General Atomics Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 26, 2014
Updated May 26, 2014
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  1.  

    Business Systems Analysis Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    The process is really easy. Only one phone interview. Duration around 30 minutes. The hiring manager is nice guy which ask some background info. Next morning receive offer. The process takes only max 1 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Avionics Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Palmdale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palmdale, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at General Atomics in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    First you have to pass Online test. Then a Phone interview. Then Practical Test. Then Person-to-person interview wich its pretty hard but its not really about knowledge more about personality. Ask you to describe any kind of avionics systems of aircraft that you used to work. What if?? questions.. Qualities you have.

    Interview Questions
    • Talk Alot of yourself and systmes. Practice to describe any kind of system specially avionics that you used to work before   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negociating. HR give you how much you going to make and they wont give you more.. You can try tho. Nothing to loose
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at General Atomics in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Short and team executed. Some technical questions but overall very relxed. It was enjoyable adn probing to understand where I best fit in the company. My memeory is a bit foggy as it was years ago. It was only about 3 hrs in length.

    Interview Questions
    • There really weren;t any difficult or unexpected questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Director, Contacts and Procurement Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at General Atomics in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Brought me in to interview for a position which when I got there was told it was not available, and just recently filled. However, the same job posting has been up for over two years and the job has been filled for at least that long. Bait and switch tactics.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing out of the ordinary. No ground breaking processes here.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Controls Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at General Atomics in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume through friend who had just recently started working there, but in a different department. With her good word, I was able to secure an interview fairly quickly. Interviewed with two contractor employees (together) and hiring manager. Total interview time took around two hours, with some time talking to HR.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing terribly difficult beyond basic EVMS questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Engneering Manager II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at General Atomics in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was very slow from the time the application was submitted to first request for an interview. The company is fairly rigid in there approach to hiring, little flexibility.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't many challenging questions during the interview process, this was a bit surprising. Just a general discussion on previous experience.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very little room to negotiate. Mostly a take it or leave it attitude.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a year or more - interviewed at General Atomics in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    Was hired 1one year to the date of applying for the position this due to the position involved working Department of Energy contracts. After fifteen years and thirteen contracts it was time to retire.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 6 months - interviewed at General Atomics in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    HR was utterly horrible. They couldn't answer simple questions or direct me to the person that could and that was just so I could find out who I was interviewing with. The process was easy, the individuals I interviewed with would become my coworkers. The management did not interview me, I did not meet any management until my first day.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your expectations in this role as they apply to your biggest weakness?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Standard back and forth
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Rancho Bernardo, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rancho Bernardo, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at General Atomics in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    First and only interview was over the phone. Was asked to go over information on resume, and then asked a couple of technical questions which were not too difficult. HR contacted me a week later letting me know they were interested in hiring. Overall the process was not difficult, and they seemed to be more interested in if I understood basic concepts rather than intricate details.

    Interview Questions
    • bit manipulation question: if we want the second and fifth bit of a number how do we extract those bits?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Management Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4 months - interviewed at General Atomics in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    THe interview and hiring process is tedious and very very slow. I met with 6 people in a 4 hour time window. Each person offered water, but there was no time built in between interviews for a restroom break or even to breathe. There is not a lot of communication during the process and WEEKS go by without a word. A follow up phone call is met with "we're still working on it...decision soon." That's frustrating for a candidate.

    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate a higher salary. The offer was already a bit above what I had been making, but they met my desired salary, since it was reasonable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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