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USRA Overview

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Columbia, MD
501 to 1000 employees
1969
Nonprofit Organization
Business Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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USRA Reviews

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Jeffrey A. Isaacson, Ph.D.
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    "Unique opportunities for civilians in DoD"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Intern in Albuquerque, NM
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    I have been working at USRA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Very good career fair and networking opportunities

    Cons

    - Mentors and projects can be inconsistent.

    Advice to Management

    mgmt does a very good job

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USRA Interviews

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    Scientist I Interview

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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at USRA.

    Interview

    First, they were unprepared. It took them half an hour hour to set up a webex line with 3 participants. I had some relevant work background in the field they were hiring for. So, I explained my work background and they asked me possible ways to improve the airport throughput... I had worked on the sample airport before, so I explained through my previous findings. The interview took a different turn after I explained them why a method they proposed during the interview wouldn't make sense from the airline revenue management perspective. They asked some more specific skill based questions and one interviewer started to ask questions more relevant to his graduate work and less relevant to my graduate work. He solved a simple problem on a simple graph compared to the graph I had in my mind. He asked me solution complexity versus the input size. It differs based on what network you solve it for. He didn't like my answer and then started to prove that I had no idea of what I was doing when I was doing my graduate work. It was overly aggressive and childish. I hung up after enduring that ridicule for 7-8 mins.

    Interview Questions

    • What software tools have you used. Can you process terrabytes level of data? Have you used matlab?   Answer Question
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