QinetiQ North America Interview Questions

Updated Sep 5, 2014
Updated Sep 5, 2014
33 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Waltham, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a day - interviewed at QinetiQ North America in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    HORRIBLE !!!!!! ,,they drilled me in whatever way they could. I even thought they were going to have me write code on a paper coffee napkin.

    Interview Questions
    • "Why did you come here? There are a lot of other companies to choose from..."   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I saw the ugly offices from afar and people walking around with their heads down,, BYE !

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Waltham, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at QinetiQ North America in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    It was horrible, I was in the Spanish Inquisition for the afternoon. We didn't break bread until we started talking golf.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you saw a manager looking at porn on his PC?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    nothing to speak of
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Administrative Support Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at QinetiQ North America in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    This company was not truthful about the current situation. They were misleading intentionally so that someone would take the job. Even when they knew the company was going to be sold, they would not tell the applicants because they thought no one would accept the positions.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were politically incorrect and in some cases insulting. Most unprofessional interview ever!   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I had another offer from someone else in the company.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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  5.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at QinetiQ North America.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process was very informal with a program lead. This program lead was very unorthodox.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    I T Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bound Brook, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bound Brook, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 7 months - interviewed at QinetiQ North America in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was initially contacted by a headhunter and told the hiring process could take up to six months due to a background security check. After approval, a series of three interviews were given and an offer of employment made. I accepted the offer and an official "on-boarding" meeting with H.R. was held prior to beginning at the client site.

    Interview Questions
    • During the background check: "Is there any reason someone might be able to influence you?" It's a question that requires some thought.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    It was asked if the offer was acceptable and I answered, yes.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 days - interviewed at QinetiQ North America in June 2008.

    Interview Details

    I worked for a research team that provided software for their main project, so I was a known entity. Had an informal interview with the project manager and development team manager, and a formal programming interview with the programming team. Interviews lasted about 4 hours total. Got an offer within a week of the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you determine the weight the Stratosphere? (an unusual hotel in Las Vegas)   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They offered 10% over my current wage, with better benefits and more opportunities for growth and less likelihood of layoff.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Linux Systems Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at QinetiQ North America in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    Uncomplicated, picked up by a recruiter on a firm, four-month contract with no possibility for extension. One week later, QNA was sufficiently impressed that I got an offer. The only interviewer I spoke with was the PM.

    Interview Questions
    • Whether I felt comfortable having to break into systems for the client.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Technical Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 3 days - interviewed at QinetiQ North America in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was already an employee of Qinetiq, however my previous contract was lost so I was offered a position on the current contract, The interview was simple, mostly done over the phone, and then completed in a group interview setting. The location for the job is on a Marine Corps base, working with Marines every day, so having experience being in the Marine Corps makes it a little easier interacting and working with Marines.

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions were technical, Have I ever used a multimeter, What process would i use to troubleshoot a problem   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was not able to negotiate. But it never ever hurts to ask
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Staff Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Waltham, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at QinetiQ North America in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by corporate after applying online, took a while to hear back from them - a few weeks. Set up the interview in a day or two, they were flexible on timing which was nice.

    Met with 3 people at once, unique for me at least, but saved some time.

    They asked me basic questions about my work experience, skills I had etc. Nothing too grilling technically, like asking me to derive op-amp transfer functions etc.

    All 3 were very engaging and willing to answer questions honestly and openly about the company. Very nice facility, and seemed like a good place to work, perhaps a bit over-booked with work, but that's what good management does - keeps the work back logged, and feeds it to you appropriately and with good timing.

    No offer has come yet because I have a round 2 interview, the EE manager was out of the office that day, a minor goof by HR.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked about the complexity of circuit board designs I had done   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Systems Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at QinetiQ North America in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted via email and then by phone. The email set up the phone call and during the call, a quick overview of position specific capabilities was discussed. Based upon the phone interview, I was then asked to visit the company office for a Group/Panel interview. During this interview, I was asked many specific questions in conjunction with the position I was applying for and it involved additional questions that were specific to the team I would be supporting.

    Interview Questions
    • What makes you more valuable than the other applicants?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    At the conclusion of this interview, I was asked what salary I was looking for and I stated that I would be open to any reasonable salary that they offered. The salary was negotiated and I accepted the position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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