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SpaceX Mock Interview

To help you prepare for a SpaceX job interview, here are 40 interview questions and answer examples.

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How do you feel about overtime?

This question gauges how dedicated you would be to this opportunity. It will also help them assess how your priorities could conflict with your professional pursuits. Lastly, it will inform them of your flexibility and how much of a team player you would potentially prove to be.

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40 SpaceX Interview Questions & Answers

  • Adaptability

    1. How do you feel about overtime?

  • Behavioral

    2. How would you define success?

  • Behavioral

    3. If we asked your peers, coworkers, or boss about you, what three things do you think they would say?

  • Behavioral

    4. Tell me about yourself.

  • Behavioral

    5. Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?

  • Behavioral

    6. How do you manage your time?

  • Behavioral

    7. Who would you say inspires you?

  • Behavioral

    8. Do you focus on the reasons something won’t work, or do you find ways to adapt to change?

  • Career Goals

    9. Are you close to an offer stage with any of the other companies you're interviewing with?

  • Career Goals

    10. Have you progressed in your career as expected?

  • Career Goals

    11. What interests you in working with SpaceX?

  • Career Goals

    12. Of the numerous avenues within SpaceX, which career path interests you most?

  • Communication

    13. Our goal is to be the top-rated company in our industry. After researching SpaceX, what do you think we could improve?

  • Communication

    14. Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.

  • Compatibility

    15. Many of our industry competitors have their employees under a non-compete contract. Are you bound by any non-compete contract with your current employer?

  • Compatibility

    16. Are you willing to sign a confidentiality agreement?

  • Compatibility

    17. In your opinion, what makes SpaceX stand out from our competitors?

  • Compatibility

    18. What is the mission statement of SpaceX?

  • Competency

    19. In your opinion, what was the biggest breakthrough in the aerospace and defense industry in the past decade?

  • Conflict

    20. What would you do if you saw two co-workers arguing?

  • Direct

    21. SpaceX conducts criminal background, credit, and education verification checks. Would this be a problem for you?

  • Education

    22. This role requires specific post-secondary educational experience. How will yours aid you in this position with SpaceX?

  • EQ

    23. How would you balance your personal life and the heavy workload you can expect from this role at SpaceX?

  • Experience

    24. What resources do you turn to when keeping up to date on aerospace-related current events or trending topics in this ever-evolving industry?

  • Experience

    25. Looking at your resume, I see multiple gaps in your employment history. Can you contextually fill in those gaps for me?

  • Experience

    26. At SpaceX, we seek to hire only those with aerospace experience. Are you more experienced in the private or public aerospace industry?

  • Experience

    27. How will your experiences early in your career lend to your success in this position?

  • Experience

    28. How do you plan to compensate for the required skills which seem to be missing from your resume?

  • Job Satisfaction

    29. How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?

  • Leadership

    30. How do you demonstrate leadership when not in a leadership role?

  • Leadership

    31. How do you like to encourage ideas in others?

  • Performance Based

    32. Tell me about an achievement you're proud of. What challenges did you overcome in that experience?

  • Problem Solving

    33. Tell us about a time you faced failure at work.

  • Salary

    34. What is your current salary?

  • Scenario Based

    35. If given a choice, which work-related task would you leave for last? Why?

  • Situational

    36. How often do you implement innovations that improve your performance?

  • Teamwork

    37. Is it possible to be a team player while disagreeing with your leadership?

  • Teamwork

    38. Have you ever had to work with someone you didn’t get along with? How did you navigate that?

  • Technical

    39. In simple terms, what is the distinction between stress and strain?

  • Technical

    40. What are Newton's threes laws?