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TSA (Transportation Security Administration) TSO Interview Questions

Updated May 17, 2015
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Tso Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer

Interview

there is a credit check, background check, physical check, interview pretty basic but can take up to two years before an offer is made. It is a very lengthy process especially if you are currently unemployed.

Negotiation

no negotiations

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    Tso Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 8+ months. I interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    the interview process was the same as all job interview. Where you come in and seat on front of a person. They ask questions then you would answer them.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    there was no negotiation process at all.

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    Tso Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Juan, PR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) (San Juan, PR) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Easy process but I didn't receive the airport asestment until a year after taking the CBT. Questions aren't hard at all so nothing to worry about. You sign a form where you agree not to disclose any information but trust me it is not hard.

    Interview Questions

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    Tso Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 12+ months. I interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration).

    Interview

    If you are a male the process takes an incredibly long time. It will go beyond months to even a year.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    You accept what they offer, nothing more.

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    Tso Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration).

    Interview

    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

    I was not able to negotiate my pay.

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    Tso Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration).

    Interview

    It was a long wait for the interview and when I finally got it the questions were ridiculous.

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    Tso Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) (New York, NY).

    Interview

    My interview was first on phone with a machine that asked questions. After that, mass sweating in, physical tests, and uniform fittings.

    Interview Questions

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    Tso Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 10+ months. I interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in August 2012.

    Interview

    You have to go step by step in order to get the job, just follow instructions. The interview is a structure interview just answer all questions to the best of your knowledge.

    Interview Questions

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    Tso Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Swanton, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) (Swanton, OH) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Took two years to get hired. Had an interview at the airport with someone from Cleveland. First interview canceled due to a huge snow storm. Was told if wanted to continue process had to go to Cleveland to be interviewed.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic interview questions, each one was based on how you would handle a certain situation or how you handled in the past.   Answer Question
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    Tso Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Barbara, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) (Santa Barbara, CA) in July 2011.

    Interview

    The entire process took about 9 months.

    Interview Questions

    • I will not consider any of the steps for the TSO position to be difficult. However, you must do some research on how to respond to life experience/situational questions for the interview.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I declined because I was offered the job right after being hired by a law enforcement agency.

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