SAIC Interview Questions & Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated Jul 9, 2014
Updated Jul 9, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

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

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at SAIC in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by recruiter and had a phone interview with hiring manager first. Then had a face to face interview during lunch hour. The process was short and pleasant. I have the skills what the Director is looking for so he made an verbal offer on the spot. Then I got contacted by HR to fill forms and negotiate salary.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Engineering Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at SAIC in December 2008.

    Interview Details

    very quick

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly just technical questions - can't remember the exacts   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    they offered the minimum I told I would accept
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Policy Analyst Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at SAIC in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    First submitted resume online, got no where. Got an employee referral, was interviewed soon thereafter. Had to interview with several members of the staff individually so the whole process took several hours and was very repetetive, but all were nice and they answered all my questions. It was a very professional experience.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Security Analyst Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at SAIC in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview consisted of many questions related to TCP/IP networking, hands-on experience on routers,etc and on security topics. Questions included topics like like cryptography, firewalls, IPSEC, RSA. There were questions also related to all work experiences, projects and related courses. It was only one phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Intelligence Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at SAIC in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Human resources manager contacted me by phone and was flexible taking into consideration I was in a crowded place. He began by asking me to describe my whole job experience from the very beginnng. He later asked to highlight those areas that were related to the position I was applying to. He did not ask many questions but let me do most of the talking. In those areas that were not clear to him, he would ask a few questions fro teh purpose of keeping the conversation on track. I was asked about my current status and about my salary prespectives. He reiterated his company's intention to keep his employees happy. His behaviour was always gentlemen like and very friendly.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took a day - interviewed at SAIC in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interview set-up by a well known staffing firm on a quick note. First I met with one of their Assistant Manager at the lobby who help me some formality to enter the building. After I met With 3 member interview panel who one of them was Program manager, one Tech lead & other one I think was sr. Developer(not sure). they start asking about myself than Some more about the prospective job & my background. Later they asked some easy technical questions & some nice scenario based question. It goes very well in very comfertable environment. Once they safisfied (that's what I think lol) the facility director with met with me on lunch. I got offer later on the day & requested to complete the drug test with in a week. after I week I decline the offer bcz of travel % & probability of the permanent employee with them after three months(which I don't want at that time)....! after almost a year I regreat why I decline the this good offer & choose this crappy contract.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about your last projects f & how much you are confertable with the winform developement.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I decline the offer bcz of travel % & probability of the permanent employee with them after three months(which I don't want at that time)....!

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    War Games Analyst Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 6 months - interviewed at SAIC in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was contacted the next day to set up a phone interview. I was then invited for an in-person interview, which had to wait till I was back in-country. For the in-person, I met with three sets of my peers to be, so everyone in the office had a chance to meet me, and then interviewed with my now boss. They were ready to make an offer, but a source of work dried up and they put of hiring for several months. They called me back in four months, and I was both still looking and still very interested in the position. I had a short additional interview with my boss, and then was offered the position.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you feel about the requirement to do mundane, none-intellectual chores like database management?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Contracts Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 5 days - interviewed at SAIC in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    Submitted completed job application as requried by their HR. Did a face to face interview. They were professional. Took a while for HR to get back to me with answers to my benefits questions. The offer came within a week but it took 2 to get all my questions answered.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you prefer to handle a difficult Customer during negotiatons   Answer Question
    • What if you do work that is out of scope and the Customer won't pay you?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary and benefits did not match my other offer

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    SAS Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at SAIC in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    My resume was selected by a recruiter from monster.com. I had an initial interview with the recruiter. The questions were general. Then I had 1:1 interview with the hiring manager and 2 co-workers. They explained the type of projects that they are dealing with and asked some general questions about my background, SAS skills and type of database programming tasks that I had been involved with.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing difficult or unexpected; they just asked about different procedures, macros and data handling using SAS software.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The impression that I got based on talking to one of the employees was that the position is temporary.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Market Strategy Directpor Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3 days - interviewed at SAIC in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interviews consisted of a series of informal meetings with middle and upper management over lunch and/or dinner. Most of interview seemed to aim at indirect or subtle discussions which were cover for probing questions on market understanding and strategy. Some leaders spent more time selling their organization or entire company. Most wanted to discern strategic value I could provide. Overall tone pleasant but some uncertainty due to indirect approach.

    Interview Questions
    • Not really a question. Interviewer appeared to postulate erroneous view of markets and market sectors with regard to growth potential. So, the question was subtle and the method for responding required both tact and conviction.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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1 person found this helpful

 Former Program Analyst in Arlington, VA

Pros: “They pay well and have a fair amount of schedule flexibility. They seem to hire people (I am speaking of non-managers here) that are competent in their individual fields.” Full Review

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