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Mountain View, CA
501 to 1000 employees
2003
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    I worked at NASA Ames Research Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great work environment. There are a lot of smart people that will work with and help you.
    - Interesting projects.

    Cons

    - The pay scale is very low compared to the commercial side. If you decide to work there, it's for the love for science not money.
    - The red tapes can get frustrating sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    - Get more big space exploration projects for the NASA AMES center.

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at NASA Ames Research Center (Mountain View, CA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I submitted my application through my college job boards and received a call from the agency within 3 days. From then, I scheduled an interview for 3 days after the call. When I showed up to the interview, I was seated in front of four panels of 3 current staff members, including, at some points, senior members and recent hires. The entire interview took roughly four hours to complete.

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    • While working IT and assisting a user, if that user falsely reports that he/she followed your instructions and that led to an exacerbation of the problem, how would you respond.   Answer Question
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