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BAE Systems USA Interview Questions

Updated Jul 25, 2017
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    Antenna Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Merrimack, NH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA (Merrimack, NH) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online and received an e-mail from HR asking for an in-person interview about 3 weeks later. The interview consisted of 9 ~30 min. interviews with engineers in the Antenna group from all levels as well as a lunch interview with the Technical Development Manager. I ended up exceeding each of the 30 min. time slots by about 15 min. each which extended the total interview from about 5 hrs to roughly 6.5 hrs (which was seen as a positive). I ended the interview with the Group Manager because the Technical Manager needed to leave unexpectedly and talked with him about why I wanted the position and my educational/career aspirations (he seemed excited that I was excited).

    Overall, it was a very straightforward and enjoyable experience. The group was friendly and engaging with almost all of the questions relating to my experience and why I was interested in the position and/or Antenna Engineering (presumably because I was a fresh out of a Physics undergrad -- i.e. I wasn't an engineer). They all seemed to appreciate that I asked questions specific to not only the position but also continuing education programs such as an M.S.E.E. in RF/Microwave (also, presumably, because of my general Physics background).

    I did my best to be as genuine and personable as I could be (without overdoing the personable part as this can sometimes be off-putting) and I think they really appreciated that. A little advice for entry level engineers with interviews coming up:

    1. Know what the position entails and make sure you can relate your experience and education back to the job description (especially if you don't have an engineering degree)

    2. Know what you want and why you want it

    3. Just be yourself (but stay professional) because, if they don't want the 'real you', you don't want them

    Good luck!

    Interview Questions

    • Connect your Physics education to this position.   1 Answer

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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA.

    Interview

    Long and difficult. Lots of personality questions and scenarios.
    Process took a month with no feedback or status report after the interview despite multiple attempts to find out if I was still a candidate. A basic lack of human respect for candidates who sacrifice their energy and take time off other jobs to drive to BAE and interview. Good to know this BEFORE accepting a position with managers that do not respect you.

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    "Customer Service" Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA (Sacramento, CA).

    Interview

    Was told this would be for a customer service job. Got there and there are tons of people waiting to interview. This was my first red flag. Even though we were asked to bring resumes and had all applied online, forms were given for us to fill out and the receptionist handing them out is eating at the desk...again, strange. The interviewer comes out and tells us he is behind, so he is talking to people in groups of four and he is not making any final decisions today but instead calling us back for second interviews. So this was the second red flag. He brings people in groups of 4, gives a long very fast speech about the company. Sounds good at first, but then he starts talking about how you don't need a lot of experience and gets to the pay. NOTHING compared to what is on glassdoor and he brings up that it's a contract position, which we all means no benefits. He then thumbs through our forms and asked us a few short questions and dismissed us one by one. Overall it was very disorganized and unprofessional, and the I felt the job itself was entirely misrepresented from the listing vs the actual job. Don't waste your time with these people. This whole drawn out day could have been a quick five minute phone conversation.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you work 11am to 8 pm   1 Answer
    • Can you manage a team of 5-8 people   1 Answer
    • Is $30,000 a year acceptable (in California?!?)   1 Answer

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    Technical Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA.

    Interview

    I applied for the position online, and was contacted by a recruiter approximately two months later. After a brief but productive phone call, I was told I may be contacted for a telephone interview. Approximately a month later, the recruiter contacted me to confirm my interest in the position, and scheduled a telephone interview for later in the week. The recruiter also followed up the phone call with an email containing the details of the interview, to include the names of the panel members. Later that week, I had the telephone interview, although it was only with a single panel member. The interviewer called late, but sincerely apologized. The interview was mostly a review of my previous experience and resume, and the interviewer also provided (unsolicited) a description of the position and its responsibilities, and described the pace of work at the organization. I was offered an opportunity to ask questions, and told I could call back at any time, should I have further questions.
    After a few weeks without contact, I emailed the recruiter to ask for an update on the selection process, and was told the hiring manager had been traveling, but a decision should be forthcoming within a week. After a few more weeks without contact, I followed up with another email to the recruiter. A few days later, I received a very professional and well-written personal email informing me I was not selected for the position. The same day, I received an auto-generated email from the company (also professionally written) confirming I was not selected for the position.
    Although the process took much longer than I anticipated, the overall experience was positive and professional throughout.

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    Software Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA (Washington, DC) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Got a call about 2 months after applying, asked to come in for an in person interview. I drove 3.5 hours for the interview, was taken back for 15 minutes for a technical interview. I was not too happy or confident in the interview

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    Technical Intern III Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA (Bethesda, MD) in May 2017.

    Interview

    I applied for the Technical Intern 3 position in February and was contacted in April to set up a phone interview for the next day. The person contacted me exactly when I was told they would call and we had a very pleasant conversation. The interview was not very technical in nature - we mostly discussed the details of the internship, my classwork experience, and our views related to Cybersecurity and its importance in this day and age. Two and a half weeks later I was contacted and told I got the job. Upon looking at my offer letter I discovered that I was actually hired as a Technical Intern 4, which is perfectly fine with me.

    Interview Questions


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    All Source Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA in May 2017.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a BAE Recruiter, which led to a phone interview with the hiring manager. The interview took approximately 30 minutes, and was conducted in a professional manner.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Systems Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA.

    Interview

    HR manager phone interview, approx. 30 minutes
    Reviewed resume and asked about all my projects, roles in those projects, as well as interpersonal relations and conflict management.
    Overview of skills and programming languages.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you had any conflicts working in "xxx" project, and how did you resolve them?   Answer Question

  9.  

    Junior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA (San Diego, CA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online, about two weeks later I received an email for an in person interview. I scheduled the interview based off of 4 dates they offered. Talent acquisition was very responsive with emails and questions I had.

    The interview process was estimated to last 3.5 hours. They give a presentation on the BAE company and what they offer and then they put you through three interviews lasting about 45 minutes each. Three different engineers from different projects so they have different things to discuss and try to get a feel for what experiences you've had (school or work) that could relate to what they're doing. All of them seemed very knowledgable and down to earth. The experience was nerve wrecking but also ended up being pretty fun.

    Interview Questions

    • Interested in my experiences and what they're teaching in school nowadays   Answer Question

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    Mechanical Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA (Nashua, NH) in April 2017.

    Interview

    It was a great experience. Everyone was welcoming and highly knowledgeable. Age diversity, multi disciplinary teams, education diversity is common there. Very smart, very hardworking, and positive people. I felt welcomed as soon as I checked in and received my guest badge.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Very straightforward


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    Proposal Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in York, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA (York, PA).

    Interview

    Friendly and relaxed. Asked about history and explained the job. I found the process very easy.I was referred by another employee so perhaps that facilitated the process for me.

    Interview Questions


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