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Raytheon Systems Engineer I Interview Questions

Updated Dec 7, 2017
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Systems Engineer I Interview

Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Raytheon (Tucson, AZ).

Interview

I did a brief phone interview, during which I was asked standard questions such as what are my interests in systems engineering, do I like working with a team, etc... Then was invited to a ~2 day hiring event in Tucson, where there were approximately 270 other potential candidates interviewing for other roles. On the first night there was a special dinner where candidates could speak to other departments and pick up other interviews they'd like to pursue. The atmosphere was very relaxed and the employees seem to really enjoy speaking with us. On the final day, the interviews were conducted. The interviewer for one of the roles told me that I'll get an offer right while he walked me out the door, but most people find out if they got offers a day later (or maybe that very night). The questions asked were mostly behavioral; the few technical questions I got were not difficult at all. At the very worst they'll ask you questions that are covered in freshman/sophomore level engineering classes. Overall the process was very smooth, I really appreciate the effort Raytheon put in to wow the candidates.

Interview Questions

  • Standard behavioral questions and technical questions from your freshman/sophomore level engineering classes.   Answer Question

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    Systems Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Raytheon (Waltham, MA).

    Interview

    I applied to Raytheon last year and got interviewed at the beginning of this year. The interview was pretty typical. They went over my resume, asked me common interview questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you like to work by yourself or with a team?   1 Answer

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Systems Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Raytheon (Boston, MA) in November 2017.

    Interview

    I was flown in for a 2 day hiring invitational event. The first day involved mainly selling Raytheon to all of the candidates with a plant tour and various presentations. In the evening there was a networking event that allowed us candidates to meet all of the hiring managers. While it was a little hectic I definitely thought it was extremely useful in preparation for the interviews taking place on the second day. The interviews on the second day were all 30 minutes each resulting them feeling more like a casual conversation than an actual interview. Some candidates only had one interview while others had many more but having more or less isn't indicative of Raytheon's interest.

    Interview Questions

    • What was your favorite class in college? Which was your worst?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Systems Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Raytheon (Austin, TX) in October 2017.

    Interview

    The interview was very structural and behavioral. It was roughly 45 minutes of discussing project experience and what roles I have played. We discussed the importance of understand requirements and ensuring that they are being met across the board. I was asked to describe my view of what the role of a systems engineer is.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked if I have been apart of any poor performing teams with weak members and how I dealt with the situation.   Answer Question

  4.  

    Systems Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Raytheon.

    Interview

    I was contacted via email to schedule a phone interview. The interview itself was with the hiring manager. The interview went well, and was general questions about my experience. Afterwards I was told I'd hear back one way or the other within two weeks. I was never contacted again.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you look for in a prospective job?   Answer Question
    • What is something you learned outside your schooling that you think is important?   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (17)  

    Systems Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Raytheon (Tucson, AZ) in March 2017.

    Interview

    I applied in the beginning of February, 2017. About 3 weeks after applying I received an email from a recruiter asking to set up a phone screening interview to determine if I was to be invited to a hiring event scheduled for the end of the next month. The screening was set up for a couple days later. The interview was with a senior engineer and was to last 30-45 minutes, but ended up lasting about an hour as it felt more like a conversation than an interview. I was asked mainly about myself as well as some hypothetical behavioral questions and items on my resume. At the end of the screening I was given an opportunity to ask questions and was told a recommendation would be put forward for me to attend the hiring event.

    A week later I received an email from another recruiter officially inviting me to the hiring event. It was to be a 2 day event, and I was asked if I was available for those days as I was required to attend both. I was also asked to send a copy of my unofficial transcript to confirm my GPA was above 3.0. A couple days after confirming my availability and GPA I received a call from the recruiter. He explained a general schedule for the event as well as the interview process and how to set up travel arrangements. After the call I received 2 emails, one further explaining the event and travel and a second with a more detailed employment application. Travel was billed directly to Raytheon and included 2 nights at the hotel that the event would take place, round trip plane tickets, and a car rental. Other items such as meals, gas, parking, and checked baggage fees were eligible for reimbursement if they met certain criteria.

    I arrived a day ahead of time in order to settle in before the event, and was given the opportunity to check-in with Raytheon security that evening in order to skip the lines the next day. Security check-in was required for the tours that were scheduled for the next day. I also picked up a preliminary schedule for my interviews. I was surprised to find I had another interview scheduled in addition to the one I had been invited for (I'm still not sure how that happened).

    The first day of the event consisted of security check-in and the opportunity to talk to employees, local realtors, employee resource groups, and the benefits and relocation teams. This was followed by a lunch where the VP of Engineering spoke. After the VP, a panel of engineers at varying career stages answered questions from the 250+ attendees. There was a mix of those seeking internships and co-ops as well as full-time employment. Right after were the tours, split into small groups based on the department that had invited us for an interview. We stopped at 2 locations before meeting everyone at the "culture room" where we could learn more about employee learning programs, resource groups, etc. Our tour guides, who were Raytheon employees, told us that if you made it to the event there was a position open for you IF you were able to prove you are a fit for the company. In other words, you weren't competing with the people around you for a handful of spots, but rather trying to show what you could offer Raytheon. We returned to the hotel and shortly after had a networking "dinner" (heavy hors d'oeuvres) where we could talk to our interviewers or talk to other departments to try to get more interviews. You could have up to 5 total.

    The day of the interviews there was a mandatory early breakfast. You didn't have to eat, but there was some information given. New interview schedules were handed out. They explained that everyone would receive a "yes" or "no" email by the end of the day. If you interviewed with multiple departments and had more than one interested in giving an offer, you would be allowed to pick between them but would only received a single "financial offer". The offer would arrive within 3 weeks. The interviews themselves were pretty straight forward. You had a panel interview with 2-3 engineers/hiring managers/HR reps that lasted about 45 minutes. There were some unexpected substitutions, but at least 1 of the interviewers I had spoken to the night before were still on my panel for both of my interviews. Both interviews were entirely behavioral, although I had spoken to some other candidates that had had more technical interviews with different departments. There were no "what's your greatest strength/weakness" type questions, thankfully. I felt very at ease during the interviews because I had gotten to know my interviewers at the networking dinner, and everyone was very friendly. The only problem I had with the event was that late check-out was not available due to the volume of candidates leaving on the same day, and I had to check-out in between my interviews, which was a little stressful. Thankfully the hotel held my bags during my last interview.

    I received my "yes" email a few hours after the event ended, and an official written offer was emailed a little over a week later.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time during one of your team projects when [challenge/failure/bad teammate] happened and how you [learned from/overcame/handled] it.   Answer Question
    • Why Raytheon?   Answer Question
    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years? (Phone screening)   1 Answer

  6.  

    Systems Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Raytheon in March 2017.

    Interview

    I was interviewing for a job in Modeling and Simulation, and this interview was actually a series of five interviews (and a phone interview). Most of my interviews were very positive, and one of the interviews was fairly informal and happened over lunch.

    My last interview was a little bit less pleasant because some of the questions asked I did not feel were appropriate for the position (current price of Raytheon stock for instance), and the interviewer was very blunt in telling me his opinion that my college GPA was terrible.

    Interview Questions


  7.  

    Systems Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Raytheon (Tucson, AZ) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Was contacted by HR over the phone asking me if I wanted to set up an interview on campus. Met with 6 people in total, some 1:1 and a couple 2:1 mostly behavioral questions and some technical. Got a short tour and had lunch on campus. Heard a week later about the my status.

    Interview Questions

    • What did you find difficult being in a leadership position?   Answer Question
  8.  

    Systems Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Raytheon (Tucson, AZ) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Interview process took 3 weeks in total. First had a phone interview screen with a recruiter, talked about the company, department, and my background. Got contacted next week by email inviting me to a hiring event. Interviewed with 7 people in total, took about 5 hours.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your background in object oriented programming?   Answer Question

  9.  

    Systems Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Raytheon (Boston, MA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    I was interviewed by a single member of an engineering team. The questions were behavioral and experience based. The interview took about twenty minutes. The first half was about my experience and resume. The second half was when I could ask questions.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me to describe myself which is a standard behavioral question. Most questions were based off of my resume. The interviewer asked me to go into specific details about my research projects and what programming languages I knew.   Answer Question

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