I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Scientific Research in April 2010.
Interview Details – I was first contacted regarding my resume online and had an initial discussion with the recruiter. Once that discussion took place, I had a phone interview with the manager I would potentially be working under. After the first interview, I had a technical interview. The final step was to fly me in to see the facility and the area, to see if it would fit what I was looking for. It was a very professional process and very structured/organized
Interview Question – My particular technical interview involved a series of questions about routing protocols, QoS, MPLS and generic networking information. There weren't any particularly difficult questions if you know the topics, but there were questions about load balancing routing protocols, some BGP questions and some OSPF questions View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Scientific Research in March 2013.
Interview Details – I had a phone interview that lasted maybe 10 minutes then I was scheduled for an in-person interview shortly after.
Interview Question – I was not expecting to work in another state for months as a pre-requisite to working in the location I desired to work in. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Scientific Research.
Interview Details – Multiple part hiring process consisting of an initial interview with two managers. They also conducted a written technical proficiency test to evaluate the candidate. After the first interview was called back in for a second interview with Vice President of the Division. Given the opportunity to ask any additional company questions and was also given a job offer at this point.
Interview Question – Nothing specific. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Salary was on par with what was expecting, so no negotiation was needed.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Scientific Research in April 2013.
Interview Details – They paid for my wife and I to drive down and put us up in very nice hotel. Interview went about 1.5 hours and 2 hours after the interview ended I got a call stating that they were putting together an offer and I would be hearing back from them in the morning. I received an email later that evening with an offer letter attached. Great experience and great company.
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected or nothing I would consider difficult, don't lie on your resume and you'll be fine with any question anyone could throw at you. Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at Scientific Research.
Interview Details – I went through several phone interviews before driving down several hours to an interview in person. The company paid for me to stay at a nice hotel for the duration of the interview. The interview lasted more than four hours. I thought everything went pretty well. (Someone working there got chastised for taking me to a bathroom in a "secure area," but that wasn't my fault.)
The manager promised to let me know whether I got the job in a day or two.
A couple of days went by after I got back, but I didn't hear from anyone. I e-mailed the HR contact I had, and no reply. I called the HR contact several times over the next few days, just trying to get some kind of response.
I never heard back from anyone. After all the trouble they went to, someone at least could've said "Sorry, you're not what we are looking for." That was so unprofessional. I have no idea what I did wrong; I showed up in my best suit and I can't remember any faux pauxs or poor answers. I have successfully interviewed many times at other firms. In any case, the least these people could've done was give me an answer. What a giant waste of time...
Interview Question – "How have you handled disappointments in the past?" Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Scientific Research in June 2008.
Interview Details – Contacted by a recruiter who found my resume posted online. My resume was then forwarded to the software development team. I had a total of 3 phone interviews and was then flown out to meet the team in person. The first phone interview was with the program manager. It was just a standard interview asking about my background and giving information about the position and company. The next 2 phone interviews where with the Prinicipal Engineer and were very technical. The interview with the Pricincipal Engineer was almost like a pop quiz.
Interview Question – What is the difference between big-endian and little-endian ? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was room to negotiate salary, vacation and relocation assistance. The salary was already very competitive and well over what I asked as a base salary so no negotiation was necessary.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Scientific Research in May 2010.
Interview Details – This is a rather relaxed company, perhaps due to the fact that there are only about 20 employees at the Warner Robins branch. I was pleased with the overall environment at SRC. A recruiter found my resume online and found that I was doing a very similar job already. They treat all the employees like real professionals - no strict time-keeping or watching over on a daily basis.
Reason for Declining – The salary offered was not enough. Not even an increase over my other job and the benefits were less.
Interviewed at Scientific Research
Interview Details – I received an email from SRC's recruiting department and we went back and forth for a day on email. Ultimately, I explained to them thank you but that I'm probably not the best candidate. They had too many technologies listed under the req: Oracle, Solaris, HP-UX, RH Linux and AIX and it was listed as a Windows Systems engineering position.
They came back and explained "the posting is a wish list of sorts but the hiring manager's liked your resume and would like to have a phone interview." I explained to them that I would be willing to have a phone conversation but that I still had my reservations due to the fact that they had far too many technologies stacked for one position.
One the day of the interview, I get a phone call from one of the hiring managers about how my resume, in his view, is more aimed towards a systems administrator position, not an engineering position. He then proceeds to cancel the interview.
At that point I was annoyed as I wasn't looking for a job to begin with. I was willing to have the conversation for the benefit of their doubt and I just felt they wasted my time. Why schedule the interview to begin with?
The hiring manager, Mr. Slocum, just didn't seem to have his act together and didn't seem qualified to be interviewing technical candidates. He clearly had already made up his mind before even getting me on the phone, which is fine, but don't schedule the interview.
On top of that, the position really seemed out of touch & unrealistic as they wanted literally everything an IT department offered.
Interview Question – None, they didn't get to the point of asking a single technical question. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Scientific Research in June 2010.
Interview Details – I had a phone interview and two face to face interviews. Really bad interview with one of the people. No relevant questions asked.
Recruiter called me. I have to say, it had been so long since I applied for the job he had to send me the job description. Almost three months.
Interview Question – How would I handle pornographic material on a computer of a user. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Scientific Research in June 2010.
Interview Details – Fair questions - I simply was not prepared. Team members were likeable and professional. Looking for design pattern knowledge and experience. First interview in years and I simply blew it on the technical questions. I suspect I will not get an offer but it was a great experience for me.
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