I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at MITRE.
Interview Details – The interview was thorough and very professional. I did a phone interview first, followed by an in-person interview that required a one hour presentation. I interviewed with the HR rep, a supervisor, a group interview where I gave the presentation and answered questions. Someone from their HQs in McClain VA participated in the group interview. I also had another supervisor interview. The whole process took about 5 hours. I felt it was very fair and the people were very friendly.
Interview Question – The most difficult part was preparing for the hour presentation. Again, the questions were fair and it was not negative, just time consuming to prepare. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at MITRE in November 2013.
Interview Details – 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 Question – HR questions Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at MITRE.
Interview Details –
The hiring and interview process is really a joke for technical staff. In the interviews I sat in with over the last five years most of the interviewers barely know which end of the bit was up. So brush up on your buzzwords, they love buzzwords! Whatever you do, don't lie. Too many people there know too many people all around the Beltway. If you say something that does not sound right, they will check on it. Otherwise, the normal interview rules apply.
The best way to get a job with MITRE is to be referred by a current employee. Referrals have a lot easier time because they think that you've been vetted by the referring employee. If you really want to work for MITRE, you should befriend someone who already works there.
Interview Question – Someone may ask a question to technically verify something on your resume. Make sure that you keep the answer succinct and to the point. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiations are, in many cases, take it or leave it. Make sure you have your current salary documented since it will be used as a guide for setting your new salary.
I applied online and interviewed at MITRE.
Interview Details – Contacted group with request for internship, got immediate response, forwarded resume, contacted about open position/project a month later.
Interview Question – How many molecules are in the human body? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at MITRE in October 2013.
Interview Details – The recruiter contacted via email shortly after applying through their website requesting a phone interview. The interview lasted about an hour and was very laid back. Most of the question revolved around working with others, communication skills, and programming experience. I was not contacted for several more weeks at which point I was recommended for another position.
Interview Question – Give me five words that describe you. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at MITRE.
Interview Details – Hiring manager or one of their subordinates conduct interviews, often two or three individuals interview candidate followed by department hiring manager. Interviewers submit recommendations to hire or not. Hiring packages take weeks to be approved. Two months on average.
Interview Question – Providing presentation to interviewing panel. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – HR made offer, I countered, they went back to dept hiring manager, who approved, then revised hiring package had to be approved by vice-president.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at MITRE in August 2013.
Interview Details – The interview process is very laid back. There is a phone screen, and then a group interview. During the group interview a technical presentation is given.
Interview Question – No curve ball questions. Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at MITRE in August 2013.
Interview Details – Was initially contacted via phone and then pulled in for a panel interview with the department. The interview was fairly relaxed. I felt very comfortable.
Interview Question – There were some fairly technical questions asked regarding my experience with various software programs and programming languages. But nothing too out of the ordinary. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Very little negotiation is allowed. I was able to bring up the offer a tiny amount by justifying with detailed reasons.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at MITRE in August 2013.
Interview Details – Initial contact with MITRE is first rate. You are fully informed of where to go, who to see and when it will happen. It is difficult to plan for an interview at MITRE, because MITRE often hires an employee without having a specific job match in mind. Although awkward at first, it becomes evident that they are seeking well rounded, seasoned professionals who are versatile enough to think and perform outside the box. Generally, there will be one interview. It will be in the form of a panel of 2-5 people. This may or may not include your eventual manager. Initial impression of the office environment and work culture - first rate. Clean, comfortable offices, well stocked supplies. Company-supplied PC, mobile phones, hot spots, everything you may need to do your job. Initial impression of the people will vary. Generally, everyone you encounter during the interview process will be upbeat and content with their jobs. That is true the majority of the people who work there. It's a good company, and you can sense it from the time you walk in the door. However, some of the people on the interview panel may come across as "know it all" - unfortunately, many of these folks actually think and act in this fashion - that's the downside.
Interview Question – Due to the nature of the work that you will perform (which is ill-defined upfront), the questions vary wildly, but, the most perplexing question was - "Why do you want to work at MITRE"? In light of you probably not knowing what kind of project or task you may actually work on, this question is a "loaded potato". The most unexpected question was - "If you could change one thing about your former employer, what would it be"? The answer, if you are thinking outside of the box, may be critical to getting and keeping your job. For example: (1) Are you capable of independent evaluation - critical thinking? (2) Are you a "big or little picture person"? (3) Can you constructively evaluate how your former employer can improve its internal culture for the better"? Your viewpoint and approach to how answer this question may speak volumes about whether you are the right person for supporting MITRE's client base - the federal government. The federal government has elements within it that are big and small, simple and complex; with problems that are easy or nearly impossible to resolve. If you join MITRE, you are saying you are ready to meet a plethora of unforeseen challenges - head on. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at MITRE in August 2013.
Interview Details – Found company because of a desire to work for government industry. Emailed HR/Recruiter about job found on website. Discussed back and forth over emails and sent resume. Did a phone interview with hiring manager and that was it.
Interview Question – Know how to smash the stack. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The HR person said no negotiation was possible.
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