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Interviews at SMA

23 Interview Reviews

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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at SMA (Washington, DC (US)) in February 2017.

    Interview

    The hiring and interview process was very well organized, and quickly and efficiently conducted. The interviewers were highly experienced and that supported discussions covering general topics to complex, detail tactics, techniques and procedures. The recruiting manager was responsive to my inquiries, and move things along at a rapid pace, which saved a lot of time. Well done!

    Interview Questions

    • What experience did I have with Price-to-Win Methodology?   Answer Question

    SMA Response

    29 Mar 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for the kind words. It sounds like the process met your expectations. Welcome aboard! - Alan Dugger, Recruiting Manager


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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at SMA (Irvine, CA (US)) in October 2011.

    Interview

    I contacted the company and talked with a manager. They sent me some paperwork to complete and submit. After they reviewed it the scheduled an on site meeting in Irvine, CA. Prior to the meeting, I had a phone screen interview and several conversations with personnel.

    Interview Questions

    • describe some previous project worked   1 Answer

    SMA Response

    29 Mar 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Four months is a long time. This got us thinking about our overall hiring process. I think you will be glad to know that we have tightened up the... More

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    Strategist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at SMA (Irvine, CA (US)) in May 2017.

    Interview

    For every hundred people they interview they hire one. On-site interview with panel of employees. They ask a series of questions that pertain to process and methodologies. Overall, it was a professional experience.

    Interview Questions


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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at SMA.

    Interview

    This company does not have their budget together and while they make promises, even after they make offers they retract them due to funding issues. They strung me along for 6 months after making an offer by pushing back my start date and then retracted it. Be wary.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you assist a client in researching X issue.   1 Answer

    SMA Response

    29 Mar 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review and our sincerest apologies that our interaction ended this way. We took this unfortunate situation to heart and have implemented more checks and... More


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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at SMA in October 2016.

    Interview

    1 phone interview with the recruiter, 2 phone interviews with two different project managers, and then 1 in person interview. The interview was a series of questions about my experience, some questions about where i see myself and growth opportunities, and then they discussed the position and some of the work I would be doing.

    Interview Questions

    SMA Response

    30 Jan 2017 – CEO and President

    Thanks for completing a review. Please let us know of any suggestions you might have on how we can improve our interview process.

    Ajay Patel
    CEO and President


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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at SMA (Irvine, CA (US)) in January 2016.

    Interview

    First was the phone interview with recruitment manager.After couple of days they asked me to come for personal technical Interview. Follow up interview with manager who explained me about the project and my role and responsibility in the project.

    Interview Questions

    SMA Response

    29 Mar 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for the kind words. Sounds like a quick and painless process. Welcome aboard! - Alan Dugger, Recruiting Manager


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    Senior Proposal Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at SMA (Irvine, CA (US)) in January 2019.

    Interview

    Short but very thorough. I spoke with two VP-level personnel who each had questions and advice. The questions were extensive, and so was the advice. I found the process challenging and informative.

    Interview Questions

    • What was your toughest proposal? How did you develop it? What process steps helped you, and what processes did you modify after the fact?   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Proposal Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at SMA (Dallas, TX (US)) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Very efficient and very professional. The SMA recruiter was helpful every step of the way in both providing contact information and next steps and insight into the process both for the interview and post acceptance. Each person I spoke with was extremely professional and I knew I would enjoy the possibility of working for or with them on an assignment. The process did not take that long and the last interviewer indicated he would recommend they bring me on board.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did I want to work proposals given some of the more senior roles I have played in my career?   1 Answer

    SMA Response

    30 Jan 2017 – CEO and President

    Thank you for taking the time to prepare a review. It's important to us so we can improve.
    Ajay Patel
    CEO & President


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    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Was interviewed individually by two people in management, asked various questions about previous employment history and understanding of work. Was then was able to interview intern to see if the company was right for me. Very unique and helpful interview.

    Interview Questions

    SMA Response

    29 Mar 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for the kind words. Glad you were able to meet with a team member as well. I am sure you got to see SM&A from a unique perspective. Welcome aboard... More


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    Field Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at SMA (Pittsburgh, PA (US)) in January 2017.

    Interview

    I was first contacted by the Recruiting Manager who then sent me up the chain to talk with a PM. Once I had the opportunity to go through my experience and I was deemed a good fit for the company, I talked with the Integrated Program Planning and Controls Manager. Once my qualifications were excepted and part of the team, my first deployment also required an interview , but that was mostly tool and experience related. Overall a great process.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever had an engineer that was difficult to work with? How did you handle that?   1 Answer

    SMA Response

    29 Mar 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for the kind words. The quicker we hire top talent like you, the quicker, we take you off the market for our competitors. Welcome aboard! - Alan... More


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