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Updated Jul 4, 2014
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Systems Engineer II Interview

Systems Engineer II

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Raytheon in August 2011.

Interview Details – The particular position for which I was hired happened to run out of a hiring budget before I was contacted, so my one and only interview was over the phone. I spoke to the hiring manager for approximately thirty minutes, but the majority of the time was spent listening to him explain the requirements of the job. There were one or two questions about my ability to work on a team.

Interview Question – Are you willing to work rotating 12 hours shifts with built in overtime?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. The salary was acceptable for the area, and minimal relocation was provided.

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Analyst Interview

Analyst

I interviewed at Raytheon in January 2010.

Interview Details – it was short, they seemed interested, but they did not engage me. I felt like they did not have knowledge that relates to the position. After a couple of weeks, I received an email and it was with very little relocation for the distance of the move. They did not offer a teleworking position, even thought the job could be preformed remotely.

Interview Question – How would you eat a pie?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – location

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Senior Financial Analyst Interview

Senior Financial Analyst

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Raytheon in November 2010.

Interview Details – Talent acquisition group called me and set up an appointment to come into the office for an interview. I interviewed one at a time with the hiring manager and two colleagues. The interview process took a couple of hours. Talent acquisitions group sent me an offer packet.

Interview Question – How would you handle being given two tasks both with high priority?   Answer Question

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Mechanical Engineer I Interview

Mechanical Engineer I
El Segundo, CA

I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – Where do you see yourself in five years?   Answer Question

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Physics Engineer I Interview

Physics Engineer I
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Raytheon in November 2013.

Interview Details – Hiring manager initially reached out to me and encouraged me to apply online. Weeks later the HR department called to schedule a in-person interview and arranged the travel details. I interviewed with 3 people and each of them were laid back and just wanting to hear about previous work experiences.

Interview Question – Tell us about yourself.   Answer Question

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Senior Electrical Eng Interview

Senior Electrical Eng
El Segundo, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Raytheon in May 2010.

Interview Details – Pretty easy going and friendly. They don't ask too many technical questions. They have a number of people interview me one on one. All of them were very nice and gracefull.

Negotiation Details – Do the best you can by showing them that you're in high demand.

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CV Analyst Interview

CV Analyst
Huntsville, AL

I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – How do you handle stress?   Answer Question

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Entry Level Mechanical Engineer Interview

Entry Level Mechanical Engineer

Interviewed at Raytheon

Interview Details – I interviewed for this position eight years ago, the process has changed since then. Someone I went to school with already had a job at Raytheon, he gave my resume to the hiring manager. Over the course of a work day I was interviewed by roughly 7 different managers from the department I was applying to.
My understanding is that hiring is now performed through recruiting events.

Interview Question – Honestly, this was so long ago I do not remember the questions they asked.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – As this was my first job I did not negotiate. I wish I had.

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Senior Systems Engineer I Interview

Senior Systems Engineer I
Falls Church, VA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Raytheon in March 2013.

Interview Details – round robin process where I interviewed with several different offices and managers. They invited me to have lunch with them and we continued to talk more about the company, future projects and various things like the economy in the surrounding area and the commute. They were very friendly and made the interview very comfortable.

Interview Question – Whats your salary range   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Relocation assistance and signing bonus

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Declined Offer

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Temporary File Clerk Interview

Temporary File Clerk
Woburn, MA

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Raytheon in May 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online through a staffing agency for a temp file position. That 3rd party contacted me a few days later if I applied and stated Raytheon wants a interview with me. The ambiance was one of professionalism. My interviewer was very easy to talk to and her questions weren't particularly hard. She just asked about my work history and the skills I utilized there. She also discussed what the work environment was going to be like for the candidate to be hired and the expectations.

Interview Question – The interview process was pretty straightforward where she basically just said, "Tell me about yourself" aka tell me about your work experiences and that was pretty much it.   View Answer

Reason for Declining – The reason why I declined is not because I didn't want the job, but after consideration, I didn't think it was best to leave my permanent job for a temporary one, despite having interned for Raytheon in the past; and they are a good company. More over, I decided to progress my job search something more in line with the skills I will need to market once I graduate college.

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