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General Motors Interview Questions

Updated 12 Dec 2014
Updated 12 Dec 2014
374 Interview Reviews

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    Director Planning/Program Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    Most commonly a face-to-face Targeted Interview process is used, typically with two interviewers from the function participating. Two or three rounds are to be expected: the first by a Human Resources business partner, the second by potential supervisor and trusted adviser, sometimes a third by would-be peers. If you are a top candidate, a brief 10 min chat with the functional executive may take place to ensure internal alignment.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation in which you had to go really out of the ordinary to salvage it: what did you do, and why?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was not much negotiation scope; folks do not have much room to play with.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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
  3.  

    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Asked 3 questions and told me to elaborate on software I have developed. What was your greatest achievement? Etc what was your favorite class? What kind of java programs have you created? Very nice interviewer

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Product Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in São Caetano do Sul (Brazil)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in São Caetano do Sul (Brazil)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    First contact by phone. Second was to schedule an interview with HR. After that, interview with Manager and Director. In the last phase, during the medical tests, there was a drug test and you are informed about it.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Mechanical Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    It was a very friendly and casual interview. All of the questions asked were in the STAR format. The only step in the interview process was an approximately 30 minute phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Change of major

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assembly Line Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lordstown, OH (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lordstown, OH (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    Pass a drug test. That's literally all you have to do. Some people got by that. There is a simple skills test, but it's nothing major. There is a small personality test although I couldn't imagine anyone failing. I think most of the process is to make sure you are capable of respecting other people's rights and showing up to work on time every day. I imagine the older people there didn't take any tests like that so they are often difficult to deal with for everyone.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Their way or the highway.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    On Campus (University) interview process. Very straightforward process with many behavioral questions. Asked about previous projects, interests in GM, why GM etc. Asked to describe projects and how they relate to work at GM. Interviews all done using the STAR method. Initial stage was something of a screening step, then asked to interview with managers. Managers conduct the interview and describe the STAR method. They even provide a rubric. The managers are quite nice, very straight forward and helpful throughout the process.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Electric Drivetrain Systems and Modeling Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    Very good interview, situation questions. The interviewers were helpful in making sure that I answered the questions correctly. There were a total of 4 questions and I had two 1 hour interviews with two different recruiters. Each of the recruiters had the same set of questions to ask from, so I could recycle some answers.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a time you worked in a professional setting with someone from a different background than yourself.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Graduate school

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    First had phone interview which consisted of questions about my resume and some situational questions. Second, had an on campus interview which followed the before mentioned structure, but they went a little deeper.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a project where you approached it incorrectly. What did you do to correct it what was the outcome?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation really. I was quite happy with the starting salary. Eligible for raises every 6 mos.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Finance Entry Level Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    3 Phone interviews:
    Mostly behavioral questions. The executives are very defensive about GM products.
    The interviews went great except for the one with the Finance executive. I asked her why doesn't GM offers any mini-vans and she got defensive. She wasn't happy with the question even though I thought it was a legit question.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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