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Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Sandia.
I applied online (the recruiter at my school isn't exactly the most likable person, so not many people seem to talk to him). A couple months later, I got an email and set up a phone interview with my to be manager. He was really friendly and sociable. Questions were all behavioral and/or about my resume and past experiences. At the end of the interview, he basically told me that I had the position and a few days later, I got an offer letter.
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Sandia (Livermore, CA).
Interview with a university representative. All questions concerned my research (Ph.D. student) and future career goals. I had a follow-up phone interview with my potential advisor; again, all technical questions about my research. The hiring process is slow, so apply in the fall for a summer internship. The government lab environment is very similar to academia. I had an advisor, and we collaborated on a research project together. Pay was commensurate with my education, and the location was great for sight-seeing around the SF bay area.
- All technical questions related to my research, and the behavioral questions were typical of any C.S. interview. Answer Question
No negotiation for internships.
Intern InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sandia (Albuquerque, NM) in November 2011.
Pretty basic/average. Applied online, was called in for a panel interview 2 weeks later (4 people from the department I was applying with), offered the job 1 week after the interview. All interviews at Sandia are standardized. They score your interview based on criteria set by the HR department. The interviewer asks a mixture of background or job qualification questions and anywhere between 5-10 behavioral questions. If you are interviewing with a manager that you know personally (which happens OFTEN) then the process may be slightly less formal.
Interns: Salary and raises are based on the number of credit hours completed (under 30 hours, 45, 60, 75, 90, 105, etc..). Raises are roughly $1.25/hr
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I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Sandia.
First got an email with a written interview, later just waited for a response, after two months they notified the ones that got hired.
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The process took a week. I interviewed at Sandia in December 2010.
Started with an in depth email questionnaire. Followed up with a phone call to schedule an in person interview. Finished with the in person interview
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