Six3 Systems Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Intelligence Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Six3 Systems.
Interview Details – Phone screen followed by Phone interview with two people.
Interview Question – Why do you want to do this type of work? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No room for negotiating. The salary was on the low side of the industry standard (but I had been offered lower offers by other competitors) and benefits were set in stone (writing).
IT Infrastructure Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Six3 Systems in November 2011.
Interview Details – Initial communication was made at a university job fair. Shortly after the fair, I was contacted via phone by the CIO of Six3 to schedule an interview. The interview process was lengthy, approx. 3-4 hours, and involved talking with multiple team members from the Infrastructure department. Two days after the interview, I was contacted again by the CIO who offered me the position.
Interview Question – The CIO likes to throw a curve ball and ask something along the lines of "How many gas stations are there along your commute from home?" View Answer
Negotiation Details – I accepted the initial offer as it was a raise from my previous salary.
Software Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Six3 Systems in November 2011.
Interview Details – Typical...
Interview Question – What is the difference between an array of object and an array of pointers? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – These people make promises that they don't keep. I got a verbal offer from the PM immediately after the technical interview but never heard back from them. When I talked to HR all I got was the runaround. They really need to work on their communications skills and follow through on their commitments.
Very Easy Interview
Security Specialist Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Six3 Systems in February 2009.
Interview Details – The company was simply looking to land a contract and I had a good repertoire with the client, so my interview was not much of an issue. The only reason I was hired was for them to land a small contract (which they've tried to exploit and get me to turn the client for multiple additional positions).
Negotiation Details – Yes. Make sure you look up their GSA rates before you go to negotiate (and ask for 60% of whatever the rate is, because they'll offer you 40%).