I applied online and interviewed at GA-ASI.
Interview Details – Received an initial phone screening with basic questions regarding interest and availability. This was followed by a video interview about three weeks later with three engineers who asked mostly behavioral questions and probed projects listed on my resume. Received a call later that day saying they wanted to move forward in extending me an offer. Took a drug test and passed a background check before official offer was extended.
Interview Question – General behavioral questions Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at GA-ASI.
Interview Details –
I applied through their online job site. About 1.5 months later, I received a phone call to schedule an initial phone screening from an HR recruiter. The phone screening was mostly about my experience and general qualifications, nothing too difficult. After the phone screening, I was invited for an on-site interview.
The on-site interview consisted of 1 interview with the HR recruiter, 1 interview with a prospective team member or supervisor, and then 1 interview with the hiring manager. Again, the the interviews were mostly about my experience. They didn't quiz me on engineering equations or give me a creative thinking question like some companies like to do. The position I was interviewing for involved a lot of interaction with different groups. Because of that, I talked about my philosophy on cooperation and workplace interaction. What I said seemed to resonate with the hiring manager.
The day after, I was called and conditionally offered the job. GA then required me to submit 5 references, with at least 2 being a supervisor/manager. I also had to take a drug screening test. After submitting all of the necessary references and passing the screening, I was fully offered the job. This secondary process took about 2 weeks.
Tips for future applicants:
If you currently have a job, make sure to be on good terms with your supervisors and coworkers, you'll need 5 of them to submit reference letters, which is a lot. Most places only require 1-3 references.
Interview Question – There was no particularly difficult question. Just make sure to highlight how your experience, personality, work philosophy, goals, and education is relevant to the job. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at GA-ASI in November 2013.
Interview Details – Phone interview for a position I did not apply for. I assume my resume was seen by a hiring recruiter and passed along.
Interview Question – Tell us why you want to be Technical Writer? View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at GA-ASI in October 2013.
Interview Details – Very systematic, overall pleasant.
Interview Question – Is there anything in your past that would keep you from obtaining a security clearance (seems like a very loaded question.) View Answer
Negotiation Details – They asked me what my ideal starting salary would be, then gave it to me.
I applied online and interviewed at GA-ASI.
Interview Details –
Meet with HR, then meet with department manager. Manager ask about background then proceeds to ask a serious of technical questions. Some required reciting equations. Some are basic concepts related to engineering. Then meet with potential lead who proceeded to ask similar questions.
FYI, this has changed and is now a panel interview.
Interview Question – None of the ones I was asked were unexpected or particularly unexpected. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiations. HR called, offered me the job at a certain salary and I took it.
I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed at GA-ASI in September 2013.
Interview Details – Interview was long and unorganized. GA was in between systems and my application never made it through to HR and it was a long process. i had to print it out and email it to HR but they wanted me to input it again online. Before I even received an offer, I had to get a background check and references where emails were sent to my previous managers to fill out. This was very invasive considering I had not been offered a position yet. I interviewed with three guys at once. The questions were very thorough and lots of technical questions. There was a tour and final follow up with HR. They asked me about my requested salary and implied that they would not just let me know what the salary was for the position but that they would not offer me the job if they could not meet my salary minimum. After all of that, they never even responded to my request about a decision. 6 months later, I contacted them and they said they had a new hiring manager and the position was still open. I believe the person they selected turned them down after the salary negotiations. I went in for a second time. I blew through the interview until the new hiring manager came in 10 minutes late to say that he couldnt make it and would be back. Then he cam ein at the end and told me that he was concerned about my number of jobs even though he knew I was a contractor until now and was looking for a direct position. After asking me to explain every job transition over the past 17 years, he blew me off and rudely thanked me for coming. It was a very unpleasant experience. I left and never bothered to check on the position. Ofcourse I never heard back from HR even after the 2nd interview. It seemed as though there were some political battles within the management.
Interview Question – Questions about Six Sigma, lean methods. I have not had any formal training in this area. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at GA-ASI.
Interview Details – Applied online, in-person interview with HR then panel interview right after. Took 1 week after applying to set up interview.
Interview Question – Behavioral Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at GA-ASI in June 2013.
Interview Details – As soon as I heard I had an interview, a friend that works their said I was hired as long as I don't do something crazy at the interview. He was right fastest easiest interview ever.
Interview Question – Where do you expect to be in five years. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None, they said take what I am offered or find another job. Really!
I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at GA-ASI in May 2013.
Interview Details –
I was very put off by the whole process, especially how some of the people during the in-person interviews were rude and/or arrogant. The process took about 5 months from first applying to finally getting an automated email informing me that I had not been given the job more than a month after they flew me out for the in-person interviews.
The process was:
- HR called to tell me more about the job, benefits, ask some questions and verify that I was still interested in the position
- Telephone interview with PM, which went okay.
- Telephone interview with Division Director, which also went okay so he invited me out for the in-person interviews
- Flew me out for the in person interviews. Spoke with 7 people (mostly 1-on-1, but 2 pairs) over the course of a morning. Each of the 5 sessions was about 45 minutes long.
Besides not getting the job, other disappointments were:
1. demanded that I provide them with 3 - 5 references before I come out for the interview. Usually, this is the last thing, when they just want to check on character, verify job history, etc. before making an offer. It's not necessarily easy to expect people to repeatedly take time out from their own busy lives and do references. Also considering I have a TS level clearance, this was an unnecessary imposition.
2. Disregarded and even cast in a negative fashion the fact that I have worked overseas twice in Afghanistan. Too much concern about my job history, when I am just trying to find a good technically challenging, hands-on job. I wonder how they would treat a veteran.
Even if I had gotten the job I would have been less than happy with how they conducted their hiring process.
Interview Question – Nothing really too technically difficult. Mainly went over my job history. Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at GA-ASI in April 2013.
Interview Details – Quick, friendly and comfortable the interview process was well like a well oiled machine. Every thing went smoothly .fist a quick phone interview then a group panel interview which is onsite and the people were easy going, and with a good sense of humor, I think i did very well at the interview and answered all the easy questions
Interview Question – Difference between C++ and JAva Answer Question
GA-ASI is a very vertically integrated company. As a mechanical engineer, you can easily get involved with both design and manufacturing aspects.
Senior management has a good idea of where they want to take the company business-wise and invests… – Full Review
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