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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albuquerque, NM

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Positive Experience
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I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM)

Interview

Received a call. Met at a Starbucks with 3 members of the department, including the manager. Interview lasted about 45 minutes and was great conversation. Even though the position was given to someone with more experience than myself, the manager called me back directly to explain and encourage me. Very professional!

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I applied through college or university. The process took 3 months. I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories

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Can take a little while but everyone is quite nice. From initial contact to when the offer was made, I believe it was roughly 3 months or so. That may have changed with the pandemic given the ability to do most via videoconference.

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I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories

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Non- technical panel interview. Provided presentation of skills, experience and vision for the position. Follow up one on one with a veteran employee for more candid conversation. Wait time for decision on position is rather lengthy.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA

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I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories (San Francisco, CA) in Oct 2022

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Don't even bother applying if you have dual citizenship. They gave me only three availabilities to choose from, so I skipped one of my classes. I dressed up and was ready for the interview, but the interviewer didn't even open the camera. They rushed and talked so fast that I had to ask twice to repeat the question. There were awkward moments of silence because they were taking notes, and it felt like an investigation!! Finally, after all the hassle, they rejected me as soon as I mentioned that I have dual citizenship.

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  • Why do you want to work here? This job requires clearance what is your citizenship status? Do you have citizenship from another country?
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albuquerque, NM

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Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM) in Sep 2022

Interview

It was a panel interview of 6 and a one on one interview with the department manager. They immediately made you feel comfortable and relaxed before they got started. Never made you feel inadequate if you didn't have experience in certain areas, etc. It was a great experience, and this is coming from someone that didn't get the position.

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Anonymous Employee

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I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories

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One was a panel with STAR format, multiple follow on discussions with SMEs, everyone was very nice and welcoming and able to answer any questions that I had for them. Long process.

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Anonymous Employee

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I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories

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Panel interview. STAR questions. Behavioral based question. It was a good interview however management asked hard questions. The interview took right around 30 minutes and was in front of a group of six. Each asked a question or two.

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  • Give an example of a time you failed. What did you learn.
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Anonymous Interview Candidate

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Neutral Experience
Average Interview
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I applied online. The process took 2 months. I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories

Interview

A panel of three hiring managers on Microsoft Teams asked questions. A follow up interview would happen with staff in a similar panel. Each interview was an hour each with behavioral questions for the managers and technical questions with the staff.

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  • Describe a time in which you implemented an idea or plan and it did not succeed.
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Anonymous Employee in Los Rnchs Abq, NM

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Positive Experience
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I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories (Los Rnchs Abq, NM) in Sep 2022

Interview

The interview was over teams with several different people, and they asked about five or six questions. The interview was structured where the main person would ask questions and then the remaining people would ask follow up questions.

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  • Tell me about yourself. Why Sandia Labs? What are your future career plans?
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Anonymous Employee

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Negative Experience
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I had applied for a position and was accepted but i didn't meet one of the requirements so had to reapply once i met the requirements and then they had assured me to wait around another month so that they will reach out to me, but I was ghosted as i just wasted months for an opportunity that never came.

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  • 1. Please share a brief overview of your background and why it makes you the best candidate for this internship. 
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