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General Motors Engineering Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Feb 20, 2014
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Engineer
Fort Wayne, IN (US)

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at General Motors in February 2013.

Interview Details two interviews, nice lady, followed the Star method of interviewing.

Interview Question – Tell me About yourself   Answer Question

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Anonymous Employee

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Interview Details I applied online under the section for new grads. I was first contacted by the university rep to set up the first phone interview. The phone interview was pretty straight forward about what you have done. I was then invited to the proving grounds for an onsite interview. The interview was structured so that you would explain each situation, what you did and your result. I was phoned only two days later with a notice that they were going to extend an offer

Interview Question – Describe a situation where you experienced failure and how you handles it.   Answer Question

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Engineer
Pontiac, MI (US)

I applied online - interviewed at General Motors in July 2013.

Interview Details Recieved a call from HR within a couple weeks of submitting resume. Recieved a call to come in for an interview shortly after that. The interview consisted of a half hour informational presentation and two one on one interviews conducted back to back. I really enjoyed the interview process. Be prepared to negotiate if they come back with an offer.

Interview Question – Situational questions. Very straight forward, nothing technical. Interviewers were very friendly. Entire interview process (including facility tour and lunch) was about 5 hours.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Recieved a better offer elsewhere and felt that GM was trying to see how cheap I would work

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Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at General Motors

Interview Details Behavior questions and people skills are emphasized.

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Engineer

Interviewed at General Motors

Interview Details - I was contacted by phone asking why I am leaving my current job.
- 2 weeks later I was contacted to schedule an in person interview.
- I was interviewed by 2 managers, they did not ask anything about my work experience. All their questions were STAR questions. The interview took about 2 hours (1 hour for each manager)

Interview Question – Describe a time you had a conflict with a co-worker, how did you handle it?   Answer Question

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Engineer
Bangalore (India)

The process took a day - interviewed at General Motors in January 2008.

Interview Details it was a tuff grilling by eminent panel of interviewers,

Interview Question – would you be willing to relocate   View Answer

Negotiation Details – average

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Engineer

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at General Motors in August 2010.

Interview Details Structured interview process

Interview Question – Questions about diversity   Answer Question

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

The process took a day - interviewed at General Motors in January 2011.

Interview Details Position was for development of new materials for fuel cell membranes. Gave a presentation on Ph.D. work on proton exchange membranes which was well received. During the interviews, only "target" interview questions were asked, such as, "Tell me about a time you had to make a difficult decision." "What was the biggest mistake you've ever made?" Memorize answers to questions like those and you will be FINE.

Interview Question – When was the last time you had to take a risk? What happened? What did you do? What was the result? What did you learn?   Answer Question

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Anonymous Employee
Defiance, OH (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at General Motors in December 2011.

Interview Details Interview consisted of dinner and presentation the night before the interview, then a facility tour, benefits overview and 2:1 interview on the 2nd day.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you were persuaded to take action but chose not to.   View Answer

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Engineer

The process took a day - interviewed at General Motors in February 2011.

Interview Details two one hour interviews with orientation. S.T.A.R style interview

Interview Question – Describe a situation in which you had conflict with a team member, and how did you resolve it?   Answer Question

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