Raytheon Interview Questions

Updated Oct 16, 2014
Updated Oct 16, 2014
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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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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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    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 daysinterviewed 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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    Intern - Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Raytheon.

    Interview Details

    I met with the hiring manger. He wasn't an extremely warm person, but seemed nice enough. There weren't any crazy or weird questions, just excel (V-lookup, pivot table, etc) and questions about working in groups.

    I'd prepare as you would any other interview. Learn the basics about the company (Wikipedia?), think of answers to obvious interview questions (Why do you want to work here?, etc) be friendly, well rested.

    Interview Questions
    • Just learn the key excel functions that people use in finance and accounting and you're set
      (You're experience may vary, I think managers conduct interviews however they want.)
        View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate. The offer was generous for my qualifications and I didn't have any other options anyway.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Instrument Tech Senior Interview

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

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Raytheon.

    Interview Details

    Call on the phone to set up interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    it it fits your specific needs.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fullerton, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fullerton, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Raytheon.

    Interview Details

    Out of college, I was subjected to a round robin style interview session. The first interview was with a relatively new/young engineer. I felt that this interview really helped Raytheon determine if I retained anything in school and was up with the technology. The second and third interviews were with engineering management; one technical, one non-technical. The technical portion really focused on aspects of my resume that could apply to the position I was interviewing for. The non-technical interview was focused on my life in general, work experience, and how I handle certain types of stress, people, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Always the most difficult is "What are your weaknesses".   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    CDM Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with Recruiter and additional interview with small panel. Had follow-up meet and great with hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about COTS products and how to manage them?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Tried to negotiate the same benefits / vacation / pension from previous Raytheon Division, however, it was declined by the PM who was also the VP at the time and had veto power.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Raytheon in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied through their website and was contacted about 3 weeks later. Was interviewed with a talent scout. Pretty ordinary interview. He asked me questions about my resume and some psychological questions. Nothing hard to answer. Things went well and he said he was going to recommend me to the next step of the interview process. I'm looking to hear back from them in the next few weeks or so.

    Interview Questions
    • What have I done to go above and beyond the specifications of a project   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Still waiting to hear back from them.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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