Noblis Interview Questions & Reviews in Falls Church, VA

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    Principal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Falls Church, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Falls Church, VA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Noblis.

    Interview Details

    Contacted 1 month after submitting resume. Had a phone interview with a panel of 4-5 people.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were not difficult. The were some standard interview questions ("give an example of a time you had to deal with a difficult person"; Where do you see yourself in five years". Most of the questions were directly related to my specific area of expertise.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The offer was about 10% lower that my desired salary. I asked for a higher base salary but was informed they couldn't go higher. I was offered a sign up bonus instead.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Technical Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Falls Church, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Falls Church, VA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 8 months - interviewed at Noblis in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was initially referred by a current employee.

    The first step was a phone interview with personnel from various groups. The phone interview was very standard (what the company does, what are you interested in, etc.). No technical questions.

    The next step was a visit to the campus. I was asked to give a 45 minute talk on a topic of my choice. The talk was held in front of an audience of approximately 20-25 people. After the talk I had a more formal interview with a small group. The majority of questions asked during this time were related to how I could apply my background to challenges the company faces. Nothing overly difficult, but not simple. During this time I was also given a tour of the building. The work environment felt very modern and inviting, and most of the people I met with seemed genuinely happy to be there. At the end of the day I met with HR, who provided significant insight to the area and tips on relocation.

    Though an effort was made to get me out before rush hour (perhaps not to sour on traffic on the beltway?), by the time I was finished the congestion started filling up.

    After the interview, I was asked to complete a formal application. An offer was extended about a month later.

    Interview Questions
    • Relating personal technical experiences to current challenges faced. Difficult as it is asked on the spot.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Offer was formally made about a month after the interview. It was non-negotiable, but competitive.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Proposal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Falls Church, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Noblis in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Several interactions -- several by phone, followed by meetings in person. The meetings were one-on one. I was known to several in the firm from other work, and there were a lot of backroom discussions about the area of new business that I was interested in.

    Interview Questions
    • No questions were operationally difficult. The difficulty was answering them in a way that would stimulate their thoughts without being "off-putting".   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    They were not competitive. Their expenses were higher than their competitors, their salaries were high. They had plenty of high-level staff, but few quality staff at the working [junior] levels. They had a lot of good ideas, but they didn't have the energy to do the work to develop the ideas -- they were lazy, and were a huge frustration to those few who wanted to develop new business.

    There seemed to be cliques and a lot of backroom politics. There were no staff within the firm with my area of expertise, but everyone I spoke with had firm ideas about the subject -- many of which were naive. Generally, the senior staff had a very poor business background -- they didn't know much about business or finance.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Falls Church, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Noblis in June 2008.

    Interview Details

    Initially called by the recruiter who asked for a one on one with her and a company VP. The job was to lead a proposal effort with myself as the contingency PM if we were successful.

    Interview Questions
    • (After reading the RFP and researching the company) What did I think of the company's ability to compete for this work?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Company did not have the depth to be competitive and did not wish to team with other industry resources. They were not well capitalized (according to my research).

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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