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Updated Jul 15, 2014
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Average Interview

Software Engineer Graduate Interview

Software Engineer Graduate
Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Raytheon BBN Technologies.

Interview Details – Was more casual than most interviews, first had a phone interview where they asked about my background and when I would like to appear for the interview. The next was onsite where I was interviewed by 4-5 people and had to do an hour long presentation. Overall the interview went fairly well and everybody were extremely friendly.

Interview Question – There weren't any specific questions, the interview was more on my background and getting to know the company well.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Senior Scientist Interview

Senior Scientist

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Raytheon BBN Technologies.

Interview Details – Standard interview. Talked with four people, some remote, some onsite. Good bunch of people. Not a lot of questions. specialized skill set, so cannot really talk to this much more

Negotiation Details – offer was generous, no negotiation


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Summer Intern Interview

Summer Intern
Cambridge, MA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Raytheon BBN Technologies in April 2013.

Interview Details – almost asking about former experiences and projects that relating to the positions. Not too much tech question but ask for research experience. Met 4 engineers/scientists and 1 HR at onsite

Interview Question – asking some algorithm and machine learning question   Answer Question


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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Raytheon BBN Technologies.

Interview Details – The initial communications was a bit spotty but over all ended up working. I was told to come in, but not what I was in for (time it will take, how many people, etc).

I was taken up to HR and given a primer on the company. Not terribly useful as I had already learned most of it (it being the reason I applied in the first place).

I was then taken to about 3 different divisions and given an interview with one or two people at each. Over all the entire process took the entire day. Not unusual, but some warning would have been appreciated.

Overall the interview process was fairly typical for a software job, however looking back it was a bit intense for an entry level job. But I cannot fault them for wanting a more serious atmosphere. Not a hard interview, but lengthy.

For questions: there were no puzzles, just technical questions and review of prior work I had done independently and during summers in college.

Interview Question – Raster ordering for images. Not difficult, just unexpected. I honestly was expecting something more involved since I was going after a vision related position.   View Answer


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Scientist Interview

Senior Scientist
Cambridge, MA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Raytheon BBN Technologies.

Interview Details – I had a phone interview, followed by an all-day in-person 1-1 interviews with 8 people (including one HR person in the morning).

Interview Question – Most questions were about work I had done in my PhD, what kind of work I wanted to do going forward, business cases I saw in moving my work forward. They tried to gauge if I was truly motivated by what I do, and whether I saw the practical end-goals and business potential for sub-areas within my field of expertise.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate my salary offer, except for a relocation fee which they immediately accepted.


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Scientist Interview

Scientist
Boston, MA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 8+ weeks - interviewed at Raytheon BBN Technologies.

Interview Details – The process began with a short phone screen with the hiring manager, discussing my resume, the position, and the group.

They scheduled an onsite visit, putting me up in a nearby hotel the night before. The interview was about 5 hours in total, speaking individually with different team members.

Interview questions ranged from talking about past research to basic FizzBuzz-type software-coding questions.

Interview Question – A detailed question about some research I'd done 9 years ago. (The research was relevant to the position, so this was not a surprising avenue of questioning.)   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Scientist I Interview

Scientist I

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Raytheon BBN Technologies.

Interview Details – 1 phone interview and then onsite.

Interview Question – pretty standard, more about my research and te way you think about problems.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Boston, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Raytheon BBN Technologies in June 2009.

Interview Details – for internship, interview with 1 software guy, 1 hardware guy and 1 manager

Interview Question – how to identify a sound source if you have several microphone.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Staff Scientist Interview

Staff Scientist

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Raytheon BBN Technologies.

Interview Details – Applied on line for the post. I was then contacted by the manager of the group. It was over the phone. It about half an hour, mainly about my thesis work . Never heard from them.

Interview Question – nothing surprising.   View Answer

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