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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
I interviewed at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (Washington, DC)
It was a fine and formal process. It will take a long time. It is like many other governmental jobs. Just go through the whole process and you should be fine. I wish all of you the best of luck with this process!
- The usual interview questions are nothing was too out of the ordinary.
Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
I interviewed at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (San Francisco, CA)
Very boring and structured, practice the STAR method. They treat you like a number and the process is very long. Also the background check can take upwards of 6 months.
- They were all star questions
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Virtue, TN
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (Virtue, TN) in Oct 2023
Zoom interview, was interviewed by 4 people and asked prewritten questions. Asked situational questions ending with “and what was the result”. Use the STAR method to answer with recent scenarios.
- Describe a recent time you had to work with a group of people on a project or goal.
Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
The process took 12 months. I interviewed at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (New York, NY) in Sept 2023
Multiple tests and interviews over a year long process. I passed several of the stages including the pft only to get a generic email saying that I didn’t pass the phase 2 interview and that they were not going to give me a numerical score or reason why I failed. I wouldn’t recommend that most people apply as your odds of being hired are extremely low and it takes a very long time and lots of effort to get through the many phases. It also seems that they have a lot of candidates in the pool by phase 2 knowing that most will be cut, which is sort of cruel as candidates have to work so hard to get to the final stage.
- Basic work questions answered in star format.
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (Washington, DC) in Aug 2023
Interviews for management positions are conducted via panel interviews and always are a voice call, no longer in person. They contain a series of 4-5 questions across different categories with limited follow-up from the panel members.
- Questions are usually across the different competencies in the job posting.
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Honolulu, HI
I applied online. I interviewed at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (Honolulu, HI)
Vigorous but straightforward. Bring a pencil and paper you will be drawing a lot because you’ll have no idea what’s going on. I chose to draw a pony. It was a great pony.
- Am I a fed? Weird first question to start off the interview
Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
I applied online. I interviewed at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (Huntsville, AL)
The interview process was brief. They are looking for honesty and hard working individuals. Answer all questions in a truthful manner and it will be alright. Its nothing like you see on TV
- What gets you out of bed in the morning?
I applied online. I interviewed at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
A phone interview with a small panel of interviewers. I was asked a predetermined set of questions about how I dealt with a particular situation and the times I exhibited a specific quality/characteristic. I was allowed to take a reasonable amount of time to think after being asked a question before giving a response. There were no discussions or follow-up questions about my answers. Use the STAR interview method for your answers, and be as specific as possible (give examples & stories). At the end of the formal questioning, I was allowed to ask the interviewers questions about the program and their experiences.
Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
I applied online. I interviewed at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (Baltimore, MD) in Apr 2023
The FBI describes the interview process on their website. Visit fbijobs.gov for more information. I signed an NDA. Thus, I am not able to share any information regarding the interview or the questions asked during the interview.
- I signed an NDA, so I cannot provide this information.
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Quantico, VA
I applied online. I interviewed at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (Quantico, VA) in Mar 2023
I can't explain much due to an NDA. What I can say is the personnel were direct and to-the-point. They were friendly and professional. I appreciated not feeling any "I don't want to be here" attitudes.