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NSA Interview Questions

Updated Dec 26, 2017
62 Interview Reviews

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    Associate Legal Counsel Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at NSA.

    Interview

    A very short interview with two employees. Both were very nice, but didn't ask a lot of questions about myself. They mostly just chatted with me. It was an easy and comfortable interview, but they didn't get a chance to learn about me, and seemed like they weren't that interested.

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    • What is something that describes who you are that is not on your resume?   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at NSA (Baltimore, MD).

    Interview

    Went through multiple phone interviews. The first was a prescreening phone interview, and the second was more extensive.
    Flew in for an in-person interview and a language test.
    Security clearance process is long and extensive, and difficult to pass if you are a hyphenated-American.

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  3. Helpful (3)  

    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at NSA in November 2017.

    Interview

    On the one hand, my interviewers were genuinely friendly, candid, and engaged people, interested in learning more about me and describing their team's work. On the other hand, the interview process itself is slow and tiring due to the agency's (understandable) precaution.

    I withdrew my application to take another job.

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    • What data would you collect and what questions would you ask to evaluate the performance of a school district?   Answer Question

  4. Helpful (4)  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at NSA.

    Interview

    The interview lasted about an hour and he asked me about software and hardware questions. I applied for a developmental program within the company and they had a set of basic general questions following up with more technical questions.

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    • Name a time where you were working with a team and what you did to overcome the challenge   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (3)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Meade, MD
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at NSA (Fort Meade, MD).

    Interview

    Very organised interview process. Prescreen phone interview followed by an onsite interview. Interviewed by 2 managers. Very friendly and outgoing interviewers. Questions ranged from technical questions and problem solving ability as well as interpersonal skills.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a conflict you had with a team member. How did you handle the conflict and what was the outcome?   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (2)  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at NSA in September 2017.

    Interview

    The process took 2 weeks, this was an initial screening call but it included a number of technical questions. The panel consisted of 4 people and questions asked were very basic for any computer engineer.

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  7. Helpful (2)  

    Contract Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at NSA (Blacksburg, VA) in September 2017.

    Interview

    My recruiter was very friendly and started off telling me about the Agency which took about 15 minutes. Then she asked me a few questions. The interview questions were pretty standard. The whole interview lasted a little over 45 minutes.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at NSA (Baltimore, MD) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Started with a pre-screen, phone interview, and in person interview. Very organized at check in. Very easy interviewer. CJO took longer than expected to come in. The process was easy and they provide reimbursement for meals and travel.

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  9. Helpful (1)  

    Financial Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rockville, MD
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at NSA (Rockville, MD) in June 2017.

    Interview

    An excellent process. A recruiter is very helpful throughout the application, interview, and hiring process in case there are any questions. Prepare thoroughly as for any other interview and you should do well.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your biggest weakness?   1 Answer

  10. Helpful (3)  

    Information Systems Security Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at NSA (Baltimore, MD) in April 2017.

    Interview

    I applied for the position in January and it took 4 months for me to actually have the interview. The first part was an email confirmation to schedule a phone interview, then a phone interview to confirm the details on my application. Sometime in March I was contacted to schedule an interview at an NSA facility near Baltimore, MD. (The NSA paid for all travel and lodging). About a month later I had the interview. The NSA interview was a 45 minute technical interview face to face with a manager in that department. They asked basic IT questions that I was able to answer. Ultimately I did not receive an offer. If the NSA is reading this, please find a way to speed up your interview process. It shouldn't take 4 months from application to interview in my opinion.

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