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Technical Trainer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Lockheed Martin in June 2014.
Interview Details – I first learned of the position for which I have been hired in early May. I applied for it immediately but did not hear anything back for about a month (early June). This is when a recruiter emailed me and asked me to briefly answer about 10 questions (i.e. Why am I interested in this position?, Why am I leaving my current position?, What related experience do you have?, What salary do you expect?, etc.) A couple days later that same recruiter emailed me that the hiring manager wanted me to come in for an interview. They called a few days later and scheduled the interview for mid-June. The interview consisted of 4 employees and it took about 45 minutes. They asked me some open-ended questions that required quite a bit of explanation about related experiences. They also described the position I would be doing if hired. I felt that the interview went well but I didn't hear anything from them until 11 business days later. This is when they told me they would let me know what their decision would be in another 7-10 business days. I didn't hear from them until mid-July which was almost a month since the interview. HR had emailed me that they were starting the hiring process and that I needed to fill out a "Conflict of Interest" form since I have two family members who work with Lockheed. Three business days later, I received another email from HR that I had received an employment offer. I made a counter offer that same day and heard back from them the next day that they accepted it. HR encouraged me to not resign from my current job yet because they still had to go through security screening (drug testing, background check, credit check, employment verification, salary verification, and education verification) and that it should take 7-10 business days to complete. Near the end of July, I was told that all security screening had been complete, "welcome aboard", and told me that my first date on the job would be in early August.
Interview Question – What experience do you have in curriculum development? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They made an offer. Then, I negotiated a slightly higher salary than the one I initially said I expected because I had thought of some new expenses I would incur in accepting this position. I created an Excel spreadsheet that detailed my current base salary and future expenses with this new job. They got back to me about 24 hours later and said they accepted my counter offer.
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Communications Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at Lockheed Martin in January 2010.
Interview Details – 3 phone calls with people who didn't understand what was required, and were happy you did. The site manager was a PC Technician and was not familiar with the Network and Telecommunications responsibilities. His lack of knowledge made it very difficult to place any value as to what was expected from the position.
Interview Question – Can you help us View Answer
Negotiation Details – Negotiated through a head-hunter, had to remind Lockheed Martin of everything they agreed to numerous times. Had to almost quit to get what they promised. Their reasons for not following up were they have a very busy schedule and you should be patient even when it has been 4-6 months past their agreed upon time for pay increases.
Software Engineer Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Lockheed Martin.
Interview Details – Got a phone call by a recruiter to set up a profile and got bumped up to a Program Manager's view. About 2 weeks later I got an email to confirm an interview date. It was a group interview with different Program Managers. Was asked basic interview questions like "how do you handle a specific situation". More behavior questions than anything. Nothing technical at all.
Interview Question – How would you go about telling a customer that what they wanted was way out of scope of the project? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Offer was more than I expected so I accepted.
Manufacturing Engineer Senior Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Lockheed Martin in June 2014.
Interview Details – The interview process contained a phone call interview that lasted about 30 minutes and then they flew me out for an onsite interview which lasted about 4 hours. I first met with HR and went through the benefits and work schedule etc. Then I had a panel interview with many of the managers and peers with the departments I would be working for. There were a lot of open ended questions of what type of personalities I find hard to work with along with the normal "How are you motivated" type questions. Everyone was very professional and at the end of the interview they gave me ample time to ask questions back to them about the position. I was also given a tour of the facility when everything was completed.
Interview Question – No real difficult questions. More personality questions rather than technical question. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I declined their first offer and focused on what I thought I should be at in respects to salary. I knew they would not give me everything I wanted, but they raised the initial offer very easy without any real concern. I would always counter their first offer as they expect to negotiate.
Electrical Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Lockheed Martin in October 2010.
Interview Details – First a phone screening interview. General questions about your background, experience, very basic technical questions about your resume etc. If looks like a good match, then on-site interview. This is more in-depth and technical. Some will ask you circuit questions, others some behavioral/personality questions. Third phone interview for asking your interests etc.
Interview Question – Nothing particularly difficult. If you know your basics, you should do fine. Answer Question
Network Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Lockheed Martin.
Interview Details – After the first phone screening with the team lead, I was asked to come in for interview. At the interview with the team lead, manager and 2 other technical staff, I was asked some technical which I was able to answer without difficulty. They Interviewers were nice and professional. Overall, the interview was easy
Negotiation Details – I refused the first offer, and they increased it by 5%. I accepted the second offer as I realized they were not going to go higher
Software Engineer Staff Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Lockheed Martin in April 2014.
Interview Details – Was contacted by the hiring manager after submitting my resume. The hiring manager set up an interview with one of the technical leads on the program that I was applying for. The interview was scheduled for the following week. When I arrived for the interview, I first met the hiring manager, who then passed me on to the technical lead for the actual interview.
Interview Question – During the interview the technical lead first wanted me to explain what it is that I was doing at my current position. I explained which technologies I was using in my current position. Since I was doing a lot of Java and Web Application development, I was very detailed about what our software and web applications were. This essentially led to a discussion back and forth as the pros and cons certain COTS products, programming languages, and platforms. This conversation seemed to let the interviewer know my expertise level. Answer Question
Senior Communications Specialist Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Lockheed Martin in March 2014.
Interview Details – LM recruiter contacted me initially and asked me to submit a questionnaire. I did not hear back for more than a month and then was contacted for an interview. The interview was based on a set of about 15-20 questions and my answers were written down during the interview. I was offered the job about 10 days later.
Interview Question – Nothing to difficult or unexpected as far as questions asked during the interview. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I declined the offer with LM because the salary offered was lower than expected for a senior-level position.
Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
Interviewed at Lockheed Martin
Interview Details – Went online and applied then I had an interview. It was a lot of fun. It was not hard. Very nice people interviewed me. All in all I was very excited
Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Lockheed Martin in October 2010.
Interview Details – Applied online.
Got phone screening from hr who also set up onsite interview with hiring manager.
Relaxed interview process. After interview with hiring manager, was interviewed by rest of his team. Some technical and some behavioral questions
Interview Question – Was asked a basic question about the technology I was being interviewed for. You need to have textbook knowledge to answer it. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Not much room for negotiation. They did not pay relocation expenses. The cited reason was tight budget.
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