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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in South Tucson, AZ May 2009 – Reviewed Mar 1, 2013
Interview Details – The hiring process was terrible. I should have taken that has a hint and never taken the position. They offered me the lowest salary they could. I was from out of town and the only time I saw someone was during my interview. They never offered me a hello when I got to my hotel or anything. Those were the worst two days of my life and it was even over Mother's Day weekend!
Interview Question – The low salary they offered me. View Answer
Negotiation Details – There wasn't any. I could either take the low salary or decline the offer. They made no attempt at negotiation.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Goleta, CA Dec 2012 – Reviewed Feb 14, 2013
Interview Details – After applying online and going through a typical career fair screening process, I received a phone call and was invited to an onsite interview. The interview was with 4 different team managers. After the interview, I was given a short tour of the place.
Interview Question – Mainly talked about the projects I worked on Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Feb 7, 2013
Interview Details – Friend turned in my resume to an Engineering recruiter. I got a call, went in for an interview, it was the most basic interview ever. They did not ask me anything technical or even anything at all. I met 4 people, all wanted to see my personality more than my background.
Negotiation Details – did not negotiate
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Feb 13, 2013
Interview Details – 1 Interview
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected. All fairly standard questions. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Feb 7, 2013
Interview Details – You need to know someone to speed up the process applying online seems to have little benefit. You need to get past the hiring HR bureaucracy and get to the manager directly. The division is mostly focused on hiring local candidates from USC or UCLA.
Interview Question – None that were difficult Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Aurora, CO Jan 2013 – Reviewed Jan 25, 2013
Interview Details – Applied on their website, contacted by a recruiter about 3 weeks later for an interview. Interviewed a few days after that. One interview with a tech lead, 85% discussing experience, 10% technical, 5% just for fun talk. Very relaxed and enjoyable. Received offer about 2 weeks later. I've only done commercial-sector work and, compared to it, there's a lot of paper work involved.
Interview Question – nothing difficult or unexpected at all Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I negotiated a moderate increase in offered salary. To all people who've been told they don't negotiate without a competing offer, either you don't have enough assets (experience, education, etc) for bargaining power or you need to work on your negotiation skills. I recommend investing a decent bit of time and money in learning effective negotiation. It's a low risk investment with high returns.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Woburn, MA Apr 2009 – Reviewed Jan 26, 2013
Interview Details –
Raytheon is difficult to get into to from the outside looking in. A lot of employees are referrals or family members who got their son/daughter in. That being said, I got luck by applying online and having a recruiter that had connections to my high school/college. The initial phoone call lasted 15 minutes.
The next day I was brought in to interview with 3 separate people (my potential manager, co-worker and another manager). The interviews lasted a few hours. The next day or so, the recruiter called and said that the positiion I interviewed for was placed on hold, but they liked me and wanted me to try out for a different position. I repeated the same process again with 3 other people in another Raytheon location and got the offer for that role within a week.
Interview Question – No difficult questions. The interview was more about talking about the job and my background. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was fresh out of college with great credentials, HR gave me the maximum that was possible in the entry-level position so I did not negotiate. Benefits were excellent, but non-negotiable.
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Denver, CO Nov 2012 – Reviewed Jan 26, 2013
Interview Details – Called for an onsite interview after submitting my application. The interview consisted mostly of softer technical questions, such as the difference between function overloading/overriding, and code reading. Not really hard, just be prepared for OO programming questions. The interviewers weren't notified that I had an interview until an hour prior to my interview. No tour or anything, just a 1 hour interview. Not the most friendly interview in the world.
Interview Question – Explain polymorphism, inheritance, etc... View Answer
Reason for Declining – Did not like the company culture at all. Out of every onsite interview I had, this was the least friendly. Had better offers.
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Jan 15, 2013
Interview Details – Quick trip consisted of meeting individually with 6 different engineers. Most of the interview time was spent getting to know me personally with little technical discussion. What technical discussion occurred was primarily abstract. The interview process took approximately 8 hours. One major issue was the fact that it took over 2 months after the interview for them to get back to me with any information.
Interview Question – Various questions focused on analyzing far field antenna data. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Dallas, TX Nov 2009 – Reviewed Jan 10, 2013
Interview Details – Group Interview with HR, Manager(s), Talent and acquisition, and sometimes a peer. Situation based questions to force interviewer to answer more than YES or NO. Very organized and productive.
Interview Question – Did you have to terminate someone before and what lead up to the termination and how did you handle the process. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiate with Talent and Acquisition member and they discuss with hiring management staff.
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