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US Department of Defense Interview Questions

Updated Nov 14, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Learning Standards Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norfolk, VA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at US Department of Defense (Norfolk, VA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online and was contacted about two weeks later for an interview. Conducted with a hiring board (3 people, one of them active duty) via phone. Standard interview questions. In fact, the main interviewer mentioned he was using standard interview questions. Took about 40 minutes, and then they afforded me time to ask my questions. Of course the long part is waiting for the results. It's been about a month since the interview with no decision made yet.

    Interview Questions

    • I was not ready for the 'why are you leaving your current position' question - I'm retiring from active duty, and they knew I was.   1 Answer

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    Office Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at US Department of Defense (Virginia Beach, VA) in July 2016.

    Interview

    I Arrived early and was welcomed with a greeting. They were very professional. They gave me knowledge about the company/position that I applied for. I told them a little bit about myself. They explained their benefits package and pay. They told me a few things that they liked about me. They asked me what I expected from their company.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell them about myself?   1 Answer
    • What I expected from their company?   1 Answer
  3.  

    Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alexandria, VA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of Defense (Alexandria, VA) in July 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process was in three phases. The first was a telephone interview with three to four supervisors of the organization. After the agency scaling down the number of candidates a second telephone interview was conducted. The final was a face to face interview at the OIG just outside Washington DC.

    Interview Questions


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    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Clarkston, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 8+ months. I interviewed at US Department of Defense (Clarkston, MI).

    Interview

    I signed up with a recruiter, filled out all necessary paperwork and went through an extensive background check for the required security clearance. The process is fairly simple, but it takes a long time to go through.

    Interview Questions


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    NA-4 Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Camp Lejeune, NC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at US Department of Defense (Camp Lejeune, NC) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Went well overall, manager is down to earth and polite
    The manager claimed to be flexible on schedules
    Working inside most of the day
    Staff seemed to enjoy working
    Work can be considered highly demanding, physically
    Interview process can be quite long and drawn out
    Manager is extremely busy and involved in working

    Interview Questions

    • If I knew the dangers of gas
      Had i worked in landscaping
      Did I know how to use power tools   Answer Question

  6.  

    Security Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Telephone, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at US Department of Defense (Telephone, TX) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Short and to the point. Technical questions and personality questions asked. Friendly panel. I'm tired of trying to reach 30 words in this field just to unlock a review. This is annoying

    Interview Questions


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    Computer Lab Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at US Department of Defense (San Antonio, TX) in April 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process was very easy. You get a phone call and later there is a face to face interview. The questions are typical of the position and there is a very relaxed environment. And finally, I got an offer.

    Interview Questions

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    Summer Hire Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of Defense.

    Interview

    I didn't have one. I applied through a summer hire program. I got accepted, and at the end of my three months, they hired me for a co-op. After my o-op, I interned, and then just kept on working. It was really great. So I guess my summer hire project was my interview that just lasted three months.


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    Interviewer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Leonard Wood, MO
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at US Department of Defense (Fort Leonard Wood, MO) in March 2016.

    Interview

    the interview proces was done over the phone and there was a panel of 3 people, and one of the people has to haev the same ranking as the posisition, and one neutral partty form the outside
    it was average, and the the candidates came from all over
    this is a typical day in our interview processed

    Interview Questions

    • the interview proces was done over the phone and there was a panel of 3 people, and one of the people has to haev the same ranking as the posisition, and one neutral partty form the outside
      it was average, and the the candidates came from all over
      this is a typical day in our interview processed   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    the interview proces was done over the phone and there was a panel of 3 people, and one of the people has to haev the same ranking as the posisition, and one neutral partty form the outside
    it was average, and the the candidates came from all over
    this is a typical day in our interview processed


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    Business Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at US Department of Defense (Baltimore, MD).

    Interview

    poly, background check, simple interview. The interviewer didn't even know she was interviewing me that day. We literally talked for 10 minutes, I said a few things that she liked such as "I like to focus on being efficient and save money". She took those notes and basically said I was hired. It took a while until I actually started working there, but that's the nature of the place.

    Interview Questions

    • What side of the bed do you sleep on during August?   1 Answer

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