Naval Surface Warfare Center
Naval Surface Warfare Center Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Research Intrn Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Naval Surface Warfare Center
Interview Details – After applying online, I received a phone call after a few weeks detailing the needs of the position with a rough description of the work I would be doing. Very friendly and very easy going around, I could tell they had made their decision before the call was even made.
Interview Question – Why did you choose NAVSEA for a summer internship? View Answer
Mechanical Engineering Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Naval Surface Warfare Center in August 2009.
Interview Details – This position was filled via a diversity program that matches college students with government jobs. I submitted my resume and filled out an application sometime in January. In March, I received a phone call from the supervisor of the position asking if I was still interested. I was and from there I was transferred to the HR division and I filled out the paperwork needed for the position. Since it was a government position, the process is pretty lengthy. At the end of the semester, I started my internship.
Interview Question – Why did you choose mechanical engineering as a degree? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Interns in this program are paid through the program. There was no negotiating of the salary.
Logistics Management Specialist Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Naval Surface Warfare Center.
Interview Details – There is typically one intereview, which would follow the intervirewing process assuming that the person was found to be "qualified" after their initial on-line application is filed and reviewed.
Interview Question – What are your qualifications with reguards to your being the most qualified for this position? View Answer
Research Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Naval Surface Warfare Center.
Interview Details – Gave an hour-long technical presentation followed by meetings with senior engineers and current supervisor. Interview process was smooth and professional while not overly formal.
Negotiation Details – Its the government, so nearly everything is standard. Was able to get a small starting bonus.
Mechanical Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Naval Surface Warfare Center in April 2010.
Interview Details – submit resume online, phone interview, 1 on 1 interview, then wait for decision.
Negotiation Details – not much negotiation allowed.
IAO Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Naval Surface Warfare Center in July 2011.
Interview Details – 4 areas represented. I got hired by the one that I was best suited for. Good people, varied expertise.
Interview Question – How would you handle overall CM for the division View Answer
Negotiation Details – Simple but time consuming.