US Navy Interview Questions

Updated Oct 15, 2014
Updated Oct 15, 2014
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at US Navy in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    Questions regarding principles of nuclear reactor operation, thermodynamics, atomic physics, chemistry, materials, and electrical engineering with practical training as supervisor of a Nuclear Reactor operation team.

    Explain Nuclear fission?
    Explain radiation control measures.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at US Navy in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Very good

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    not a good salary

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Nuclear Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at US Navy.

    Interview Details

    Invited to DC to interview. Had technical interviews with three SESs and a final interview with the Director. The technical interviews were 45 minutes and largely focused on calculus and physics problems, but there was also a good amount of time spent in discussion. There is a fit process going on throughout the whole interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you showed leadership? Some of my answer sounded like management to him, so I had to refine mid-course to focus on the leadership side.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Nuclear Submarine Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at US Navy.

    Interview Details

    Must possess a crystal clean record (medically, legally)
    Pass 2-3 hours of Technical Interview (Math, physics)
    Pass 5-10 minute Personal Interview (4-Star Admiral of the Nuclear Navy
    Graduate Officer Candidate School (Physical and Academic Training)
    Graduate Nuclear Power School (Classroom - 6months)
    Graduate Nuclear Prototype (Practical - 6 months)
    Graduate Submarine School ( Classroom and practical - 10 weeks)

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations, you take what they offer or you walk.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Aviation Mechanic Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sioux Falls, SD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sioux Falls, SD
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at US Navy in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Talk to a recruiter to help you start your career

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation with the united states navy.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Surface Warfare Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Annapolis, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Annapolis, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at US Navy in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Accepted to United States Naval Academy

    Interview Questions
    • Huge packet of information that needs to be completed in addition to a congressional recommendation   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Special Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 8+ monthsinterviewed at US Navy in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    May be a long process, up to a year in most cases. Application is online, once that is accepted an oral board will rate the candidate. The results of the board along with other paperwork is submitted to the personnel branch for overall rating.

    Interview Questions
    • All question are preselected and asked of all candidates.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, government employment.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    E6 - Navy - Petty Officer, First Class Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Charles, LA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Charles, LA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at US Navy in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    it is a long process and be very truthful. They will find out anything that you are lying about. About be able to pass a full medical examine. Also an aptitude test is administer.

    Interview Questions
    • the background test is the most difficult   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No you can not negotiate for your salary
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Nuclear Submarine Officer - Interviewing A As Midshipman Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at US Navy.

    Interview Details

    2 or 3 technical interviews with engineers. Mostly calculus and physics, but potentially chemistry or technical fields related to the academic concentration of the candidate. FInally, one behavioral interview with the 4-star admiral in charge of all naval nuclear reactors. He will ask questions about motivation, times you've failed (grades below a B), books you've read, etc. Technical interviews last 25-45 minutes each. Admiral interview lasts under 5 minutes and is the ultimate deciding factor in the hiring process.

    Interview Questions
    • Explaining the "C" grades I earned on college.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    O3 - Navy - Lieutenant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at US Navy in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    must contain a college degree, must be well spoken, must have great recommendations, must be in great shape, must be willing to travel, must be able to adapt to different situations.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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