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BAE Systems USA Interview Questions

Updated Sep 23, 2018
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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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    Corporate Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rosslyn, VA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA (Rosslyn, VA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Very professional and an amazingly quick process. Panel format, took about an hour. Scheduling was very easy and the information provided prior to the interview was quite helpful. They even had a bottle of water on the conference room table, which was a nice touch.

    Interview Questions

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    Contracts Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA.

    Interview

    Initially they contacted for a phone interview. Asked pretty standard questions. Know your resume, why you want to work there, and how the job can benefit both you and the company (make sure it's a good balance between the two). In my case there was then an in-person interview on site. I talked to three separate people from various levels of management. Again, questions are pretty standard, but there are some more "how did you work out a problem you faced in the past year", "this is a fast paced business, how will you be able to handle multiple tasks thrown at you at once", etc. They then contact you with feedback.

    Interview Questions

    • Something along the lines of… I know you are still in college and may still be unsure of your future but where do you see yourself ending up? What kind of company? culture? etc.   1 Answer

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    Contracts Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA (McLean, VA) in February 2008.

    Interview

    Recruiter called after initial referral was made. An initial phone interview was conducted. Offcial application was sent to be completed prior to the face to face. Multiple 1 on 1 interviews were conducted on the same day. After approval, an offer was extended with a validity period. After the offer was signed with a 2 week turnaround to start, on-boarding process stared.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Yes I was able to negotiate. Negotiate agressively and show your worth tangiblly.


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    Contracts Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA (Fort Worth, TX) in November 2010.

    Interview

    Applied on line, then two rounds of in person interviews. They interviewed 38 people for the job. spent some time looking for the right person and the right price. good overall

    Negotiation

    offer / accepted


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    Contracts Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA in January 2015.

    Interview

    Brief phone interviews with intense questions. For second and third interviews, given very late notice of interview (told the day before I had one). I was given two phone interviews and due to my inflexible start date I was not given the position. My first interview was flowing and great, no terribly intense and I was given a week's notice. Then the second interview I was told the day before that I had an interview and the questions caught me off guard.

    Interview Questions

    • When was the last time you were angry? Describe a moment where you felt defeated?   Answer Question

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    Contracts Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA (Boston, MA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview followed by in person interview. I was asked to take a test reviewing a contract. The interviewers then went over what I thought of the contract they presented and why.

    Interview Questions

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    Associate Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA (Auburn Hills, MI).

    Interview

    Multiple Mini Interviews with Senior/Staff engineers. Each interview with 1-2 staff engineers was about 10 minutes. Different interviewers asked different types of questions. Not terribly stressful which means a lot of the offers are based on personality/how well they think you mesh with people in the team.

    Interview Questions


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    Associate Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sterling Heights, MI
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA (Sterling Heights, MI).

    Interview

    Got a call from the recruiter to set up a phone interview. Phone interview was 30 minutes long with the hiring manager. Was told to wait 2 weeks for the next steps. Got a call from HR in a week asking about relocation and an offer 2 days afterwards. Never saw the facility.

    Interview Questions


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    Junior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA (San Diego, CA) in October 2017.

    Interview

    The interview consisted of 3 consecutive interviews with individuals at the company. No one really asked me any technical questions. Two were software developers and one was a project manager.

    The most technical aspect of any of these interviews was explaining concepts behind past projects.

    All of them were easygoing to talk to. I don't think I would have had any issues working with any of them.

    Interview Questions


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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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