Sierra Nevada Corporation Interview Questions

Updated Aug 31, 2015
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    Production Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Sierra Nevada Corporation.

    Interview

    Easy. Does not require the 5 years experience they demand for these types of positions. On the day of the interview they were not prepared and the Human Resources Department did not seem to know I was scheduled in. Entering for the first time to an unprepared staff makes you wonder..

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you become a technician   1 Answer
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    Senior Technical Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Centennial, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Sierra Nevada Corporation (Centennial, CO) in May 2015.

    Interview

    It was streamlined and clear. I first met with an HR Talent scout on the phone, then was setup for a face-to-face at the office. The team was able to meet with me and then I met with my boss separately. All stages of this process were positive, but the security clearance part is pretty tedious. Be prepared for that process to take a while.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me about my ID software experience.   1 Answer
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Centennial, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Sierra Nevada Corporation (Centennial, CO) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Conducted a 45 minute phone interview with the Hiring Manager. Was then notified of an on-site interview a week later. Conducted the on-site interview for 90 min. The on-site interview was attended by a senior director, systems engineer and HR representative.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you describe a program where you struggled and what lessons did you learn.   1 Answer
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    Intern II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sierra Nevada Corporation (Durham, NC) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Came in for one onsite interview. Enjoyable process including in depth perspective on what products are made, goals for the company, job description. Not to many questions seemed to come from HR which was refreshing and led to more natural conversation.

    Interview Questions

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    Human Resources Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sierra Nevada Corporation.

    Interview

    The recruiting team at SNC is phenomenal! I worked with Mike who helped me through each step of the process with such enthusiasm for the company I would have been devastated not to get an offer! Mike was open and honest about the position and responded to all of my concerns with the highest professionalism. I was most impressed with how available Mike was during the process and how he made me feel like a part of the team right from the start. The team had me in my desk 2 weeks after my first phone interview.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no questions I found difficult or unexpected, the interview team asked questions I felt were appropriate for the position and helped explain some of my daily tasks during the interview to assure I was ready for this position.   Answer Question
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    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Sierra Nevada Corporation.

    Interview

    I contacted the recruiter who set up an phone interview for me. Then there was the on site one on one with 6 people which includes PM, Chief Engineer, Test Engineering manager, HR, IPT lead and Director. Two of them weren't there so I had another phone interview a couple of days later.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing really difficult. Mainly it was me talking about my past experience. HR had some behavioral questions.   Answer Question
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beavercreek, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Sierra Nevada Corporation (Beavercreek, OH) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online, got contacted by recruiter/talent acquisition specialist about a few weeks later. Set up an interview in mid-October. Interview was conducted by a team of 3 engineers and a manager. Since, the recruiter gave me the names of all the interviewers, I did some basic research and found all 3 of the engineers had LinkedIn Profiles. From there I was able to deduce exactly what I would be working on and what skills I had to talk about. I had actually known about Sierra Nevada before I even applied because I had carefully watching the private space race between them, SpaceX and Boeing. This surprised the interviewers and I started a really long conversation with them that was really fun and I didn't feel nervous at all.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic questions about transistor technologies and FPGAs. Why MOSFETs are used over BJTs.   Answer Question
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Folsom, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sierra Nevada Corporation (Folsom, CA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Initially, I interviewed with several key managers within the business unit. Subsequently, I was called back to meet with a VP. Interview process was pretty laid back. I was not asked any traditional interview questions, i.e. tell me about a time when..., or what is your biggest weakness. Interview was focused on the skills required to do the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about my relevant work experience and my background using automated business tools such as MS Project, etc.   Answer Question
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Herndon, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Sierra Nevada Corporation (Herndon, VA) in August 2014.

    Interview

    I was interviewed twice by two high level managers. They spent 20 minutes describing the effort and the remainder of the hours was a Q&A about my experience and how much value I could add to the project. I found both interviewers to be very engaging and astute. I later found out that the panel was comprised of two high level managers which impressed me even further.

    Interview Questions

    • How soon could I begin and if I had any other questions?   1 Answer
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    Mechanical Design Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louisville, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Sierra Nevada Corporation (Louisville, CO) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Met the recruiter at a career and connected with him via LinkedIn as requested. After connection on LinkedIn we discussed what my skills and job desires were, then he directed me to apply to a certain posistion. After applying, I recieved an interview within a couple weeks. The interview involved my potential supervisor and teammates. It lasted about an hour and also involved a tour. After the interview an offer was extended to me about a week later over the phone with discussion and confirmation of a salary. The official offer was sent a few days after my verbal acceptance.

    Interview Questions

    • What has been your biggest failure so far in your career?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation due to my lack of experience.

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