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Updated Jan 6, 2015
Updated Jan 6, 2015
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    Test Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Space Systems/Loral in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was referred from my school. There was a basic phone screen-er where a recruiter called me and verified some things on my resume and to verify that the rotating shift schedule would be ok for me. They then called back and set up a interview about a week later. The interview was very professional, I met with 4 people over 3 hours. The recruiter was very caring and asking how I was doing, and organized the whole thing. One of the lead techs gave me a tour of some of the systems they use for tests, and also asked about specific things on my resume. This company is a LEAN manufacturing company, so if you are familiar with six sigma terminology you are who they are looking for.

    I was then sent to a mangers office, where I was asked some technical questions, if you know ohms law, resistors/caps in parallel you should be good here. Also some. filters/op-amps The manager was also really pushy on questions about my current employer, she wanted to know how much I make, and why I wanted the position. Then when it was obvious that the pay was lower then what I was currently making, they started to talk down to me about my current job calling it simple and easy.

    Finally I was sent to a director who had been there quite a while, he asked me some more technical questions more on the op-amp and power supply side. Make sure that you are fluent in all your electronic components. He was very professional, but looked at the notes from the previous people and got right into calculating the financial differences from night to day shift. They want people to be available to work for them 24/7 for a low price. I think its a great entry level electronics position, but its not where I want to be at this point in my career.

    Interview Questions
    • calculating total capacitance for capacitors in parallel. Also the current   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Thermal Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Space Systems/Loral.

    Interview Details

    met with a variety of engineers in the thermal department. for the most part, general questions about past experiences, asked if I had any questions for them.

    Interview Questions
    • vague questions about how you deal with working with different types of people   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very standard--rely heavily on referrals

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Systems Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Space Systems/Loral.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and HR contacted me to set up an interview. I went in for a 3 hour interview process where I spoke with two of the managers

    Interview Questions
    • The managers mainly just spoke with me and discussed the position. The questions they did ask were the basic behavioral questions   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Mechanical Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Space Systems/Loral.

    Interview Details

    Interview went extremely well, seemed like a shoe in.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Space Systems/Loral in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Large company, very organized interview process. Employees are friendly; they had someone to greet me in the lobby and direct me to the interview room. Interview was not very formal, they asked me about my past working experiences and some other typical interview questions such as why this company? What can you offer us? Overall it was a good interview experience. However, I somehow felt that they're also promoting the company at the same time~

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about your previous job experience. Why did you leave the company?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Senior Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Space Systems/Loral in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed for a different position (management), having about six 1:1 interviews in person after a phone interview with one of the managers. A week later HR called me and said I was not being selected for the management position, but would I consider a position as an individual contributor? I said yes and they asked if I could come in the next day for more interviews. I had about five 1:1 interviews that day for a Senior Manufacturing Engineer position. I thought the interviews went well. The third level manager had specifically requested that I return for the second set of interviews, so I was hopeful. We discussed salary and start date. It has been over a month since then and I have not been told anything definitive (yes or no) about the possibility of a job offer. The interviewers were great and everyone seemed to be in a good mood. There were no arrogant, condescending managers there. They were friendly and seemed more interested in how I felt about working for them than how qualified they thought I was for the position. The work culture was busy but friendly and casual. People seemed more concerned with collaboration and results than with anything else. Their benefits are GREAT (reasonably priced medical with several options, 401(k), cheap to add a spouse or other family member, annual performance-based cash bonuses). Seems like a wonderful place to work. Lots of affinity groups for employees with specific interests (volunteering, sports clubs, etc.).

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a project in which you followed the design from initial customer requirements through prototypes to final production and delivery.   Answer Question
    • Describe your experience working with manufacturing personnel.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Propulsions Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Space Systems/Loral in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed with the propulsions team back in late March of 2011 and as of today, June 21, 2011, they still have not made any decisions for the position. I have been in contact with HR for 3 months now and they keep giving me very vague reasons for why nothing has happened and when I asked if I was still being considered seriously, I was told the feedback was good so I am quite confused as to what is going on.

    The interview itself was pretty easy. I talked with 8 different people who all just basically asked about my resume and senior design project. They also took me to lunch and gave me a tour of the facilities which was pretty interesting.

    Interview Questions
    • A man is sitting in a boat which is located in a pool and there is also a rock at the bottom of the pool. If the man pulls the rock out of the water and places it in the boat, does the water level increase or decrease?   View Answers (2)
    • Name a situation where you had a discrepancy with a team member. What did you do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Space Systems/Loral in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    A very pleasant experience. I applied online and received a call from the HR department which was a screening interview. She was pleasant and asked basic questions about my past experience, biggest accomplishments and failures. She set up a second phone interview on the spot with the hiring engineering manager. I received a call from the hiring manager who was very personable. He gave some background information about the position, company and himself and I proceeded with describing my past accomplishments. All seemed to go well although I did not have the PCB experience that they were looking for. In addition, they were looking for someone to work on a second shift (not in job description) which I expressed would not be ideal for my family situation. I got a great vibe from the people there and from my interviews it seems like a great career opportunity.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe the PCB circuit board process and a means of controlling that process.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Procurement Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Space Systems/Loral in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview wandered from a mix of personal and professional topics. Interviewer was not prepared with many questions. I have the feeling they had already picked the person they wanted to hire and interviewed me a courtesy. I was supposed to meet with other people in the department but did not do so. I would suggest involving HR in future interviews.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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