I have been working at FlightSafety InternationalPros
Excellent healthcare benefits! 10 day of vacation, 2 personal days, and 7 sick days. Managers will usually work with you if time needed for emergencies. Mentoring program. Tuition reimbursement. Fun company activities.Cons
Pay is not great. Office politics, but not unusual for any company.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at FlightSafety International in October 2014.Interview Details
I applied late July, there were 2 types of interviews.
After submitting an application online, I was called by HR early September to schedule a phone interview with 4 different engineers.
1. During the 1 hour phone interview, I was asked about my resume. I gave examples about where I applied my skills. No serious technical questions, all questions where based on my resume and my work with teams. The Electrical Engineer role at FlightSafety consists of a lot of programming. They asked about my experience with C/C++. After the interview, I was allowed to ask questions.
After passing this interview, I was flown to their facility in Broken Arrow, OK.
2. This interview was the onsite interview. HR sets up the hotel, flight, and car rental. When I arrived to the campus, I was sat down with HR and given information about the benefits, asked if I was willing to relocate, and if I had any HR related questions. Afterwards, my host engineer gave me a tour of the facility. Very interesting work they are doing at FlightSafety, it was great to see what I would be doing. For some reason I was scheduled for an all day interview, it lasted from 9am to 3pm. My host was confused because he ran out of things to say and showed me all the facility by 11am. During the tour, there weren't any questions, didn't interview until after lunch. At noon, I was taken out to lunch by 2 project managers and their boss. After lunch, I was sat down with the project managers who I went to lunch with. The interview consisted purely of programming questions dealing with C/C++. I was also given 2 VERY basic C exams, similar to something you'll find in your Computer Science I and II courses. They stated that the exams may seem basic but apparently they get resumes that state C/C++ experience, which is sometimes false for some candidates. I felt the interview was over after finishing the exams and answering every programming question they had. Since they ran out of things to ask and they didn't want to end the interview quickly, the project managers called over their teams to ask me more questions. I felt they tried to make me fail at answering something but, they could not succeed, even after having about 8 people ask me more. The questions the other team members asked were about me and my experience with programming. They wanted to get to know me. A lot of improvising on the project managers side.
After the interview I was escorted out of the facility and was told that the odds were in my favor. They felt I was more then qualified for the role.
Overall, a good experience. A little disorganized. Current employees seem content about where they are and what they are doing. Everyone was nice.Interview Questions
Reasons for Declining
- Nothing difficult at all. If you're scheduled for an all day interview, be good at small talk or continuing a conversation. Answer Question
The offer was lower than normal, especially when there is so much programming involved with the role. I was offered a much better offer from another company, so I took that one instead. They did however state, if another company offers me something, they would work with me, perhaps increase my offer. I did not do this because the other offer was considerably much higher than FlightSafety's.Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
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On-the-job training may work in some industries, but FlightSafety International helps train pilots before they ever step into a cockpit. A Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary, FlightSafety instructs pilots, maintenance personnel, and other aviation professionals for airlines and airplane manufacturers. It has more than 300 flight simulators and training devices at about 40 training centers, mostly in the US, but also in Canada, Asia, Europe, the Pacific Rim, and South Africa. FlightSafety provides training on a variety of aircraft (including helicopters) for corporate...