MITRE Intern Interview Questions

Updated Jul 13, 2015
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
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Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at MITRE.

Interview

I submitted my resume and got a call back pretty quickly for a phone screening. I had just one interview, but my situation was unique. After the interview, there is a separate application for a employment (if I recall correctly). They said that they had "expressed interest" in extending an offer. The application is also used to determine your salary.

Interview Questions

Negotiation

They make the offer based on your salary and I did not negotiate (not sure if I could have negotiated much).

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at MITRE.

    Interview

    Very friendly, not terribly technical, but clear they want solid talent. Taken into a room with several managers--some from the hiring department, others from other departments of interest, where we had a pretty cordial discussion of experience, abilities, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Give a presentation on a topic of your own interest/experience.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Minimal negotiation, as it was an internship.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MITRE.

    Interview

    Contacted group with request for internship, got immediate response, forwarded resume, contacted about open position/project a month later.

    Interview Questions

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at MITRE.

    Interview

    My school had a connection with MITRE and I sent my resume. After 2 months I was emailed to schedule an interview with a software engineer. The questions that he asked, I did not answer too well. I was not expecting his definitions and compare/contrast questions about programming on the first interview. I thought I failed. I was called a week later to schedule an interview with 6 people in a row at the MITRE campus. This was scary, but the actual interview was rather repetitive. I told repeated my story about myself several times and did not have much of a test of my skills. Where I did show my skills, I just tried my best to explain my thinking and I did not finish any of their questions in the time limit. Object oriented Programming stuff is Important to know! definitions!

    Interview Questions

    • You have 5 jars with each a set of beans. Four of the jars have beans that weigh 10g and one jar has beans that weigh 9g. Using a scale with only one weighing, find the jar with the 9g beans.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    During my 6 interviews, in speaking with HR, I was asked how much I wanted to be paid. I was quite taken aback but I noted the hourly wages that I saw here on glassdoor ($18) and I got that.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at MITRE in February 2013.

    Interview

    There was a brief two step interview process. The first interview was somewhat technical although not too demanding. I was asked a few questions about my resume,projects, and then was asked a bit about one of the courses I listed on my resume. The second interview seemed more like a formality for human resources.

    Interview Questions

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bedford, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at MITRE (Bedford, MA).

    Interview

    All day affair. Technical interview-pretty challenging.

    Interview Questions

    • Write out what what digital component this represents to you.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hampton, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at MITRE (Hampton, VA) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Four 30 minute interviews. Two in person interviews. Two on-site phone interviews. The interviewers were polite, and the entire process was low-stress. I had just graduated from high school though, so that could have been why they were more relaxed.

    Interview Questions

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at MITRE (McLean, VA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    There was an initial phone interview in order to gauge by basic knowledge in topics that would be required to understand if I were to work there. After a couple days, they flew me out for a formal interview. The formal interview consisted of 4 rounds of people that asked questions, and a final round where I was required to give a presentation of my choosing. The interview finished up with HR asking me some personality type questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your biggest technical challenge so far.   1 Answer
    • How do you assess the warm up period in a simulation?   1 Answer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New Bedford, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at MITRE (New Bedford, MA) in December 2011.

    Interview

    Interviewed with 5 people: 3 team members, HR rep, and a senior manager. Team seemed really friendly but was very male oriented (no women in a team of 50 engineers)... Interiew consisted of brain teasers, Object oriented questions, Interests, Resume Information, etc... Process lasted 5 hours (an hour with each person). No breaks in between

    Interview Questions

    • How would you duplicate a string without using a temp variable?   2 Answers
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at MITRE (McLean, VA) in January 2009.

    Interview

    MITRE hires highly educated people and uses their employees to recruit from their former universities. This places students at universities that other MITRE employees have attended at an advantage as they are familiar with the programs students are studying and their requirements. It also helps graduate students by having an internal reference to provide their resume through instead of going through impersonal online application process. The process begins with a phone call from a HR representative who will try to align your interests with the correct area of MITRE. This is a fairly straight forward process and the HR staff is technically knowledgeable which helps with finding the right department. MITRE brings the candidate on-site for a series of 1-on-1 interviews. There are at least 3 interviews with technical employees working in the section that is considering the applicant. The applicant will then meet with a section lead and then the division lead. One of the interviews could occur over a meal, so be prepared to speak and eat simultaneously. The interviews will review your knowledge of technical information and are nice for engineering minded individuals as this plays to the strengths of the candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your thoughts about privacy with respect to social networking?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Salary is slightly negotiable, but there's only so much that you can negotiate up front. There are annual salary reviews. Paid time off, retirement, medical benefits, etc are fixed throughout the company, so there's no movement here, but these are very good, so this is less of a concern.

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