Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Raytheon (Tucson, AZ).
The interview was very well coordinated. The day began with a brief one on one introduction and discussion with the project group manager. Then a small group behavioural interview conducted by project team members. A different group conducted a technical interview and then there was a lunch break. After lunch, a short facility tour took place followed by a wrap up meeting again with the project group manager and accompanied by HR.
- Give us an overview of your technical background 1 Answer
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at Raytheon.
Recruiter called to set up an appointment. At the location, interviewed with three engineers, one-on-one. Discussed the project, my academic experience (Ph.D. work), and my engineering / scientific knowledge. Learned about the company and many of its other related current and future projects. Toured the facility and met a few of the employees.
- What was your dissertation topic? 1 Answer
Helpful (3)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ months – interviewed at Raytheon.
Process took 4 months. Applied online. Phone interview 2 months later. Face to face interview a month later. Tentative offer a few days after. Background check and final job offer.
- Standard interviews questions Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Raytheon.
Was contacted by a person doing recruitment, who was interested in some of the work I was doing. We had some email conversations about the research (the person was knowledgeable, so not a standard recruiter, which was nice), and a phone interview with their cybersecurity team lead was arranged, despite knowing that I wasn't a cybersecurity analyst. The phone interview went well, very person person, and of course, it was accepted that I did not know the cybersecurity stuff (my research is useful to cybersecurity people but I am not a cybersecurity person per se). That person decided I wasn't a fit enough, and my contact was frustrated since he was sure my skillset was valuable to them but none of their current reqs fit my set. He set up another phone interview with a different group, and that went well since they were more flexible. They flew me out for a series of interviews with members of the team and the government managers, and apparently I passed, but we couldn't agree on salary. They said they wanted me, so I'm counting that as an offer, but unfortunately, they couldn't pay me an equitable salary.
So we parted on good terms. I would recommend this company, these groups doing cybersecurity, to anyone interested. It was a nice group of people, laid back and friendly, and not like the corporate/retail s/w world in my experience, especially since they were more concerned about finding new ways to do things and try new things, not just how to maximize profit or create little mini-empires. :) I wouldn't have hesitated to work for them if we could have agreed on salary, and feel it would have been a great experience.
- Mainly just a discussion of my research work, but they did ask some of the usual silly coding/architecture questions that one doesn't remember typically unless you just graduated with a C.S degree or are actually doing work in that area. One, how does some function in C that takes any arguments know the type of the passed argument. Two, explain how a browser works. 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through other source – interviewed at Raytheon (Memphis, TN).
Simple, it was a transition from one contractor to another. There were no major hurdles to overcome. I knew I was getting the job. I did not have to prepare or do anything particularly special. The interviewers did not tell us what we were answering questions for or that we had to hurry and do the medical. They did not let us check on our current pay. That was a big hassle.
- Are you employed by Washington Consulting Group 1 Answer
- No OfferPositive Experience
Interview was relaxed and easy, the hiring manager was easygoing and asked very general questions, such as "tell me about yourself" and "what do you see yourself doing in 5 to 10 years". A relatively easy interview. However, the wait time for the hiring process was very long and drawn out.
- What do you see yourself doing in 5 years? Answer Question
Helpful (4)No OfferNeutral Experience
Phone Interview. HR called in the evening to set up a screening interview with the hiring manager. Next, was given an application to complete. This was in addition to the resume and cover letter that I previously provided when applying to the job. Next, I received information about how to participate in the screening interview (phone number, participants, etc).
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
The process was low pressure , no uncomfortable questions asked , could I perform the job I was applying for with some supervision and then perform tasks on my own following strict guidelines and company processes, Basically , to the point with the ability to ask questions when clarification was desired
- Would I have any problems with shift changes with adequate heads up 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Raytheon (Fullerton, CA) in May 2015.
The interview was pretty easy. Not a lot of technical questions. They were easy going people and everyone seemed very nice. The questions was informal and I was given a tour of the building. My interviewers were very helpful and had passion in their work. The whole process went by very quickly as we mainly conversed. They did ask me about my school experience, but didn't press me for technical details.
- Why do you want to work for Raytheon? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Raytheon (Springfield, VA) in May 2015.
Pretty easy, simple questions and questions related to my education background. Then he talked about what the company does and what they expected. Then he mentioned about the project and what kind of environment I would be working in and at the end he asked if I had any questions about the job.
- Name a challenge you had when working on the projects Answer Question
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