General Motors Interview Questions

Updated 26 Sep 2014
Updated 26 Sep 2014
127 Interview Reviews

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    Entry-Level Data Analytics Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at General Motors in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    General Motors came to my school and interviewed interested students with a 3.0 GPA or above and who were about to graduate with a degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or Information Technology. They were hiring for positions at their new IT innovation centers. I had two interviews. One was more behavioral and asked questions such as "what is the biggest risk you have ever taken and how did it work out?", etc. They were not very challenging and the women interviewing me was very kind and professional. My second interview (both lasted an hour) was still behavioral but had a few technical questions. It is important to keep the thoughts simple when you are answering these because they are just trying to see how you think - not a full blown answer that takes a half hour to explain. Overall they were very professional and the company seems to have a lot to offer. You can expect to hear back from them within a few weeks. I would highly recommend doing anything possible to help make yourself stand out in a positive way since they usually interview quite a bit of people for these entry-level positions.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question that was asked of me was the technical question about building a table in a database. Although I knew I could answer it I was attempting to be way too detailed and technical. I would have been much better off keeping it simple and thinking it out for a little bit longer in my head.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Product Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    Had an initial discussion with a manager who requested that I submit my resume online.
    I posted my Resume on the company job website and I am still awaiting an interview.

    No Offer
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    Senior Software Developer – Data Integration Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  North Atlanta, GA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Atlanta, GA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at General Motors in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview that was technical...lasted an hour. In person interview followed a couple of weeks later. Company overview with an HR person followed by two interviews with managers...about an hour each. As others have mentioned this was more about how you handle different situations...no real technical questions. Nice office space, nice people, but everyone is fairly new. It's hard to tell what the things will be like over the next couple of years.

    Interview Questions
    • What would I do differently in a difficult situation that I had just described where I was unhappy with the outcome?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    MArketing CoOp Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at General Motors in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview is on campus and it last for about 40 minutes. The two managers are very kind and we had a great talk. It is really a talk I think. No behavior questions or academic questions. Just talk what you want to talk.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    .NET Software Developer - Sales and Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at General Motors in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone Interview - This was with the Lead Developer on the team. As others have mentioned, the STAR methodology is used heavily. Very few technical questions, and those asked were fairly basic (Describe the MVC pattern, what is viewstate used for, how would you select only 10 rows in SQL Server).

    In-Person Interview - Received an invite for in-person interview shortly after phone interview. Before meeting with interviewers, I was greeted by an HR person who took myself and another applicant to a conference room to watch an intro video about GM. Not sure what it was about the HR person, but he wore me out after listening to him for 15-20 minutes. The video was pretty a much a sales pitch for working at GM.

    After the video, I was taken into a small room and interviewed 1-on-1 with a hiring manager. Again, behaviorial questions were asked, very few tech questions. Hiring manager didn't seem interested right from the start -- made me think he was going through the motions and already had a candidate selected.

    Second interview was with another hiring manager. He asked very similar questions to the first interviewer and also asked about my experience using certain JavaScript frameworks - Durandal, Node, JQuery, etc.

    All-in-all, it was a fairly comfortable experience. Didn't feel like I was being "grilled", as is the technique for many other companies hiring developers.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a project where part or all of the project had to be reworked or scrapped.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Assembler/Worker SPO Plant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Brandon, MS (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brandon, MS (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 10 months - interviewed at General Motors in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Put in application in August 2013. Never heard anything until June 2014. Just got a call from them unexpectedly. Had a job already but went ahead and told them I was still interested. They set up appointment for test & phone interview. Went to company to do a stimulation test and a written multiple choice test. Had a 10 minute phone interview. Waiting on call for drug test.

    Interview Questions
    • 2 questions (tell me about a time) had to change routine
      3rd was a hypothetically... 5 people, 5 stations, had to rotate, 1 person slowed down production, tell me how you would handle it
        View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at General Motors in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got a callback from a recruiter seem to pretty impressed with me. It wasn't for a few weeks that I found out they were canceling the job. The interview probably took about fifteen minutes. He said he would give my interview to hiring manager but nothing came of it.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Design Release Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 months - interviewed at General Motors in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview about about an hour. Asked questions from interview posted on website. Know Lominger competences and have a scenario prepared for each. STAR format with what you learned and how to apply it

    Interview Questions
    • Since I answered every question in the guide so nothing was unexpected.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Fuel Cell Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    Reviewed resume and asked specific questions about experience and current job situation. Reasons for leaving as well.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Senior Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online and it hardly took couple of business days to get a call from HR, I was asked the routine questions like if I was willing to relocate, why was I looking for a change, what I was earning at my current job e.t.c and finally what I was expecting...and they said what I requested was in the pa range and they arranged me with an telephonic interview.

    I get this call and before the interviewer gets technical he explains as to what he is looking for in the potential hire.

    In the technical round I was asked all sorts of questions starting from basic to all the way to the architect level..was not very sure as to why I was asked architect/Lead level questions for a "Senior Developer" position? I thought may be he was just trying to know me or something but it turned out the HR had submitted me to Lead position without even my knowledge.

    It would have been better on the HR part to submit for the position that I applied and this seems to me more intentional than accidental for reasons that I can suspect.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions that I was not expecting for the position that I have applied   Answer Question
    No Offer

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