Raytheon Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 15, 2014
Updated Aug 15, 2014
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    Principal Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  El Segundo, CA
    Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Raytheon.

    Interview Details

    I already had several job offers but accepted Raytheon SAS invitation for a job interview in El Segundo although I would never live in LA. They paid for air flight, and put me in a hotel in the airport area on the tenth floor, so I could admire LA smog and all year around brown clouds. I wanted to see a friend in LA; I never intended to accept potential Raytheon offer. I had 4 interviews, each about 40 minutes long. I worked for Raytheon about 10 years ago, and nothing changed. If company does not ask you any technical questions (like Raytheon), you will likely end up working with a lot of incompetent coworkers that use friendship and politics to accelerate their careers. That is exactly true about Raytheon anywhere. At Raytheon you get awarded for you inter-people skills far more than for your real contributions. Raytheon will lay people off in a heart beat. They cannot care less about their employees. Nobody asked me what I want to work on, which projects I find interesting, what would make me like my job. They claimed lots of their older employees retired, so they are now hiring aggressively. That was a lie. Raytheon's older employees accumulated lots of money in pension funds(not 401K, this is old fashion pension). During the last 5 years, these employees were offered early retirement packages, and if they did not accept them, they were laid off. Each person told me the same lie how employees just retired and would make you believe they were too old, and it was disgusting to listen to my interviewers.

    Interview Questions
    • We just talked about my resume. They asked me to give an example of which features to use in order to detect tanks in SAR images. They just want to know if you had some pre knowledge. 99% of time it was just chatting. I was asked about experience on my resume, my hobbies, why I want to move from the east coast to the west, etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Senior Systems Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Raytheon in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was screened during a college career fair. Contacted for interview 1 month later. Interview scheduled about a month later. Interviewed in May 2014.

    The interviewer was late, and did not remember my name. I was then taken to a conference room, where I was screened by one of their newer employees. Totally unprofessional in their demeanor - asking me questions that an undergraduate would know even though I had a PhD. Still, I answered them fine. Several more 1 on 1 interviews, then taken to cafeteria to eat lunch with team. i was made to wait nearly 30 minutes in line while the hiring manager got fish tacos. Upon sitting down, it turned into somewhat of an attack session by several of the other engineers.

    After that, I was literally whisked away by two engineers, and not given the opportunity to thank the hiring manager for the interview, even though I asked to do so.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Mechanical Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  El Segundo, CA
    Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Raytheon in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    HR department was really responsive to emails and questions. The company paid for all travel expenses during the interview process and interviewers were very friendly while keeping me on my toes at the same time. Interviews were draining however, lasting more than an hour each with three back-to-back-to-back in very small offices with no windows.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    CV Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Huntsville, AL
    Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Raytheon in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone interview with the hiring manager back in early March. Was pretty straight forward as they discussed some of the tasking for the positions they were currently hiring for. I was aware that this position was being moved from Tuscan to Huntsville soon. A few weeks ago, I received another call about having a 2nd interview. The interview ended up being done via VTC. Questions were mostly generic behavioral questions (would you mind working in a dynamic team environment, what did you like/dislike most about working for your previous employer), tell us about a time that you had to work with a difficult person). Was told that it could be another 4 weeks before I hear anything back regarding an offer.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Logistics Specialist I Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Raytheon.

    Interview Details

    After applying, I heard from phone screens decently quickly (within 2 weeks) followed by a phone call requesting a interview. Recruiter gave me wrong information about location. Was told I would hear back within the week about the job, but never heard anything back.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do choosing between compromising product vs. not meeting deadline?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Raytheon in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    The whole process lasted about 2 weeks.
    Onsite interview with 6 engineers.
    They asked much lots of questions about the various courses I had taken during my undergrad. Also asked on why I wanted to specifically work for them.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing crazy just went through my resume and transcript.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Mechanical Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Interview Details

    I applied online, then received an email asking me to give an online interview a few months later. The Interview consisted of a series of computer-generated questions. There was no human on the other side of the screen.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Raytheon in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got a phone call to set up a phone interview one week after applying online. The interviewer was obviously not an engineer and most of the interview seemed scripted. I had to remind him what University I went to. I was not particularly qualified for the position and I think he had made up his mind before the interview even started. Overall there were no really tough or technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    • When did you face adversity within a group and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Entry-Level Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Tempe, AZ
    Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Raytheon in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I went to careerfair, nice suit and prepared. Met a recruiter (engineer who got called to do it) and he gave me an screening interview. At the screening interview the next day, was asked basic STAR-type questions. He asked basically 3-4 questions and then had a chat. It was suppose to be really casual interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Sterling, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Raytheon in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by email to set up an interview with the department manager. The day of the interview, the manager was unavailable due to "circumstances beyond his control." Instead, I was interviewed by 2 other engineers and a lower-level manager. I was told I would be contacted one way or the other in about a week. Two weeks later, hearing nothing, I called the manager I interviewed with. He directed me to an HR rep, who routed me to another HR rep, who sent me an email 2 days later saying someone else already got the job.

    Interview Questions
    • From the manager: "My son is starting at CNU (where I went) this fall, can you recommend some things to do on the weekends?"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

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