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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Washington, DC – Reviewed May 15, 2013
Interview Details – They were really precise on hard and soft skills. Going straight to the point, the interview was a panel with 3 engineers, and I receive answer of acceptance between 1-2 days after the interview.
Interview Question – All questions made were straight foward. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Oct 2010 – Reviewed Apr 10, 2013
Interview Details – Panel of three. Several open questions similar to what was in the job description opening. All took notes. They gave a written test at the end of the interview and had 30 minutes to provide economic advice on a regulatory scenario. Got a call a few weeks after and accepted. They were very flexible on starting date.
Interview Question – Written test was the hardest part. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Not much - entry salary fixed by regulation.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Fairbanks, AK May 2011 – Reviewed Aug 25, 2012
Interview Details – Very short, not difficult
Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate, not sure if that was an option.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Syracuse, NY Mar 2012 – Reviewed Jun 23, 2012
Interview Details – as any job interview somebody from the department call me to set up a schedule for interview, after the finding the right date I tried to learn more about the department and what this organization about and prepared my self for the day of my interview. In the day of my interview I dressed nicely and got there about 20 minutes before schedule time. After interview and in the same day I sent the thank you letter to the people who interviewed me. Then after 3 weeks somebody from human resources called me to send them some paper work for forther investigation and then I received a call to letting me know if I still intersted for the position.
Interview Question – what is your weekneses ? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Cambridge, MA Jan 2009 – Reviewed Dec 4, 2011
Interview Details – Quick response from my online submission. Personal phone interview that focused on fit and basic resume walk through, followed by another more formal application to the DC headquarters. Very pleasant manager for the phone interview and no response to inform me of negative decision. Their stated hiring preference was on hiring long-term "lifer" employees to replace aging workforce.
Interview Question – Would you consider staying here for 10-20 years? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Washington, DC Dec 2009 – Reviewed Feb 23, 2011
Interview Details – 1:1 Couple hours. much of behavioral questions and couple technical questions.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work for DOT? Answer Question
Negotiation Details –
salary was fixed
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Washington, DC Jan 2009 – Reviewed Aug 1, 2010
Interview Details – Extremely lengthy due to bureaucracy.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Jan 2008 – Reviewed Feb 18, 2010
Interview Details – The hiring process was very long. I interviewed two different times. It was a panel interview and then a one-on-one. Asked all about the budget process.
Interview Question – Asked about my Excel knowledge Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was not able to negotiate.
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