US Department of Defense Program Manager Interview Questions

Updated Jul 21, 2015
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Program Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
No Offer

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at US Department of Defense.

Interview

Interview was to show your logical reasoning abilities and values, not about skills. The interview requires you to hold (or abandon) an position, and frequently regresses to an investigation of the principles that underlie your position. Once the principles are articulated, the interviewer frequently uses them in other examples to their logical extreme in order to force an examination your principles and therefore your position. There were also group discussion in which interviewers pitted interviewees against each other in a similar fashion to gauge their abilities to argue, cooperate, etc.

Interview Questions

  • Should selling your organs be legal?   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for US Department of Defense

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at US Department of Defense.

    Interview

    USA Jobs is a well defined process. The rules are well vetted and transparent. There is nothing more to be added. Pom publishes the process which has undergone legal review.

    Interview Questions

    • There were none that could not be answered. The interview process was well defined.   Answer Question
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fayetteville, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    interviewed at US Department of Defense (Fayetteville, NC) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Step1: Resume submittal; Step 2: Academic & pyschological test; Step 3: Panel Interview

    Interview Questions

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at US Department of Defense (Washington, DC) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Thorough multi-day background investigation with polygraph, financials, certification of birth, certification of citizenship, family, residences, previous supervisors, medical status. Several hour written pyshological evaluation and interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing if you are honest and have nothing to hide.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    It was obvious the environment was toxic, unhealthy and the people hide behind uneasy smiles

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at US Department of Defense (Washington, DC) in May 2011.

    Interview

    I had three interviews before getting my job and they ranged from very easy to very difficult. The first two were to get in the door and the final one was placement

    Interview Questions

    • What did I know about the current events surrounding the Department?   1 Answer
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at US Department of Defense (Washington, DC) in May 2009.

    Interview

    There was a group of 12 candidates for two positions. We were all kept waiting together in a small-ish room. Groups of four at a time were brought in and we were all asked the same questions. Then we were grouped with different people and asked some of the same questions and some new ones. Finally, we were brought in with a new group of four and each of us asked different questions except for the last one which was, "Why are you better than the other people interviewing?"

    Interview Questions

    • "Why are you better than the other people interviewing?"   1 Answer
    • Why do you think your experience is beneficial to our organization?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Spending time in the Washington DC area validated why I left to begin with -- traffic was horrendous and I don't want to spend hours on the road every day on top of my time at work. The process itself reflected a competitive, cut-throat climate at that agency.

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