I applied online and the process took 10 months - interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in December 2013.
Interview Details It is easy to pass
Interview Question – The hiring process can take up to a year Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation.
I applied online and the process took a year or more - interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in August 2012.
Interview Details It is a long process that can take anywhere from 3 months to 1.5 years. They want to make sure you are physically, emotionally, and intellectually able to do the job. There are several steps to complete. Do them each as soon as possible to get through the process quickly.
Be patient. I had not heard from the TSA for 4 months and thought I had been disqualified. Then they randomly called me one day and offered me a job. This will happen many times throughout the process.
Negotiation Details – Negotiation was not an option. Everyone enters with the same salary. I would advise anyone who receives an offer to ask themselves why they want the job. If the answer is for a career with TSA, I would advise against it. Most officers are at the TSA to either get retirement or to move into another Federal agency. Almost no one wants to stay there. Everyone on the floor is trying to get out or waiting until they can retire.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration).
Interview Details Apply online at USAJOBS.GOV, once they contact you you complete computer assessments then you go for an interview then fill out background check information.
Interview Question – Nothing was difficult for the interview, honestly. Generic easy questions. My interview was almost 8 years ago, most likely changed. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None.
I applied online and interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration).
Interview Details Reading and Spelling test, Pattern Recognition test, color blindness test, drug test, fingerprinting, 10 year FBI background investigation, interview and finally 2-3 months of training.
Interview Question – Describe a time when you had a fellow co-worker do something wrong, what did you do, how did you handle the situation, and what was the outcome. View Answer
Negotiation Details – None
I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration).
Interview Details Overall the hiring process took a while. It took about six months to complete everything.
Interview Question – In my opinion there weren't any difficult parts or unexpected question, as long as your smart honest and willing to think about the answers you give everything will fall into place. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 9 months - interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in June 2012.
Interview Details Applied in March 2012. Was interviewed 3 months later in person and it went very well and I enjoyed those who interviewed me.. but it wasn't over yet. Had to fill out a frustrating but worth it e86 form for my background check. After I had to get a health check/drug test which was probably the most frustrating part. I had to travel to a clinic out in Jersey and that clinic messed up everything and was delayed a week. I wasn't hired till November by a call and started training in January 2013. So it took almost a year to get the job.
Interview Question – Can you name a difficult situation at the workplace which you had to control chaos? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in March 2008.
Interview Details Sat in a room with two TSA suits and answered behavioral questions, took a color test, got finger printed, took a medical test
Negotiation Details – Take it or leave it
I applied online and the process took 11 months - interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in July 2012.
Interview Details Nice did 2 person interview, color vision, paper signing and got med kit I was off.
Interview Question – Two person interrogation. View Answers (2)
I applied in-person and the process took 4 months - interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in October 2009.
Interview Details There is a long time from when you are notified until you actually get to work. I remember doing a color test, x ray test, and basic math and english test.
Interview Question – What was the most difficult situation you have ever been involved in and how did you solve it. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Just an email
Very Easy Interview
The process took 3 months - interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in March 2012.
Interview Details Applied online, received email about Computer Based Test (CBT). Scheduled for two plus hours, took less than an hour. Already had a clearance TS/SCI, so no issues with this. Received email a few days ago asking if I was still interested, I said yes, then we discussed money. This job was listed as part time and salary between 29.5k and 45k a year. This was NOT the case, the man said I would be making about 14k a year, LESS THAN HALF the amount listed. I explained that I was not interested in a job that paid that little. I also ask if I could remain in competition for other jobs. Was told yes, ANOTHER LIE, the next day I had a status of WITHDRAWN on my status and a BIG RED X. I sent an email at the HR Dept. only to get a response of they could not change the decision since I declined the job. I called HR, got the same BS run around. Not a very good experience with this company. I am a VET with 30 plus years experience and an advanced degree. I not so politely ask HR to remove me from their files and have a great day.
Interview Question – They were very simplistic, mainly about what would you do in this situation. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Salary was HALF the posted amount. Mislead about pay and other things.
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