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FDA Interview Questions in Silver Spring, MD

Updated May 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Compliance Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at FDA (Silver Spring, MD).

    Interview

    You have to make it through USAJOBS which is a big bottleneck if you don't do it exactly right. The process is outsourced to a third party to eliminate inappropriate hiring practices. So the people vetting your application have no knowledge of your field of expertise, don't recognize the lingo and may not accurately rate your experience if you didn't match, word-for-word what the position description asks for.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to define key concepts validating my knowledge and mastery of my field of expertise. I also made a strong case for my qualifications by matching my past experience to the position description.   Answer Question

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    Program Support Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at FDA (Silver Spring, MD).

    Interview

    My interview consisted of 2 individuals. Normal questions such as, why do you want to work here? strengths/weaknesses, time you experienced a difficult employee to work with, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you old co-workers say about you during your going away celebration?   Answer Question

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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Silver Spring, MD
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at FDA (Silver Spring, MD).

    Interview

    I sent in my application and received an email within a few hours about wanting to bring me in for an on-site interview. It has been almost three weeks and still waiting to hear back.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly questions about my resume and experiences.   5 Answers

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    Lead Reviewer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Silver Spring, MD
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at FDA (Silver Spring, MD) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I applied through employee referral. An old college friend of mine who works there forwarded my resume to the hiring officials. 2-3 months later I got an email about a phone interview. It was 30 minutes long and really easy. It was mostly and informational conversation. 2 weeks later I got an email for an in person interview with two panels. One with other lead reviewers (1 hour) and one with upper management (1 hour). It was an average interview. In both panels the questions were almost the same. I was told i would hear back in 10-14 days, so I am still waiting. I will update.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked basic questions about working with a diverse group, team work, how I would approach searching for things I wasn't familiar with or obtaining knowledge.   3 Answers

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    Orise Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at FDA (Silver Spring, MD).

    Interview

    My colleges referred me this opportunity.
    Then the team leader emailed me and then asked for a onsite interview.
    Since I lived very close, I just drove there. I met several team members, some will be future coworkers. Some are leaders from the department. cause talk with them.

    Interview Questions

    • what have you done before on this issue? Are you familiar with Labview?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    no negotiation.


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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Silver Spring, MD
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at FDA (Silver Spring, MD) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Point of contact was extremely helpful in getting me parked and access to the building. He met me downstairs and since I was early, he offered me something to drink (but I declined). I interviewed with two separate groups with a phone-in interviewer both times. I felt that the interviews went extremely well, however I did not get offered the position. Not sure as to why, but maybe because I gave off the impression of not wanting to stay in the position for too long.
    I completely enjoyed the experience and will continue to look for positions inside of the FDA.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked about one of my lower grades received from undergraduate school. I provided my transcripts when I applied because that was a requirement during the application process.   1 Answer

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at FDA (Silver Spring, MD).

    Interview

    I applied for an internship position at the Food and Drug Administration. They got back very quick. I received a phone call from the supervisor within a week and had a phone interview with the supervisor.

    Interview Questions


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    Orise Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at FDA (Silver Spring, MD) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Summer intern position related to computer science. On-site interview after a standard technical questionnaire. Two interviewers. After one behavioral question, they directly went to technical questions. They wrote questions on whiteboard and asked me how to solve these. I answered most of the questions they asked, some with hints provided by them. If you don't know how to solve the questions, you can ask for hints. They are very helpful.

    Interview Questions


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    Regulatory Counsel Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Silver Spring, MD
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at FDA (Silver Spring, MD).

    Interview

    Applied through USAJOBS.gov and waited months before an interview. Interview was with a panel from different branches within the center. Asked both technical and nontechnical questions.Applied through USAJOBS.gov and waited months before an interview. Interview was with a panel from different branches within the center. Asked both technical and nontechnical questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What is one part of your current position that you like the least?   Answer Question

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    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at FDA (Silver Spring, MD) in December 2015.

    Interview

    Several phone conversations, individual and group interviews, top candidate selections, leadership and team interviews and then selection was made, offer extended and orientation lasted 2 days. Interview process was very positive and management was straight forward with selection process.

    Interview Questions

    • How do I manage a team of diverse team members   1 Answer
    • How do FDA employees maintain a positive, productive culture ?   1 Answer

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