US Defense Logistics Agency
US Defense Logistics Agency Interview Questions & Reviews
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Student Trainee (Laborer) Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at US Defense Logistics Agency in June 2014.
Interview Details – Other than submitting information, filling out and electronically signing government forms on USAJobs and the DLA's onboarding manager, the hiring process was completely out of my hands. Once I submitted my resume and unofficial transcript the process was out of my control until the HR contact called me and asked me to fill out more paperwork, and then offered me the position.
Interview Question – I was proactive about calling the depot manager and introducing myself, so nothing caught me off guard. He mentioned that had I not called ahead, policy states that they would have had to call all or most of the other applicants. Though since I did call, that step was avoided. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Summer aid/intern position, no negotiation.
Logistics Management Specialist Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at US Defense Logistics Agency in February 2012.
Interview Details – There was only one interview, a panel of 3 people, each asking Behavioral Based Questions. The questions are difficult to answer because you have to come up with specific examples.
Interview Question – The questions are not predictable and you can really feel put on the spot. If you are lucky, you may get someone nice enough to give you the questions 10 minutes prior to the interview. Just be prepared with different scenarios to address, such as name a time when you had a conflict and how did you handle it? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiations as it was for a GS scale job. Salaries are predetermined.
Contracting Specialist- Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at US Defense Logistics Agency.
Interview Details – Applied for 3 DLA intern Positions (HR, Finance and Contracting) in November. Contacted for interview for contracting position in April. Went to interview and next day offered position for Finance even though I didn't interview for it. I accepted. Had an EOD date after 2 weeks of tentative offer.
Interview Question – Behavioral type questions. Describe an instance that demonstrates your negotiation abilities. Describe an instance that demonstrates how you multitask. Describe an instance that demonstrates your attention to detail Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
General Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at US Defense Logistics Agency.
Interview Details – They use this stupid process EBB or something. It's totally lame. If you get the job it's because you can lie in an interview. They never ask about your experience! It's like "You had a problem once. How did you solve it?" It's ridiculous. Anybody can make up an answer. And their HR! OMG. What total nonprofessionals.
Interview Question – Describe a time you had a tough situation and how you solved it. View Answer
Negotiation Details – An email from a non-person.
Customer Operations Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at US Defense Logistics Agency.
Interview Details – Behavioral based interview with set of 12 preselected questions presented by panel of 6 managers.
Interview Question – Share an example of how you learned and improved after a significant personal failure. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Decided to remain in the private sector.
Very Easy Interview
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at US Defense Logistics Agency in November 2010.
Interview Details – I did not go through an normal interview process. My current supervisor was looking for an accounting intern and ask my friend if he had any accounting friends looking for an internship. My friend called me and sent me the paperwork.
Interview Question – As I said before I did not have a formal interview. As soon as I completed the paperwork, I was hired. But everyone else in the intern program had to do an interview. I do not know what they were asked. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no negotiation was available. Salaries are based on the GS pay scale.
Very Easy Interview
Eastern Store Sales Checker Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at US Defense Logistics Agency in February 2013.
Interview Details – Applied on usajobs.gov. I am a recent college graduate with a high GPA but it took well over a year and hundreds of applications before I got my first federal job. I kind of wonder if getting into a good graduate school separated me from the fold as I was not called for this position until after I updated my federal resume. The phone interview mainly just involved reiterating what the job posting said. The recruiters main issue was making sure I was not about to run off and join the military and if my grad school classes hampered by availability (If you really want a job, continue your education, but take classes online, half-time or less. No employer wants to hear that you do not have full availability, even if a job only promises you 15 hours a week). You have to do a lot of paperwork and get an unclassified security clearance. All together a total of four months passed between applying for the job and my first day of work.
Interview Question – Nothing difficult as far as interview goes. If this is your first time getting a security clearance it will take a while but its no big deal. Just be 100% honest on your security questionnaire because they don't ask you anything they can't find out themselves. If you have a criminal record it complicates things but I have been told that that alone does not disqualify from getting a low security clearance. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Federal government - paygrades and promotion potential are more or less pre-set.
Inventory Specialist Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at US Defense Logistics Agency in May 2009.
Interview Details – Tell me about yourself? What is the last book you read?
Interview Question – Why do you want this position? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None
Financial Operations Liaison Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at US Defense Logistics Agency in June 2012.
Interview Details – Phone interview with a 3 member panel. They told me very little about the position and simply stated they were going to ask me 5 question. They didn't make me feel comfortable about asking questions about the organization. They seemed rather surprised that I had several questions.
Interview Question – Describe an time when you had to discuss a senitive/difficult problem with a client who was irrate/extremely upset. What was the situation? How did you interact with the client? What steps did you take to resolve the problem? What was the final out come? Answer Question
Business Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at US Defense Logistics Agency in September 2008.
Interview Details – Phone interview with two people, forwarded interview questions 1 hour before interview.