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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Interview Questions

Updated Apr 26, 2018
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  1. Featured Interview

     

    Assistant Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory (Lexington, MA) in January 2018.

    Interview

    Initially contacted for a phone screen with the group leader, which was getting to know more about the position and about my interests. I was moved onto an on-site interview, which consisted of meeting and touring the facility with HR, and then having six 1-1 interviews with members of the group. Almost all behavioral, though seems like it's up to the interviewer to ask anything.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about this specific project on your resume.   Answer Question
    • Can you tell me more about Kalman filters and filters in general?   Answer Question

  2.  

    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory (Lexington, MA) in April 2018.

    Interview

    The interview process involved meeting with an employee and getting a behavioral interview. Prior to this I also had a phone screen and once I received the offer I had an extensive background check.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time where you had to solve a problem in the workplace   Answer Question
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    Summer Research Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in January 2018.

    Interview

    Had a phone interview from the people working in the lab. It was really relaxed and she described about her research interest and how will it be like to work in the lab.

    Interview Questions


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    Computer Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

    Interview

    Long waiting time in between steps in the hiring process. When finally asked to come on-site for an interview, HR didn't show up to the interview they scheduled, and so I went straight into interviewing one on one with the group members. The group asked questions about my interests and items on my resume. These ranged from very enjoyable and relaxed, to incredibly unprofessional and uncomfortable.

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

    Interview

    Met recruiter at career fair. Asked and answered some questions over my resume. Interviewed within a couple days on campus. Typical questions: strengths, weaknesses, describe yourself. Got sense the younger-than-me interviewer was not willing to accept a nontraditional student

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    Unspecified Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

    Interview

    My interview was arranged through a college career office, and was about getting to know me and my experience to see where I might fit within the company. Guy was friendly and polite.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example of a time you had to work with someone you didn't get along with.   Answer Question

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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Troy, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory (Troy, NY) in October 2017.

    Interview

    On campus interview, sat down one on one. Was asked what I knew about the lab. More like a casual conversation than an interview. I was told to apply online and they'd write me a referral.

    Interview Questions

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    Technical Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in October 2017.

    Interview

    It was very casual, I was asked questions about my research and previous work experience as well as some of the classes I had taken. I was briefed on some of the projects currently being worked on.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us a little bit about your previous work experience.   Answer Question

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    Computer Vision Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

    Interview

    Interview started with a briefing from HR on the hiring process and benefits at Lincoln labs. I then interviewed with 5 people in Division 10 group 4. Interview was standard and consisted of questions about my resume along with some typical "explain a problem you faced and how you solved it" type questions. Overall interview was around 3 hours. This group seems to be very concerned with "clean" programing standards. Had some questions on how I keep my coding organized and efficient.

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  10. Helpful (3)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

    Interview

    I found out about the position from a former employer that now works at the lab. I applied online and was contacted by HR almost immediately (because of the employee referral). I interviewed that same week which was a process that took 3-4 hours. I met with HR and 5 or so people from the group. I did not go into this interview expecting to speak with so many people and spend half of my day there, considering it's an entry-level position. I received an offer the following week and started a month later after my initial background check was done. The entire process took about 6 weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked a myriad of questions from standard questions e.g. "give an example of how you are detail oriented" to questions about my educational background and long-term professional goals. It was an enjoyable experience, but stressful because of the seemingly never-ending slew of questions. My advice: be prepared to think on your feet!   Answer Question

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