpose of which was for the HR recruiter to determine which positions I would potentially be suited for. I was then flown out to the lab for an interview event which was held for around 40 other mechanical engineering candidates. The on-site interview trip consisted of a presentation, three rounds of one on one interviews with different departments and a tour of the lab.Interview Questions
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- Provide an example of a time when you realized you made a mistake and how you learned from that experience. Answer Question