SAIC Interview Questions

Updated Mar 11, 2015
Updated Mar 11, 2015
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    Systems Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at SAIC.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was normal. Much easier to be interviewed over the phone than in person. I was asked lots of pertinent questions regarding the job itself. Thought it was strange they were so concerned what movies I liked to watch, and other personal stuff that felt more like non-job related questions.

    Interview Questions
    • The usual stuff, nothing special about the questions. Pretty much everything was as expected except for the questions about my movie preferences. I imagine that wasn't the deal killer or anything anyways. I got an offer but I declined because I took another job.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
  2.  

    Desktop Support Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Morrisville, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Morrisville, NC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at SAIC.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed with the primary contractor on this particular contact. SAIC is the subcontractor. I was early and the interviewer was a tad bit late because he was in a meeting. But he was friendly, laid back and easy to converse with. I also met with the program manager who was also very friendly and approachable.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were basic technical questions, but more focused on customer service.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They started really low and I kind of shot my self in the foot for not making my counter-offer higher. So the final offer was $1000 less than my bottom. I took it because they do give 3% yearly pay increases.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Junior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, AL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • It was as difficult as being asked simply about my previous experiences and projects.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at SAIC in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very pleasant interviewing process. Was thorough on what was expected in job requirements and very professional interview.
    It did take a while filling out all the necessary paperwork and all the back and forth emails. I suppose that is to be expected if you work for the government and have to have a security clearance.
    The last interview was a little intimidating because they asked me every question in the book about my background and financial history. The lady was very professional and I didn't feel too uncomfortable. I guess those types of experiences are good lessons for future interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Actually at the initial interview, I was quite pleased with the interview questions. There was no high-pressured trick questions that some interviewer like to play. I value the respect and consideration of a good interviewer who doesn't play head games.
      It was the final interview that was a little more pressured. They ask everything about your background and financial history. It was a good learning experience, as I had never gone through something quite like that before.
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at SAIC.

    Interview Details

    I found the job through a local Job Fair at the University, this was followed by an initial interview. After the initial interview the hiring manager followed up with an email exchange and a follow up call confirming their decision to hire me.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were directly related to the Job, prior research on the job roles covered all questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    SAIC lowballs on pay.
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Seismologist Interview

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

    I applied through other source – interviewed at SAIC.

    Interview Details

    Submit application and graduate school transcripts, invited to interview and present Dissertation to staff, soon after offered the position with very competitive salary negotiations. I was then introduced to the staff individually, and the direction of my research was discussed.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions asked during dissertation presentation, all challenging. No discussion of business case since the position was clearly as a staff scientist in support of DARPA's test-ban treaty program.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    SAIC has completely transformed since my hire long ago. However, to my knowledge the application and interview for entry-level positions is similar
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at SAIC in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through LinkedIn and received an email from the recruiter within 1 week requesting for a suitable time for a call.
    One of the first questions the recruiter asked was whether I am authorized to work in the United States. I informed that I am authorized to work on a H1B visa. The recruiter informed me that at the current time, they are not considering candidates who require sponsorship.

    Interview Questions
    • Did not reach until the technical interview round as I needed sponsorship   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Call Center Generalist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rockville, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rockville, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at SAIC.

    Interview Details

    I was brought in through a staffing agency and given an opportunity to come on-board full time based on performance

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They simply e-mailed me an offer letter and I was given the opportunity to accept or reject it
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at SAIC.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with recruiter, followed by a phone interview with the hiring manager. Then on-site interview with 4 people, individually. Their questions varied widely. Some asked technical (rather predicable) questions, some asked me to ask questions I want to ask., some just explained the work expected.

    It looked like they invite for an on site interview only when they are prettyr sure they want want to hire the candidate.

    Negotiation Details
    Pretty much standard - said my requirement, got the initial offer, made a count offer, and got it.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Software Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    This was a panel interview. It was in a relaxed environment. There was a set of questions which the interviewers asked questions from. They initially started by going through my resume, and understanding my work experiences. They then asked questions about how I handled certain situations as it related to my past work experience.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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