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Blue Canopy Interview Questions

Updated Jan 27, 2017
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    Security Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woodlawn, MD
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Blue Canopy (Woodlawn, MD) in January 2017.

    Interview

    I wish I could say it went well however Blue Canopy stood me up when the interview was ready to happen. I arrived at the building, which is unmarked, 30 minutes prior to the interview that was confirmed. Upon walking into the building, none of the signs said Blue Canopy and the recruiter who works directly for Blue Canopy did not give me a suite number. Despite calling her multiple times to get a suite number and waiting 15 minutes AFTER the interview was to have started, I left. She then calls and writes me a nasty email saying I was "wasting everyone's time" and was very condescending. Do not apply to this company. Stay far, far away.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic background information, simple Linux commands any person with any Linux experience could answer.   1 Answer

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    I applied for a Financial Analyst position on a Wednesday and by the next day I got a call from the recruiter. He wanted to set up a phone interview with the hiring director. I was available that afternoon and it was about an hour long conversation. Typical interview questions, great opportunity. After finishing up with the hiring manager, I recieved a call from the director of talent acquisition.


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    Technology Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Blue Canopy.

    Interview

    HR doesn't always provide accurate details. Many people end up feeling swindled. Get promises in writing and understand when you can use certain benefits (floating holidays, training budget, etc.).

    Interview consists of a talk with a recruiter, a technical phone screen, then an in-person interview with 2 or 3 employees (at the same time). Each team has their own style of interviewing. If you are not a good fit for one team, they may pass you onto a team they think would be a better match.

    There are no standard interview questions, so the interviews are mostly winged. Many times HR will not send your resume to the team until the day of, so interviewers don't usually have time to review your history.

    Questions cover your background to see if you just click buttons, or if you know what's technically happening.

    Tips:
    If you don't know something,admit it. After an interview its common to hear 'He didn't know that much, but he was honest and enthusiastic. We can always train him"
    Try to show your enthusiasm for the subject.
    If you don't know the correct answer or give a guess, ask for the correct answer. It shows you care. If you get another interview somewhere else, you'll know the answer.
    Dress to impress.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard technical questions for my industry.
      Know definitions, common problems, how to check for those problems, and solutions to fix the problems.
      Know common programs and tools. If its on your resume, its fair game.
      Have a list of sources where you get your technical knowledge.  
      Answer Question

    Negotiation

    HR is stubborn when it comes to salary negotiation. Just be firm and know your worth.


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    Computer Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 11+ months. I interviewed at Blue Canopy.

    Interview

    I was contacted by FBI hiring coordinator. Had to fill out an SF86 form which is very detailed, lengthy, and time-consuming. Investigation took almost a year.

    Interview Questions

    • I was constantly asked about a reprimand that I did not have. When denied, I looked up my military records and discovered that I did indeed have a reprimand that I did not have any knowledge of. It was too late to dispute this.   Answer Question

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    TAC Systems Specialist Lead Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Blue Canopy (Reston, VA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    I had two interviews other then the recruiter I was asked question about the skills on my resume and how to handle ideal issue on the job and what i focus on to complete a task

    Interview Questions

    • The name of the book I read last I could only remember the author's name.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    It was cut and dry a reported what I would except


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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Blue Canopy (Arlington, VA) in January 2012.

    Interview

    The process started with multiple conversations with a BlueCanopy partner that had little to do with the job. He was mainly a sales person. I was interviewed by a panel of on-site consultants working on the contract. Interview lasted about an hour. I could sense that the interviewer were not very enthusiastic about the job overall.

    Interview Questions

    • This was a cyber security gig. I was mainly asked common web security and standard vulnerability scanning questions.   Answer Question

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    Junior Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Blue Canopy (Reston, VA) in December 2011.

    Interview

    The interview was for a technical computer-security related position and was a very good experience for me.

    The interviewers began by asking me about my experience, of which I had some. They were amicable and gradually began prodding me about more information on a subject I thought I knew a fair amount on. They asked for more information about a section of what I had just explained, then more, and continued until I exhausted my knowledge on the subject. I stated that I knew no more and they moved onto the next subject.

    This continued for roughly four more technical aspects of computer security, two of which I had brought up in my "about me" stories and two of which they posed themselves. Each time, when I reached my limit in knowledge, they explained the answer to their last question and corrected me politely if I got a technical detail wrong. I invited them to correct me, because I wanted to learn as well and not only walked away with a page of notes, but also received an offer only a few days later.

    The interviewers were a manager and two technical leads, and this is typical of in-person interviews with the company.

    Phone interviews occur as well and they consist of basic technical questions to gauge if they want to bring you in for an in-person. I did not go through this, but did speak with an employee at a conference, effectively clearing me for my in-person interview.

    Basically, you MUST be technically sound to pass the interview process for a very technical position. They hire good people.

    Interview Questions

    • explain in depth several of the OWASP top 10 and give examples you have encountered.   Answer Question
    • Explain the value of symmetric cryptography in password storage.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I had very little experience, but was able to negotiate some. Other negotiations that other employees have gotten include increased leave (it is typically accrued starting with a balance of 0), moving expense reimbursement, or increased training budgeting.

    The recruiter I dealt with was VERY good and almost had me signing my contract before I even tried to negotiate.


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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Blue Canopy in January 2009.

    Interview

    I was asked about my previous jobs and how I would be a fit


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