SAIC Interview Questions & Reviews in Washington, DC US

Updated Jul 9, 2014
Updated Jul 9, 2014
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Arlington, VA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took a day - interviewed 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
  2.  

    Chief Systems Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed 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
  3.  

    Systems Engineer IV Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at SAIC in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Because the Program Manager knew me from working on another project in the mid-1990's, I was recommended to the Client. The Client interviewed me, liked my prior work, and hired me to work on-site. I was prepared for the interview because I had worked in the Shipbuilding Industry many years prior.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you worked on a daily basis with Shipboard Detailed Design Drawings in your former positions?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I asked for additional leave rather than negotiate salary.
    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 interviewed 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
  6.  

    Call Center Generalist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Rockville, MD (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rockville, MD (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 1 week - interviewed 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.  

    Imagery Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lexington Park, MD (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington Park, MD (US)
    Application Details

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

    Technical Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Quantico, VA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Quantico, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at SAIC in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    The hiring and interview process were great. There was one person from SAIC and one person from the subcontractor. The hiring process was quick and easy.

    Negotiation Details
    no negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    EVM Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Arlington, VA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at SAIC in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Based upon my past experience, SAIC offered me the opportunity to represent the US Army as an EVM ANALYST for all contracts for non-it products. I interface with the DoD PARCA on EVM performance monthly and DoD records the problem contracts. As this representative, the US Army improved between 30% and 50% per month.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate a salary starting at $115,000.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior .NET Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Rockville, MD (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed 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
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Annandale, VA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Annandale, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 5 days - interviewed at SAIC in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Friend got me the interview and it was pretty detailed with confirmation of skills. The opportunities to work in various locations was what attracted me to this company.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

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