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BAE Systems USA Interview Questions

Updated May 20, 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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    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.

    Interview Questions


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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

    Interview Questions


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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.

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    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

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    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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    Intelligence Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Elkridge, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA (Elkridge, MD).

    Interview

    2 time only phone interviews. Both of interviews were very relaxing phone interview. Hiring manager asked pretty general questions. After initial phone interview, Got words very next day that I got hired and offered a position.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself, How would you handle when you have conflict with a co-worker?   Answer Question

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    Entry Level Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA.

    Interview

    Fun and casual interview process with pretty easy questions but I came unprepared (hotel with terrible PCs and printers, and I had been traveling prior so no time) and with only 3 hours of sleep due to travel complications. They set me up in a hotel and accommodations were fine. This review will mostly be about the recruiting process as a whole as it was awful.

    For some reason, I had two recruiters of which one kept directing me to the other but still kept me updated throughout. I barely got more than 5 words out of my "main" recruiter. I had sent a thoughtful e-mail and asked about appropriate professional attire and the type of questions since I was not prepped, which he replied, and I quote:

    Professional attire is recommended. Interview will be based on:
    1. Experience
    2. Education
    3. Knowledge
    4. Skills

    Way to answer my question vaguely. Also, this was the last e-mail I ever received from him even though he was supposed to reply with my interview status. Obviously, I must have been rejected by now, but overall extremely unprofessional and terrible taste in hiring and process management by BAE systems.

    Interview Questions

    • What is object oriented programming?
      What is a System Call?
      Pointers in C++
      Multithreaded Programming
      Restful questions
      HTTP status codes  
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    Software Engineer I (SW-Eng I) Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA (San Diego, CA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    1. Show up with Passport and ID, give to security
    2. Four people were interviewing for the job with myself
    3. Hiring Manager & another engineer take you to a conference room and you get a presentation on company for about 15 minutes. Going over (Benefits, 9/80 schedule, ES University they offer, the ELDP program)
    4. Then 3 45 minute interviews in separate rooms (everyone interviews individually) You interview with either 1-2 people from different departments.
    5. Then you have lunch after the 3rd interview with 2 ELDP engineers at the company for about 30 minutes in the cafeteria (they pay for lunch), this is super cool part where it doesn't count towards interview, just young engineers who you can ask and talk about the company regarding anything!

    Really chill interview, don't stress and take what everyone else said on Glassdoor and you should be prepared. Take unofficial/official transcript as well the hiring manager collected that as well!

    Interview Questions

    • There were 3 45 minute interviews (1-2 people per interview from different departments)

      1. Why BAE? What do you like about BAE?
      2. Everything about RESUME & yourself. (Jobs at schools, previous intern, your courses, and what you liked and disliked).

      What have you done in a group or have you had any group projects and what did you do?
      Any problems and how did you solve?
      If programming languages listed, where did you use this, etc.
      Frameworks, "I see you have used Microsoft Visual Studio, are you familiar with debugging through it?"
      I see you used linux tell me about what type you used? Do you know commands in it or getting your way through it? Have you heard about commands grep or find? How do you usually debug program?

      Be yourself, this interview is not to trick you and rattle you through technical stuff. They understand that you have gone through these courses and that you have the ability to code or understand how to pick up new technologies and languages fast. They are trying to see if you fit the culture and if you can be a great team player!

      If you want, just be prepared with "technical questions" that other people posted on glassdoor if you really are scared. Like:
      1) What is OOP?
      2) What is polymorphism?
      3) What is inheritance?
      4) What are the 4 pillars of OOP? (Abstraction, Encapsulation, Polymorphism, Inheritance)

      One great thing about BAE as well is they get back to you whether you get accepted or rejected very fast! (3 days to 1 week)!  
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