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Updated Feb 7, 2015
Updated Feb 7, 2015
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Federal Government in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    3 person panel, 6 questions per person, all questions came from application qualifications.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    No relocation funds.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newport News, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newport News, VA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Federal Government in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Resume and interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation you start at the grade and step offered in the announcement.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Federal Career Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Federal Government in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Panel Interview with Division Leaders

    Interview Questions
    • How do you handle adversity in the workplace   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Federal Government in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    interviewed by incompetent manager who had no business speaking with people, much less as a manager.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Supervisory Information Assurance Officer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Federal Government in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    All in all, it went well. I was greeted and escorted to a conference room where I was to make a presentation to a panel. During the presentation, as well as following, I was asked multiple questions relating to the statistics I presented and the policies I described. Several questions dealt with interpretation of the policies I would be required to enforce and how I thought they would be received. Discussion also centered around "personal use of company equipment", which is often "code" for either inappropriate use or misuse.

    Interview Questions
    • Decribe in your own words how you would deal with the discovered misuse or inappropriate use of company assets.   Answer Question
    • Describe your experiences with policy enforcement and their affect upon moral.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Federal Government in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    The interview consisted of role-playing and responses to scenarios. Phone interviews over a speakerphone are terrible.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were like, "How would you handle...?"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Federal Government in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    I applied on-line in February and didn't hear anything until May. I setup a phone interview with my potential manager, I thought it went well but I didn't hear anything back. Finally in mid-July I was contacted by phone and email and offered the job. I set up an interview with the HR person and we discussed salary. When I finally told them my salary requirements, they said they would get back to me. As of Sept 1st I have not heard any new news.

    Negotiation Details
    I set up an interview with the HR person and we discussed benefits and salary. I knew the salary range when I applied for the job. However with the move from the Mid-west to DC my cost of living made my salary needs towards the upper 1/3rd of the salary range and about 25% increase over my current salary. They seemed reluctant to increase my salary that much.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Sanctions Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Federal Government in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    USA Jobs

    Interview Questions
    • What do you want to accomplish in working for the public sector   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    400 applications 10 telephone interviews 5 personal interviews
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Budget Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Federal Government in November 2008.

    Interview Details

    Hiring manager already had all of my paperwork reveiwed before the 1 on 1 interview process. The manager was already familiar with my work since I worked with him in a previous position.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Federal Government in May 2008.

    Interview Details

    Typical interview questions such as my background, my career interests, my personal interests, my family situation, my prior work experience, my academic record, my hour requirements and my salary requirements. Typical interview questions such as my background, my career interests, my personal interests, my family situation, my prior work experience, my academic record, my hour requirements and my salary requirements.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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