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Huntington Ingalls Industries Interview Questions

Updated Jun 25, 2015
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    Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Met with two people. The tone of the interview was derogatory and negative from the start. The hiring manager didn't just want to review my background, but picked it apart and questioned it as though it simply wasn't good enough for the position. It really made me wonder why I was invited for the interview in the first place, if this individual didn't feel I was qualified. I also wondered if the manager had made a decision before even meeting me. I left, disappointed and uncomfortable. I can only deduce that this behavior is reflective of larger, deeper dysfunction or misbehavior. The company is large and I'm sure there are great departments, but this particular one did not seem like a friendly culture. Further, I was met with obvious scowls and glares when I entered the building. Another red flag.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you the type likes to work on long, detailed, planned projects or short, unanticipated, day-long problems?   Answer Question
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    Rigger Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Huntington Ingalls Industries.

    Interview

    laid Back Dress the part and you will be fine. the interviewer knows nothing about ship building. no shift is promises so do not fall for that. hiring process can take a while .drug screening is in full effect.

    Interview Questions

    • no techincal questions. just why would you like to work here.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    try to negotiate for experience

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    Stage Builder Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    First they call to set up a group interview. Once you arrive, they have all the new hires sit down for a presentation about Huntington Ingalls. Then each new hire is called privately for their interview.

    Interview Questions

    • They ask a lot of questions about your career and how long you plan on staying   Answer Question
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    Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Huntington Ingalls Industries.

    Interview

    The interview was very awkward. The manager read questions off of a piece of paper and didn't say much of anything else. There was an HR representative in the room that looked younger than me and was trying to give me pointers on answering my questions, as if he was the job guru and I had never interviewed for a job before. That should have been a warning sign in retrospect. Turns out the manager interviewing me was a metrologist and doesn't even have a basic understanding of chemistry, so he probably didn't understand a word I was saying. The orientation was a complete joke. I found out much later that most of the benefits and bonuses they talked about didn't apply to me because I'm a direct hire. I was also underpaid for the orientation but I didn't want to make an issue of it. I think the requirements of the position and compensation were misrepresented.

    Interview Questions

    • All of the questions were relatively vague and vanilla. Like "How do you resolve a conflict" and "describe a time you worked as a team" etc... Not a single science question.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Everything was very slow.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Huntington Ingalls Industries in November 2014.

    Interview

    First met with HR, for benefits overview and general information at HR building. Then department head met me and escorted me to another building where software development resided. Interviews with a panel. Panel asked questions ranging from specific programming (C++, Java), computer science (data structures, databases), and software engineering (design, development, test, tools).

    Interview Questions

    • Very specific simulation terms or systems question that must be used at HII.   1 Answer
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    Document Control Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newport News, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Huntington Ingalls Industries (Newport News, VA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    I was invited to an interview at the Newport News Shipbuilding Employment office mid-April. A week later, I was invited via phone to a second interview in the first week of May. 8 days later, I was offered the job. The next step was doing a physical and hair follicle test on site.

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiations.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Huntington Ingalls Industries (San Diego, CA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Phone interview by Program Manager followed by HR contact. Interview was two phased - one in person and one via conference call. Very straight forward assessing you and your fit with the company.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you look for in fielding your team.   1 Answer
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    Designer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newport News, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Huntington Ingalls Industries (Newport News, VA).

    Interview

    There was 1 initial phone interview with HR. When they flew me from Florida to Virginia, i was set up to interview with 3 different departments.

    Interview Questions

    • Common questions were asked, nothing was really unexpected. I don't remember, that they ever tried to catch you off guard.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Negotiate, when available, in certain areas of the offer being presented to you. Your pay may not go up any, but there may be, wiggle room, on how much vacation days can be given.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Huntington Ingalls Industries.

    Interview

    Had one interview in August 2000, then went thru orientation & physical, drug test, eye test & started work.

    Interview Questions

    • There was never a difficult question or unexpected question.   Answer Question
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    Painter RA Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gautier, MS
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Huntington Ingalls Industries (Gautier, MS) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Applied for the apprenticeship position 3 weeks prior to the interview. It was a fairly straight forward process; show up Saturday morning at the local college university building in appropriate attire, wait to be called, etc. Once the interview began I met with a small group of people and was asked relevant questions about the shipyard itself, not entirely exclusive to the position I applied for. The questions were simple and I answered them all as professionally as I could. I was confident and the staff looked happy with my responses. The interview lasted about 10 minutes.

    I had called back for a follow-up call regarding my interview and was told I didn't get hired because my interview score was too low?

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   1 Answer

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