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  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Application Process & Interviews at Leidos

7.3 rating for Recruitment, based on 22 reviews
Please describe the interview process and assessments.
Interview process was standard for me. One "STAR" based interview, and another "chat" interview.
I personally met an executive by chance and ran with the opportunity to network with them and was lucky enough to be interviewed by them for a grad position. I was successful upon the completion of a cognitive assessment.
The interview process for me was very standard. I sent in my resume through Swinburne and had an hour or so long interview with two managers.
The interview process had a few stages. 1. Submit resume/basic info online 2. Complete a video submission with answers to 3 or 4 questions 3. Complete cognitive/problem solving ability test online 4. Face to face interview
Initial application. Phone Interview and small online quiz. face to face interview.
An online assessment (cognitive testing) was presented to shortlisted applicants after submitting a CV. A recorded video interview followed that, and a phone interview after that.
I personally really dislike the graduate recruitment process companies use, this one was similar to most, excluding the group interview stage, which is my least favourite, but have found that can be done well, and done poorly. Graduate recruitment process I went through: - Initial application (personal details + some questions) - Online Video Interview (answer text prompt questions to a webcam) - Online Testing (general test + game like testing, only online test that was actually fun) - Final Interview (HR + Manager)
There was an initial application form which needed to be submitted with your resume and cover letter. That was followed by online testing which included a set of games and a recorded video interview. The final stage was a face-to-face interview with a HR and a Technical representative.
1) Initial application 2) Psychometric testing 3) Interview
An online interactive test, followed by an interview then a joint-programming task that focuses more on your problem solving abilities and ability to cooperate.
Transcript submission, cognitive assessment, interview with HR and the director, hands-on day in the office. All very laid back and breezy.
Online interview, online assessments and face to face interview
Process began with a cover letter and resume, followed by an online test and then finally an interview
3-stage process. Submit CV/resume, then online activities and interview. Finally, an in-person interview.
What questions were you asked in your interviews?
"STAR" based questions. "Tell me a time when...". "How did you feel when.. and what did you do..."
I was asked about my previous working experience, my drive for wanting to work for this company, situations in the workplace where I have been able to use the skills I learned at Uni to resolve issues, and what my future career path looks like.
Pretty standard questions. E.g. Why do you want to work for the company. Basic personal info such as travel, studies, work history. Times you were challenged, conflict resolution, strengths/weaknesses.
General personality questions. Security related questions.
What is my greatest strength / weakness, Why the company? Why me?
Why ? what is your proudest achievement? list a time when you have had to deal with either conflict or difficult team members, how did you handle the situation?
Unfortunately, I cannot remember, but nothing out of the ordinary. General things about yourself, why do you want to work for this company, etc.
General questions about myself (what I studied, why I applied, what I do in my spare time, etc.), questions about the company (what did I know about what kinds of work they did, how/where I thought I might fit in), some behavioural questions (e.g. think of a time when you had difficulty working with a team member; describe the situation, what the conflict was, what you did and the outcome) and I also had a question on the Software Development Life Cycle.
How well did I work with team-members, what I would do in certain situations.
General HR questions and discussions on my experiences
Asked to explain what the company does, the biggest challenges I have faced and my strength and weaknesses.
How I work, examples of past work that I have completed, some strengths and weaknesses
If I could see an area where technology could be used to enhance an experience. What my areas of experience were. What I was interested in. Why I chose to apply to the company I did.
Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?
Ask what you will be doing day-to-day. Understand what service delivery means, and really know what and NOT what you want in terms work and types of work. Do you want engineering? Do you want programming? OR just general IT/admin stuff? I'd prepare now by trying to get in touch with someone in the role or a current/ex grad and asking them about their experience. Reflect on experiences you've had and review "star" interview styles.
Keep your resume to 2 pages max. in the interview be yourself! Always think about your responses and answer confidently. Research what you can about the company and understand the type of work they do and how you can fit into the company. Don't be afraid to ask lots of questions about the company to see if it's the right fit for you.
No specific advice really, just the usual preparation for interviews. Practice some sample questions with yourself or someone else, make sure your resume is accurate and be yourself.
Relax and be yourself. There is such a thing as being over prepared or trying to anticipate questions. Just have a think about why you want the job and why you want to work for the company. Also be prepared to answer some classic interview questions about when you were challenged/strengths/weaknesses
Stay calm and answer to the best of your knowledge. You will learn more in your first year as a graduate then your entire 3-4 years of your bachelor degree, and they know this so they don't expect you to know much straight out of uni.
Be self-aware, be flexible, and know yourself. Align your strengths with that of the company you seek to join, and accept your weaknesses if you want to address them and excel forward.
read the first few pages of the annual report, although it is aimed towards shareholders it contains key information on company values, key projects we are working on and generally all the things that the company wants the public to know and love.
Be motivated to become a part of the team, and to apply your skills to help the company achieve their goals, and your goals. It helps to know what your goals are, which I didn't always know.
Relax, read through the company website to get an idea of what they do and the values that they will be looking for in you. Find some sample behavioural interview questions online and practice your answers to them (especially if you've never been to a behavioural interview before). It's ok if you don't have all of the answers, just be honest and try to remain professional.
Make sure you understand what our company does and what that might involve.
Don't let the fact that you've never heard of the company scare you off.
Know why you want to work for this company and how you can bring in skills and experience that will align with the goals of the company.
Best prepare by drawing answers from your academic and work experiences.
Have a good understanding of what the company does.
I would recommend going through past and current times that you have done work where you feel that you have demonstrated a valuable skill, like leadership or in allowing additional options to the client, etc.
Have a few interviews under your belt already. Know what you like about your industry (software engineering for me). Be honest. Do not attempt to lie on the spot because that shows very easily.