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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Space Systems/Loral full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I felt supported by my boss. always helpful and encouraging. Education was reimbursed but you will stay up all night trying to balance it with work.

    Cons

    There is so much cost cutting, it seemed to happen haphazardly. They hire people back frequently.

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Space Systems/Loral Interviews

Updated Feb 20, 2015
Updated Feb 20, 2015

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    Electronics Test Technician Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Space Systems/Loral in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Was referred to position by school's career services, sent in my resume. Was contacted by multiple recruiters within a week. After a phone screening that was very basic and non-technical, set up a onsite interview. The interview was delayed two weeks since an intern of their was handling the scheduling.

    Onsite interview lasted about 3 hours in total. Arrived before time, interview was to be with multiple people at SSL. First with hiring manager for about 15 minutes, then with a senior technician, who toured the Labs as well as asked questions about which machines and electronic test equipments that I know about. That was about 30 minutes. Then another interview with a Senior Technician who went detail into the position and asked both technical and non-technical questions. That went fairly well, about 40 minutes.

    Next was interview with a engineering Manager, it seemed like she was having a bad day. Went straight into the questions, which were so repetitive and technical. Draw me a op amp, voltage divider, tell me about senior project, Ohm's law, current divider, parallel circuits. all of those hands on technical questions. I did mostly well, I knew I missed out on couple. That was at least 1.5 hours.

    Had been way above the interview schedule time so did not meet the last interviewer, plus he had already left without any notice. So back to interview with hiring manager, asked about how it went and salary expectations. Said would hear with a phone call back in max a week.

    Get a email about 4 days later saying they are moving on with another candidate.

    Interview Questions
    • What is Ohm's Law?
      Make me a block diagram for you senior project.
      Hands on circuit level questions.
       
      Answer Question
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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

SSL is the leading provider of geostationary commercial satellites, with experience building and integrating some of the world’s most powerful and complex satellites and spacecraft systems. The company has a long history of delivering reliable satellites and spacecraft systems for commercial and government customers around the world and currently has more geostationary... More

Mission: Our Vision:
We create space-based solutions that improve the human experience

Our Mission:
Architect and build the most reliable, affordable spacecraft and space... More

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