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QinetiQ North America Interview Questions

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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Staff Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at QinetiQ North America (Boston, MA) in September 2015.

    Interview

    Discussed myself and resume with 6 engineers/managers, spoke about what projects I've been involved with and what roles I played in them. After summarizing my work experience/resume went onto a Q&A discussing personality based questions (greatest strength/weakness/ etc.) then opened up to some technical questions. Lastly the floor was opened to me for questions I may have about the company/position.

    Interview Questions

    • Technical Q&A
      Look at this FEA model, will it break (based on the maximum load)?
      Point out areas of stress concentration in this piece of equipment
      More questions based to determine your problem solving ability/approach and thought process, you can be totally wrong but its important to show how you developed your answer.

      Personality based Q&A:
      Why are you leaving your current job?
      Greatest strength/weakness?
      What do you like to do in your spare time?
      Are you a team player or solo?
      How do you manage multiple projects and organization skills?  
      Answer Question

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    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at QinetiQ North America.

    Interview

    15 minute discussion. No technical questions whatsoever. It was a basic conversation to a few engineers regarding work I have done in the past. I received a short tour of the building and was out the door within 20 minutes of arriving, including wait time in the lobby. My recruiter called me later that day with an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were about personality and teamworking skills rather than engineering skills and capabilities.   Answer Question

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    LAN Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at QinetiQ North America.

    Interview

    Initial Phone Screen and than a Personal Interview accompanied by a background check. The process was well coordinated and the requirements were clearly indicated. I received an offer after my initial background investigation

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at QinetiQ North America.

    Interview

    interview with hiring manager and many others, gave presentation. Questions about background and education. Need a citizenship for military contracts. It used to be fast process. very smart people are working there.

    Negotiation

    understand your level of expertise, and you can get what you ask


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    Unix Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Quantico, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at QinetiQ North America (Quantico, VA).

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter and was immediately given an interview. After waiting in their lobby for about 20, minutes, I was lead into a conference room with the interviewer. The interviewer asked where I had driven from (which was about 1.5 hours away from their Quantico location) and why i wanted to leave. He then stated that the position is already being filled by an internal employee, and it's only a formality to get interview all other qualified candidates. When I mentioned that it was a waste of a drive if they had already chosen someone, he repeated that his boss just "told him to speak to everyone interviewing to let them know the position is no longer available." Completely unprofessional and a waste of time.

    Interview Questions


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    Staff Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at QinetiQ North America (Waltham, MA) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Was contacted by corporate after applying online, took a while to hear back from them - a few weeks. Set up the interview in a day or two, they were flexible on timing which was nice.

    Met with 3 people at once, unique for me at least, but saved some time.

    They asked me basic questions about my work experience, skills I had etc. Nothing too grilling technically, like asking me to derive op-amp transfer functions etc.

    All 3 were very engaging and willing to answer questions honestly and openly about the company. Very nice facility, and seemed like a good place to work, perhaps a bit over-booked with work, but that's what good management does - keeps the work back logged, and feeds it to you appropriately and with good timing.

    No offer has come yet because I have a round 2 interview, the EE manager was out of the office that day, a minor goof by HR.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about the complexity of circuit board designs I had done   1 Answer

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    Data Monitor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at QinetiQ North America.

    Interview

    How do you feel about smaller work environments


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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at QinetiQ North America.

    Interview

    Contacted by current QNA employee, submitted resume, and then attended face to face interview.


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    Administrative Assistant Contracts Department Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at QinetiQ North America (Waltham, MA) in January 2013.

    Interview

    I applied for this position through QinetiQ North America's website on December 13th, 2012, and received an email regarding my application from the recruiter on January 9th. I did a brief phone screen with the recruiter, and a week later I was scheduled for an interview. I interviewed for the position on January 18th, which went well. Unfortunately, I wasn't selected for the role, as my professional background wasn't a match for what was needed in the position. However, my experience was very positive and I plan to stay in touch with the recruiter when other administrative positions become available with them.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at QinetiQ North America (Waltham, MA) in September 2012.

    Interview

    HORRIBLE !!!!!! ,,they drilled me in whatever way they could. I even thought they were going to have me write code on a paper coffee napkin.

    Interview Questions

    • "Why did you come here? There are a lot of other companies to choose from..."   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    I saw the ugly offices from afar and people walking around with their heads down,, BYE !


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