Very Easy Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Sierra Nevada Corporation in December 2013.
Interview Details – Pretty much easiest interview ever. No formalities, no real interview questions.
Negotiation Details – Slow with recruiting. Had to bug the recruiter constantly for status updates.
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Sierra Nevada Corporation in September 2013.
Interview Details – Initial call was with recruiter who based on an initial screen, was called to interview in person. Technical interview was very light ! No on the spot coding etc..general questions and explain on the board with a diagram type questions. There were some generic IP Networking questions about the IP protocol header; and high level questions on UNIX System calls
Interview Question – What is the most difficuly challenge you faced on any project Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Straighforward negotation with Head of SF branch directly
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sierra Nevada Corporation in July 2013.
Interview Details – Had a phone interview and called to a face to face with the VP and a Project Manager right away. Hired on the phone but met to go over requirements.
Interview Question – I had no unexpected questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was asked what it would take to get me and how soon could I be there. I told them what I needed and we negotiated and I accepted.
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Sierra Nevada Corporation.
Interview Details – The entire process was pretty simple. Talent Acquisition specialist did a phone interview/per-screen. Scheduled an in-person interview with hiring manager and a peer level employee. One week later was scheduled for a follow-up "Green Interview" which was a video teleconference. Then a week later received a verbal offer. Smooth and communicative hiring process. They let me know what/why things were happening up and after on-boarding.
Interview Question – No really hard questions mostly just related to my specific field. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Sierra Nevada Corporation in June 2013.
Interview Details – I interviewed on the phone and it was very low key. The manager spent most of the time talking and I did not have much which I could say. I was hired on the phone but came out for a one on one interview. It was not much different than the phone, Hired and came on board. No training was given to me and I just had to learn what I needed to do my job.
Negotiation Details – The recruiter asked me on the phone what it would take to get me here. I called him back the next day and told him and he came back and negotiated down. i accepted.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Sierra Nevada Corporation.
Interview Details – The job post appeared in February for this specific location. Got the email and phone contact of the HR recruiter from a friend who worked as an intern there and started the conversation early. Was contacted in mid-May for an official interview the next week. It was a 5 person interview, with one person on the phone. Very welcoming people, nothing extremely difficult. My interview was longer than other interns, about 30 minutes compared to the standard 20 they were doing, but there was more on my resume to talk about.
Interview Question – I brought along a prop to the interview; an injection plate for a liquid rocket I had machined out of aluminum with some friends. One of the technical interviewers on the panel was convinced that it could not handle the pressure of the size of rocket we were going for and suggested brass as the material instead, saying the aluminum would fail for sure. I defended myself by giving examples of the design's success when used by other neighboring university rockets, but he said that they must have been extremely lucky. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Their starting offer is more or less the same in all locations. One can argue based off of location and cost of living (ie California) to get a slightly higher offer.
I applied online and the process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at Sierra Nevada Corporation.
Interview Details – Initially contacted by recruiter after I submitted the resume online. He set up a phone interview with three engineering manager. On site interview happened about one month later including one on one with five individuals. Then the decision was made about two weeks afterwards
Interview Question – Every question was expected. They are rather technical than behavior Answer Question
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Sierra Nevada Corporation in April 2013.
Interview Details – Was put in contact with SNC through a recruiting agency. The recruiting agency took me to lunch, talked about my resume, experience, and what kind of job I was seeking. The next week they arranged a phone interview. The following week I was asked in for an on-site. They made their decision and first offer the next day.
Interview Question – We're a quick response company that is not as focused on rigorous processes as our competitors; Do you see that as a problem? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – While the benefits were good, I was offered significantly more total compensation by a competitor.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Sierra Nevada Corporation in October 2012.
Interview Details – I made initial contact by submitting my resume into the black hole of the online resume submission sysem, and never heard back, so I went to a Job Fair that the company held in Denver, after which things proceeded very quickly. I had my initial interview at the Job Fair, then my on-site interview was the next day. The on-site interview consisted of meeting a manager, then three of the people I would prospectively be working with, then talking with HR. They gave me a tour of the facility, and that was it - it was a realtively quick on-site interview, about 3.5 - 4 hours. By the end of the next week I had received an offer (contingent on passing a background check) and the paperwork to complete the background check and drug screening (which are both required for all employees). Less than a month after the Job Fair I started my first day of work. This was apparently a-typical - from what I have heard since, it sounds like it generally takes longer to complete the whole process, but I found it to be quick and easy.
Interview Question – HR asked a couple of the generic "tell me about a day when you just had a bad day" type questions that are always hard to come up with on the spot - be prepared for some of that type of generic question. There were also some technical questions, but nothing too specific. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate, which was not all that wise. You should negotiate a little.
I applied through other source and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Sierra Nevada Corporation in October 2012.
Interview Details – Met them at a hiring fair they hosted in downtown denver. One of the Manager's was interested in my skills and invited me for an interview. I had an interview with 2 managers and 3 employees and the the HR representative.
Interview Question – i think the most difficult questions were what did you do wrong in the past? View Answer
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