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Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory Interview Questions

Updated Mar 24, 2017
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  1.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory.

    Interview

    Submitted an application online, after a couple weeks received a call asking to set up a phone interview. The phone interview was about half an hour. Asked to tell about myself and then asked a couple specific things right off of my resume. Then just a couple of general behavioral questions

    Interview Questions


  2.  

    Nuclear Operation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory.

    Interview

    I did the phone interview and am waiting for the on-site. It was all behavioral questions. How did you hear about us. Whats your ideal job. describe a time you were a leader. Describe a time someone didn't agree with you and what you did about it

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    • How did you hear about us. Whats your ideal job. describe a time you were a leader. Describe a time someone didn't agree with you and what you did about it   Answer Question
  3.  

    Associate Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (Niskayuna, NY) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Went onsite, had two, 1.5 hour long interviews, first with some of the Engineers on the team, then with the hiring manager. Had to do a bit of security paperwork before i was able to enter and continue the interview on site. fingerprint scans, several forms of I.D.

    Interview Questions

    • mostly behavioral questions, Describe your perfect job, do you have experience leading a team, what projects have you done and what were their outcomes, what was your specific role on the projects, etc.   Answer Question

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    Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7+ months. I interviewed at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (Niskayuna, NY) in June 2015.

    Interview

    It was a long process. I had applied late January, completely forgot about it until May when the hiring manager called and asked if I was free to talk. The connection was very bad so I couldn't hear a lot of what was said, including the company name. So I was basically having a phone interview without knowing who I was interviewing with. Fortunately I did okay because it was standard questions (strengths/weaknesses). Didn't hear for a while after that so I assumed I was rejected, though mid-June I got a call from an HR rep inviting me for an on-site interview. I drove up and stayed for a night at a hotel that was close by, interview was first thing the next morning. After going through security I received a schedule: KAPL presentation, fingerprints, two interviews with two different managers, HR closeout, then lunch with someone from the team. Both interviewers were friendly and conversational. I did not hear back for two weeks so I contacted HR and they were still interviewing candidates till the end of July (I was the first candidate interviewed). I received an offer towards the end of August.

    Interview Questions

    • Most questions were about my resume. I believe they were trying to gauge my personality off of how I've reacted to problems from the current experience I've had.   1 Answer

  5.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Schenectady, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (Schenectady, NY) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview followed by site visi. Interview with HR and gour managers and supervisors. Took about 1/2 day to complete. Questions involved possible work situations and how to resolve personal and technical issues. General in nature. No special preparation required. Could not visit work area because of security requirements.

    Interview Questions


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    Entry Level Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Niskayuna, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (Niskayuna, NY) in April 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process was very thorough and included two calls prior to an in person interview. When I interviewed at the facility, I met 3 hiring managers and someone from HR. After the three interviews, I was asked by the HR person who I would like to work for the most.

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  7.  

    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a year or more. I interviewed at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (Niskayuna, NY) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Simple questions related to engineering concept. Once you get the offer and apply it takes a long time, since you need a security clearance to enter. The security clearance can take up to a year.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here? Why do you believe you will be a good asset to the company? What makes you move from your current job?   Answer Question
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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (Albany, NY).

    Interview

    Starting at 7am, you meet at a hotel and they give you a short presentation. Following that, you sit in a hotel room, including a bed and mini fridge, with the door open at the little desk and HR or a manager comes in, questions you, and then leaves. This happens with 2-3 managers or HR people. You gather for lunch in the banquet hall and another presentation. Another 2-3 managers meet in your hotel room after lunch. Then you have a closeout discussion with HR. If they offer you a job you have to wait 1-12 months for your security clearance to process and pass a drug test.

    Interview Questions

    • About my prior experience with nuclear power (of which I had none as a recent college graduate)   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They will not negotiate on benefits or vacation time. I was able to negotiate my salary slightly.


  9.  

    Associate Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (Niskayuna, NY) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I completed a phone interview and then interviewed at the site in Niskayuna, NY. The phone interview was very straightforward. I interviewed separately with two managers for two open positions. The interview questions were pretty technical and each interview lasted approximately 45 minutes. I was offered a position within three weeks of the interview.

    Interview Questions


  10.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory.

    Interview

    The interview was conducted by the specific group's leader. They went through mostly behavioural questions and a thorough look at my resume. Human Resources than contacts about the pay and housing along with the offer. I was informed by the interviewer that I would be receiving an offer within the week.

    Interview Questions

    • One of the classes I was taking was pointed out. The interviewer asked what we did in the class and my thoughts on the class. There was nothing more difficult than that. No technical questions.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The offer was firm. There is a housing option if your permanent and school address are far from the work address.


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