I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at GSA in November 2013.
Interview Details – Flew me out for an interview. Had one interview and was offered the position the same week.
Interview Question – Give me an example of when you failed at something and what you learned from it. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiated start date. Salary is not negotiable.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online - interviewed at GSA in October 2013.
Interview Details – I have provided good communications and also reviewed the Buildings so they are in a good and safe working manner.
Interview Question – I have reviewed the difficult items and provided good information of the services that must be performed. View Answer
Negotiation Details – The negotiation phase was very good and provided quality information.
Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at GSA in May 2013.
Interview Details – 2 interviews
Interview Question – Give me an example of your best project. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Pay was too low
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at GSA in April 2013.
Interview Details – I was recruited at a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Career fair in NY. They prescreened me. Interview is behavioral style & conducted by panel members. They want specific details-so be specific. Interview was via phone. I am still in beginning stages of interviewing. key: PRACTICE S.T.A.R.
Interviewed at GSA
Interview Details – The intern position interview was your standard interview in their office. Their offices are really nice and it was a very straightforward interview. No out there questions or comments involved. I have interviewed for many places and this one didn't have the questions designed yo keep you on your toes.
I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at GSA in March 2013.
Interview Details –
Applied through University campus recruiting website and was contacted fairly quickly. The company held an information session a day prior to the interview.
The interview was conducted on-campus by 3 formal alumnae and they were very friendly
As for the interview, it was mainly behavioral based. The main recruiting head did the questioning while one typed the responses and the other sometimes helped in asking questions too. Questions were also targeted at getting to know the candidate's personal interests, hobbies, and academic study.
Reply back after interview took about 2 weeks.
Interview Question – Describe a project that you were working on and how you overcame any impending challenges. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 8 months - interviewed at GSA in August 2012.
Interview Details – The process takes FOREVER!!! After 3 months I got approved for 1st round interviews, then another 2 months for Second Round interviews, then finally a month until notification of who got the position. Then after all that the President put everything on a hiring freeze and so now we have to start all over again!
Interview Question – None View Answer
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at GSA in May 2012.
Interview Details – Communication is typical Federal Government standard. The questions are comprised off of a standard list recommended and employed throughout the agency. Typically, there are at least two rounds of interviews if referred by HR and considered. If referred by HR, can be eliminated in first round. The division being considered was for the Public Building Services Division. History will show that the division typically hires from within. Pretty much wasted time to apply. Accountability is also questionable as part of the work culture. Since the hiring practice is to hire internally, benchmarking against the industry is limited. Have interfaced with the division in performing acquisitions of products and services. It is quite limited on its capabilities outside of construction services.
Interview Question – Please describe a situation that you provide a solution to when a decision had to made between established milestone and quality of a particular project. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at GSA in November 2011.
Interview Details – Three interviews; one dis-organized panel in-person at their downtown offices and two panels by phone. Participants were very cordial and after 3 interviews I really thought I was on my way to some level of a job offer. I was on told another candidate was selected after I emailed a followup several weeks later.
Interview Question – Why should we select you over the other qualified applicants? View Answer
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at GSA in September 2011.
Interview Details – I applied in January and was interviewed in Februay by one of the GSA recruiters. I did well enough and my name was sent to the Supervisor as a potential finalist for an onsite interview at GSA. However, because there was no need for filling the position at the time, I wasn't called for an onsite interview until July. I had two interviews at the GSA office in Philadelphia; they were both panel style interview. I was interviewed by my current supervisor and two others. I did well enough, and I was recommended for a final interview with the director of the Financial officer and the Deputy Regional Commissioner of GSA FAS region 3.
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