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Updated Apr 15, 2014
Updated Apr 15, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Information Technology Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Honolulu, HI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Honolulu, HI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Friend referred me to job opening

    Interview Questions
    • You come in to work and are faced with the following: Data call, backup failure, director has an email issue, and a new employee is starting and needs a new computer. What do you do first?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mission Support Spoecialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration.

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    usajobs.gov

    Interview Questions
    • Technical questions during interview about processes uses by organization that I was unfamiliar with in the format they used.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Received Letter of Offer with contact info and timeline to respond by
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charleston, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charleston, SC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days - interviewed at National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    Easy hiring process was asked to present and spent two days meeting with various staff members. From there the contracting company called to offer the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Some areas of research was not something I had done before, but they were willing to train me.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    After the offer was presented I asked for a better one. The second offer was 3% higher and I accepted that one.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    On campus recruiting, I submitted an application and was accepted after a brief interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe why, given previous research experience, you are best suited for fishery-related research?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Outreach Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Galveston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Galveston, TX
    Application Details

    The process took 3 days - interviewed at National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    It didn't seem like they knew exactly what they were looking for. The questions were not consistent. There was a request for a report to submit after the interview. They never let me know how I did.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Economist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Made it to the "final six or seven" and was phone interviewed by a hiring company not within NOAA. She filled in a form based on my answers and sent it to them. The questions replicated the job description exactly, so nothing was unexpected.

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    • None were unexpected -- i.e., do you have experience in valuation? (That was in the job description)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Research Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    The process was rather slow at the get-go. I sent my resume and did not receive any feedback for two weeks. Once I was contacted an initial phone interview was conducted and a few days later a request for a one on one interview was sent to me. I met for that interview which was a basic fill-in on the job duties and my previous experience. I was also asked a number of questions which were geared toward judging my work ethic and work style. I was also introduced to all of the lab members after this point, I assume to get a handle on how my personality would mesh with co-workers. I was then offered the job at a second in person interview which contained a panel of Principle Investigators. It took only a few days to fill in all the appropriate paperwork and go through the necessary background checks.

    Interview Questions
    • How would your previous work experience benefit from working in this institution?   Answer Question
    • How do you expect to further our research goals? Which project would you expand and in what direction?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate my salary and my work hours. The staff was very flexible with both of those points. Make sure that you know what range of compensation you are looking for and be sure to apply to the according type of job as many positions here are based on salary range and you will not get a higher salary for a position that is viewed as lower than that cap.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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