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    Great people and good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer

    I have been working at Space Systems/Loral full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I started here right after college and they've provided me with all types of opportunities including traveling, promotions and yearly bonuses. It's great to be a part of a place that's making a difference in the world. It's always exciting to see the satellites that you work on get launched. The people that I work with are nice and helpful. They're appreciative of the work I do and express it. Everyone is really friendly and I've made a lot of friends here over the years. Overall, the benefits are pretty awesome for health, tuition, vaca, sick days, fitness and so on.

    Cons

    Morale can be low at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on boosting company morale and encourage employees to grow

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Space Systems/Loral Interviews

Updated Sep 19, 2014
Updated Sep 19, 2014

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    Associate Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Space Systems/Loral in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through their website and within a few weeks an HR representative called me to do a phone screening interview. The screening consisted of asking when I was graduating, why I wanted to work for SS/L, if I was willing to relocate, etc. At the end of this call a technical phone interview was scheduled with one of the Engineering hiring managers.
    The technical phone interview was about an hour long. I was asked to go over my resume, my projects, work experience (I had over 3 years experience as Co-Op in College), and the rest of the time was spent asking me about specific technical related topics. These topics included Link Budgets, Transmitter/Receiver Design, Signal Processing, Satellites, and Amplifiers. Although I knew most of everything that was asked, the Engineer was patient with me and was willing to explain what I didn't know.
    At the end of the technical phone interview I was told they were impressed with me and would like to bring me in for an on-site interview. This interview was scheduled for about 2 weeks after my phone call. I had to speak with two different HR representatives to plan everything.
    My on-site interview was about 3 hours long and consisted of 4 interviews with different group managers. Each manager asked different technical/behavioral questions. The focus was on my resume and what I had learned. Questions were intended to show I knew what I had worked on and would be able to transfer skills/knowledge to the company. Nothing extremely difficult. At the end of the interview I was told they would get back to me with a decision. As I was driving off the campus I received a phone call from the HR recruiter offering me the job.
    The only negative experience I had was the travel for the on-site interview. I was flown in and out the same day which gave me little time to see the area and get back to the airport on time. If my return flight had not been delayed then I would have missed my flight.
    Once I accepted the offer I was given relocation package details (I was not a local). The HR recruiters were excellent and very helpful. They made the process very quick and easy. I had several other offers at the time and SS/L definitely were the most professional and understanding in my situation.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked how a traveling wave tube amplifier works.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I had other offers at the time which made the negotiation process simpler. I was first given a range in which my offer would fall and was asked if I would be ok with it. I said no, due to my experience, and they agreed and came back with an offer that was in my desired range. Very smooth process.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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Additional Info

Website www.sslmda.com
Headquarters Palo Alto, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Operated By MDA Corporation
Founded 1957
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Aerospace & Defense
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

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