Raytheon Interview Questions

Updated Sep 23, 2014
Updated Sep 23, 2014
244 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    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 months - interviewed 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
  2.  

    Industrial Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed 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
  3.  

    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
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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Legal Counsel Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 months - interviewed 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
  8.  

    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+ weeks - interviewed 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
  9.  

    Senior Mechanical Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed 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
  10.  

    Financial Analyst II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Raytheon in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    About a week after applying I received a phone call and set up a time for a 15 min conversation. Said conversation led to a 1 hour in person interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you have had to adjust expectations of those you work with.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Barbara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Raytheon.

    Interview Details

    As with so many jobs, inside connections are the make-or-break. While I was hired strictly because of what I knew, I was interviewed because of who I knew (or actually who knew me and asked his boss to recruit me). Interview was refreshingly open and frank. Manger was initially reluctant to hire me due to age (at ~40 I would become the "baby" in the group) but put aside his biases and discovered what I truly had to offer his team.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever been fired for incompetence or breaking rules, etc?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Initially I was low-balled incredibly. Rather than negotiating, I asked for a more realistic offer to start negotiations over.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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