Booz Allen Hamilton
3.4 of 5 1,906 reviews
www.boozallen.com McLean, VA 5000+ Employees

Booz Allen Hamilton Systems Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

All Interviews Received Offers

Getting the Interview 

66%
33%

Interview Experience 

50%
0%
50%

Interview Difficulty 

5 candidate interviews Back to all interview questions
Relevance Date Difficulty
in

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Systems Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Los Angeles, CA

I interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton in July 2011.

Interview Details – Recruitor was really friendly and helpful. She called me and set-up a group interview for several candidates. Interviewed with 5 people, 4 of which had military backgrounds. Questions were more geared towards finding out your personality and high level on what projects you worked on before.

Interview Question – None of the questions were difficult   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negociated for a higher salary and they met me half-way.

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Systems Engineer Interview

Systems Engineer
McLean, VA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton in June 2011.

Interview Details – The interview was like a speed dating event. Applicants were led to conference room with small tables, a binder and our names posted. Every 10 minutes the interviewers switched chairs. You could see and hear everyone else in the room and it was distracting. No technical questions were asked.

Interview Question – The questions were not out of the ordinary but the interview environment was not conducive to making a connection with the interviewer and selling yourself on the position.   Answer Question

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

1 person found this helpful

Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Systems Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Aberdeen, MD

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton.

Interview Details – Aberdeen recruiting staff is very flaky and bad with communication during hiring process. BAH doesn't appear to know what their customer(s) need staffing-wise. Not uncommon to get deep in hiring process only for client to not be interested in adding a position - much time wasted (months).

Interview Question – Unexpected question was "why should we hire you?" because no one asks that question anymore.   View Answers (2)

Reason for Declining – Decided to stay at my current job. Was excited at first but nothing about the hiring process or the people i'd be working with impressed me. Would only recommend interviewing at this location if you have the time to chase down their recruiters to NOT get answers.

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

We want your feedback – Is this interview information helpful to you?  Yes | No
1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Systems Engineer Interview

Systems Engineer
Herndon, VA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton in June 2008.

Interview Details – The interview process started with my information being submitted to Booz Allen's website via employee referral. I was then contacted via phone and asked preliminary questions; i.e. experience, intended position, etc. From there, I was scheduled for a panel interview with an H.R. person and three people from the prospective area I would be joining. The H.R. person went over basics of Booz Allen, the various programs and benefits, asked my salary requirements, etc. The panel covered three areas; perceived ability to be a consultant, technical interview, and what is termed "close and sell". The last I felt was to bring out my ability to handle various situations and find my comfort level with the firm. It all went fairly smoothly and was well coordinated.

Interview Question – How would you feel about being taken out of your comfort zone of working with the agency you currently work for and placed with a totally different one?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – From my experience and from what I have heard from others, there is not much negotiating with Booz Allen. The firm gets thousands of applications and can pick and choose from them. If you get an offer, it will most likely be competative as far as salaries. However, I have heard that other companies may pay a bit (not a lot) more. However, Booz Allen also makes a significant contribution to your retirement/401(k) (after 1 year of employment) without you having to put in anything. Vacation is set by what level you are hired at and how many years you are with the firm. Again, not much negotiable. You either take it or leave it from what I heard and experienced.

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Systems Engineer Interview

Systems Engineer

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton in February 2009.

Interview Details – talked to several project engineers and the PM. Very professional recruiter.

Interview Question – What are your hobbies   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Vacation. Be passionate

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response
RSS Feed Embed
Interviews for Top Jobs at Booz Allen Hamilton

Worked for Booz Allen Hamilton? Contribute to the Community!

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Booz Allen Hamilton Systems Engineer interview questions and advice. All 5 interview reviews posted anonymously by Booz Allen Hamilton employees and interview candidates.