General Atomics Interview Questions

Updated Jun 22, 2015
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    Tech Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palmdale, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at General Atomics (Palmdale, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview of work scenerios. How to handle crisis. Safety procedures.qualifications. What my background was. What kind of work did I perform. What aircraft did I work on. What was my educational level.

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    • How do you handle confrontation in the workplace   1 Answer
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    Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at General Atomics (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    First Interview with HR, then interviewed with two engineers. Interview was about 2 hours long. HR asked mainly behavioral questions, and general plans for education/career. Engineers asked technical questions, details about the resume, some behavioral questions, and work scheduling. Friendly and understanding interviewers.

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    Human Resources Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at General Atomics (San Diego, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Two 45 minute sessions with 3 people each. Varying level of positions, HR Assistant, Recruiter, multiple HR Managers. They alternated asking questions and asked from a standardized (for their company?) format.

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    • Behavioral based interview questions - describe a time when, etc.   Answer Question
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    Department Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at General Atomics (San Diego, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    HR called me to set up interview, no HR screening. Met with Senior Talent and interviewed one on one. Next interview was with the 2 senior admins. Last interview was with Managers there was 3 scheduled but only 2 showed up. They all asked general questions but the Managers didn't really have much to say most of the questions came from the Admin people who would be in your day to day operations. Didn't want to ask when they would make a decisions but was able to get a one on one answer with my escort one of the admin interviewers. She said it normally would take about 2 months to get an answer. I have checked the board to see if the posting was still listed..it has been until recently. I reached out to HR to see if they have made a decision and they would not respond back to my email from the recruiter who initially emailed me. I guess GA does not even send you an email saying they will not proceed with your candidacy or some form of contact that you were passed over.

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    • Why do you want to work for General Atomics?   1 Answer

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    Jun 24, 2015System Administrator

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    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at General Atomics (San Diego, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Comprised three sections. First, I spoke with a representative of HR. This was a pretty standard interview. Highlight your resume, why are you interested in our company, here are our benefits, etc. Second, I spoke with a panel of members of the Technical Writing department. We went over my resume in detail, they had me give a brief technical presentation (no slides), and reviewed writing samples. Third, I went into an office and looked at schematics to describe an assembly process and reviewed a set of instructions for errors.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in five years?   1 Answer
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    Avionics Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at General Atomics (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Online interview is 3 parts. 2nd part is mostly aptitude. Failed 2nd part so 3rd part will not commence. Found it difficult since most questions were unrelated to avionics. Part 1 is basic conditions to the job. 3rd part is more technical

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    BA Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at General Atomics (Omaha, NE) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Share your interview experience insights with job seekers so that they can know what to expect from the hiring process.Share your interview experience insights with job seekers so that they can know what to expect from the hiring process.

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    Instructional Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at General Atomics (San Diego, CA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    I had applied initially online, but did not hear anything back. I then found out who the recruiter was through LinkedIn and sent an "InMail". Shortly thereafter I got a call to schedule an in-person interview. After a brief meeting with the recruiter, I met with a panel of three including the department manager and two team members. Interview questions were mostly job-related, some behavioral, i.e., tell us about a time when....

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    • What are a few questions you would ask of a SME?   1 Answer
    • How many projects are you accustomed to juggling at one time?   Answer Question
  10.  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at General Atomics in November 2014.

    Interview

    Phone Interview - Recruiter made sure that I was aware of the location of the job, she made sure that I understood the length and cost of my commute. She asked basic legal questions to determine my eligibility. Then she asked a couple of more in-depth questions, listed below. She was able to answer my questions about this position, and also answered questions about another position for which I also applied. She was friendly and non-robotic.

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    • Tell me about a time you made a mistake and
      Tell me what sets you apart from other applicants
       
      1 Answer
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    Department Assistant II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palmdale, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at General Atomics (Palmdale, CA) in August 2014.

    Interview

    Applied on line. Was contacted by HR 5 days later to schedule a phone screen with Recruiter.Was told by her that she sends all feed back from candidates to Hiring manager, and its up to the mgr to decide if they want a face to face interview., If hired,will have to go through security clearance ( fingerprints ) which can take 5 to 6 weeks to get back, plus would be required to pass a drug screen.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time where you made a mistake at work, what happened and how did you resolve it?   Answer Question

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