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Updated Apr 19, 2014
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Systems Engineer Interview

Systems Engineer

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

Interview Details – I got an interview through an internal reference then received my offer about 3 weeks after that.

Interview Question – Questions were standard boiler plate such as "Describe a time when you had to diffuse a conflict" or "Talk about some relevant experiences".   Answer Question

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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Financial Analyst Interview

Financial Analyst
El Segundo, CA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Raytheon in October 2009.

Interview Details – Great interview experience. 30 mins/interviewer with 6 interviewers. Introductions with breakfast and a short video of the company. Each interviewer asked typical behavioral questions and knowledge of the industry/products. HR was responsive after the interview and informed me of the great news. Flexible start date. Great benefits with 9/80 work schedule.

Interview Question – Do you know what earned value is and how have you used it in your past work experience?   Answer Question

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Easy Interview

Multi Disciplined Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Tucson, AZ

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Raytheon in April 2012.

Interview Details – If you get invited to a hiring event, then you'll have it easier than if you had a technical interview. Absolutely NO technical questions were asked. It's all behavioral questions to get an idea of your behavior in the workplace.

Interview Question – "Tell me about yourself" because you don't know where to start. If you just recently graduated from school, talk about what you studied and what you majored in at which school.   Answer Question

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Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Hardware Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Raytheon in November 2013.

Interview Details – I met the company through on campus recruitment. Made it to the interview, and then the tech interview. Very friendly environment.

Interview Question – Looking at a circuit schematic.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Principal Manufacturing Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
El Segundo, CA

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

Interview Details – I was contacted by someone within the organization that I had worked with in the past that wanted to recruit me to the organization that this individual was a Sr. Manager for. He was looking for an Engineer that had experience in Quality Assurance and he remembered my credentials from working together at a previous company.
Next I went online and submitted an application and a resume.
After I had submitted my application and resume, this individual had set up a panel interview with me at the facility.
After interviewing, the talent acquisition department called back with an offer and I accepted over the phone.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you had to make a decision as a Leader that was not popular with your workforce   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I received what I had asked for.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Mechanical Engineer Interview

Senior Mechanical Engineer
Tucson, AZ

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

Interview Details – Interviewed with four managers. Mostly each interview was me repeating my experience and then them asking "why do you want to work at Raytheon?". Just be ready to answer that one well.

Interview Question – Unexpectedly, a manager asked, "what's a difficult problem you solved." I gave an pretty lackluster response. I suppose he was just looking for evidence of enthusiasm and critical thinking on my part. Got the job done.   Answer Question

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None Interview

Anonymous Employee
Tucson, AZ

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Raytheon in April 2009.

Interview Details – The person that interviewed me was 2 hours late to my interview, which turned out to be a good day for this individuals punctuality. I should have seen this as a warning sign, but I didnt want to see it. I was asked 3 poorly crafted questions and on the way out was told i would receive a written offer within a week.

Interview Question – None, the questions were weak and poorly framed. The person who interviewed me had no business interviewing people.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The only thing I believe you could negotiate was salary and at the time I didnt negotiate as I was happy to have the opportunity.

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No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Principal Systems Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Raytheon.

Interview Details – Campus screening after talking to their booth at the career fair.

Interview Question – No unexpected questions. There were a couple behavioral questions like tell us about a time when you worked in a group whose dynamic wasn't ideal.   Answer Question

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Financial Leadership Development Program Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Raytheon in September 2013.

Interview Details – The first round interview took place on campus at part of OCR. It was a 30minute 1:1 interview and was behavioral. There were questions that asked about conflicts in team and how I resolved them. Other questions included identifying my strengths and areas to improve on. Overall felt like an average conversation.

Interview Question – Tell me about a conflict in a team and how you resolved it.   Answer Question

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Raytheon.

Interview Details – Meet with Raytheon at campus career fair. They came back a few weeks later to perform a screening. It wasn't for any specific position, just to put information in their database.

Interview was mostly behavioral. "Tell me about a time when you worked on a team and you all had different perspectives", "tell me when you faced a challenge that you felt was too much", those types of thnigs.

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