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Filter out poor management n state objectives of positions from the beginning.

Answered July 7, 2019

I was polygraphed within a couple of months

Answered June 10, 2018

Varies depending on the position you're applying for. Clearances and background checks and polygraphs are required.

Answered August 15, 2019

Why do you want to work at NSA?
Do you rather have your own office or work in open office? Why?

If you are working in the office and others are really loud, what would you do?

(After describing what they do) Is this the kind of work you want to do?

What would make you want to come to work every day?

On a scale from 0 to 10 how detail orientated are you? Give example.

When you have to leave NSA one day, how would you define success?


This is for a software/ hardware design engineer position and I got no technical question at all.

Answered September 16, 2019

A few months. the process wasn't as long as they said. They will tell you 6 months to a year, but I think due to the alarming manpower shortages, they are pushing people through.

Answered December 18, 2018

Never had an onsite interview, got an offer after a phone interview with the hiring manager.

Answered September 16, 2019

Normally 1 full year to go through the whole process. The background investigation can be long and sometimes arduous.

Answered March 24, 2018
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