QinetiQ North America Interview Questions

Updated Sep 5, 2014
Updated Sep 5, 2014
33 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

58%
22%
19%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

27%
26%
16%

Interview Difficulty

2.5
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

Candidate Interview Reviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    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 weeks - interviewed 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
  2.  

    Administrative Support Specialist 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 2 weeks - interviewed at QinetiQ North America in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    This company was not truthful about the current situation. They were misleading intentionally so that someone would take the job. Even when they knew the company was going to be sold, they would not tell the applicants because they thought no one would accept the positions.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were politically incorrect and in some cases insulting. Most unprofessional interview ever!   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I had another offer from someone else in the company.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    I T Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bound Brook, NJ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bound Brook, NJ (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 7 months - interviewed at QinetiQ North America in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was initially contacted by a headhunter and told the hiring process could take up to six months due to a background security check. After approval, a series of three interviews were given and an offer of employment made. I accepted the offer and an official "on-boarding" meeting with H.R. was held prior to beginning at the client site.

    Interview Questions
    • During the background check: "Is there any reason someone might be able to influence you?" It's a question that requires some thought.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    It was asked if the offer was acceptable and I answered, yes.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  4. We want your feedback – Is this interview information helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Engineering Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Huntsville, AL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, AL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at QinetiQ North America in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interviewing process was rather straight forward. I believe that I have more experience and capabilities than the people that interviewed me.

    Interview Questions
    • As I said, I believe that i have more experience and capabilities than those that interviewed me. I did not encounter any questioning that i viewed as difficult.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Simple!
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Senior Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Huntsville, AL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, AL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at QinetiQ North America in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume, then took a telephone interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Acceptable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks - interviewed 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
  8.  

    Consultant Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at QinetiQ North America in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Good interview, fast turn around and opportunity to go direct is always there

    Interview Questions
    • None, they have good interview chemistry and if you can substantiate what is on your resume the trust you   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Mutually agreed upon
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 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 days - interviewed 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
  10. 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 days - interviewed 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
  11.  

    Linux Systems Administrator Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at QinetiQ North America in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    Uncomplicated, picked up by a recruiter on a firm, four-month contract with no possibility for extension. One week later, QNA was sufficiently impressed that I got an offer. The only interviewer I spoke with was the PM.

    Interview Questions
    • Whether I felt comfortable having to break into systems for the client.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

Worked for QinetiQ North America? Contribute to the Community!

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates who said that their interview experience was positive, neutral or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.