General Atomics Interview Questions

Updated Aug 28, 2015
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    Master Scheduler Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Poway, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at General Atomics (Poway, CA).

    Interview

    Six interviews all on one day scheduled back to back by HR rep. Initially, hiring manager contacted me based on my skills/experience, I applied online and uploaded resume, HR set up the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What did you do to prepare for this interview?   1 Answer
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at General Atomics.

    Interview

    Good, asked typical questions as well as did a good job explaining job duties. Online description of the job was not quite clear as I have found with several job positions posted online. Overall good.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I was expecting a little more in pay but hey did work with me.

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    Intern IV Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Was sat down and interviewed by four different hiring managers. I was asked all about my resume and told to go into detail about every little thing. After I talked about my resume they asked me very simple questions: Am I able to work in a team?, What brought me here to apply to GA?, What is something I am passionate about?.

    Interview Questions

    • What is something I am passionate about and how does it relate to working here at GA?   Answer Question
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at General Atomics.

    Interview

    HR specialist called within a week of submitting my resume and asked pretty basic intro questions - go over resume/experience, salary expectations, job description, etc. Met with hiring manager and two other employees within the next week for on-site interview. The interview lasted about an hour and was mostly about my prior experience in previous roles.

    Interview Questions

    • How does your previous experience relate to the position for which you are applying?   Answer Question
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    Department Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at General Atomics (San Diego, CA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Pretty much painless. Phone interview, 1 on 1, and then panel interview. The questions were standard and simple. Panel was very pleasant and conducted the interview as a conversation instead of simple Q and A.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in this position with our company?   Answer Question
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Poway, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at General Atomics (Poway, CA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Interview was straightforward with technical and behavioral questions BUT if you haven't brushed up on the basics for any language you will have a hard time. Unfortunately for me who does not do well in timed and rapid fashion answering environments, this turned out to be harder than expected. Experience does play a key in the interview because they ask if you had any experience prior to applying. On the other hand, the interviewer was polite and reasonable with me since I had trouble and gave me advice rather than scorning me for the basics. I was later given a pretest to answer and the questions weren't too bad but like I said, and word of advice, relearn the language prior to applying for any software position.

    Interview Questions

    • What is volatile (in C) and why would you use it when you communicate from software to hardware.   Answer Question
    • What does the operating system do when you call a function. Need a full explanation.   Answer Question
    • What is static (in C) and why would you use it in the program?   Answer Question
    • If you have a byte with a hexadecimal 0xFF, what is the value in decimal? Also, if you shift it 4 bits to the right, what would the decimal value be?   Answer Question
    • How many bytes does int and char take up in memory.   Answer Question
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    Department Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at General Atomics (San Diego, CA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted fairly fast. I didn't even know if they had an opening I just submitted my resume to a familiar position and received an email scheduling a phone interview no more than a week or so later. The phone interview was a round table conference style and was able to speak to my potential supervisors. They asked me great questions and were really nice and I landed the face to face interview as well.

    Interview Questions

    • One questions was "Tell me about your day to day responsibilities where you currently work. How are they similar to the position you are applying for?"   1 Answer
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    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at General Atomics (San Diego, CA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    10-minute phone interview with up to 5 interviewers on the call. You must sum up your qualifications in the first minute while the interviewers are presumably following you with your resume. Then they ask questions and offer their opinions of the resume.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. What was your GPA at graduation. 2. What experience do you have with DITA. It centered on past experience.   Answer Question
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    SAP Basis Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at General Atomics (San Diego, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    The hiring process was slow overall, at least it was for me. They have been looking for a candidate for quite some time so it must be a stringy process in place to choose the correct person for the job, I can appreciate that overall. They were professional throughout the process but I ultimately did not get offered a position there.

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    Tech Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palmdale, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at General Atomics (Palmdale, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview of work scenerios. How to handle crisis. Safety procedures.qualifications. What my background was. What kind of work did I perform. What aircraft did I work on. What was my educational level.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you handle confrontation in the workplace   1 Answer
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