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Mechanical Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albuquerque, NM
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM) in February 2015.

Interview

First had two phone interviews with different hiring managers in related departments. The in person interview was about 6 to 7 hours long. The first part was an interview with a hiring manager outside the department I was interviewing with. Then I gave an hour long presentation on my graduate research. Then a 1 hour panel with about 4 interviewers and a bunch of 1:1 interviews, a short tour of the department's lab, and a lunch interview. Overall, the interview was pretty standard for engineers just getting out of graduate school and applying to national laboratories. The rejection phone call came within the time period they projected. I was disappointed that the hiring manager stated he was unable to give feedback to me because of some corporate policy.

Interview Questions

  • What was one major problem or hurdle you had to overcome in graduate school? They also asked about teamwork and leadership experience.   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Sandia National Laboratories

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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albuquerque, NM
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM) in September 2015.

    Interview

    Informal phone interview to describe the job specifics. Then a phone interview with the department manager. Next, an onsite interview where they flew me out to ABQ; this took all day (basically exposing me as much as possible since I lived so far away). This consisted of a 1 hr panel interview and several small interviews and tours from 7am-4:30pm, along with lunch with the manager. Everyone was extremely friendly and receptive. Overall, a great experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing terribly difficult, mostly resume and school project questions.   Answer Question

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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories.

    Interview

    I should clarify that this review is about the first found of interview, and I'm still waiting on the call hopefully for the second round.

    Went to an on campus interview as the first round of the interviewing process. The person conducted the interview was very friendly and personable. The questions were mostly about my past projects and research experience, in order to gauge if I'm a good fit for a specific function they are hiring for. The overall process was very pleasant and the interviewer also shared some of his experiences about what it's like working for Sandia.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about the single most difficult situation about your past projects/research, why was it memorable and it was resolved.   Answer Question
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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I had a half day interview for this entry level position. It consisted of a presentation on a technical topic of my choosing, a panel interview with managers, and a panel technical interview with other engineers.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you CAD this box? (It was a random plastic pencil box)   Answer Question

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    Mechanical Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    30 minute phone interview, mostly behavioral and personality questions. Also very interested in GPA. Looking for situation/response type answers describing how you react to various things in the workplace. Next step would be technical interview with hiring managers.

    Interview Questions


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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Sandia National Laboratories (Salt Lake City, UT) in March 2019.

    Interview

    I had a 45 minute interview after a job fair. 3 weeks later I was contacted for a phone screening. Both interviewers asked behavioral questions and about my resume and past projects.

    Interview Questions


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