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No Offer – Interviewed in Gilbert, AZ Mar 2013 – Reviewed Apr 21, 2013
Interview Details – Had a phone interview, which was the typical HR style question.
Interview Question – What was the most difficult situation you had in engineering school? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Atlanta, GA Oct 2012 – Reviewed Oct 31, 2012
Interview Details –
It was well-organized. There were six candidates and we were brought in for breakfast before being split up into two groups - one group had their interviews while the other was given a tour of the facilities. Lunch followed with the team and the groups were switched, after which we were given a small product demonstration, an overview of the benefits offered, before we were let go for the day.
My interview in itself was based on my resume for the most part, with some C code analysis thrown in.
I'm still waiting on their decision to be made.
Interview Question – Was there a time where you were required to work on behalf of other members of your team? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in West Lafayette, IN Sep 2012 – Reviewed Oct 10, 2012
Interview Details – Met them at the Career Fair. Ended talking with them at the fair for around 45 minutes. With Echostar, be prepared for a technical interview. The interview itself was relaxed. They ask you about the items you put on your resume.
Interview Question – Please write some code to show you would implement a Singleton Pattern. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Atlanta, GA Aug 2011 – Reviewed Sep 12, 2011
Interview Details – I applied online and after sometime got an email saying that a manager would like to do a phone interview. It took some days to set up the interview time. The interview was to be about a week from the initial contact. There was some confusion with the time zone difference, so had to reschedule. At the end of the interview, the manager told me that if I do not get any response in 2 weeks, that means I am no longer considered for further interviews. By then, I figured it was the end of the road for me.
No Offer – Interviewed in Denver, CO Sep 2010 – Reviewed May 6, 2011
Interview Details –
Odd interview process. Initial screen was an online IQ test which took approx 2 hours to complete. Although I was interviewing for a management position, I suspect they probably administer this same test to everyone from call center employees to directors. Second interview was a technical phone screen which start with a series of basic programming skills questions, but after it became clear I was competent, mostly turned into a what projects have you worked on discussion. Onsite interview consisted of another IQ test, followed by a panel interview with a senior manager and two first line "managers" who probably would not have qualified as team leads in previous companies I had worked. HR contacts had declined to discuss reporting structure or salary range prior to the interview, but it became clear early in the interview that we had a disconnect on seniority level. They also distributed their benefits package to me, which indicated they covered 50% of the employees health insurance, provided up to a 2% 401k match, and no bonuses, stock options, or comp time.
Good luck guys.
Interview Question – What are some of the things you might consider when designing a database? View Answer
No Offer – Interviewed in Cheyenne, WY Jan 2011 – Reviewed Feb 24, 2011
Interview Details – I had two phone interviews last around an hour each. After the second interview I made numerous attempts to speak to someone regarding the position without any luck. The managing engineer kept saying he would call back, but that they were extremely busy.
Interview Question – Describe the communications protocol used for satellite communication. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Denver, CO May 2009 – Reviewed Feb 20, 2010
Interview Details – The initial interview was at a college recruiting fair. It was basic, general educational/work background. After a month, I was flown out to Denver for on-site interview. There I had a number of 1:1 interviews, a couple competency tests, and a 2 hour group interview where I was insulted by one of the participants numerous times. Very uncomfortable environment
Interview Question – From looking at your resume it appears you just go along with whatever anyone tells you to do, so why are you here? View Answer
No Offer – Interviewed in Gilbert, AZ Dec 2009 – Reviewed Dec 16, 2009
Interview Details –
Received call from recruiter asking very broad questions about my experience, reasons for applying and salary requirements. Recruiter was very friendly and explained a bit about posted qualifications and what job duties would be.
A few days later received call from a manager and set up a phone interview. Phone interview started with manager asking me to tell him about my life. Manager then asked me to ask questions. I asked manager to talk about who the Echostar Gilbert, AZ facility provides services to and how the uplink services business fits into the Echostar group of companies. I did not get answer to these questions. All I heard about was how Echostar is in business to make money and that only the big company investors should be concerned with this info. I was also told that I was asking questions to only find out what Echostar can do for me. It only went downhill from here. I was asked my nationality, if I was a natural born citizen and where I grew up. Answered these questions and I asked relevance of questions and was given a reply that just because I may not fit into position I was being interviewed for that did not mean I may not fit into other positions at Echostar. Was only asked one technical question the entire interview that lasted about 20 minutes. Seems to me that Echostar does not train their managers on proper interview questions or on how to present the company to potential candidates. Maybe this was just a bad apple manager in the Echostar company tree or it could be the norm based on reviews I found by Echostar employees and former employees on this web site and others. Do your research and weigh the good and bad info you find about Echostar before considering applying for Echostar. After I applied for the Engineering Technician position I did some research and the bad outweighed the good. This was confirmed by this horrible interview experience.
Interview Question – What is your nationality and where did you grow up? View Answers (2)
No Offer – Interviewed in Englewood, CO Sep 2009 – Reviewed Oct 6, 2009
Interview Details – Posted online job application and HR contact me by telephone about ten days later, conducting a single telephone interview consisting of hypothetical questions about how I would handle certain situations. During the topic of compensation I discovered that this employer's pay is about %25 below other employers in the same sector, although the individual who interviewed me claimed that job security is above average.
Interview Question – Suppose you are working on a project with an original scope of a few months and you are told that you instead now have a few days -- how would you handle it? View Answers (4)
No Offer – Reviewed Oct 10, 2012
Interview Details – It was a 30-minute on-campus interview after talking in a college career fair. 2 people from the company interviewed me, and I got to talk about the experience from research and class projects.
Interview Question – I had to explain in details about several aspects of the work I have done for research and class projects, some in very detail. Answer Question
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