I have been working at Raytheon Mission Operations and Services full-time (More than 10 years)
Interesting work, opportunities to work on diverse domains
diverse domains and diverse programs have diverse requirements, but the company wants to treat all the same
Advice to Management
Try to understand the diversity of the work
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Raytheon Mission Operations and Services (Tucson, AZ) in March 2013.
After meeting with recruiters during an on-campus career fair, I was scheduled for a pre-screening interview before receiving the invitation to visit Raytheon's Tucson Headquarters. I was fortunate to speak with a former graduate I was familiar with who previously lead (and started) the school's Rocketry Club. Being from Tempe, it was a hop-skip-and-a-jump to Tucson, Arizona where I stayed a couple of nights in Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. It was a two day interview process, however, I spent an extra night before to meet with the managers and other employed QA Engineers and learn more about what they do. The process started off with a tour of Raytheon's Plant-site and a few of the facilities. They authorized you at the hotel by confirming your personal information, finger-prints, citizenship status, and provided temporary security clearance once confirmed (this also keeps you in the system). Of what I thought was the most memorable of the tour was the simulation room and electronics department where I observed employees calibrating missile heads and prototyping electronics for on-board chips. That evening, the conglomerate of candidates had a chance to meet with other departments other than the ones they were assigned and squeeze in a chance to interview with the recruiters the following day. The two hour period followed with dinner and a presentation from key note speaker Wes Kremer, vice president of Air and Missile Defense Systems. On the second day, interviews were conducted. Tables were set-up where HR provided revised interview schedules. My scheduled interview surprisingly was canceled in place of another session I was not originally committed to. After talking with the recruiters for some time, I was allowed back for my designated interview but at a much later time. We were sent to conference rooms and lounge areas dispersed around the hotel being questioned by at least two recruiters. Overall, the experience was great! They treated you well and made you feel a part of the company before even placed on payroll. 10/10 would do it again.
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