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Updated Jul 3, 2014
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Senior Mechanical Engineer II Interview

Senior Mechanical Engineer II

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

Interview Details – If you know some one inside have them give you a referral prior to signing up on the web portal. Fine the job you are interested in on the web portal and let your contact know what you would like to do. If you cannot get a referral, apply on line and keep checking back to see the status. Remember to use the key words in your cover letter and resume that are in the rec. so the computer wont kick you out automatically.

Interview Question – I heard one manager ask an applicant to bring an analysis report to the interview. This analysis report was not to be real but must show all aspects of what needs to be included in a report.   Answer Question

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Average Interview

Manager Interview

Manager
Dallas, TX

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Raytheon in January 2012.

Interview Details – Hiring and interview process were similar to other companies. A series of individual interviews followed by contact from talent acquisition group.

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected during the interview   Answer Question

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Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst

Interviewed at Raytheon

Interview Details – It seems to take Raytheon for ever to go through resumes. If you want to work for them I recommend that you check back with them frequently as to the status of your application. It took approximately 5 weeks for my status to change from "Resume Submitted" to "Under Consideration" and then another 5-6 weeks for it to finally update to "No Longer Under Consideration".

Interview Question – After numerous application submittals I have still not been able to get an interview. I would love to be able to just get to that point so I can have the chance to see what questions they have. Hopefully I will get that chance in the future, but from my experience so far, I think it is very hard to get an interview with Raytheon and I am going to assume that you need to know someone who works there to even have a chance, and seeing that I don't know anyone who works there, I am about to give up.   Answer Question

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Interview

Intern

Interviewed at Raytheon

Interview Details – I was offered an HR interview during my university's campus career fair. I have only had an HR interview so far. After this, they assume you have applied online and ask you to forward them the job ids to pursue. They forward their reports to recruiters who contact you, if interested. Most likely, to be followed by a string of phone calls.

Interview Question – No question as such. I was asked all the standard ones like, 1: how would you react in a conflict? 2. How do you do in a team setting? etc   Answer Question

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Systems Engineer Interview

Systems Engineer
Tucson, AZ

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Raytheon in June 2012.

Interview Details – Shortly after I applied through the employee referral process I was contacted by a recruiter. I was interviewed for a position that I did not initially apply for so the phone call was basically to gauge my interest in the position, this call lasted roughly 15 minutes and I was offered a chance to come onsite for a hiring event and interview. I flew to the campus and was taken out to dinner the first night by the Engineering HR group. This gave all the candidates to ask questions about the company. The next day I was put through 3 different sets of interviews. The interviews were made up of 3-4 different people with varying backgrounds. The next day I received an offer for the position that I interviewed for.

Interview Question – The questions asked were very basic. Mostly asking about my role on various team projects and my internships. Nothing out of the ordinary, very easy technical questions about the systems engineering process.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, generous offer as well as a relocation package

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Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Production Control Specialist Interview

Production Control Specialist
Dallas, TX

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Raytheon in July 2011.

Interview Details – I found the position on-line (most likely Indeed.com) and applied. First was a phone screen to determine if I was interested or fitting for the position. About a week later was a phone interview in which we talked about the basics of the job and my work experience and qualifications. Then I was brought on site for the interview. I met with two of the PC managers, who asked me a number of situational questions regarding my work experience (describe to me a time you demonstrated leadership, tell me of a time you had to deal with a difficult co-worker, describe a time you succeeded in a challenging situation, etc.). After a half hour of answering these questions for the two managers, they left and brought in the other two PC managers and asked the exact same questions for another half hour! Afterward, I was called by HR two days later with an offer. It was less than I'd hoped for and I tried to negotiate, but to no result. I accepted and they sent me the information for the background check and drug test. The offer came quicker than I'd expected, but the administrative details seemed to take two weeks before I was actually cleared to start.

Interview Question – None of the questions were particularly unexpected or difficult, only tedious. All were situational as described above. The most difficult part was having to come up with new or different answers to the exact same question with the second pair of managers.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I tried to negotiate, but they were always late in getting back to me and in the end didn't offer me anymore than I'd originally been offered. There was no sign-on bonus, but since I lived in the area I didn't expect one.

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Electrical Engineer I Interview

Electrical Engineer I

I applied online and interviewed at Raytheon.

Interview Details – Applied online and received a call about two months later. Was asked basic questions to verify the information found on my resume. Also asked if there was anything else I would like to elaborate on and if I had any questions. Was told that my resume would be forwarded to the HR manager and to keep in mind that it was the holiday season so a bit of time may pass before I am reached again.

Interview Question – Everything was straightforward as it was only a phone interview; was only asked about information found on resume. One question that stuck out was "are you currently recruiting elsewhere?"   Answer Question

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Engineer II Interview

Engineer II
Santa Barbara, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Raytheon.

Interview Details – As with so many jobs, inside connections are the make-or-break. While I was hired strictly because of what I knew, I was interviewed because of who I knew (or actually who knew me and asked his boss to recruit me). Interview was refreshingly open and frank. Manger was initially reluctant to hire me due to age (at ~40 I would become the "baby" in the group) but put aside his biases and discovered what I truly had to offer his team.

Interview Question – Have you ever been fired for incompetence or breaking rules, etc?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Initially I was low-balled incredibly. Rather than negotiating, I asked for a more realistic offer to start negotiations over.

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Principal Systems Engineer Interview

Principal Systems Engineer

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Raytheon in January 2011.

Interview Details – It was quick. One day interview with a group of candidates and individual managers. Received two offers within a week.

Interview Question – Didn't have difficult questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Just put in your request amount on line.

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Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Electrical Engineer Interview

Electrical Engineer

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Raytheon in February 2010.

Interview Details – Three one hour interviews each by an engineer from a different department. Questions where both behavioral and technical. Tell us about a project you worked on were things did not go as planned? Technical questions were very basic, What does SNR stand for?

Interview Question – Tell us about a project you worked on were things did not go as planned?
What does SNR stand for?
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