My interview with the hiring manager and supervisor was the most bizarre I've ever had in my 20 year professional career.
At my level, I am accustomed to getting asked at least 5 to 10 questions per person during an interview. With 2 people interviewing me at the same time, I would have expected anywhere from 10 to 20 questions. These guys only asked me 3! And they weren't that deep. In addition, the supervisor gave me the impression that he did not want to be in the interview at all. Very quiet and withdrawn. This led me to believe that either 1 of 3 factors were in play:
1. They already had their minds made up about who they were going to hire and were just going through the motions.
2. They wanted ME to drive the interview.
3. They were completely put off by my appearance. (I was well groomed and dressed professionally just as they were)
No hard feelings here. If number 1 above was truly in play (and I think it was), I just wish they had chosen instead to just do a phone interview. Would have saved me some gas money! The supervisor could have at least performed better and acted like he was somewhat interested in my qualifications.
Good luck to the rest of you trying to get on at SAIC. I had heard from a colleague of mine who worked their briefly that the good ol' boy network is in full effect. She couldn't take it anymore after a few months and resigned. Nevertheless, I still was open to giving this a shot.