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Updated Apr 11, 2014
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Senior Engineer Interview

Senior Engineer
London, England

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Raytheon in September 2012.

Interview Details The interview could have been conducted better. Initially, they were 20 minutes late due to being held up at meetings, and they couldn't get in touch with the other person who was meant to be conducting the interview to my particular role. The technical manager was off sick (I had spoke to him on the phone the day before, and a week before also), so the "technical" aspect of the interview was then carried out by someone who would answer directly to me if I were to get the job (strange process) Some of the questions were pre-written from a sheet that you could tell were generic and not job role specific. They must use these for everyone Not ideal, and by the manner in which some of them were asked I could tell that the engineer asking them really didn't know a lot of the questionable content and that he was out of his comfort zone and felt that he knew I knew. However, he was expecting me to answer (which I did) and when I did, I could tell that he wouldn't have been able to tell whether or not my answers were correct or not, so both of us were glad once that was over. The job role however sounded more like program management and supervision and engineering all rolled into one.

Another individual came in, to give a company run down, and what to expect, what programs they've secured and what the future holds. It was a "PR script" and to be honest it sounded really really good. They appeared to be making a lot of moves, and I was very impressed until I asked what kind of time restraints I could expect for scheduling training and overseeing trainee work and what processes are in place to cover project work when trainee's are at uni or college, and there was a pause before answering that there isn't really any trainee's within the company, just a couple of apprentises... By then alarm bells were ringing. You judge a companies growth, and success expectation by the number of new young recruits required to be trained up. Any large industry with annual growth have dedicated "trainee" programs every year. This company had nothing and because of the abscenses, the unrealistic expectations of my role, put me off

Interview Question – "Can you multitask and do 2 different roles at the same time".... I was applying for the position of senior engineer, not senior engineer, plus manager, plus program manager!!   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – The salary was very poor and lower than my previous work place despite expected to do the role of THREE people. They would have been better dropping it even further to put me on the 20% tax rate. I got a second offer but declined (salary was still less than previous work place)

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Configuration Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
Tucson, AZ (US)

I applied through other source and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Raytheon in April 2013.

Interview Details They was a job fair and I interviewed there and then called me on the phone and then invited me to a hiring conference in town.

Interview Question – Give an example of a time you had to tell a supervisor they were wrong.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not much they sent a package with the offer and that was it.

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Electrical Engineer I Interview

Anonymous Employee
Goleta, CA (US)

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Raytheon.

Interview Details Extremely easy - conversation style

Interview Question – What do you see yourself doing in 5 years?   Answer Question

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Executive Assistant Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Raytheon.

Interview Details The position clearly required little supervision. Their questions were geared toward determining if you could learn fast, work with almost no supervision, and how well you handled unexpected changes during the work day. Not a position for someone who likes to focus on one project at a time.

Interview Question – Nothing out of the ordinary. How well do you handle stress? How do you feel about working in a busy environment with constant interruptions? Are you comfortable with changing priorities throughout the day? There was obviously not a script of questions for this position when I interviewed.   Answer Question

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Configuration Analyst Interview

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Interviewed at Raytheon

Interview Details Pretty straight forward. entry level job So basically just going over your resume and the old tell me about yourself. Was Easy going and got invited in to come for a FTF

Interview Question – No curve ball questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – tba

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Senior Engineer II Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through other source and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Raytheon.

Interview Details Getting a foot in the door can be tricky. It helps to get in straight from college or if you know someone. If you are going for a job that requires a security clearance, expect to eventually having to fill out a very long questionnaire (this may be done after you start working), drug test, background check, etc... Interview/hiring process took a LONG time. Be patient. I need special accommodations for voice recognition software and brother did that add to the time! But everyone is very professional and they did end up accommodating my needs. It takes doing to get in, but it is a good company.

Interview Question – I knew the folks I was interviewing with because I had worked with them previously, so my experience was likely not the usual. I was a known quantity.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Yes, I was able to negotiate. I negotiated higher because of my previous experience.

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Industrial Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Tucson, AZ (US)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Raytheon.

Interview Details I was invited to fly down to Tucson for an onsite interview after having an easy phone interview. There was a networking event the day before the interview which I used to meet my managers before hand. I received an offer 2 hours after my interview

Interview Question – None. They were all very standard   Answer Question

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Lean Supply Chain Interview

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Interviewed at Raytheon

Interview Details There was only one in person interview where I competed against three other people on the same day. They were split up between a few managers but in the same room as the other people. There were no strange questions and it was more of getting an understanding of what each person could offer

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Senior Principal Engineer Interview

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Interviewed at Raytheon

Interview Details Many reqs are a waste of time. They already know who they want to hire. The company typically uses job requisitions to show that they are really looking for the most qualified. If they want you, they will ask easy questions. If not, impossible questions designed to make you fail the interview. HR looks for words in your resume that match the job req. HR is the first gate keeper. HR has no knowledge of engineering, yet they are the gate keepers.

Interview Question – Why do you want this position? What are your weaknesses? Give examples of solving problems.   Answer Question

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Logistics Specialist I Interview

Anonymous Employee
Chambersburg, PA (US)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Raytheon in May 2010.

Interview Details Submit application, several follow up phone calls, 2 interviews and job offer

Interview Question – What do you know about Raytheon?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Nice benefit package- Base salary, 401k, and performance bonus

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