Very Difficult Interview
I applied through a staffing agency and 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 Question – "Why did you come here? There are a lot of other companies to choose from..." View Answer
Reason for Declining – I saw the ugly offices from afar and people walking around with their heads down,, BYE !
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at QinetiQ North America in December 2011.
Interview Details – Quick, painless and easy. Hired after one interview. All the questions were pertinent and on target: none of the "tell me a little bit about yourself" or "what are your weaknesses" nonsense.
Interview Question – How d you feel about coming to work in a very conflictual place? View Answer
Negotiation Details – None. It was a nice offer.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at QinetiQ North America in January 2013.
Interview Details – I applied for this position through QinetiQ North America's website on December 13th, 2012, and received an email regarding my application from the recruiter on January 9th. I did a brief phone screen with the recruiter, and a week later I was scheduled for an interview. I interviewed for the position on January 18th, which went well. Unfortunately, I wasn't selected for the role, as my professional background wasn't a match for what was needed in the position. However, my experience was very positive and I plan to stay in touch with the recruiter when other administrative positions become available with them.
Interview Question – The questions asked were pretty standard and basic. Answer Question
I applied in-person and 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 Question – 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.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at QinetiQ North America in October 2011.
Interview Details – I previously worked at this company, as an Executive Administrator from 2007-2011. Even though I was highly regarded there, I left the company, b/c the group I was in was unable to provide me the salary I felt I had earned and there was no real room for growth in the division. I was offered a position as an Executive Administrator at another company for about $15k more, however I did miss the friendly QinetiQ work environment. I interviewed at the beginning of October 2011 in a different division (same building), for the same position. They called me on a Wednesday, asking me to come in for a Friday morning interview. They were very happy I could come on such short notice. I arrived 15 minutes early, copies of my resume in hand and dressed very professionally. I met with a Senior Executive Assistant who was fantastic. She and I spoke for approx 45 minutes going over my history/experience and she explained the nature of the position. My overall experience with her was extremely positive, she even told me toward the end of the interview that I was "perfect for the position". Then I met with the executive I would be supporting. I was in his office for 30 minutes where he proceeded to talk about himself for approximately 27 minutes of that time. I felt like we were interviewing him, not me. At the end, he asked me if I had any questions. I did ask 2 questions, and did my best to make a closing remark (something along the lines of "this sounds like an excellent opportunity and a great chance to learn a new trade"). After the interview, I sent an email to my 2 interviewers, thanking them for taking the time to meet with me. 3 weeks went by and I hadn't heard anything. I called the HR office and politely left a message, inquiring about the position and letting them know that I was still highly interested. A week later, I recieved a generic email stating "Unfortunately at this time we do not see a fit with your experience". The overall experience was very negative for me. Taking a month to hear a response, then recieving an email (and a generic one at that) telling me I wasn't a fit do to experience? I did the job, for close to 5 years. The senior EA said I was a "perfect fit". Obviously, the executive felt otherwise. I would've appreciated some ACTUAL feedback on why I wasn't offered the position. I have several close friends still working at the company who have informed me that they still haven't filled the position. All in all, a huge waste of time.
Interview Question – Standard interview questions. Nothing out of the ordinary. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at QinetiQ North America in April 2011.
Interview Details – For me, I personally knew the project manager and my soon-to-be boss. There wasn't much of an interview.
Interview Question – Why are you leaving your current job? View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation necessary.
The process took a day - interviewed at QinetiQ North America in May 2011.
Interview Details – Five different people interviewed me. First Hiring manager, then different engineers. Questions were basic like explain projects and how you were a part of them. All 5 people asked me if I had any questions, just make sure to dig some up.
Some questions included "Why should we hire you instead of the other students that come for interviews."
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at QinetiQ North America in July 2009.
Interview Details – Very quick interview. 1 on 1 they are looking for a match between skills and job description. No trick questions.
Interview Question – No unusual questions. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Research the position. Ask for you you really want.
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at QinetiQ North America in May 2009.
Interview Details – After submitting a resume online, a representative contacts the applicant for additional information to begin a background check. If the applicant passes, a brief telephone interview concludes the interview process and begins the hiring process, including training.
Interview Question – Describe a time when you broke the rules, justify your actions, and tell me what you learned. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – For an internship position, there is no negotiation for salary or hours. However, after working for 200+ hours, the employee may request additional hours.
I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at QinetiQ North America in March 2010.
Interview Details – Interviews were cordial. But following up with HR was deployable. No information given unless I would email or call. Contacting potential employees SHOULD be their business. Cheap way for QinetiQ to follow up.....none. Stay away from this company, interviewing is a waste of time, salaries aren't great either.
Interview Question – There wasn't any difficult or unexpected questions.... Answer Question
Pros: “Makes an effort to keep employees employed when contracts scale back. This is the first contracting company I worked for that found me another contract rather than making plans to cut me…” “Makes an effort to keep employees employed when contracts scale back. This is the first contracting company I worked for that found me another contract rather than making plans to cut me loose when the current contract ends. Always looking out for ways to address my needs to be successful at my job.” – Full Review
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