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Interviews at NASA

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at NASA.
Interview experience
Based on 34 interviews
Favorable
Interview difficulty
Based on 33 interviews
Difficult
Interview process length
Based on 29 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at NASA

Overview experience
Poor
Excellent
Easy
Difficult
Interview process length
About a day or two
31%
About a week
24%
More than one month
24%
About two weeks
14%
About a month
7%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
85%
Background check
67%
Phone call/screening
59%
Drug test
44%
Group interview
37%
Least reported steps
Presentation
4%
Take-home/sample work
0%
They have no interview
0%
Interview tips at NASA
Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)46%
  • Formal (business suit)43%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)4%
  • They didn’t have a dress code4%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)3%
What advice do candidates give for interviewing at NASA
  • Be personable. That's the main thing.
    Shared on March 25, 2019 - Hypersonic Technology Research Intern - Hampton, VA
  • Be Prepared and having a good understanding about your role
    Shared on April 5, 2018 - Data Analyst - Hampton, VA
The first interview at NASA
How candidates got an interview
  • Other online application24%
  • Recruiter contacted me21%
  • Employee referral21%
  • Nothing is applicable17%
  • Through Indeed.com10%
How candidates received their first interview at NASA
  • Recruited by a job shop for the TOSC program
    Shared on January 2, 2019 - Mechanical Engineer/Checker - Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Watched for openings with contract companies (SSAI, Sigma Space, SGT, GST, AdNet, SESDA, etc.) on their websites, kept personal contacts with others in similar positions, and networking through resour…
    Shared on April 5, 2018 - Lead Scientific Visualization Programmer - Greenbelt, MD
  • University job fair
    Shared on February 1, 2017 - Space Station Logistics Engineer (SSLE) - Houston, TX