I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration).
Interview Details – It was a long wait for the interview and when I finally got it the questions were ridiculous.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in August 2013.
Interview Details – You will have to submit a very detailed resume through usajobs, can be very frustrating and time consuming, when you are contacted, usually weeks later if you make it through the resume, for a panel interview, the panel will generally be two or three individuals who are currently employed by DHS/TSA. These individuals could very well be your next lead, supervisor, or manager so they can decide right on the spot if they want YOU working for them.
Interview Question – Tell us a time when you were in a situation where two of your co-workers did not get along and could not work together? What did you do? What was the outcome? View Answer
Very Easy Interview
The process took 3 months - interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in March 2012.
Interview Details – Applied online, received email about Computer Based Test (CBT). Scheduled for two plus hours, took less than an hour. Already had a clearance TS/SCI, so no issues with this. Received email a few days ago asking if I was still interested, I said yes, then we discussed money. This job was listed as part time and salary between 29.5k and 45k a year. This was NOT the case, the man said I would be making about 14k a year, LESS THAN HALF the amount listed. I explained that I was not interested in a job that paid that little. I also ask if I could remain in competition for other jobs. Was told yes, ANOTHER LIE, the next day I had a status of WITHDRAWN on my status and a BIG RED X. I sent an email at the HR Dept. only to get a response of they could not change the decision since I declined the job. I called HR, got the same BS run around. Not a very good experience with this company. I am a VET with 30 plus years experience and an advanced degree. I not so politely ask HR to remove me from their files and have a great day.
Interview Question – They were very simplistic, mainly about what would you do in this situation. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Salary was HALF the posted amount. Mislead about pay and other things.
Very Easy Interview
The process took a day - interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in November 2010.
Interview Details – Simple scenario questions, what would you do in this case, in that case etc.. No previous experience needed, just common sense.
Interview Question – If celebrity X came to your ticket checking post and stated they don't have their ID, but clearly you know who they are. What would you do? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Everyone starts at the same rate.
Very Easy Interview
The process took a day - interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in November 2011.
Interview Details – I applied to to TSA by the website and I received an email to come in for an interview. I would say that it was very easy to get a job within TSA as it is a job that anyone can do. I was interviewed one on one in an office. They ask simple questions alot of no brainers. I got a call about a week later asking if I wanted the position I accepted the position and got my uniform and everything. I had to undergo alot fo boring training watching videos to educate on what to look for in the airport etc.
Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation they will pay you what they want to pay you.
The process took a day - interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in March 2012.
Interview Details –
First off you have to pass a computer test that included basic english and math along with x-ray photos that you have a limited time to scan in order to pick out certain objects. all in all test is not difficult.
If you pass the computer test next is the interview. I hear larger airports give panel interviews but my Oakland airport interview was with one HR employee. Situational questions about how you dealt with normal customer service scenarios in previous jobs were asked.
At some point you have to take a drug test and tsa conducts a background investigation
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you overcame a challenge at work Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no negotiations
I applied in-person and the process took 4 months - interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in July 2012.
Interview Details – There is a long time from when you are notified until you actually get to work. I remember doing a color test, x ray test, and basic math and english test.
Interview Question – What was the most difficult situation you have ever been involved in and how did you solve it. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Just an email
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in July 2012.
Interview Details – The interview process is based on who they feel is qualified. They change qualifications from years in service to years in the position they are looking for to whatever they feel. To change qualifications so much gives a false sense of "why others were hired / promoted" Once you are interviewed the numbers are based on a curve if they do not "meet" their total promotion total. The panel review questions are all the same. Once you know them, you can get any job if you are well known. Scoring the interviews is only half of getting the job.
Interview Question – How well do you get along with others. View Answers (2)
I applied through other source and the process took 6 months - interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration).
Interview Details – Conducted a thoroughly investigation in where you worked who are your friends and relatives. Went to local college to take a x-ray image test, vocabulary knowledge skill test, personality test . Two months later I was called to an office near O'Hare Airport. The staff conducted a medical and color blind examination, physical endurance test, finger printing and finally a 2 person panel interview. They asked if I can leave the office for 5 minutes. When I re-entered They gave an offer and I accepted.
Negotiation Details – I was not able to negotiate my pay.
I applied online and the process took 9 months - interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in May 2013.
Interview Details – Applied in March 2012. Was interviewed 3 months later in person and it went very well and I enjoyed those who interviewed me.. but it wasn't over yet. Had to fill out a frustrating but worth it e86 form for my background check. After I had to get a health check/drug test which was probably the most frustrating part. I had to travel to a clinic out in Jersey and that clinic messed up everything and was delayed a week. I wasn't hired till November by a call and started training in January 2013. So it took almost a year to get the job.
Interview Question – Can you name a difficult situation at the workplace which you had to control chaos? View Answer
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