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BAE Systems USA Interview Questions

Updated Jul 12, 2017
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    "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

  2. Helpful (1)  

    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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    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

  4.  

    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   Answer Question

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    Operations Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Wayne, IN
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA (Fort Wayne, IN) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Interview went very well, but I wasn't selected for the position. Instead, three people who didn't meet the minimum qualifications as originally listed were selected based on the protected class status.

    Interview Questions

    • How I had handled difficult situations at work in the past and give specific examples.   1 Answer

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    FLDP Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA.

    Interview

    First interview was done by two former FLDP candidates who now have full-time jobs with BAE. All questions were behavioral and pretty redundant. I myself have a different leadership and motivational style than purely bureaucratic. They seemed rather close minded to it and even condescending. Overall was a horrible experience and proved that it was not a place I would want to work.

    Interview Questions

    • When have you shown leadership? How did you deal with a team member who did not do their part?   Answer Question

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    Vice President Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Poor preparation of interviewers. Lacked the ability to articulate the culture, the company strategy or vision of senior leadership. A disappointment for a global defense company. Caliber of interviewing managers was not the A Team.

    Interview Questions

    • Typical "tell me about yourself". each reviewer read words from a paper.   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA.

    Interview

    Phone screen interview that lasted about 30 minutes. Performed by a current member of the ELDP program clearly filling out a checklist questionnaire. Despite the feel that the interviewer was just performing the screening and would not actually be involved in the decision process, he claimed to actually be leading the recruitment process.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the most difficult thing you've had to do as a leader in an extracurricular activity?   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (2)  

    Proposal Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in York, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA (York, PA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    The application process with this company was truly awful. No one was on the line at the time of my scheduled phone screen. The recruiter wouldn't get back to me about rescheduling. After finally getting an in-person interview, they never did "let [me] know," despite my repeated inquiries about the status of the search over a period of weeks and months. It's a bureaucratic maze and no one gives you the time of day.

    Interview Questions

    • What are some things you didn't like about your last job?   Answer Question

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    FLDP Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA (New York, NY) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Applied through university website and got an email about a week later. Had a phone interview on fit and behavioral questions. Heard back about three weeks later that I did not get the position. Overall positive experience.

    Interview Questions


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