Sandia Systems Engineering Interview Questions

Updated Jun 30, 2015
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Systems Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Sandia.

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The interviews started around 8am and didn't end until nearly 6pm. I talked with many different individuals, rotating on approximately an hourly basis. The individual conversations ranged in difficulty. Most of them were fairly relaxed and covered different aspects of my work and research experience. A couple of the interviewers were more difficult and asked situation-based questions. A few of the employees took me out for lunch. At a certain point, I gave an hour-long research talk (focused on my doctoral research). Since Sandia is a National Lab, they expect a fairly technical research talk. I got a lot of great feedback during the talk. Since it was later in the day, I recapped a lot of the talk in my individual interviews. But, I was able to use the presentation in the one-on-one discussions that were scheduled for the late afternoon. The interview process, itself, wasn't too difficult. But, the full day of interviews can be exhausting. Be prepared to talk about your research in many different ways. The people were very nice and easy to talk to. I had a lot of fun getting to know everyone.

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    Systems Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albuquerque, NM
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Sandia (Albuquerque, NM) in March 2011.

    Interview

    I met a recruiter at a conference and after looking at my resume, she seemed very interested. She made all the arrangements to have me fly out to interview over my Spring Break. A couple of employees took me out to breakfast, then I had 2 interviews, lunch with a couple different employees, 2 more interviews, back to the hotel. It was fairly painless. Everyone I interviewed with was very friendly and more than willing to answer all of my questions honestly. After I left my recruiter (who also arranged all the interviews and gave me a ride from my hotel to the facility and back) gave me the impression it was just of making sure I was a good fit for the company and the company was a good fit for me. I left pretty confident that I would be offered a position.

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