I worked at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory full-time for more than 3 yearsPros
steady work,safety training,secure facility,time off policiesCons
many rules and regulations,hard to get work doneRecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online - interviewed at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in April 2014.Interview Details
I applied for the Finance Professional position located at the Kesselring Site online in Mid February of 2014. About 4-5 weeks later I got an e-mail from human resources requesting some basic information such as education transcripts, status in your job search etc. Specific to my position that I applied for, I had to give a brief description in about my experience in finance/budgeting. Once I replied to the e-mail with the requested information, I was informed that the hiring manager would be in contact with me soon. About two weeks after that, I indeed received a phone call/voicemail from the hiring manager requesting a phone interview which we did the very next day. During the phone screening, you go over basic information such as work history, experience and the like. I felt that everything went well and about two weeks later, another e-mail was received from human resources requesting an in person interview, along with some attachments to fill out to bring to the interview. I did my panel interview in April of 2014 at the Saratoga Marriot. I arrived early in the morning which was nice, because i got to talk to the engineers that were there that were interviewing engineer candidates, even though I was there for a finance job. Next, you sit down with HR and they do a presentation about the company and the mission supporting the fleet, as well as possible benefits and work/life balance. Then you will go to your panel interviews. I interviewed with two groups of people in the finance department, each consisting of two people. Both went very well and the questions seemed to be based on your job history, skill set and what you could potentially bring to the table as an employee. All of my interviewers were extremely professional and didn't grill me too hard and asked questions that anyone with 3-5 years of experience in finance should know. At the end of the interviews, you sit back down with HR for a one on one session and go over your application and some basic information about you and how everything went in your interviews. My HR representative was very good and very thorough about the rest of the hiring process. I really felt that everything went great and felt that I would fit in with the finance team. The best thing I liked is that is a good mix of people of all ages and backgrounds, which means you can learn alot from everybody!
About a month later I received a voicemail from HR instructing me to contact them again. We talked for a little bit about how everything is going at my current position and after about five minutes I was informed that I was selected for employment. They ask that you come to a decision within five days from the time of offer, which for me was an easy decision because A) I'm prior military and honestly KAPL really is a great fit for my skill set and experience, 2) their offer blew my current compensation/benefits out of the water and 3) I've wanted to work for KAPL since I was in college (I'm 29 now). Upon accepting the offer you will have to complete a drug screening and be granted a security clearance by the Department Of Energy. If you do accept an offer, please keep in mind that this process does take time, as the investigation for the clearance is administered through the Office of Personnel Management. Which means like all things government related, it takes time. When you do fill out your clearance paperwork, BE HONEST. Nobody in this world is perfect and everyone makes mistakes. I was granted a Secret Clearance while I was in the Army, and all the investigators ask for is honesty. I am now nearing the end of the whole process and will be starting at KAPL near labor day.
Overall, this has been a great experience so far with everyone I have interacted with. They are very professional, very honest and respond to e-mails/phone calls very quickly. This place has definitely left a great first impression on me. Good Luck!Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsI didn't even opt for negotiation. Their offer was generous and well in line with the industry/area average.Accepted OfferAverage Interview
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