SAIC Interview Questions in Washington, DC

Updated 9 Jul 2014
Updated 9 Jul 2014
47 Interview Reviews

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    Software Developer Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at SAIC.

    Interview Details

    Hiring manager asked when I can start and general background from college. Project Architect asked more technical questions about my coding languages, skills, and something specific (see below). This was back in 2005 (before they broke off into Leidos) where there weren't so many phone screenings before an in-person interview. It was just directly that! I then talked with 2 other folks on the project to get a more background from them and fresh views on the project itself.

    Interview Questions
    • Database and architecture questions and how they related to designing software and writing code   Answer Question
    • Please try to be as detailed as possible regarding the technical question, business case, etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't bother negotiating. I thought it was fine then for a first job. You may want to negotiate a higher start salary, as worst case scenario, it only goes up 3% to 6% per year.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Seismologist Interview

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

    I applied through other source - interviewed at SAIC.

    Interview Details

    Submit application and graduate school transcripts, invited to interview and present Dissertation to staff, soon after offered the position with very competitive salary negotiations. I was then introduced to the staff individually, and the direction of my research was discussed.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions asked during dissertation presentation, all challenging. No discussion of business case since the position was clearly as a staff scientist in support of DARPA's test-ban treaty program.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    SAIC has completely transformed since my hire long ago. However, to my knowledge the application and interview for entry-level positions is similar
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Call Center Generalist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Rockville, MD (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rockville, MD (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 week - interviewed at SAIC.

    Interview Details

    I was brought in through a staffing agency and given an opportunity to come on-board full time based on performance

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They simply e-mailed me an offer letter and I was given the opportunity to accept or reject it
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Chief Systems Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at SAIC in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    A difficult process, interviewers were top down CC types. Interview was with 16 employees which went well with the exception of last one. I was left with the clear feeling that I was black-balled by last one!

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior .NET Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Rockville, MD (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rockville, MD (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at SAIC in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview process is rate yourself in technology,then question abt oops concepts,database and white board exercise

    Interview Questions
    • what is ajax,xslt,linq,lamda expression,design pattern   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Director of Payroll Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at SAIC.

    Interview Details

    It was fast and very efficient

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Senior Program Manager Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at SAIC.

    Interview Details

    Hiring processes are highly varied. HR has little-to-no role. Expect to identify your experience in detail, to have certifications often required for key government support roles.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Imagery Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lexington Park, MD (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington Park, MD (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at SAIC in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    First interview was over the phone with the basic questions. Second interview was much more difficult as it was made up of team members I would be working with from multiple companies.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions that were based on the current mission that I had no clue about and pertained to past mistakes by the current team.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Via email, and I declined the 1st offer and countered.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at SAIC in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initial telephone screen followed by two in-person interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions regarding creating/analyzing processes, how to improve or codify.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Accepted with no negotiation due to salary being above what I had asked for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software, Security & Systems Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days - interviewed at SAIC.

    Interview Details

    I did not do a standard interview. I was hired by a hiring manager I was in a Sun Solaris class with. After two days he offered me a job. After that he found out that Lockheed would not allow him to hire me, as I worked for them, as there were a sub, so he searched until he found another division who needed my skills. I did an interview with 6 staff, but had a offer in the mail box when I got home that day.

    Interview Questions
    • lots of questions on networking, Encryption, and Unix/Microsoft Server Systems   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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