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US Census Bureau Interview Questions

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  1. Helpful (4)  

    Community OUtreach Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at US Census Bureau in June 2009.

    Interview

    Scheduler was clueless. But interviewer was quite nice. Scripted interview with point system. Office was fine but interestingly it wasn't identified in the lobby. Someone told me they wanted to be hidden from the public. I met one guy who was definately entrepreneurial. Friendly office environment. The application process is definitely bureaucratic ... make sure you watch every step ... it's all about the points

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if 10 organizations asked you to come out and speak to them over the next 10 days, and they were all at night?   1 Answer

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    Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Written test with fifty questions timed.oral interview with real case problems to see how I would do.i ad to read a questionnaire that I would be reading to the survey population.the interviewer asked me how I would react in a certain situation the interviewer sad they were hiring and I would hear from them

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    Statistical Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    filled out the application online, and then I got my hiring packet about a month later.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    none since there wasn't an interview process


  4. Helpful (1)  

    Statistical Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jeffersonville, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at US Census Bureau (Jeffersonville, IN).

    Interview

    took a test, not required now. Then I waited to see if I was selected. They called me several months later after the FBI background investigation.
    They now do everything online & take a resume. Lots of diversity. That is mostly what they are looking for. A diverse set of people, & maybe some of them can do the job.

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    Statistician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stony Brook, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at US Census Bureau (Stony Brook, NY) in May 2011.

    Interview

    I applied through my school's career center. I scheduled an interview slot with the career center. The interview was the next day. An online application/questionnaire was required and needed to be done before the interview. The questionnaire regarding grade level was confusing. The interview itself was pleasant. It took place inside of the career center. The interviewer was polite and professional. She explained the benefits thoroughly. She asked about my past work experience and the classes I took.

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    Statistician Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8+ months. I interviewed at US Census Bureau.

    Interview

    I applied in August. In December, I received a call for an interview. I interview in January. It was a panel interview with 4 managers. They read 10 questions prepared by HR. The questions were mostly behavioral questions ("Tell us about a time in which you had a difficult time with a co-worker'). No questions about technical skills. If you search for "behavioral interview questions", you'll get a good understanding of the questions they asked.

    I was hired in March and started in April. So, the process took 8 months from submitting my application to my first day. Yep.

    Interview Questions

    • There weren't any difficult or unexpected questions. Two of the questions were so similar that I thought they were asking me the same question; one question was so poorly worded that even the panel was confused.   Answer Question

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    Statistician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at US Census Bureau (Washington, DC) in June 2011.

    Interview

    They asked 10 questions, fairly standard. They wanted to know about experience with large data sets, which I didn't have.

    Interview Questions

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    Statistician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 7+ months. I interviewed at US Census Bureau (New York, NY) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Very quick and easy phone interview. It took about 30 min and I was asked 10 questions. Questions were general management/hiring questions such a as what is your best quality; your shortcomings; most difficult thing you have to deal with at work; how you managed that; etc.

    This was the only interview. I deliberately asked if there would be a follow up interview in person, and the interviewers (two managers) said no. It took about 6 weeks and then I received a follow up call and email from HR with an offer.

    However, I applied online in mid July, received an email saying I was in the roster in August, had the phone interview mid September.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were general management/hiring questions such a as what is your best quality; your shortcomings; most difficult thing you have to deal with at work; how you managed that; etc.   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Census Enumerator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    All you need to do is take an exam. Very simple and straight forward. They may ask if you have a car for a manager position. All in all they want to see if you are capable of following instruction and that can be found through the exam

    Interview Questions

    • Interview questions were very basic. It's temporary so its not career based.   Answer Question

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    Census Enumerator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at US Census Bureau (Providence, RI) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Brief interview over the phone to verify what I had submitted via the computer. They then told me where a group meeting would be held for further information. After that I waited a few months and was notified that they wanted me as an enumerator if I was still interested.

    Interview Questions

    • How are you at talking with strangers   1 Answer

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