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What is the interview process like?

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How hard to get in spaceX? if you're relationship with someone who is currently working, it is easier.

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I was interviewed by five other technicians at McGregor, Texas for a Electronics technician position. These were the technicians I would be working with if hired. They all asked me technical questions in regards to the work I would be doing, primarily temperature. I was extremely confident in my answers and they appeared to be impressed with my rapid response. At the end of the interview I made a final statement letting them know I had a felony conviction. Regardless, I later learned they still wanted to hire me, however, their HR did not. It took almost 2 weeks to finally make contact with the HR who told me they do not allow convicted felons onto Cape Canaveral.
My Felony was, buying Army gear at yard sales and flea markets and reselling on eBay, (Receiving stolen property was the charge)
I had been working for the DOD for over 25 years with a secret clearance.

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First the recruiter called, more in depth questions about resume, took 3 days to schedule interview then interviewed with supervisor and manager for first round then same day and last interview with lead man.
Then it took two weeks for positive feedback. Then two days later received an offer letter, which I had to negotiate my wages which took aditional 2 days.

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First a quick phone interview where you're asked basics about the company and if you're really interested. From there it's a technical interview with management that lasts maybe an hour. Then you get flown on-site to Hawthorne for the meat grinder. Expect 3 to 4 hours of being interviewed by as many people as they can pass you around to. Management, people who would be co-workers, higher management at the end, before finally getting passed back to the recruiter. Then you get one final call a week or so later that gives you an indication if you'll get an offer or not. Total time from first call to offer was about 2 months.

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Its a complete waste of time. I passed the phone interview then went in person and the supervisor was a complete arrogant jerk. I can't believe how far this guy went. If you are a disabled veteran they will ask you the nature of your disability and how it was caused. Thats a major HIPAA violation and its prejudiced.

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Unreasonable process. dont waste your time or energy with spacex. arrogant.
dismissive. wasteful. 2 months long before rejection due a week long project following 3 phone screens wher they were not happy with a 12 page engineering power point presentation, chock full of detail they.called slap dash and
incomplete with assumptions noted wrt the specification that they
subsequently called unjustified though no questions were entertained.
all this preceeding a never provided on site interview. seriously do NOT
waste your energy. these people are not worth it.

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Extended, high-threshold, with a pre-qual test and slow pace of decision-making. Fielded two offers from two later interviews while I waited for SpaceX to make theirs.

Answered - Process Engineer (Current Employee) - Hawthorne, CA

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Easy its about if they like you.

Answered - Composite Technician (Former Employee) - Hawthorne, CA

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Normal interview process

Answered - NDT Radiography Level 2 inspector (Former Employee) - Hawthorne, CA

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