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QinetiQ Overview

London, England (UK)
5001 to 10000 employees
2001
Company - Public (QQ)
Aerospace & Defense
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
As our name suggests, QinetiQ is a company driven forward by the energy of our people. With motion comes change and with change, opportunity.

In an organisation operating at the forefront of the defence, aerospace, maritime and cyber security sectors those ... Read more

Mission: Our business is based on technical expertise – our most prized possession is trust.

Customers around the world rely on the ideas, innovations and drive of our people to help them meet their goals – often in environments where their ... Read more

QinetiQ Reviews

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QinetiQ CEO Steve Wadey
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    "Intelligent hard working people with a passion for their domain area"

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    Pros

    Management is trying their best to communicate business position, impact of government changes, new markets of interest and emerging opportunities. Organization is doing a great job of diversifying into commercial business and offering new opportunities for their current employees. Management team promotes from within and has been successful providing employees with new opportunities as current contracts come to completion.

    Cons

    When business tightens and you need to do more with less it is important that your peers share the same dedication to the business and have the same work ethic. The organization does a good job of rewarding performance but is not quick to act on non-performers. QinetiQ could do a better job of identifying bottom performers and dealing with them to ensure top performer moral.

    Advice to Management

    Make tough decisions quickly... Less diplomacy more action

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QinetiQ Photos

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QinetiQ Interviews

Experience

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    No Idea Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at QinetiQ (Washington, DC) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Had a phone screen with a very excited recruiter who had received my resume from a recruiter friend of mine. Within a week, I met with a business development director who was staffing a program for a potential win. He gave me the thumbs up, and then I interviewed with the program director. The site where the business development director was located seemed very sullen and dark and had very few employees in the office (not a surprise). The administrative assistant who was dressed in sweatpants and a hoodie (surprising for corporate attire) seemed to be bored and had left me in the lobby for 30 minutes past the expected interview start with no explanation. I would not describe the place as having any energy at all and seemed to be very sad.

    The program director interviewed me at a grocery store that was down the road from the business development director's site. He had gotten himself a cup of coffee at their Starbucks kiosk before I arrived but did not ask me if I wanted to get any refreshments for myself, and quickly launched into the interview. He asked odd questions that led me to believe he thought I was going to try to take his job if I was hired. He told me he liked to work from home and did not go into the office unless it was necessary. I can say for sure that I was never interviewed for a professional IT job at a grocery store before.

    I'm not sure for which position I was being interviewed since my resume went directly from recruiter to recruiter. The business development director asked questions about a task lead position but that seemed to be far below my skillset and experience, also having been a director for 5 years.

    Seems like the company is a collection of companies that have come together but there is no real direction or cohesiveness. I would have liked to work on that program and do like the client that they support at that location. Would have been a wonderful commute as well. Happy employee? I could have been!

    Interview Questions

    • The second interviewer asked me whether I wanted to run a few programs (his job) or did I want to just be on a program. I wasn't sure how to answer the question because I've run large organizations far above his pay grade in the past.   Answer Question
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QinetiQ Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2009

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