QinetiQ North America Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 11, 2014
Updated Aug 11, 2014
32 interviews

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  1.  

    Administrative Support Specialist Interview

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

    I interviewed 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
  2.  

    I T Specialist Interview

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

    I interviewed 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
  3.  

    Engineering Supervisor Interview

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

    I interviewed 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
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    Senior Electrical Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed 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
  6.  

    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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
  7.  

    Consultant Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed 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
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    Staff Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Waltham, MA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unix Systems Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed 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
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    Linux Systems Administrator Interview

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

    I interviewed 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
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    Data Monitor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at QinetiQ North America.

    Interview Details

    How do you feel about smaller work environments

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

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