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Raytheon Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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Software Engineer I Interview

Anonymous Employee
Salt Lake City, UT

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Raytheon in April 2013.

Interview Details – Extremely detailed interview process. It started with a call from their recruiter, and if he determines that you are a potential match, you will receive a call from an engineer for a phone screen. The phone screen consists of various software engineering and computer science questions. Example topics: Asymptotic complexity analysis, system design (high level), basic algorithms and data sorting.

If the phone screen was successful, you will be invited to an on-site interview. Be prepared to spend anywhere between 3-8 hours for this interview. The purpose of this interview is to answer three basic questions:
1) Do they know what they claim to know (as stated on their resume)?
2) Is the candidate smart?
3) Can the candidate make use of new information to solve challenging problems?

It doesn't matter that you don't know everything. What is important is your ability to take new information and effectively apply it to problems. You will be stretched beyond your means, and the interview panel will continue to ask progressively harder questions until we either run out of time, or you run out of answers.

Interview Question – Most difficult real question had to do with threading and data safety. Expect to write code.
Most difficult question seems fairly innocuous: What does i++ do?
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Negotiation Details – They knew that I already had another offer from a different company. They asked what that offer was and beat it by 15%. I probably could have negotiated more.

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Senior Software Engineer II Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Indianapolis, IN

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Raytheon.

Interview Details – The whole process was smooth and professional. Quick response from everyone including the hiring manager.

Interview Question – Nothing real technical or difficult.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Salary

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Configuration Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
Tucson, AZ

I applied through other source and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Raytheon in April 2013.

Interview Details – They was a job fair and I interviewed there and then called me on the phone and then invited me to a hiring conference in town.

Interview Question – Give an example of a time you had to tell a supervisor they were wrong.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not much they sent a package with the offer and that was it.

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Very Easy Interview

Electrical Engineer I Interview

Anonymous Employee
Goleta, CA

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Raytheon.

Interview Details – Extremely easy - conversation style

Interview Question – What do you see yourself doing in 5 years?   Answer Question

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Executive Assistant Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Raytheon.

Interview Details – The position clearly required little supervision. Their questions were geared toward determining if you could learn fast, work with almost no supervision, and how well you handled unexpected changes during the work day. Not a position for someone who likes to focus on one project at a time.

Interview Question – Nothing out of the ordinary. How well do you handle stress? How do you feel about working in a busy environment with constant interruptions? Are you comfortable with changing priorities throughout the day? There was obviously not a script of questions for this position when I interviewed.   Answer Question

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Configuration Analyst Interview

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Interviewed at Raytheon

Interview Details – Pretty straight forward. entry level job So basically just going over your resume and the old tell me about yourself. Was Easy going and got invited in to come for a FTF

Interview Question – No curve ball questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – tba

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Senior Engineer II Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through other source and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Raytheon.

Interview Details – Getting a foot in the door can be tricky. It helps to get in straight from college or if you know someone. If you are going for a job that requires a security clearance, expect to eventually having to fill out a very long questionnaire (this may be done after you start working), drug test, background check, etc... Interview/hiring process took a LONG time. Be patient. I need special accommodations for voice recognition software and brother did that add to the time! But everyone is very professional and they did end up accommodating my needs. It takes doing to get in, but it is a good company.

Interview Question – I knew the folks I was interviewing with because I had worked with them previously, so my experience was likely not the usual. I was a known quantity.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Yes, I was able to negotiate. I negotiated higher because of my previous experience.

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Industrial Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Tucson, AZ

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

Interview Details – I was invited to fly down to Tucson for an onsite interview after having an easy phone interview. There was a networking event the day before the interview which I used to meet my managers before hand. I received an offer 2 hours after my interview

Interview Question – None. They were all very standard   Answer Question

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Lean Supply Chain Interview

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Interviewed at Raytheon

Interview Details – There was only one in person interview where I competed against three other people on the same day. They were split up between a few managers but in the same room as the other people. There were no strange questions and it was more of getting an understanding of what each person could offer

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Logistics Specialist I Interview

Anonymous Employee
Chambersburg, PA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Raytheon in May 2010.

Interview Details – Submit application, several follow up phone calls, 2 interviews and job offer

Interview Question – What do you know about Raytheon?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Nice benefit package- Base salary, 401k, and performance bonus

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