I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at SRA International in August 2013.
Interview Details – Submitted my resume through Indeed.com about 7-10 days later I received a follow-up email from the HR rep. The email had 5 follow-up questions (e.g. desired salary, desired commute distance/time, etc) which I answered & got an email back asking when would be a good day & time for a phone interview with them. My phone interview with HR was very brief (about 10-15 mins) where the HR rep explained the position to me a bit more & then set up a day & time for me to come in for an in-person interview. When I arrived at the office for my in-person interview I was pleasantly surprised by how big the HQ campus was (they offer free parking!) & how friendly everyone was. At HQ, everyone gets a personal office but if you work in the Arlington location which they just remodeled then everyone has a cubical office. My interview started off with meeting 2 higher-up. They spent our time telling me about the company & the organizational structure of the company. They asked a few questions about me but this session was more of a conversation then being grilled with questions. After 30 mins with them, I was interviewed by the people who would be my possible manager & colleagues. They were a very jovial bunch, who asked some behavioral & technical questions. There technique was to ask questions about specific skills & expertise that I my have -- I found out towards the end of the session why they went about asking things the way they did. Their previous employee lacked in the areas they were grilling me on so they wanted to make sure I was fully capable of doing the job & not just making fluff about my expertise. This interview lasted about 1.5 hours.
Interview Question – What would you do if someone pushed you out of your chair & said, "Get out of the way. I can do this better & faster than you." How would you handle a situation like this, especially if it was a VP of the company? View Answer
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and interviewed at SRA International.
Interview Details – Received an email from the HR recruiter one day after I applied for the position. We set up a phone interview for the next day. She was very nice - started the conversation by asking what I do now and why I'm in the job market. She almost immediately then asked what my salary expectations are - what I make now and what I hope to make. I told her what I make now and that I just didn't want to take a pay CUT and she was very honest explaining that because they're a government contractor, it would be a massive pay cut and told me what the range would be (it would be a huge pay cut). I really appreciated her honesty and upfront approach so we didn't waste time going back and forth.
Interview Question – None, very straightforward Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at SRA International in July 2013.
Interview Details – hiring manager came to where i was working to interview me
Negotiation Details – no
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and interviewed at SRA International.
Interview Details – Had a phone screen interview, then met with a few peers and my direct supervisor, then was offered a job after the meeting
Interview Question – Nothing difficult or unexpected Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No real negotiation. Told me what I was offered and that was it.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at SRA International in June 2013.
Interview Details – Had a phone screening interview that lasted less than 30 minutes with basic questions such as why do you want to work for SRA and why do you want to work in this position. Then I received a call a week later that they wanted an in person interview. The interview lasted about 45 minutes
Interview Question – What did you dislike most about your last job? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at SRA International in April 2013.
Interview Details –
I originally approached them at an on-campus career fair. I talked briefly to the representative and was scheduled an interview for the next day. The interview was very informal and the representative seemed more focus on selling SRA. I was asked questions about my previous experience and what I am looking for in a company.
Afterwards, I received an email from an HR representative inviting me to an on-site interview at Fairfax, VA. Upon arriving, I was scheduled to have lunch at a local restaurant with two relatively new hires. The lunch was informal and we chatted about what SRA does, what they do, why I am interested, what role would I fit in at the company, etc. I was then scheduled for three interviews with more senior members of the company. All of the questions were behavioral or related to my previous experience. It seems like they are looking for someone who fits into their culture. All of the interviews were around 30 minutes long.
I was then asked to fill out an online application and have an additional phone interview with a senior member. After that phone interview, I was never contacted again. The HR representative ignored my requests for a status update. I did not receive compensation for travelling to Fairfax. I enjoyed the interview experience and liked the company, but was slightly unhappy that they didn't explicitly give me a final response.
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at SRA International in February 2013.
Interview Details – Was given an on-site interview with the project leader and his tech lead. It was a very friendly session and I was not made to feel like I was being grilled.
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at SRA International.
Interview Details – Applied through my university recruiting site. Had an on-campus interview.
Interview Question – No difficult questions Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at SRA International.
Interview Details – My interview started with a 20 minute phone screen by the recruiter, with some very basic questions. The in person interview took 90 minutes, and I met with three different people (in rapid succession) including my boss, my boss's boss, and another person in the department. All of my references were checked.
Interview Question – None--all of the interview questions were what I expected. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at SRA International in January 2013.
Interview Details – I knew somebody at the company from a previous job. He helped me find a job posting on their website that would get me in to an interview. I interviewed with three people and submitted some original material to show that I knew what I was doing. I got an offer and accepted. The whole process from phone call to first day on the job took about 5 weeks. It definitely helps to know someone on the inside.
Interview Question – Since I was coming from another contractor, I had to explain why I needed to change companies when the jobs were so similar. View Answer
Negotiation Details – It's a federal contracting job so the companies all pay about the same. The company made me an offer and I accepted.
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