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Updated 25 Jan, 2015
Updated 25 Jan, 2015
395 Interview Reviews

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Raytheon in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very polite, two people - HR person and regional manager. Pretty much standard questions - why do you consider yourself suitable for the position, salary expectation, do you consider yourself a lucky person, etc.
    Not too many tech questions. Got " thank you, but, no thank you" letter, may be because of the salary stated - 75000/year.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Senior Systems Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Raytheon in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by talent acquisition rep who saw my resume online and thought I would be a fit. Scheduled an interview at the Tewksbury, MA location and arranged for travel, lodging, and rental car for the day the interviews would happen. The interviews were 20 minutes each with 3 people. Others were at the interview event and we all sat in the same waiting room. Received an offer 3 days later, but was fairly sure I got the job when they kept me, but not all other interviewees afterward for a presentation on benefits and relocation package.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you convince very senior engineers (25+ years of experience) that your idea is correct?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not realize I could negotiate, so accepted the offer as is. However, others who were hired in the same round tried to negotiate, and did not get an increase.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Business Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    On campus interview with two campus recruiters. They asked mostly behavioral questions that were focused on past internship experiences. My interviewers did not ask anything about extracurricular activities. The interview was pretty relaxed and I had a lot of opportunity to talk about school projects and personal accomplishments.

    Interview Questions
    • What area of our company would you most want to work for?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Raytheon.

    Interview Details

    STAR Method with Hiring Manager and not HR Person. The hiring manager was quite pleasant and could relate. Made me want to work in their team. Explained about the company and the campus.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Raytheon.

    Interview Details

    Very standard interview process: First I was contacted by HR to setup a phone interview (teleconference) with site and staffing managers. They started off with the job description and followed up with personality questions. They also asked about specific experiences that directly related to the position - which were considerably more important. Lasted about 45 minutes. Followed up the next week and got the position.

    Interview Questions
    • The technical questions are very specific to the position (which you should be comfortable answering if you have experience).   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Supply Chain Specialist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Raytheon.

    Interview Details

    One phone interview that led to an in-person interview. In-person was very friendly, and questions required some working knowledge of supply chain as well as financial understanding. Overall, great experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Any of the questions having to do with the engineering side of the company I was uncertain of how to respond.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Other options available.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Raytheon.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and waited at least a month before hearing anything. Received an initial call from a software manager to gauge my interest in the position and perform the phone screen. He was very friendly and the phone screen looked for general programming experience and some basic VxWorks knowledge. About 2 hours after the phone screen, I received a call that they wanted to bring me in for an interview the next week. I was out of town so they gave me a number to call and set up travel arrangements - which was very quick and easy to use. The in-person interview consisted of about 3 45 minute 2 on 1 interview sessions. They again tested for basic programming and VxWorks knowledge. They had me talk a little about my previous experiences and things I learned. I felt they mostly were interested in my VxWorks skills and the personality fit. Everyone was very friendly throughout the day. I returned home and received a call within a few days informing me that they were putting together an offer and I would finish the process with HR.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you use to see the status of all tasks in VxWorks? How do you suspend a task in VxWorks?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate but I probably should have tried.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Program Control Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Raytheon.

    Interview Details

    There is effective process in getting the application and location information to the potential candidate. However, with any large company it is possible to receive multiple sources that are seeking your application but is not located locally so it can be confusing about who you should actually rely on for contacting for final scheduling.

    You can only get a good interview if you have a good interviewer who is genuinely interested in asking questions that allow each party to exchange enough information that you can each discern if it a good fit.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Principal Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Required to go thru RAYJOBS on-line with Resume and a cover letter. This is filtered by HR first. Then Phone interview after that bring in to interview at a job fair.

    Interview Questions
    • No unexpected questions were asked but my interview was many years ago and was really with Hughes Aircraft Co. which then merged with Raytheon.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Engineering Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Raytheon.

    Interview Details

    Straightforward interview. Provided a presentation of my career including several research efforts I lead. Unfortunately, never any follow up (even months later when their own HR person tried to sort things out).

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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