L-3 Communications Interview Questions & Reviews in Salt Lake City, UT

Updated May 29, 2014
Updated May 29, 2014
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    Business and Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at L-3 Communications in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Electrical Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at L-3 Communications in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was called to schedule a phone interview as I was not in the local area from which they were hiring. They called me and introduced themselves, the position, and then asked me to describe myself, my history, my education, and my experience. It was much more of a conversation than a formal interview process and I ended up really enjoying myself. They asked questions as I spoke, and I started from my high school experience and what led me to choose engineering - this then branched off into extracurricular activities and things that I learned and experienced through my college career. I wrapped with my current experiences and what made me want to apply to their company.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question asked why I wanted to work for them and how I expected my work to be there.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The location was not prime for a temporary location - SLC.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at L-3 Communications in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    L-3 Communications was at a university career fair. I had 1 brief interview with an engineering manager at the career fair and provided my resume. I received a phone call approximately 7 days later to do a phone interview. The phone interview was approximately 15 mins and very general. Following the phone interview, I had an onsite interview in front of a panel, was required to do a presentation, and 3 work out problems on the white board that took approximately 5 mins to solve each one.

    Interview Questions
    • I was required to answer three very technical questions on the white board using a marker and in front of 8 managers.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Production Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at L-3 Communications.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't any--they were all very typical questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    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 Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at L-3 Communications.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • 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 Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Hardware Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at L-3 Communications in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed after being a Co-op engineer so I already had an in with the people. This seemed to help a lot. The interview was a simple presentation on any technology topic of my choice, which I chose to present something that I'd previously developed. After the presentation, some of the interviewers asked me good technically questions. Other interviewers asked me ridiculous off topic questions that did not relate to my expertise or the position I was applying for.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to describe the functionality and timing results of a logic circuit that was drawn on the white board.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I just accepted. If you want to work here, make sure you get a good initial salary and/or sign on bonus. Once you are hired, raises will hardly come and bonuses are non-existent.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Operations Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at L-3 Communications in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    The initial interview was more of a review of my resume, where I had been, what I had been doing, what my knowledge / skills / and abilities were. There was also too much time spent on explaining the inter-workings of the company and the relationship between areas.

    Interview Questions
    • Can't really remember one that I thought was quite difficult. Probably a simple question regarding the biggest weakness. Standard interview questions I thought. Everything I had prepared for.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manufacturing Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at L-3 Communications in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    This interview was done in front of a panel of team leads, staff of senior engineers and the manager. The manager did much of the talking and asking questions. He made me feel comfortable. It was a very positive interview and he was a positive manager. After he had asked his questions he would ask the others what questions they had for me. After the interview he had the team lead take me for a tour of the facility.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    It would have served me to ask for more. I had been out of work a long time and so I just took the offer. The HR rep was very attentive listening while we discussed salary and would have been will to entertain a negotiation process had I had the courage.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cost Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    interviewed at L-3 Communications in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Called in for interview. Standard meet and discussion. No unexpected questions.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 7 months - interviewed at L-3 Communications in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Applied in Nov 2010 and received initial response in May 2011 - way too long. After initial contact there was a phone interview. Based on the positive results, they flew me into Salt Lake for a face-to-face interview. I was asked to prepare and present a technical briefing on the topic of my choice. It went well

    Negotiation Details
    the process was simple and easy to work through
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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