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IT Security Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at SAIC.
Interview Details – HR appoitment to interview/no technical questions/just an overview of my resume and the job details. One week later HR called with $ offer and benefits package/ fnal interview to close all and drug test. working in three weeks
Negotiation Details – No negotiation, this is what the salary is would you like the job or not
Junior Software Developer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at SAIC.
Interview Details – The interview process was fairly straightforward. I was lucky to be one of few of my skill-set, and the manager had already expressed interest in hiring me. I met with his boss who basically gave me a summary of the company and its values.
Interview Question – It was as difficult as being asked simply about my previous experiences and projects. Answer Question
Lead Technical Writer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at SAIC in May 2010.
Interview Details – Went very well. Nice, relaxed interview with friendly prospective management staff.
Negotiation Details – Very simple really. I asked what the job would pay, they told me, and it was $10,000 more per year than I was currently making so I was satisfied.
Database Administrator Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at SAIC in May 2009.
Interview Details – Submitted resume and then asked to fill out a "Staff Call", a detailed questionaire geared towards the position. The Staff Call detailed job requirements and required me to match experience from my resume to the requirements. The hiring manager then reviewed my answers and determined that he had a candidate with experience better suited to the position.
Interview Question – Nothing difficult or unexpected. All questions were related to job requirements. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Software Developer Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at SAIC in July 2011.
Interview Details – I was led into a darkened room. The interviewer asked software 101 classroom questions then instructed me to write code on the white board. The interviewer was the software lead with very little experience and only a couple of years in his career. The darkened room and absence of professional courtesy was evident of a lesser company and not the high professional standards of SAIC.
Engineering Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at SAIC in October 2010.
Interview Details – The interview process was extremely comfortable and helpful. The interviewers were approachable and friendly. They asked questions that really took the approach of finding out who you are and what you are capable of. This was very much unlike the interview process I had gone through with other major software/IT companies.
Interview Question – Describe a leadership position you were in and a problem that you were able to overcome. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They offered me a package that was above what I had expected, so in the current economic environment I didn't feel like I had much of a position to negotiate.
Very Easy Interview
Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at SAIC in July 2010.
Interview Details – After applying for two software engineering jobs with the company via their website, an SAIC recruiter called me to see if I'd be interested in interviewing for a position. He read me a lot of information with a lot of acronyms related to the position. He handed me off to someone in HR who sent me a few electronic documents to complete. I looked up the position the recruiter called me about, and it was not one of the positions for which I'd applied, so I'm figuring they're hurting for people to fill a new need.
I went to the interview, a group interview, and there were something like 12 to 15 of us in a large conference room with refreshments--snacks, drinks. The facility is quite nice, but the work would be performed at a customer's site, and they warned me during my interview that it was crowded.
Half of us were sent into a second room to interview with other SAIC employees. I interviewed at a table with two SAIC developers currently on the project for which I was interviewing. The room had about 6 or 7 such tables. They seemed nice and told me about the position. Then we went back into the conference room and were briefed by HR and talked amongst ourselves while the second half of the candidates went for their interviews.
Interview Question – Why would you want to work on this project? View Answer
Reason for Declining – The benefits are rather poor, frankly. The salary offering was decent, but there is little way to have much work-life balance given that all of your sick time comes out of your vacation pot, which is insufficient for someone with several years' experience. Also, the recruiter seemed a little too enthusiastic when he called to follow up, and my interview itself was almost too easy. All smiles and no tough questions. There's some kind of desperation going on there.
Aerospace Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at SAIC in April 2009.
Interview Details – I was sought out because of a referral by a previous intern. I was first contacted by email and given details about the job, continued on to a phone conversation to further discuss details with senior management, and then we set up a phone interview date. In my phone interview, we discussed my resume and relevant experience, and I was allowed to explore the company further and its applicability to my field of study. It was a very enjoyable process, and I enjoyed all my interactions with the company's employees.
Interview Question – I see you listed experience with STK software on your resume. What projects have you used it with, and to what extent? Answer Question