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Sandia National Laboratories Intern Interview Questions

Updated Feb 4, 2017
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories.

Interview

The interview process was good. I first had a phone interview during which they asked me various questions. After the phone interview I was flow to their office and asked to present on a technical topic during a brown bag. Finally, I had several in person interviews assessing my job fit and technical skills.

Interview Questions

  • If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?   1 Answer

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories in January 2016.

    Interview

    Was very pleasant. Had interview after a career fair event. Interviewers were very pleasant and asked behavioral questions mostly. Asked about experiences and such. Asked questions regarding my technical projects and previous experience.

    Interview Questions

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories (San Diego, CA) in October 2015.

    Interview

    I applied through my college career fair by dropping my resume off to a recruiter. Within a few hours, I got a response for scheduling an interview the very next day. The interview process was very quick, and there were no technical questions beyond discussion about previous projects I have worked on and also things that I was interested in. I got to learn more about the opportunities about the company as well. All questions were behavioral.

    Interview Questions

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories.

    Interview

    I applied online (the recruiter at my school isn't exactly the most likable person, so not many people seem to talk to him). A couple months later, I got an email and set up a phone interview with my to be manager. He was really friendly and sociable. Questions were all behavioral and/or about my resume and past experiences. At the end of the interview, he basically told me that I had the position and a few days later, I got an offer letter.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about project x that you did.   Answer Question
    • What has been the most difficult challenge you've faced working with a team.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore, CA).

    Interview

    Interview with a university representative. All questions concerned my research (Ph.D. student) and future career goals. I had a follow-up phone interview with my potential advisor; again, all technical questions about my research. The hiring process is slow, so apply in the fall for a summer internship. The government lab environment is very similar to academia. I had an advisor, and we collaborated on a research project together. Pay was commensurate with my education, and the location was great for sight-seeing around the SF bay area.

    Interview Questions

    • All technical questions related to my research, and the behavioral questions were typical of any C.S. interview.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation for internships.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM) in November 2011.

    Interview

    Pretty basic/average. Applied online, was called in for a panel interview 2 weeks later (4 people from the department I was applying with), offered the job 1 week after the interview.

    All interviews at Sandia are standardized. They score your interview based on criteria set by the HR department. The interviewer asks a mixture of background or job qualification questions and anywhere between 5-10 behavioral questions.

    If you are interviewing with a manager that you know personally (which happens OFTEN) then the process may be slightly less formal.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you demonstrated leadership?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you had a disagreement with a partner or co-worker and how did you resolve the situation?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Interns: Salary and raises are based on the number of credit hours completed (under 30 hours, 45, 60, 75, 90, 105, etc..). Raises are roughly $1.25/hr

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories.

    Interview

    First got an email with a written interview, later just waited for a response, after two months they notified the ones that got hired.

    Interview Questions

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took a week. I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories in December 2010.

    Interview

    Started with an in depth email questionnaire. Followed up with a phone call to schedule an in person interview. Finished with the in person interview

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of a time you had to work with a difficult team member on a school project.   Answer Question
    • How did you deal with the difficult team member?   Answer Question
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