QinetiQ North America Interview Questions

Updated 5 Sep 2014
Updated 5 Sep 2014
33 Interview Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unix Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Quantico, VA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Quantico, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at QinetiQ North America.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter and was immediately given an interview. After waiting in their lobby for about 20, minutes, I was lead into a conference room with the interviewer. The interviewer asked where I had driven from (which was about 1.5 hours away from their Quantico location) and why i wanted to leave. He then stated that the position is already being filled by an internal employee, and it's only a formality to get interview all other qualified candidates. When I mentioned that it was a waste of a drive if they had already chosen someone, he repeated that his boss just "told him to speak to everyone interviewing to let them know the position is no longer available." Completely unprofessional and a waste of time.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Staff Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at QinetiQ North America in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by corporate after applying online, took a while to hear back from them - a few weeks. Set up the interview in a day or two, they were flexible on timing which was nice.

    Met with 3 people at once, unique for me at least, but saved some time.

    They asked me basic questions about my work experience, skills I had etc. Nothing too grilling technically, like asking me to derive op-amp transfer functions etc.

    All 3 were very engaging and willing to answer questions honestly and openly about the company. Very nice facility, and seemed like a good place to work, perhaps a bit over-booked with work, but that's what good management does - keeps the work back logged, and feeds it to you appropriately and with good timing.

    No offer has come yet because I have a round 2 interview, the EE manager was out of the office that day, a minor goof by HR.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked about the complexity of circuit board designs I had done   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Data Monitor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at QinetiQ North America.

    Interview Details

    How do you feel about smaller work environments

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at QinetiQ North America.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by current QNA employee, submitted resume, and then attended face to face interview.

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Administrative Assistant Contracts Department Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at QinetiQ North America in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied for this position through QinetiQ North America's website on December 13th, 2012, and received an email regarding my application from the recruiter on January 9th. I did a brief phone screen with the recruiter, and a week later I was scheduled for an interview. I interviewed for the position on January 18th, which went well. Unfortunately, I wasn't selected for the role, as my professional background wasn't a match for what was needed in the position. However, my experience was very positive and I plan to stay in touch with the recruiter when other administrative positions become available with them.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at QinetiQ North America in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    HORRIBLE !!!!!! ,,they drilled me in whatever way they could. I even thought they were going to have me write code on a paper coffee napkin.

    Interview Questions
    • "Why did you come here? There are a lot of other companies to choose from..."   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I saw the ugly offices from afar and people walking around with their heads down,, BYE !

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at QinetiQ North America.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process was very informal with a program lead. This program lead was very unorthodox.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at QinetiQ North America in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, asked about formatting, previous writing contribution and took word test

    Interview Questions
    • Discuss writing potential in an under staffed environment   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    On the spot during interview. Negotiated pay and relocation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at QinetiQ North America in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    I responded to a job posting on my school's website for an accounting position with QinetiQ-Na's accounting and finance department. I was invited to have a phone interview with HR, before this interview I reached out to a financial analyst at QinetiQ who had assumed that role after a year in the accounting department. The financial analyst ran me through his interviewing procedure and told me what to expect, he was helpful but he did not seem energetic or excited about his work.

    The interview with HR was pretty standard, I walked her through my resume and addressed some of my basic technology skills. She wasn't able to answer many of my questions regarding the role I was applying for but I figured that can be normal as the questions were quite technical.

    I only had one on-site interview in which I met with the director of accounting and one other accounting manager, each interview was about 30 minutes in length. The interviews were mostly behavioral and I felt the most important portion, especially with the director, was that I demonstrated an understanding of the role and was able to convey this through my questions during and at the end of the interview.

    I was given an offer a week later. They were courteous and gave me some extra time to respond to the offer as I had another interview. I decided to pass on the opportunity as the other interview seemed more promising and it did not look like there was much mobility out of the accounting department.

    Interview Questions
    • The one interviewer seemed to want to drill down my resume to make sure I had an air-tight story. This is fine but if anything in your resume had been embellished I got the impression he would catch on.

      The accounting technicals were basic and most of the technical stress was based on my Excel skills.
        View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Accepted other offer. Was concerned about getting pigeon-holed.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Quality Assurance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at QinetiQ North America in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Quick, painless and easy. Hired after one interview. All the questions were pertinent and on target: none of the "tell me a little bit about yourself" or "what are your weaknesses" nonsense.

    Interview Questions
    • How d you feel about coming to work in a very conflictual place?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    None. It was a nice offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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