Exelis
2.8 of 5 298 reviews
www.exelisinc.com McLean, VA 5000+ Employees

Exelis Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 7, 2014
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Administrative Assistant Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Exelis in October 2013.

Interview Details – Very good interview. The hiring manager knew exactly what he was looking for. My experience and background, alone with my responses were helped me get a foot in. Having prior military experience also paid off a great deal, as I was was looking for a position as a government contractor.

Interview Question – What did I dislike most about working as a subcontractor under another company with the big contract.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not negotiable.

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Very Easy Interview

Defense Contractor Interview

Anonymous Employee
Houston, TX

I applied online - interviewed at Exelis in December 2010.

Interview Details – The fact that I had been with the previous contractor meant that the carryover manager was receptive to my being hired on. It was all about emails and my obtaining background checks and getting a drug test and a physical. The trick is that you have to be sure that everything is done in a timely manner.

Interview Question – There really isn't much in the way of either difficult or unexpected questions. It's more about just being sure that the HR department has everything current.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The offered a contract and I accepted. The money at first was less than my previous job, but it later was raised.

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Movement Control Specialist Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and interviewed at Exelis.

Interview Details – It was over email and phone.

Interview Question – Nothing really. It was more me talking about me.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Each position is paid a certain amount. Everybody in my office made the same amount.

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Very Easy Interview

ADPE Technician Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at Exelis.

Interview Details – Once email contact has been established, a brief phone interview takes place. After that, an offer letter will be submitted via email along with a packet to complete, including various things such as medical screening, physical, optical, dental, clearance, passport, etc. information/requests.

Interview Question – There were no difficult questions. I think the most complicated thing I had to answer is what the acronym "DHCP" stood for.   View Answers (2)

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation:
Coming from the Marines to the following offer:
$25.26 per hour
60 hours per week
70% uplift on the first 40 hours of the work week
$3,000 sign on bonus
$3,000 travel bonus
$16,000 completion bonus (of 12 months)
= $137,589.76 per year

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Project Manager Interview

Project Manager

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Exelis.

Interview Details – Good interview

Interview Question – Security back ground check was intense   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation with salary but sign on bonus

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Junior Software Developer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Herndon, VA

I applied online and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Exelis in February 2014.

Interview Details – Team was very professional and a pleasure to speak to. Interview process was not intense or difficult for a trained developer. Recruiter/HR was pleasant to talk to.
Process was e-mail and phone calls with recruiter (filtering applicants) followed by back-to-back interviews with 3 team members.

Interview Question – None, experience was very straight-forward.   Answer Question

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Very Easy Interview

Executive Assistant Interview

Anonymous Employee
Morgan Hill, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Exelis in May 2013.

Interview Details – Very informal, one-on-one, very police and professional environment. Interview 9:00am, meet with Andrea Matthews, HR Director, then after that meet with Stephen Pearce, Director of Engineering a chap from Britian (accent and all) new father ... very open upfront and to the point about what his expectations were.

Negotiation Details – No, couldn't negotiate the rate was $25.00 per hour

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Shared Business Services Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and interviewed at Exelis.

Interview Details – Phone interview then actual interview

Interview Question – I honestly cannot remember. It was a long time ago   Answer Question

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Service Desk Administrator Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through a staffing agency and interviewed at Exelis.

Interview Details – Hiring when smooth, process somewhat irregular and unorthodox.

Interview Question – None that I am a where of at this time. A truthful response is the best approach.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiations. Offer was presented earlier.

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Communications Electronics Technician Interview

Anonymous Employee
San Diego, CA

I applied online and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Exelis in February 2013.

Interview Details – Good proceeds a little informal

Interview Question – What can you see yourself adding to the company in spite of your weakness   View Answers (2)

Negotiation Details – pleasant and employee friendly. mad me feel like they needed me

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