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Updated Dec 16, 2014
Updated Dec 16, 2014
257 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Electrical Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Raytheon.

    Interview Details

    Called for an exploratory phone interview like what is my interests. Then called for onsite interview. Process was very smooth. Got to meet with the interviewers the night before very relaxed, easy personality questions, they really liked to just talk about the company. Definitely know the companys history etc.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Systems Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Raytheon.

    Interview Details

    *Note: I was told ahead of time they were looking to hire very quickly and it would be an expedited process. I don't know how normal this is for other positions.

    Applied online and got a call from a recruiter 2 days later. The Recruiter gauged my interest in the job and when I said I was interested, I was told my information would be passed on to the hiring manager.

    I got a call from the manager about 45 minutes later and had about a half hour interview.

    The next week I was contacted again by both the manager and HR to request an onsite Interview. The onsite interview took place 3 days later. I was contacted within 1 business day with an offer

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was happy with the offer and did not attempt to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Systems Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Raytheon.

    Interview Details

    Applied for the position online. Received a call about a month later for a phone interview. Contacted by HR to schedule a second on site interview. Flew out to job site for in-person interview. Accommodated flight, hotel, rental, and meals. Interview process included several rounds of interview followed by lunch. Follow up call from HR representative a few days after interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Unexpected questions about company and products. Something I should have known and researched.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Electronics Technician I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Yuma, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Yuma, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Raytheon in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by email stating that I needed to fill out some paper ( emails) about some basic work history info. I was then told that the Project Manager would like to schedule a Phone Interview, during the phone interview he told me about the company and about the position; the hours they work, about the commute to work, and that this was a Union position. He asked me a series of questions that were pretty standard; Are you eligible to work in the US? Do you have experience with digital logic, electronic motors, electronic test equipment? and so on and so. He then told me a little about how the next interview would, he told me that I would be taking a short 14 question test and when I got there and briefed me a little about what to expect: digital logic, paper troubleshooting, signal identification, a little ohms law (all questions are multiple choice). The next week I had an in person interview with the Site Manager. They seemed to not be interested in anything about me, only about my prior experience so the atmosphere was very nerve wracking and awkward. They went into further detail about the daily activities of the job and that there is lots of overtime to be had and explained that the work environment is dirty and you have to use port-a-potties ( just to verify that I was ok with these type of things). Then he asked me the same question that the P.M. asked me: Do you have experience with....... but they did not seem to interested in any type of explanation just yes or no. I explained to them that I had a Radar and electronic background and that I felt I would be more than capable to complete the job. This interview was maybe 20minutes long. When I got home the P.M. called me back and said they would like to offer me the job. One week later I had an offer letter from H.R.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    The pay was not enough for the rigorous schedule and duties of the job, and it did not meet my schedule for personal needs.

    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Analyst II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Raytheon.

    Interview Details

    Postings on internal site come up frequently. The problem is HRs filtering process. When selected it can take upwards of 3 weeks to get in for an interview. Upon receiving an offer the HR team is quite aggressive about labeling it 'a fair offer' and can get notably agitated when you counter or comment.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Financial Analyst I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Raytheon.

    Interview Details

    Got called into a mixer to meet managers and other candidates, than got called to a private interview a week later. It was very easy going. Not to technical, but needed to prove the competency level of the job. Lasted 1 hour. Discuss about experience relevant to the job and show enthusiasm and you should be good.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Senior Test Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Raytheon.

    Interview Details

    The hiring manager called me to set up a interview about two to three weeks after I applied for the position. The interview was conducted with three other candidates and we one at a time met with four different employees within the department. Each employee had a different job title so I was asked many different questions and it wasn't all technical. Most of the questions were about my past experience and education, other questions were about my strengths and weaknesses.

    Interview Questions
    • The most challenging question for me was when they asked where I saw myself 5 years from now. For me this was difficult for me because I had just graduated and didn't really know what I really wanted.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Senior Systems Engineer II (E04) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Segundo, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Segundo, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Raytheon in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    The phone intinterviews long. Schedule is for 30m but took an hour and a half.

    In person interview was short 1.5 hours. Individually met with people then met with as a group. This wasn't really beneficial because I ended up repeating myself constantly.

    Interview Questions
    • What difficult team or personal conflicts have you had to work through?   Answer Question
    • What systems engineering experience do you have?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was not good. They offered me the same salary as my last job which was in a lower standard of living city. I negotiated more plus reloaded and a bonus but I went away still feeling under paid.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dulles, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dulles, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Raytheon in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was first contacted by HR on June 5th and interviewed on June 11. I received a Letter of Intent on June 20, an offer on July 3 and was supposed to start on July 14, but a last minute glitch would have delayed that a week. A rather long process.

    It could have been even longer as I pushed for a response from Raytheon after I received another job offer. Also, the day before I was supposed to start work their nurse contacted me and wanted a physician report before she would clear me for work. I had broken my wrist eight months earlier and hurt my knee in the fall, so the nurse wanted to confirm I could walk and type! Raytheon's medical group had taken a week to process my medical form, so by the time I could arrange to meet with a doctor and have Raytheon process the doctor's response it might have added a week delay to my start date.

    When you accept an offer from Raytheon, you're given many different forms to fill out. You're also directed to more than 16 internal documents to read that describes work policies. One document listed another document that you were to bring with you on the first day, but didn't provide a link to the document. However, I found it in their online document library. I carefully read this document but could not agree to signing it. Here's the clause in their "Employee Agreement - Proprietary Information, Inventions and Other Intellectual Property" document that concerned me:

    "2.10 Employee hereby grants Raytheon the right to use, reproduce and to authorize others to use and reproduce his/her name, picture, likeness, voice, biographical information and the like as Raytheon may deem appropriate."

    There doesn't appear to be a time limit as to when they can use your name and other information. Also, they don't have to ask your permission or inform you when they use that information. I assume they're requiring this because they want to use your personal/professional information to market any ideas/patents/copyrights you develop as an employee. I'm a nobody, but I'm a somebody and I don't want my name and other information used without my consent or knowledge.

    The other issue/concern I had related to the medical information they require before you start. They require completion of a 4-page medical form that asks about your visual, hearing and speech abilities, physical impairments, blood pressure, chest problems, allergies, chemical intolerances, occupational injuries, immune system deficiencies, medications and vaccines. They want the dates you had illnesses such as Measles, Mumps, Small Pox, Typhoid, BCG, tuberculosis skin test, etc. The last time I supplied that much information was for an insurance application.

    They take the answers on this form seriously, and as I mentioned earlier, a broken wrist 8 months earlier concerned them. If I needed to use a cane or was old and had bad knees, I'm not sure I would have qualified for the job. If they're willing to hire people who are not able-bodied, they must be defining disabilities pretty narrowly.

    I had been looking forward to working with the people I met during my interview. But Raytheon's paperwork and policies raised red flags. I feel it has a lot to say about how Raytheon treats it's people.

    Interview Questions
    • They did ask me examples where I lead teams and it wasn't something that was mentioned in the job description. So it was unexpected, but a good thing.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Unwilling to sign a document that stated: "Employee hereby grants Raytheon the right to use, reproduce and to authorize others to use and reproduce his/her name, picture, likeness, voice, biographical information and the like as Raytheon may deem appropriate." Also, Raytheon required me to get doctor's ok that I could type and walk given that I had fell 8 months prior and broke my wrist and hurt my knee. I can type - I had produced and publicly published code during that time and had no problem walking during the interview, but I would have had to pay a doctor to confirm it and not get paid while I waited for the Raytheon nurse to review the doctors notes. It took a week for the initial review of my medical record, so I'm assuming that would be another week without pay.

    I liked the people I met and was looking forward to the work and working with them. But I would have been a Raytheon employee and subject to their policies and the way they treat people.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Property Custodian Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Panel interview where job and work environment were described. Asked to explain my strengths and weaknesses, pretty typical interview. Heard back roughly a week later, went through drug screening and background check. Pay and contract length were also covered, though no length of the contract was specified.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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