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US Customs and Border Protection Interview Questions

Updated Jan 30, 2017
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    CBP Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 12+ months. I interviewed at US Customs and Border Protection (Louisville, KY).

    Interview

    I started back when it was Customs. I waited about four years to get hired. They set me up for a panel interview. The panel wants to see how you would perform if you were hired.

    Interview Questions

    • How would I react to a situation involving violence.   1 Answer

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    CBP Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    The application process lasts several months and is a hybrid of online/in-person. Wouldn't recommend applying to this agency if you are good looking, fit & in shape, intelligent, etc as you will be quickly snuffed out as soon as you reach the portion of the application process where you actually begin interviewing/testing with individuals from the agency.

    Interview Questions

    • federal law prohibits the release of "classified" information. Any and all questions from any portion of the application process are deemed "classified"   Answer Question

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    CBP Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, NJ
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at US Customs and Border Protection (Newark, NJ) in January 2017.

    Interview

    I had to take entry exam, fitness test, medical test and must pass all of them in order to schedule an interview. Interview was not difficult at all. I was asked couple of situational questions

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    Border Patrol Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at US Customs and Border Protection (Detroit, MI) in April 2016.

    Interview

    If you are familiar with oral-hiring boards and have experience in this field of work you should be just fine. Make sure you think through your answers. Practice various scenarios with others to make sure you can articulate your thoughts. Try not to be too nervous.

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    Border Patrol Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at US Customs and Border Protection (El Paso, TX).

    Interview

    Very rigorous, involved multiple interviews with various levels of Law Enforcement over several months. Would not recommend if you need a quick job, this is an interview for career-minded individuals.

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    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at US Customs and Border Protection.

    Interview

    Asked lots of question on java and j2ee and agile process , main focus is on technology and earlier project experience , Phone Screen ,Skills Review ,Project demo ,Design concept

    Interview Questions


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    CBP Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at US Customs and Border Protection.

    Interview

    Panel interview was very professional. I was thoroughly impressed. Out of all of the law enforcement interviews I have participated in, this was the most organized. Make sure you have patience as the process will take a long time.

    Interview Questions


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    Automation Clerk () Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Springfield, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at US Customs and Border Protection (Springfield, VA).

    Interview

    Basically, it is all about networking. You have to know someone to get you in. Once you have an in it is pretty much smooth sailing. The recommendation vouches for you and you don't really have an interview. You are just brought on board or at least that was my process. I guess you can say your interview is the BI. Also, it is a long process with getting your background investigation, paperwork, etc. but worth it!

    Interview Questions

    • General Interview Questions i.e. - Where are you from? Who do you associate your with?   Answer Question

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    CBPO Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at US Customs and Border Protection (Los Angeles, CA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Formal 3 person panel with life experience and scenario based questions. The panel also asked various hypothetical scenario questions regarding your integrity, maturity and decision making.

    Glassdoor is asking way too much in regards to this question. I can not give the answers to the test but just what types of questions that are asked.

    Interview Questions

    • A time when I was a project lead or team leader in a difficult time   1 Answer

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    Administrative and Office Support Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7+ months. I interviewed at US Customs and Border Protection (Chicago, IL) in March 2014.

    Interview

    The process was long. I applied In November and did not get a call until March for an interview. Did not hear anything from them until May. I started working in June.


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