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Sandia National Laboratories Interview Questions

Updated Nov 7, 2017
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    Mechanical Engineering Inter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories (Los Angeles, CA) in October 2017.

    Interview

    I interviewed on campus after being invited back from a career fair. The interview was very casual; it lasted just under an hour and was mostly a conversation between the recruiter and I about my projects and their work function. No technical questions were asked.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories (Austin, TX) in October 2017.

    Interview

    On Campus Interview. I apply through my school job board. Mostly behavioral Question. It was just a pre screening interview, so you still have to apply on their website. It is necessary to get a security clearance, so you will need to be a US citizen

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  3.  

    R&D Undergrad Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM) in October 2017.

    Interview

    After applying I was invited to complete prescreen survey with behavioral questions. A few weeks later I was contacted to set up interviews by two different teams. Both were casual phone interviews with a few managers.

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    R&D Systems Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM) in June 2017.

    Interview

    I was contacted by the hiring manager via telephone and we talked for a little while about my background and interest in Sandia. We discussed my resume and then they asked me if I wanted to visit Albuquerque to interview and I accepted. I was flown out and met with multiple different people who all interviewed me for about 45 mins to an hour. The day was long, but everyone was extremely nice. The security was definitely intense.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time you had a problem working with someone, what did you do and what was the result?   Answer Question

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    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories in June 2017.

    Interview

    The interview consisted of giving a technical presentation followed by individual interviews by the team members. It was a long day, but the employees at Sandia were welcoming and made you feel very comfortable.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you were involved in a team. What was your role in the team? Was there conflict that arose during your time in the team?   Answer Question

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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories.

    Interview

    I applied online. Was not contacted for an interview until over 6 months after applying online. The interview was on site, but I have also had an interview that was over the phone first. The whole process was pretty quick, but it depends on paperwork.

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  7. Helpful (3)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

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    Software Development Co-op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories.

    Interview

    I had a 45 minute soft interview in which interviewer asked questions about leadership skills, management style, greatest weakness/strength, etc. It was more of a conversation and we also chatted about the campus and I could ask any questions about working at Sandia. I was told that the the recruiter's impression and my responses were then added to an applicant file kept by Sandia national labs and attached to my future applications as well.

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    • What is an example of bad leadership that you can think of?   1 Answer

  9. Helpful (3)  

    Systems Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM).

    Interview

    Did a phone interview with the hiring manager and was invited out to interview in person. Interviewed with 6 people at one time in a conference room. Everything was congenial and professional and the atmosphere was friendly. Most of the interviewers read somewhat typical questions from a script.

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    • Do you have a problem working on nuclear weapon programs?   1 Answer

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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories (San Jose, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    The recruiter and I met at a career fair and I was prescreened immediately. I was told to apply online and keep following up, but never received notification for a second interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself, why are you interested in Sandia?   Answer Question

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