Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at UNICOM Government (Chantilly, VA (US)).
I was a referral. I interviewed with the recruiter over the phone, 2 other PMs in person and met my hiring manager 1-1 as well. I also interviewed with a Director and spoke briefly to a VP, althought I wouldn't consider that meeting an "interview." I interviewed contingent upon them winning certain projects that had been bid so I was interviewed several months before my hire date, but that was expected and explained up front. The panel interview seemed like it was more to see if I was a cultural fit for the team than a test of my skills and I appreciate that having the right fit is important for the team. The recruiting team at the time was fantastic and very good about keeping in touch. The onboarding process was great as well.
- There were really no unexpected questions. There were several behavioral questions though. "Tell me about a project you've managed that failed and what you did..." Answer Question
They matched my base salary at my previous large systems integrator employer through a combination of base and bonuses. The base was much lower than the larger company, but over the years promotions have been easier to come by and my salary is back to where it would be if I had stayed with the bigger company. Bonuses are all but non-existent now though.
GTSI supplies the goods when the government goes shopping. The company resells computers, software, and networking products to federal, state, and local governments in the US. It offers products from vendors including Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, NetApp, Microsoft, and Panasonic. Founded in 1983, GTSI also provides asset management, consulting, design, integration, maintenance, procurement, and support services. The company offers financing through its GTSI Financial Services subsidiary. It also has a unit devoted to logistics services. Direct business with the federal...