Orbital Sciences
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Orbital Sciences Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 16, 2014
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I applied through college or university and interviewed at Orbital Sciences.

Interview Details – Applied for an internship during college. Phone interview with manager was short. Asked background questions and courses taken in college

Interview Question – None. Was asked to expand on certain parts of conversation.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Did not try to negotiate, but certain interns got fringe perks for interning(ie, moving costs covered)

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I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Orbital Sciences.

Interview Details – Informal, met hiring manager for dinner

Interview Question – Why do you want to work for us   Answer Question

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I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Orbital Sciences.

Interview Details – Email scheduled for phone interview, phone interview, and then on-site interview at HQ. My resume was talked the entire time, there were questions about what I'd like to do. I believe I was interview for a few positions while I was there, I knew when I walked out at the end of the day that I'd receive an offer.

Interview Question – I didn't think the questions were all that difficult - preparation to talk about in significant detail about everything on my resume was difficult, if anything.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Yes, I was able to negotiate accommodations for relocation, moving, and other issues with leaving my previous employer - they worked very well with me.

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I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Orbital Sciences in January 2009.

Interview Details – I started at the company as an intern that was at the local university and worked part-time during the school year for about two years. This was basically my interview period. The actual interview for the position was mostly a formality but it was with one of the department managers and he asked a few questions and mostly asked questions about direction within the company and insights that I had gleaned over the two-year internship. For this company, I would definitely recommend interning early if possible as this seems to be the easiest way to get a position and also an easy way to get connected to a lot of the development work they do for young engineers.

Interview Question – The most unexpected part of the interviewing process was well the management seemed to know one another. The person that interviewed me was from a different department but knew so much about the department I was interviewing for that he had several good comments about the experience and skills needed to do that job.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate and my advice to people is to be prepared. Have some searching online through this site and other similar sites to ask the right questions.

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