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Updated 23 Feb 2015
Updated 23 Feb 2015
168 Interview Reviews

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    Powertrain Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    Received interview after speaking to recruiters at Career Fair. Fairly straightforward as they are recruiting heavily from my college. Met at the faculty club where all rooms were being used by GM for interviews. I was told that they were impressed with the communication and technical skills but because they were primarily looking for Juniors, I stood a slim chance.

    Interview Questions
    • Primarily Behavioral interview Following SOARA format:
      1. What was a time when you went about something incorectly, or analyzed the data incorrectly?
      2.A time when you surprised yourself with a result
      3.How do you manage your time?
      4.A time that you failed and what you learned
      5.A time that you mediated conflict in a group
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at General Motors in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Company visited university and found my resume. Emailed me the night before for a morning interview. Then had another interview the next day. Total of two interviews, and both were done on campus. Predominantly behavioral. Don't know yet if I received the job, so tentatively saying no. Will update once they get back to me.

    Interview Questions
    • Talk about a project you worked on.
      When did you have to compromise when making a decision.
      What went wrong during the the project?
      How did you handle it?
      What lessons did you learn?
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Purchasing Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by a recruiter via phone, spoke to her for roughly 30 minutes. She said she would pass my information to the hiring manager. Within a few days, I was contacted via email about scheduling an interview. There were actually five or six other candidates who showed up to interview for the same position, at the same time I was scheduled. This was a bit unnerving, but probably necessary in such a large company. We were given an orientation and then called separately to meet with the hiring manager(s). I met with two different managers for one hour each. Overall the process took nearly three hours. It was a good experience, mostly because the managers were very professional, yet down to earth.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a professional (or personal) decision that you regretted.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Electrical Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at General Motors in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied through University website, got an email requesting to meet for an interview through University's co-op office about 3 days before the interview. Interviewed with 2 representatives from GM. General questions at the beginning (why did you go into Electrical Engineering, why you want to work for GM, etc) followed by 4 in depth behavioural questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time where you solved a problem that nobody else around you could solve, process of solving the problem, what you learned and how you applied what you learned elsewhere.   Answer Question
    • Describe a time when you lead a team, what you accomplished, how you accomplished it, what you learned and how you applied what you learned elsewhere.   Answer Question
    • A time where you learned on the fly/get something done quickly with limited knowledge.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    GET Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    First round was a written test which had both technical and aptitude questions to be solved in an hour. Since i was from ECE questions were from my own background. Interviewer will solely focus on your technical knowledge and nothing else.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    IT Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    Offered an interview at the career fair. There is only a one step interview. The interviewer was very nice and friendly. We seemed to connect. The interview last about 30 mins and it was all behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time where you had adversity with a acquaintance   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Website Programming Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    I applied through their web site, Did a phoner a week later and then got a call to come in. Talked to five people and all of them stuck to a format for the interview. They had set questions and wanted to fill them all out between the five of them. I later would call the recruiter back and told me he had left the company. He game me another number and that person had left too. I sent an email and it was returned as undeliverable. Felt a bit mistreated since I had given up three hours of my time.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked a lot about how tech is applied. They seemed to be a bit behind on this and so it was tough to answer the question without insulting them.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Went their booth in my university career fair, had a nice conversation with recruiters and dropped my resume. Meanwhile, I applied through my school's career service system. After about 1 week, I was notified for the on-campus interview , which is a back to back interview with 2 financial associates. They asked both behaviour and technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    the process started with a behavioral interview. The interviewer seemed interested but rushed at the same time like he had heard it all before. There were only three questions and it seemed like it didn't really get the entire picture.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    Met at career fair and the recruiter was very nice and easy to talk to. Was invited for an interview the next morning on campus. Interview isn't extremely hard but not easy either. They ask you 3 different situational questions and what you learned, how you reacted, etc about each situation.

    Interview Questions
    • The hardest for me was talking about a time when I had to learn on the fly   View Answer
    No Offer

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