Space Systems/Loral Interview Questions

Updated Jul 22, 2015
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    Software Engineer Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Space Systems/Loral (Palo Alto, CA).

    Interview

    HR recruiter did phone interview Came in for interview with multiple people in different departments. Half day event. Then had some email communication with the hiring manager, following up status of position.

    Interview Questions

    • How do handle difficult situations   1 Answer
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Space Systems/Loral.

    Interview

    Long day of interviewing. First with HR, then the hiring manager, then the rest of the engineering staff in two separate groups. It equated to four separate interviews back to back, but overall it was fairly relaxed. There were lots of interns being hired for the summer and the interview process definitely varied by engineering group.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic behavioral questions from HR, really just filler questions while the hiring manager walks to meet you at the front desk. General resume/background questions from the engineering staff and one technical question specific to the position I was applying for.   Answer Question
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    Materials and Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Space Systems/Loral (Palo Alto, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Brief interview with HR to warm up and get to know you on the surface. Then intensive interview with engineering managers to listen to your school projects and work experiences.

    Interview Questions

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    Assistant Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Space Systems/Loral (Palo Alto, CA).

    Interview

    All communications with existing managers was well received until I got to the Leader of the business unit. Very strange in a test he gave me. Had 5 different interviews with different managers in the business unit.

    Interview Questions

    • A test that was thrown at me at the end of the interview. Old school questions. No problem for me but DOES it apply to the position??? NO   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I asked for a higher salary than what they wanted to pay. They came back with a low ball number, I came back with a compromise and it was excepted.

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    Lab Tech Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Space Systems/Loral (Palo Alto, CA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Very easy and manager was easy to talk to asked qyestions but more like chatting with a random person that made me relaxed manager treid his best to give me a raise which I appreciate he is honest tried to give the tight pay not underplayed

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    Associate Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Space Systems/Loral (Palo Alto, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    I applied through their website and within a few weeks an HR representative called me to do a phone screening interview. The screening consisted of asking when I was graduating, why I wanted to work for SS/L, if I was willing to relocate, etc. At the end of this call a technical phone interview was scheduled with one of the Engineering hiring managers. The technical phone interview was about an hour long. I was asked to go over my resume, my projects, work experience (I had over 3 years experience as Co-Op in College), and the rest of the time was spent asking me about specific technical related topics. These topics included Link Budgets, Transmitter/Receiver Design, Signal Processing, Satellites, and Amplifiers. Although I knew most of everything that was asked, the Engineer was patient with me and was willing to explain what I didn't know. At the end of the technical phone interview I was told they were impressed with me and would like to bring me in for an on-site interview. This interview was scheduled for about 2 weeks after my phone call. I had to speak with two different HR representatives to plan everything. My on-site interview was about 3 hours long and consisted of 4 interviews with different group managers. Each manager asked different technical/behavioral questions. The focus was on my resume and what I had learned. Questions were intended to show I knew what I had worked on and would be able to transfer skills/knowledge to the company. Nothing extremely difficult. At the end of the interview I was told they would get back to me with a decision. As I was driving off the campus I received a phone call from the HR recruiter offering me the job. The only negative experience I had was the travel for the on-site interview. I was flown in and out the same day which gave me little time to see the area and get back to the airport on time. If my return flight had not been delayed then I would have missed my flight. Once I accepted the offer I was given relocation package details (I was not a local). The HR recruiters were excellent and very helpful. They made the process very quick and easy. I had several other offers at the time and SS/L definitely were the most professional and understanding in my situation.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked how a traveling wave tube amplifier works.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I had other offers at the time which made the negotiation process simpler. I was first given a range in which my offer would fall and was asked if I would be ok with it. I said no, due to my experience, and they agreed and came back with an offer that was in my desired range. Very smooth process.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Space Systems/Loral (Palo Alto, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Applied for multiple internships and got an initial phone interview for a project management internship. Interview went over my resume mainly to go over past experience in detail as well as why I was interested in a management internship. Followed up with an one-on-one interviews with four project managers separately who each asked the same questions - nothing technical, friendly, pretty relaxed. I didn't get an offer, but I got a couple similar phone interviews a week afterwards for an engineering intern position and I received an offer a couple weeks after that (without an in-person interview). I did apply to both of these internships, but I suspect the first job's interview helped me get the second. I recommend that you know how to explain and flesh out the details on your resume. Don't put anything you can't talk about on your resume.

    Interview Questions

    • What difficult situation did you encounter during one of your projects and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question
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    Senior Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Easy, mostly behavioral, will ask about resume

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Space Systems/Loral.

    Interview

    Phone interview where my resume was reviewed and discussed in detail. Received an email about a month or two later with an offer. HR was very helpful and friendly in getting the paper work and necessities filled out.

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Space Systems/Loral (Palo Alto, CA).

    Interview

    - Apply online - Phone screen by recruiter - If get past the phone screen, set-up for interview - Interview is essentially a full day activity. Back-to-back one-on-one interviews with finance managers. Finance can be rotational so you are interviewing with your potential initial manager and future manager. - Some interviewers really focused on the resume. If you list a really interesting course, hobby, or organization, chances are they will talk about that at length. I talked at length about my marathon / running hobbies with one interviewer. - Interviewers collect data and rank (experience, extroversion, personality). If ranked higher, job is offered. - Recruiter makes offer. - After acceptance, starting the job is immediate.

    Interview Questions

    • While sitting in the interview room...how many coins will it take to fill up this room?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Was fresh out of college so did not really negotiate.

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