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Updated Oct 10, 2014
Updated Oct 10, 2014
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    Information Assurance Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at SRA International.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with 3 different people. They were all hospitable and friendly.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation required. The offer was very fair.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Associate Editor Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at SRA International.

    Interview Details

    After I submitted my resume and cover letter in response to a posted job ad, SRA staff contacted me first by email to ask me to take an editing test. I took the test, and if I remember correctly, we talked briefly by phone. They then offered me the job. This was one of several on-call, part-time editor positions they were filling at the time. SRA interviewers (the hiring manager and her supervisor) were very friendly and professional.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't recall a difficult quetion. The main difficulty was the editing test.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Help Desk Specialist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at SRA International in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    The person who interviewed me definitely knew their stuff and I was able to get everything right. The perosn was very competent, and they were very friendly. We had a good time.

    Interview Questions
    • If we offered you the job tomorrow, would you immediately accept it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Take full advantage of the benefits.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Proposal Coordinator Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Network Security Specialist Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at SRA International in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Received a cold email from a recruiter at the beginning of August 2013. I had previously submitted an older resume into the general Cyber Security talent pool back in November 2012, and also had a previous interview for a different position within SRA (which I did not get selected for, and was only based on a contract proposal). I was very surprised with the speed with which I got scheduled and into the facility to speak with the team leadership.

    The team was very interested in the work I had done previously with regards to the project they were supporting, and did mention the caveat that this work would commence in September pending the outcome of their contract award (it appears they were waiting on a cooling off period with respect to the award as a precaution; they were upfront with this information).

    About 10 days after the interview, I did receive a contingent offer from the HR recruiter. It did appear to be rather serious, given that I had more to sign and return than just the obligatory offer letter (having fielded two previous contingent offers in the past two months, only to have them fall through for one reason or another). Hopefully things clear up soon and I can get to work, because I've been out for much longer than I had anticipated or expected.

    Interview Questions
    • Did field some questions related to leadership roles in positions other than in technical ones (i.e. clubs, fraternal organizations, etc.).   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Not so much a real negotiation. Need to be flexible with your limits in terms of what you want in compensation. One of the big killers these days is going way too high on a figure and then standing firm on it. Of course, should another offer show up, then it's a matter of making sure other parties are aware you're 1) being courted, and 2) getting into the best situation for yourself.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Lead Editor Interview

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

    I applied online – 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Instructional Designer Interview

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

    I applied online – 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No real negotiation. Told me what I was offered and that was it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Senior Manager Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at SRA International in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was kept informed regularly during the interview process with phone calls and emails. I ended up having three interviews with different people in the company. I was contacted the day after every interview by the recruiter who was very diligent. Once offered the position the process was quick and smooth and I felt welcomed when I joined the company.

    Negotiation Details
    Straightforward.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Member Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at SRA International in March 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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Technical Support Specialist Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at SRA International in January 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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