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I have been working at Social Security Administration full-time for more than 3 yearsPros
flexible hours; there is extensive trainingCons
a lot of writing all day. answers or assessments are not black and white and are often gray.RecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Social Security Administration.Interview Details
I was contacted via phone about a month and a half after sending my application materials. Unable to reach me initially, they left a message offering to discuss the position with me and instructing me to call back before the end of the following day due to a tight time frame they were working on. I called back the following day, was given a brief description of the position, and scheduled an in-person interview for the following week. I was also informed that I should expect the whole interview process to last about 2.5 hours.
The interview itself started off with a tour of the building before settling in an interview room, where I provided my identification/citizenship documents (driver's license, passport, Social Security card, Birth Certificate, Selective Service Registration card, resume, transcript, and contact information for references). I was asked to fill out a questionnaire with some common interview questions ("What are your strengths/weaknesses?") and some specific to this position ("Would you be willing to train in a classroom setting for approximately 8 months before starting?" Then a second interviewer came in to ask verbally a few more common behavioral questions ("Describe a time when...How did you deal?"). I then met and talked with someone currently in the position I was interviewing for to get a perspective on what I'd be doing. Some last follow-up questions about the logistics of starting if/when I was offered the position and I was fingerprinted, then excused and told to expect a phone call.
Two weeks later I was contacted via phone (did not reach me) and then via email to be offered the position.Interview Questions
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- All of the questions were typical for an interview, with a focus on behavioral style questions. Answer Question
These guys have your number. Or at least you better hope they do. The Social Security Administration (SSA) pays retirement, disability, and survivors benefits to workers and their families. The SSA also issues Social Security numbers and administers the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program from more than 1,400 offices around the country, including its regional headquarters in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle. The SSA operates primarily with an annual federal budget of $12.5 billion and some...