Raytheon Interview Questions

Updated Mar 13, 2015
Updated Mar 13, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Raytheon in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    The whole process took about 2 months. I applied online, heard back about a week later that they wanted me to come to a hiring event in Tucson. The hiring event was mostly for engineers, but there were a few software people and some finance people too. The interviews happened on day 2 of the event. The interview was mostly me talking about my past experience and answering the basic behavior questions that everyone asks. They have almost no technical aspects of the interview, I have no idea how they choose candidates.

    I found out during the interview that the position was actually not software engineering, it was just reporting metrics about software engineers' performance to managers and all programming was done in Excel! It sounded mind-numbingly boring and I definitely could not see myself making a career out of that. They emailed out offer confirmations the evening of the interviews; I received an email saying that they needed more time to decide.

    About two weeks passed and I got a call from my recruiter with an offer. I was first insulted by how low it was, but their salary offer was precise down to the number of cents, as in something like $XX,432.64 a year. It was clear that the offer was all about the money with them and not about actually convincing me to work there. The offer was almost half of what tech companies offer and the job seemed very boring, I would not recommend it to anyone.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Offer was insulting low and nothing about it was competitive with other companies.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Raytheon in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview process started with an on campus interview and interview went well. Questions based on my college projects and behavioral questions. Flew to Arizona for the hiring event and they show you the site. They don't really show you where you could be working but on a secure facility that's too much to be expected. Dinner is after the site tour and you may have a chance to meet your interviewer. Just don't absorb their time and don't waste the chance to talk to other people because there are opportunities to gain more interviews with other departments. Overall, the interview process is pretty good.

    Interview Questions
    • What is polymorphism? And they asked about my computer architecture classes   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Still in the midst of receiving an offer and also interviewing with another location.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    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
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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Electronics Technician I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Yuma, AZ
    Anonymous Employee 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
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
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    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

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