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U.S. General Services Administration Interview Questions

Updated Mar 27, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at U.S. General Services Administration (Los Angeles, CA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Everything went well. Panel interview was a little challenging, lots of questions and a variety because of there were multiple people doing the interview. It was a panel of 4 different interviewers who were all department heads. I interviewed with each section mgr and dept. mgr.

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  2.  

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at U.S. General Services Administration.

    Interview

    Interview was quick and brief.You get 2 interviews followed by 2 face to face. Interviewed by 2 people and then the director afterwards. They tell you that its a contractor position for a few months due to someone having medical condition. They really liked me and said congrats and welcome onboard but you will have to undergo a federal background check process to get cleared. Which was fine by me. The do a full federal background check that takes a full long 4-5 weeks. Then after that they won't keep you posted about any updates. Several weeks go by and they will tell you they won't need you anymore since the person got healthy and came back for their position.

    So I would not trust any of their hiring processes unless you get something signed and documented.

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  3. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at U.S. General Services Administration (Washington, DC) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Extensive written application reviewed by panel at OPM and GSA. Several in-person panel interviews following. Entire process took over 6 months. Position was open for 3 months, then closed, then re-opened to a broader pool of candidates. All in all, it was a rigorous process but I'm grateful it gave me a chance to share ideas and answer questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What is my future vision? How do I propose to overcome inherent obstacles? What is my experience with management, budget execution, Congressional relationships, etc.   Answer Question

  4.  

    Emerging Leaders Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at U.S. General Services Administration in April 2015.

    Interview

    The 3 hour online assessment was fairly tough. Lots of reading comprehension and logic questions. THe questions qere timed and it was a long test. The interview was online and over the phone. The interviewer was polite and asked questions that would be expected.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you define hardwork?   1 Answer

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    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at U.S. General Services Administration.

    Interview

    One technical telephonic interview followed by telephonic interview by hiring manager.

    Technical interview was on java and related technologies, interview by hiring manager was on my role in previous job. Both interviews were to judge my skills and experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Java questions in tech interview
      General work related questions in interview by hiring manager   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    It was a contract position and the rate was decided before interview


  6. Helpful (4)  

    Program Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at U.S. General Services Administration.

    Interview

    Applied through University online. GSA came to campus to do an information session the night before the interview. Interview consisted of two people - one asking the questions, the other recording the answers. Questions were strictly behavioral and fairly predictable. They left plenty of time for questions at the end (45 min total). The next step was completing an assessment online that was so annoying. Questions were timed - mostly reading comprehension and basic thinking questions. There was also a personality test.

    The next step was an interview over video call. Again, strictly behavioral.

    I was notified about getting a position about a week after that.

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  7. Helpful (1)  

    Program Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at U.S. General Services Administration (Atlanta, GA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    The recruiters came to my university's library to conduct interviews. There were three people in the room. One asked questions while the other two recorded the answers. After the initial interview, they send you a link to an assessment almost two months later. The assessment results take almost a month to come back. There was no contact after assurance that I would hear something after the assessment results came back.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at U.S. General Services Administration.

    Interview

    I applied through my school's website, there was no interview. Instructions were to email the hiring manager for that department. He replied back to me once my application was submitted and I was considered best. There was a lot of paper work to do as the government is very detailed.Spoke with a lady after who gave me details for the job and that was it.

    Negotiation

    none


  9.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at U.S. General Services Administration.

    Interview

    The hiring process was very quick! Once I was referred for the position, I was interviewed within a couple of weeks and made the job offer a week after that. Since I was a current federal employee, I was able to transfer to GSA fairly quick.

    Interview Questions

    • All questions that were asked were relevant to my experience, so I did not find any that were difficult to respond to.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    As a federal employee, there is not a lot of room for negotiation. There is not budget for relocation assistance, Student Loan Repayment, or Relocation Incentive.


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    Customer Service Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at U.S. General Services Administration (Atlanta, GA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process is not very rigorous, but it does take sometime to process through the system. Once you have completed the usajobs application the next step is for review by HR and then on to the hiring division for review and then off to the diverse panel of 3. After interviews within 2 weeks the initial selection should be made and offer submitted to the selected candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • What motivates you?   1 Answer
    • What do you find as the most difficult challenge facing a Government Manager today?   1 Answer

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