M.C. Dean, Inc. Interview Questions

Updated Sep 19, 2014
Updated Sep 19, 2014
17 Interview Reviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at M.C. Dean, Inc. in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Talk to three different people, one not technical at all, two technical. The interview took about an hour and none of the interviewers seemed to know much about software engineering. This made for an awkward interview since I knew what I was talking about but the interviewers did not; I could have given completely bogus answers and I don't think that they would have known the difference.

    Interview Questions
    • A side question about an unrelated software product that the interviewer had heard of; did not know the answer and it was unrelated to the interview.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Interviewers left me with the impression that they did not understand the value of software engineers; it seemed like they were trying to fill a position quickly. Prospects for future jobs beyond the immediate position seemed dim. Offer was much too low for the position. Talk of benefits was vague; no specifics were given, supposedly to come at the indoctrination.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Tech Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at M.C. Dean, Inc. in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied a week before, a recruiter emailed me and called me to set up a phone interview. Originally they set up the phone interview for a few days later, but then the recruiter emailed me and re-scheduled it for three weeks later. I guess I should have seen the red flags, because the person who was to be interviewing me called me 15 mins late (didn't apologize), and seemed so disinterested and aloof from start to finish.

    Not even up to 24 hrs later I received an email saying they picked someone else. So basically to sum it up, they already found someone else but felt obligated to interview me.Overall the whole experience was negative, but I see it as a sign saying it probably wouldn't have been a good fit.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at M.C. Dean, Inc..

    Interview Details

    Behavioral Interview

    No Offer
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    Telecom Tech Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at M.C. Dean, Inc..

    Interview Details

    basic questions

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at M.C. Dean, Inc..

    Interview Details

    Received a call from a recruiter and then went in for a in person interview with the engineering manager

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at M.C. Dean, Inc..

    Interview Details

    Was contacted through a general resume book. I was provided a behavioral assessment to complete before attending the interview, which was oncampus directly after a job fair. Pretty straightfoward, with no technical questions. 3 copies of your resume and a transcript needed.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the lowest grade yo have ever gotten?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Project Manager Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at M.C. Dean, Inc..

    Interview Details

    Requires background check, on-site drug check. Interview process very professional, friendly and thorough. Conducted by seasoned professionals, asking pertenent questions for position and relevant work background. This is a very professional company and the interview hiring process reflected that.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were typical for position/industry. Such as what assets/skills do you bring to the company?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Material Handler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at M.C. Dean, Inc. in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was typical. The first interview was face to face with the Material Supervisor and the Logistics Director was on the speaker phone. It was very laid back and lasted about 25 minutes. I was asked basic interview questions and was given information about the company and position. I was selected for a second interview with the superintendent for the project.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question was presented during the second interview concerning prior challenges or difficult situations. He wanted me to back track and figure out why I was faced with a certain situation.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Electronic Security Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at M.C. Dean, Inc. in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Not hard interview call back

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Manager Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at M.C. Dean, Inc. in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Firm is notoriously picky about candidates, but interview process itself was standard. One could not ask enough questions about how well the firm operates internally to get insight into how well (or not) it really functions on the inside.

    Interview Questions
    • There was no difficult or unexpected question but rather false description of firm as united, when in fact it was (at the time) highly divided and political. Once hired, the firm proved a particularly difficult environment in which to work, survivable only thanks to many hard-working, ethical employees   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Fairly standard
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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