BAE Systems
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Interviews at BAE Systems

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at BAE Systems.
Interview experience
Based on 41 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 40 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 37 interviews
About a week

Interview process at BAE Systems

Overall experience

On a scale of 1–10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, rating is 7.

On a scale of 1–10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, rating is 5.

Interview process length
About a week
46%
About two weeks
19%
More than one month
16%
About a day or two
11%
About a month
8%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
67%
Phone call/screening
53%
Background check
50%
Group interview
31%
Drug test
25%
Least reported steps
Presentation
8%
Take-home/sample work
3%
They have no interview
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at BAE Systems

  • Sit down and answer the questions asked
    Shared on 10 September 2018 - Permit Control Officer - Henderson WA
  • Relaxed and jovial
    Shared on 17 May 2017 - trainee members of the Royal Saudi Airforce - Dhahran, Eastern Province, KSA

Interview questions at BAE Systems

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Standard behavioral questions, STAR style. Questions specific to the role, knowledge of defence environment generally.
    Shared on 28 November 2018 - Subcontracts Manager - Melbourne VIC
  • Interviewer had no skills or understanding of what a mechanical fitter actually does.
    Shared on 5 October 2018 - Mechanical Fitter - Henderson WA
  • 1) Why do you want to leave your job / what made you want to apply for this position?2) Tell me a time when you had to deal with a difficult teamate3) Tell me about yourself and how you got to where…
    Shared on 1 November 2017

Interview tips at BAE Systems

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)61%
  • Formal (business suit)16%
  • They didn’t have a dress code13%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)5%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)5%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at BAE Systems

  • Show motivation that you can contribute to a team well and not take advantage of a cruisey work environment.
    Shared on 16 June 2020 - Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - Townsville QLD