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QinetiQ North America Interview Questions

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at QinetiQ North America (Waltham, MA) in September 2009.

    Interview

    It was horrible, I was in the Spanish Inquisition for the afternoon. We didn't break bread until we started talking golf.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if you saw a manager looking at porn on his PC?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    nothing to speak of


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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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    Administrative Support Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at QinetiQ North America (McLean, VA) in August 2010.

    Interview

    This company was not truthful about the current situation. They were misleading intentionally so that someone would take the job. Even when they knew the company was going to be sold, they would not tell the applicants because they thought no one would accept the positions.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were politically incorrect and in some cases insulting. Most unprofessional interview ever!   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I had another offer from someone else in the company.


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    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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    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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    I T Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bound Brook, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 7+ months. I interviewed at QinetiQ North America (Bound Brook, NJ) in August 2010.

    Interview

    I was initially contacted by a headhunter and told the hiring process could take up to six months due to a background security check. After approval, a series of three interviews were given and an offer of employment made. I accepted the offer and an official "on-boarding" meeting with H.R. was held prior to beginning at the client site.

    Interview Questions

    • During the background check: "Is there any reason someone might be able to influence you?" It's a question that requires some thought.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    It was asked if the offer was acceptable and I answered, yes.


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    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at QinetiQ North America in February 2012.

    Interview

    Phone interview, asked about formatting, previous writing contribution and took word test

    Interview Questions

    • Discuss writing potential in an under staffed environment   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    On the spot during interview. Negotiated pay and relocation.


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    Consultant Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at QinetiQ North America (Waltham, MA) in March 2011.

    Interview

    Good interview, fast turn around and opportunity to go direct is always there

    Interview Questions

    • None, they have good interview chemistry and if you can substantiate what is on your resume the trust you   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Mutually agreed upon


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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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