Application Process & Interviews at Boeing Defence Australia

Please describe the interview process and assessments.

Overall the interview process is quite standard. Submit your application, wait for a response, do the interview.
Graduate, Brisbane
Interview was pretty straightforward, just asked some questions by my to-be managers and someone from HR.
Graduate, Brisbane
Submit resume on to the company website, got interviewed and offer made a few weeks after
Graduate, Brisbane, QLD
Detailed interview, broad range of questions both technical and psychological
Graduate, Brisbane

What questions were you asked in your interviews?

What have you done in the past? What do you know about x technology? What sort of environment do you like to work in? And the most HR-ey question ever: What does diversity mean to you?
Graduate, Brisbane
Level of technical skill, technical questions on background knowledge in computer science engineering (e.g. concurrency, deadlocks, redundancy in systems), HR questions such as safety, diversity in the workplace, salary expectation
Graduate, Brisbane, QLD
Some technical questions specific to the role, some culture questions about personality, work style, some HR questions about communication etc.
Midlevel, Brisbane
A split between technical and behavioural questions. 2/3 technical, 1/3 behavioural. "What does diversity mean to you?" "How have you handled interacting with difficult team members in the past?"
Graduate, Brisbane

Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?

- Research the company its self: How is it structured; what decisions does it have; when was it founded. - Think about why you would fit in with the company: does it have key values that align somewhat with your personal values - Learn about the industry
Midlevel, Brisbane
Your GPA is not the almighty decision-maker when it comes to the real-world. Your ability to adapt, learn and fit into a team is what really counts. A strong work-ethic goes much further than a good GPA. Just because Boeing is a large global enterprise, does not mean that the people interviewing you are any different to those that sit next to you on the bus. Relax, take your time, and if you're really nervous... Tell them, it's always a good ice breaker for me. I would also recommend putting in your resume even if you aren't confident you're good enough. There is a great culture of personal and professional development at Boeing.
Graduate, Brisbane
Be yourself at the interview, and be good at what you do enough so that it shows without you trying. P's get degrees but not jobs.
Graduate, Brisbane
Understand the role that you are after and how this fits in with your career aspirations. Exercise technical skills to answer technical questions, sell your professional experience and how this best relates to the job at hand
Graduate, Brisbane, QLD
Be prepared to be asked about your own interest and projects relating to your degree. Be honest, identify what interests you and understand why you applied for the role.
Graduate, Brisbane
1) Don't stress. Think of the interview as more of a conversation than an exam. It's hard for people to get a read on you as a person if you're too nervous. 2) It’s okay to not remember everything perfectly off the top of your head. If you're suitable for the job, then you might get it. If you aren't suitable, then you wouldn't have enjoyed it anyway. 3) Read "How to Crack the Coding Interview". EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT A PROGRAMMER. It's short. Most of the book is practice questions; and the tips in there are very useful for considering what the interviewers are thinking. 4) Find some friends and do some practice interviews. I was part of a 4 person group who met every week to practice interviewing each other before I got hired here. It's a little awkward or embarrassing perhaps, but it gives you a real chance to identify where you are lacking, and to work on it BEFORE you have a real interview.
Graduate, Brisbane