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Updated 17 Feb, 2015
Updated 17 Feb, 2015
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    Executive Support Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at SAIC in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Not good. Interviewing takes a lot of prep-work for some of us, and I could have utilized my time elsewhere if the position was already knowingly filled. Not a nice to do to qualified people looking for genuine employment opportunities. At least allow the proper hiring manager to interview these few selected candidates himself/herself before ruling people out. Any wise hiring manager/recruiter realizes the pitfalls of allowing a designee to downselect candidates FOR his/her own boss.

    Lesson learned..no more SAIC apps for me and I now know to ask potential employers if they have internal candidates in the running because if they do, it's then pretty much a wrap. The recruiter was pleasant, and I realize they are often NOT in the know, but nonetheless, I didn't appreciate it.

    Interview Questions
    • Not much pertaining to the job that is because the job was filled and I was basically invited in to waste my time to meet numbers for "EEO" purposes.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Project Management Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at SAIC.

    Interview Details

    First contacted by recruiter via email to schedule a phone screening.
    About a week after the phone screen, received another email to schedule an in-person interview.

    The instructions to get to the interview were detailed and helpful. The only thing that would make it better is to instruct applicants which entrance, and where to go after they enter. I almost missed the sign that said "visitors" and walked straight through armed security. Given that this is DC, I'm sure I would have been face to the floor, hands behind my back.

    The interview itself was pleasant. The interviewers were friendly, welcoming, and made me feel like I was already part of the team. The recruiting manager even gave me his cell number to call if I had any questions.

    But after that, everything went downhill. I was informed I would hear back the following week. I didn't get a response. I called the manager and was informed the recruiter would get back to, and that there was a budgeting issue that may prevent the job from being filled. I never got a response from the recruiter so I emailed asking for a follow-up and still nothing. Shortly thereafter I looked at the requisition online and it stated the position was filled.

    I wished that if I didn't get the position, they would extend me the professional courtesy to tell me I was not selected and why. Applicants such as myself are professional enough to take rejection and learn from the experience. If not, then those applicants shouldn't get the position anyway. No response is the worst response. At least "no" meant I could start looking for other opportunities instead of waiting on this one.

    But all-in-all, it was a pleasant experience and I would still apply for SAIC.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me what this graph means to you (interviewer drew a 7-day trending up sinusoid)   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    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 dayinterviewed 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
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    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
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    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 a weekinterviewed 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
  7.  

    Chief Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed 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 Employee in Rockville, MD (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed 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
  9.  

    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+ weeksinterviewed at SAIC.

    Interview Details

    It was fast and very efficient

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    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 weeksinterviewed 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
  11.  

    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 weeksinterviewed 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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