Raytheon Interview Questions

Updated Oct 9, 2014
Updated Oct 9, 2014
246 Interview Reviews

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    Senior Principal Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Many reqs are a waste of time. They already know who they want to hire. The company typically uses job requisitions to show that they are really looking for the most qualified. If they want you, they will ask easy questions. If not, impossible questions designed to make you fail the interview. HR looks for words in your resume that match the job req. HR is the first gate keeper. HR has no knowledge of engineering, yet they are the gate keepers.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want this position? What are your weaknesses? Give examples of solving problems.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The hiring process went great and the interview process also went well. It was very thorough. As long as you read the job description and can correlate your prior experience to the job you are applying for, you should do great. It was also made easy since all of us were flown to the Westin La Paloma in Tucson and interviewed there.

    Interview Questions
    • When the interviewer asked about business cases and any experience with them either in school or at prior jobs?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    PDT Electro-Mechanical Technician Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    I just had an email stating the interview information. One month after interview they called and offered the job and compensation which I accepted without hesitation. Two more months I started working.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing difficult just a casual questions about previous experienced.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate because the offer is the biggest offered I ever had.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Industrial Engineer Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Raytheon.

    Interview Details

    The first evening I attended a hiring event with a large number of other candidates. The other candidates were from a variety of backgrounds looking for a variety of jobs. During the hiring event we met with hiring managers and discussed what their expectations for their candidates were and we coordinated interviews for the next day. The recruiters were excellent, encouraging people with higher degrees to be open to adjacent fields of work than their focused studies. The other candidates were energetic and friendly- something that was later reflected in the workforce when I accepted the position. I went through a few interviews with different groups, some were single interviewers, some were multiple interviewers. In all cases they were interested in my engineering experience and team work experience. The interviewers reflected my initial impression of the candidates and the recruiting team: energetic and friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • The standard questions asked were related to teams and conflicts. None of the questions were unexpected and there were not any technical questions asked.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Raytheon.

    Interview Details

    Was referred by a friend.
    Had phone screen, then an in person interview with 1-2 managers.
    Was offered a position 3 weeks later, with no follow up interviews or questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Don't recall any particularly difficult questions. Was not an overly technical interview, focused more on experience.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Systems Engineer - Requirements Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Process was a little ad hoc. This interview was over ten years ago, and may not be applicable.
    Contacted several months after submitting resume for another position.

    Interview Questions
    • There were some detailed technical questions, but most were oriented toward understanding how I would work in their environment.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Laid back, not too difficult.

    Interview Questions
    • There wasn't much difficulty; mostly behavioral questions   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
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    Logistics Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Long Beach, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Long Beach, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Raytheon.

    Interview Details

    Submitted an online application and also knew internal person who forwarded my resume to the Hiring Manager. Received a call from HR a few weeks later to set up an interview about a week out. Interview was first with the hiring manager then the team lead of the Program. Both were pretty relax, not all about the position. Wanted to get to know about me as well as my skills. Was a new hire out of college. Interview lasted about a hour. Left feeling confident that I got the position. Received a call maybe 2-3 weeks later from HR that they were offering me a position and salary which I accepted. Came in soon after to fill out paperwork and take a drug test. Started not too long after.

    Interview Questions
    • I honestly was not asked too many difficult questions so I wouldn't have a thought here.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate, accepted first offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Legal Counsel Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Raytheon.

    Interview Details

    Not sure why but the Interview process moves very slowly, even when the job need is critical. Just be prepared to wait to hear each step of the way. Quality of internal HR is very inconsistent so speed of response may depend more on how much your potential boss is willing to push the system. General sense is they really do try to get a good fit and meet with or at least phone screen many people for each spot.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing actually. Very straightforward questions as to why was I interested in the position and what relevant experience did I have.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Best to negotiate as high as possible before accepting offer as it is much more difficult to get significant raises once employed. More flexibility in negotiating starting salary than expected.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Mechanical Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Raytheon.

    Interview Details

    If you know some one inside have them give you a referral prior to signing up on the web portal. Fine the job you are interested in on the web portal and let your contact know what you would like to do. If you cannot get a referral, apply on line and keep checking back to see the status. Remember to use the key words in your cover letter and resume that are in the rec. so the computer wont kick you out automatically.

    Interview Questions
    • I heard one manager ask an applicant to bring an analysis report to the interview. This analysis report was not to be real but must show all aspects of what needs to be included in a report.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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