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  1. Helpful (31)  

    Contract Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Poway, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at General Atomics (Poway, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    There was an initial screening phone call from HR. They asked general questions about my resume and mentioned I may get a phone call from a hiring manager if they were interested in speaking with me. I then received a call from HR to schedule a panel interview. Prior to the panel interview, I had to provide names and contacts for 5 references. Each of them had to fill out an extensive questionnaire on my personality, experience and strengths/weaknesses. At the panel interview, all of the panel members were extremely nice. The questions were focused on work experience and how it would tie in to a potential role they were looking to staff. I was very impressed with the organization.

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    General Atomics Response

    Jan 27, 2017 – Systems Administrator

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your review about your interview experience with General Atomics and affiliated companies.


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    Contract Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at General Atomics (San Diego, CA) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Panel Interview. They did not get back to me in a timely manner. A month went by and they said the archived the position. They called me back two months later but I had already accepted a different position.

    Interview Questions

    • Why I was looking for a new job   1 Answer
  3. Helpful (4)  

    Associate Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at General Atomics.

    Interview

    Phone Screening, Technical Interview then an onsite Interview.
    At the onsite, they asked me about projects and Resume and at the end had an hour long technical portion on a computer.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a RTOS and do you have any experience with it   1 Answer

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    Associate Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at General Atomics.

    Interview

    Took about 6 weeks total. First a phone interview then an on-site interview. The phone interview was basically C questions and the on-site interview was more behavioral questions. Then lastly, you write a program.

    Interview Questions

    • The programming test, in the end, did stump me for a while because I haven't worked with C in a while.   Answer Question

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    Associate Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Poway, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at General Atomics (Poway, CA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    After applying, the entire process consisted of a phone interview, followed by a meeting with HR , in-person interview with a panel of 3 software engineers, and coding assessment. The phone interview just asked simple logical, coding, and OOP questions as well as any questions I had about the company. I got called a week later to set up an in-person interview. HR just talked to me about benefits the company offers. The panel interview afterwards consisted of the majority of questions being about my projects, how I handled certain situations, my interests relative to the company, the programming languages I liked the most, etc. Gave plenty of room to ask them questions. The hour with the panel really felt more of a conversation, and with this being my first interview ever, I felt really comfortable talking to them. Afterwards, there was a one hour coding assessment; not difficult if you understand what the problem is asking you to do. I spent the first half hour doing it the wrong way; the second half hour I figured out what I had to actually do and finished it on time. After the in-person interview, I was called back within 4 days at which point they extended a job offer to me.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe to us what your senior design project was about and your responsibilities.   Answer Question

    General Atomics Response

    Jul 3, 2017 – Systems Administrator

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your review about your interview with General Atomics and affiliated companies.


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    Junior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rancho Bernardo, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at General Atomics (Rancho Bernardo, CA) in July 2018.

    Interview

    Not a hard interview at all. However, the principle engineer was flat out rude. I did well in the algorithms, but at the first sign of trouble he became extremely condescending– to the point of even ridiculing me. I was literally choking back laughter at the pure audacity of his comments.

    Interview Questions

    • isPalindrome: iterative, recursive
      C pointer questions: Be very familiar with addressing and c-style strings and their properties in memory.   Answer Question

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    Junior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carlsbad, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at General Atomics (Carlsbad, CA) in February 2018.

    Interview

    It was a 30 minute phone interview, they asked about your resume and languages. I would suggest brushing up on the details of the languages you listed on your resume.

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  8.  

    Junior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at General Atomics (San Diego, CA) in August 2017.

    Interview

    They first call to set up a phone interview, which in my case was fairly quickly. After the phone interview was set up I was expecting a call from the hiring manager, but instead I received a call from someone else in the same department who was going to do my interview instead. This person didn't really seem like he wanted to be doing the interview so it actually went pretty fast. Once it was over, all he mentioned is that I would be informed of my results. Phone interview consisted of only technical questions about Operating Systems, some OOP, and other general computer science stuff.

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    General Atomics Response

    Oct 18, 2017 – Systems Administrator

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We appreciate the feedback and regret that you had this experience with General Atomics and affiliated companies.


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at General Atomics (San Diego, CA) in July 2011.

    Interview

    The process was fairly easy. I had the initial phone interview and then they flew me in to their facility in San Diego.

    Interview Questions


  10. Helpful (2)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rancho Bernardo, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at General Atomics (Rancho Bernardo, CA) in June 2012.

    Interview

    First and only interview was over the phone. Was asked to go over information on resume, and then asked a couple of technical questions which were not too difficult. HR contacted me a week later letting me know they were interested in hiring. Overall the process was not difficult, and they seemed to be more interested in if I understood basic concepts rather than intricate details.

    Interview Questions

    • bit manipulation question: if we want the second and fifth bit of a number how do we extract those bits?   1 Answer

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