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Space Telescope Science Institute

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD

No Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Space Telescope Science Institute (Baltimore, MD) in May 2020

Interview

After applying online, an HR representative reached out to schedule a brief phone call with the engineering manager. A follow session with the team members was then scheduled as a video call, which lasted about 1.5 hrs.

Interview Questions
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
    Answer Question
  • What previous experience do you have in this area?
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MI

No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Space Telescope Science Institute (Baltimore, MI) in Apr 2020

Interview

Virtual due to pandemic. All went smoothly and committee was very accommodating and respectful . Focus was on skills and team work. Committee was open to clarifying and answering all.my questions

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Space Telescope Science Institute

Interview

After a phone interview, I went to interview on site. STScI covered the travel expenses. The day of the interview took about four hours. I met with three different people and they set me up to have lunch with a few people I would be working with. I did not get an offer, but a few weeks later they asked me to interview again for the same position because another spot opened. I declined due to accepting another job already.

Interview Questions
  • The question I thought was the most surprising was "why did I want to leave academia?" They asked me this quite a few times actually. Considering the job market landscape of academia for recent Ph.D.s, I'm not sure what answer they were looking for.
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD

No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 5 months. I interviewed at Space Telescope Science Institute (Baltimore, MD)

Interview

Applied in January. Initial Phone interview. Nothing happens for weeks until I email the HR department several times for an update. Early April, I'm told that I had a "very favorable review and will be invited for interview". Schedule the in-person interview for late april. They ask my references for letter of recommendation 3 days before my in-person interview. I have to send a follow up email in mid-May asking for an update to finally find the results. Overall the 5 month long interview process was absolutely horrible. They had MONTHS to contact my references and only did so 3 days before they needed the letters. I had to constantly bother HR for an update.

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Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I applied through an employee referral The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Space Telescope Science Institute (Baltimore, MD) in Mar 2017

Interview

It was professionally handled and the process was fairly quick. The committee was nice. I didn't feel intimidated but rather comfortable. The panel consisted of all women and had a diverse representation racially.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

No Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Space Telescope Science Institute in Feb 2017

Interview

Applied in late January and interviewed early February. The interview took place over the phone where a manager and team lead asked me questions based on my resume and experience, they were very nice and fun to talk to. Was told there would be a 3+ month period of candidate consideration at the end of the interview.

Interview Questions
  • What's the most complicated programming you've done?
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD

No Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Space Telescope Science Institute (Baltimore, MD) in Sep 2016

Interview

Great questions from interviewers regarding IT project management support including Agile and ITIL. A two person team asked questions and provided background on the company. Both had been at company for some time. Questions were directed at experience with agile and pmbok methodology. Adequate time was allowed for interactive discussion regarding Qs for them. Phone interview resulted in a face-to-face interview. Both were well informed and asked Qs pertinent to experience. Great technique.

Interview Questions
  • What is the primary skill for a PM?
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD

No Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Space Telescope Science Institute (Baltimore, MD) in Mar 2016

Interview

I applied online and was contacted a few weeks later by an HR staff member asking whether I was still interested in the position and what my salary expectation was. A week after that, I interviewed with the manager of the team I was applying to join. The interview was casual and they were interested more in what I had to ask them. I asked a few questions about the job, about opportunities for advancement, etc. and had a nice conversation with my interviewer.

Interview Questions
  • Tell me about some of the work you've been doing.
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Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Space Telescope Science Institute (Baltimore, MD) in Feb 2016

Interview

Overall very good experience. The hiring committee are very focused on the previous experience. If the past experiences are related to the job description, then you are a strong candidate.

Interview Questions
  • Describe your past experiences. How are they related to the job you are applying for. How to priorities tasks. What is agile method. Basic software engineering principal questions and project management questions.
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Space Telescope Science Institute

Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Space Telescope Science Institute (Baltimore, MD) in Feb 2016

Interview

Both hiring managers were very pleasant during the entire process; there was no intimidation whatsoever. It almost felt as if it wasn't an interview because of their demeanor. They knew what type of candidate they were looking for; therefore, the interview was somewhat brief, about 15-20 minutes. I was informed that there were other candidates and I would receive a call back for further consideration.

Interview Questions
  • Was I familiar with Outlook and virtual conferencing i.e. WebEx and Skype
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