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Noblis Interview Questions in Falls Church, VA

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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Medicare Adviser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Falls Church, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Noblis (Falls Church, VA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Was contacted months before the actual position was available. Recruiter blamed it on "waiting on government funding". When I was eventually contacted I was told that time slots for interviews at the Baltimore location were scarce and if I wanted an interview they could do it at their headquarters in N. Virginia. Turned out to be a complete waste of time & money (on my part) as they already had in mind who they wanted to hire. Companies need to stop toying with people who are serious about job prospects. This is unethical and not okay.

    Interview Questions

    • They'll ask you about your qualifications and experience as if they have never once reviewed your resume or cover letter and then act surprised that you don't fit their ideal criteria. Companies should learn how to weed out unwanted candidates BEFORE the second interview as it makes them look inapt and unprepared.   1 Answer

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    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Noblis (Falls Church, VA) in August 2014.

    Interview

    This was a very straight forward process. The original phone interview came from HR to describe the position and see how my background may fit the current project. We discussed many other opportunities within the company as well where my skills could also apply. HR staff was extremely courteous and friendly. I came in as one of 3 final candidates for face-to-face interviews. There were no cheesy questions about the type of tree I would be, only frank discussion about skills performed, professional history, and potential future with Noblis. I enjoyed this process very much.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were all about me and my professional background. These were not difficult to answer.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They're offer was fair, 10k lower than my expectation. We met in the middle.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Noblis (Falls Church, VA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online, was contacted in early spring to setup a phone interview. First talked to an HR rep, then he/she setup an interview with the hiring manager. Hiring manager asked about my experiences and my background with technologies I would be using during the internship. Was then contacted again by the HR rep with an offer. Very quick process.

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    Principal Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Noblis (Falls Church, VA).

    Interview

    Contacted 1 month after submitting resume. Had a phone interview with a panel of 4-5 people.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were not difficult. The were some standard interview questions ("give an example of a time you had to deal with a difficult person"; Where do you see yourself in five years". Most of the questions were directly related to my specific area of expertise.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The offer was about 10% lower that my desired salary. I asked for a higher base salary but was informed they couldn't go higher. I was offered a sign up bonus instead.


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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Noblis (Falls Church, VA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    It was okay, not that intense. If you snapshot your skills the outcome should not be a problem.
    Do not hesitate to ask relevant questions such as what project would you be working on, and what optional year is the contract in. Interview process is not complicated if you have relevant federal experience.

    Interview Questions


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    Technical Lead Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 8+ months. I interviewed at Noblis (Falls Church, VA) in August 2013.

    Interview

    I was initially referred by a current employee.

    The first step was a phone interview with personnel from various groups. The phone interview was very standard (what the company does, what are you interested in, etc.). No technical questions.

    The next step was a visit to the campus. I was asked to give a 45 minute talk on a topic of my choice. The talk was held in front of an audience of approximately 20-25 people. After the talk I had a more formal interview with a small group. The majority of questions asked during this time were related to how I could apply my background to challenges the company faces. Nothing overly difficult, but not simple. During this time I was also given a tour of the building. The work environment felt very modern and inviting, and most of the people I met with seemed genuinely happy to be there. At the end of the day I met with HR, who provided significant insight to the area and tips on relocation.

    Though an effort was made to get me out before rush hour (perhaps not to sour on traffic on the beltway?), by the time I was finished the congestion started filling up.

    After the interview, I was asked to complete a formal application. An offer was extended about a month later.

    Interview Questions

    • Relating personal technical experiences to current challenges faced. Difficult as it is asked on the spot.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Offer was formally made about a month after the interview. It was non-negotiable, but competitive.


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    Administrative Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Noblis (Falls Church, VA) in March 2013.

    Interview

    first one over the phone, second over the phone and third in person at HQ; met with the team I'd be supporting after initially speaking on the phone with the other support staff

    Interview Questions

    • Describe how you would solve this problem, explain how you would organize this situation, describe a usual day, how do you prioritize tasks, what type of skills in MS Office do you have;   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    n/a

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    Proposal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Falls Church, VA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Noblis (Falls Church, VA) in March 2011.

    Interview

    Several interactions -- several by phone, followed by meetings in person. The meetings were one-on one. I was known to several in the firm from other work, and there were a lot of backroom discussions about the area of new business that I was interested in.

    Interview Questions

    • No questions were operationally difficult. The difficulty was answering them in a way that would stimulate their thoughts without being "off-putting".   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    They were not competitive. Their expenses were higher than their competitors, their salaries were high. They had plenty of high-level staff, but few quality staff at the working [junior] levels. They had a lot of good ideas, but they didn't have the energy to do the work to develop the ideas -- they were lazy, and were a huge frustration to those few who wanted to develop new business.

    There seemed to be cliques and a lot of backroom politics. There were no staff within the firm with my area of expertise, but everyone I spoke with had firm ideas about the subject -- many of which were naive. Generally, the senior staff had a very poor business background -- they didn't know much about business or finance.


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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Falls Church, VA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Noblis (Falls Church, VA) in June 2008.

    Interview

    Initially called by the recruiter who asked for a one on one with her and a company VP. The job was to lead a proposal effort with myself as the contingency PM if we were successful.

    Interview Questions

    • (After reading the RFP and researching the company) What did I think of the company's ability to compete for this work?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Company did not have the depth to be competitive and did not wish to team with other industry resources. They were not well capitalized (according to my research).


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