Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at L-3 Communications (Salt Lake City, UT) in September 2015.
The interview consisted of a panel of six departmental managers. Despite being grilled by six people at one time, the interview was fairly casual and not terribly intimidating. Each person took turns asking questions. Most of the questions dealt with workplace situations (what would you do if this happened, and how would you resolve it?). There were a series of standard questions that were mandatory for DOD industry. Mostly for background checks, citizenship, etc.
- How do you deal with stress after work. 1 Answer
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at L-3 Communications (Salt Lake City, UT) in June 2015.
Phone interview then scheduled a face to face then who knows. They scheduled a time to call and called on the dot. Interview was about an hour and a phone screening interview.
- What do you know about some specification given by the government. 1 Answer
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at L-3 Communications (Salt Lake City, UT) in May 2015.
The interview was very laid back. The interviewer told me about the position and then asked me questions about myself. After we had talked for about 20 minutes, I was taken on a tour of the facilities and then shown out. The whole process was about 25 or 30 minutes.
- After explaining the responsibilities, he asked if I thought that I could do the job. Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at L-3 Communications (Salt Lake City, UT) in January 2015.
The interview was more to see if I was a fit for the organization. It was are who you know hiring process. They are a great team to work with and a great company to work for. I would say the only downside is the stability. But that's getting better.
- Would you be OK moving with two weeks notice? Answer Question
Verify average salary and rebut with a fair counter if they are below what you expected...they tend to be above average.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at L-3 Communications (Salt Lake City, UT) in December 2014.
I applied for the job at the beginning of December and received a call roughly 2 weeks later for an interview. They set up the interview for the following week. The email I received indicated I would be interviewing first and then going to HR for "a quick follow-up to the interview." When the recruiter called me to confirm, he stated the interview would be approximately 30 minutes. When I arrived for the interview, which was scheduled for 9am, I ended up waiting for a bit before the person came down to get me (at about 915am). However, while I waited, many people from the company spoke with me, which made me feel very welcomed at the company. When we entered the office for the interview, I found out I would be interviewing with two people-- the Director of Finance as well as the Proposal Pricing Manager. I tried to set the tone of the interview right away, which worked. I am a very laid back and enjoy making people laugh-- I worked my magic on the two interviewers and that helped break the ice. They were very receptive to my answers and asked a lot of good, atypical interview questions. At the hour mark of the interview, the Director stated they had already taken an hour of my time and began to wrap up the interview. I quickly responded that I had all the time in the world and if they had more questions, I'd be more than happy to stay and answer them. With that, they continued to ask questions and the interview ended up lasting just over two hours. They asked if I had any questions for them and were very open and honest in their answers. Afterwards, I headed over the HR department and spoke with one of their reps regarding L-3 benefits, leave (vacation, sick time, etc.) and pay. When I walked into her office at 1130am, she confirmed I was the 9am interview and when I told her I was, she indicated a two hour interview was a very good sign. I left feeling very confident that not only had I nailed the interview but that I would get an offer. Because I interviewed right before the Christmas break, it took a little longer to get a response regarding the job. When I did receive correspondence via email, to my surprise, they did not extend an offer and went with another candidate.
- Let's say you are in charge of stocking a grocery store candy aisle, to include the layout of where the candy will go. You have cinnamon bears and gummy bears. Would you display these two candies in the same section? Why or why not? 1 Answer
- This position requires a lot of interaction with other departments. In a sense, you are managing a bid proposal without managing the other people from other departments who are working on the bid with you. How do you go about leading the bid proposal process without actually managing the people? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at L-3 Communications (Salt Lake City, UT).
I applied for positions online and also spoke with several recruiters at a college career fair. A recruiter emailed me with an opportunity and asked if I was interested. I was invited for an interview the following week. For the interview I was asked to prepare a 20-30 minute presentation on a technical subject of my choice. The interview consisted of a series of meetings with different members of the group in which I would be working. Many questions were technical.
- Unexpected: In my last meeting with the group manger, he asked, "What was the hardest question you've been asked [in the interviews today]?" 1 Answer
Helpful (2)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at L-3 Communications (Salt Lake City, UT) in April 2014.
First called for phone interview. Very easy to speak with the team. Asked standard interview questions and genuinely cared about me as a person. Next, I was called into a group interview. Standard Interview Questions again. They emailed me afterwards asking about my salary requirements. After that was provided, I did not hear back from them for 1.5 weeks. After sending an email, I was informed that I was backup to someone else they made an offer to.
- Standard Interview Questions Answer Question
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at L-3 Communications (Salt Lake City, UT).
I submitted my resume through the website and received a call about a month or two later. I was called for an in-person interview and, when I arrived, it turned out it was a panel interview of six people. It lasted for about an hour. The questions were very typical: past work experience, biggest weakness, difficult customer, worst boss, etc.
- There weren't any--they were all very typical questions. Answer Question
No negotiation. When I asked for more, the recruiter scoffed and said, "You're going to turn this job down for a few thousand bucks?" er...
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at L-3 Communications (Salt Lake City, UT).
The company is very picky in the engineers being hired. Being able to really technically describe your experience is good. My experience is that the HR representative will introduce you to the specific functional manager posting the position, where they will introduce you to their department and give an overview of the work. Afterwards, you are escorted around to various people in the department for individual interviews, usually lasting .5 to 1 hrs. Each individual will feed their assessment of you back to the hiring manager. Anyone that any negative comments from the individual interviewers usually do not get offers.
- There was not really any trick or difficult questions. You really get asked about technical things that your resume talks about. Example: How does an IP packet obtain it's MAC address? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I interviewed at L-3 Communications (Salt Lake City, UT) in November 2013.
Called in for interview. Standard meet and discussion. No unexpected questions.
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