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Fort George G Meade, MD
10000+ employees
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The National Security Agency (NSA) is a world leader in signals intelligence and information assurance. We carry out some of the nation’s most important and sensitive intelligence activities to secure information superiority for America and its allies. NSA also enables ... Read more

Mission: We have two primary missions. Our information assurance mission is the defense: it protects U.S. information by preventing foreign adversaries from gaining access to our information systems. Our signals intelligence mission is the offense: collecting foreign signals and ... Read more

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    Pros

    Cool place to work, passionate people

    Cons

    Lower pay than private sector

    Advice to Management

    Cut the buearacracy

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NSA Interviews

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    Applied Research Mathematician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Meade, MD
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 10+ months. I interviewed at NSA (Fort Meade, MD) in October 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process for mathematicians involves an initial phone screening, a proficiency test, and all the paperwork for a clearance, before going out for interviews. When you go out for interviews you will likely also do your polygraph. The interviews them selves are 3-4 one on one interview with other mathematicians in different departments, with the option to do a presentation.

    Interview Questions

    • Most of the questions were about background and previous research, with 1 "toy problem" per interview.   Answer Question
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NSA Awards & Accolades

  • Top 20 Government Employers - Readers' Choice, Equal Opportunity Publications, 2012

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