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GE Information Technology Interview Questions

Updated Sep 23, 2014
Updated Sep 23, 2014
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    Information Technology(Summer) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online at the University career site (resume submit) and was given an on campus interview offer. Interview was very behavioral and very relaxed. There was an HR and a technical representative present, but no technical questions were asked (mainly about technical experience, not testing on technical knowledge). Overall it was a very relaxed interview.

    Interview Questions
    • When was a time when you had an issue while working in a group and how did you resolve it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Project Manager - IT Security Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at GE.

    Interview Details

    Very long and drawn out with a series of phone interviews and a final day of interviewing with multiple managers. The whole process took about a month and was very repetitive and mundane, which contributed to my lack of excitement towards the job at the end. The phone interviews, with different people, often asked me the exact same behavioral and situation-based questions so it was clear the interviewers were not communicating together. Some of the questions were challenging if you had limited experience with an exact or similar situation, but they were generally easy to walk through and they are just looking for your analytical and social thought process. Ultimately, I did not feel the values and personality traits of the team I interviewed with aligned well, as they are looking for a specific mold and expect you to emulate that, however I have a feeling this varies by the specific team and/or manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a situation where you were consulting on a project and you had to tell the client/customer that their intended direction was not correct or effective and how you convinced them to go with your desired solution/ideas instead.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    IT Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in University of Miami, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in University of Miami, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at GE in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Saw GE recruiting on one of the booths in my college career fair. Said I was interested
    for a coop for the fall and the interviewer said they were looking to fill a spot, gave her my resume and she said she would pass the resume to her hiring manager for a interview consideration the next week. Got called for an interview, nothing unexpected, mostly behavioral questions; How did you manage working with a difficult partner, tell about your biggest failure and how did you overcome it, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about that time when you were absolutely stuck with a problem, what did you do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Asked character trait questions instead of about my knowledge of the industry.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Information Technology Leadership Program Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at GE in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied as a Junior through my university. I met them at career fair, where they told me about a dinner that night at a local restaurant. I couldn't come and at first wasn't extended an interview invitation, but I got a call about a week later because they had to fill one more spot in the program. Had a phone interview, was based around technical qualifications, mainly SQL, as well as some behavioral questions. Unfortunately didn't have enough of a technical background - had to badger them for a response and obviously did not get to the next round.

    Interview Questions
    • What is a creative way that you have used technology recently?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at GE.

    Interview Details

    Submit resume into system, screened by 3rd party agency, then HR review, Manager Interview, HR Interview, 2nd interviews if needed, etc. I also interviewed with a team member that I would be working with. The manager was not local, so I had to use a Telepresence system that uses a camera and a monitor to make it look like the other person is sitting across the table from you - this made the interview much easier as I was able to connect with the manager more easily.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you hope to be in five years.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Limited ability to negotiate based on corporate policies.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Executive IT Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairfield, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairfield, CT
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at GE in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter-initiated. Called a college of mine who referred them to me. Several rounds with the recruiter before meeting with hiring manager at recruiter site. Very relaxed interview. Stress research on the company, your high energy level, commitment to life long learning and passion for driving change. Then another round of interviews on-site at GE HQ, with hiring manager, employee currently in the role which was being back-filled, HR specialist and senior HR manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Honestly, the GE interviews were remarkably easy and relaxed - almost as if they had already decided to hire me and that it was just a formality. That is not what I have heard from others. One person told me that HR drilled him until he thought he was going to faint (questions like - define what process is?). So your mileage may vary.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation - do not negotiate offer with GE. The best I've seen someone get is ~5% extra and they were almost excluded as a result of that. GE offers careers, not jobs, and if you are top talent and put in the work, they can be extremely generous with increases after you have proven yourself.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Van Buren Township, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Van Buren Township, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at GE in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Got invited to in-person interview after applying online. Was informed that there would be 4 team members present. When I got there, there were 7 people, all but one via video- or teleconference. Two were manager-types, the rest were techies. Over all it was a pretty typical interview albeit with way too many people at one time. Most of the techies did not add anything to the interview or just asked stock questions probably given to them by their manager. One was apparently in charge of trying to find holes in my experience as he was fairly vocal and negative.

    Interview Questions
    • What version of Blackberry Enterprise did you install?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    IT Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albany, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albany, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at GE in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    First a phone-interview, then a 1:1 interview with the hiring manager and HR, then a group interview with the team (of 4)...offer was made within 3 weeks, but I declined it (it was not as attractive as I would have liked)

    Interview Questions
    • How do you deal with people issues, given the limited authority you have over people as a PM?   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Danbury, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Danbury, CT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at GE in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    A combination of styles: most were pretty standard interview - asked about past roles and experience. Two of the HR people asked really dopy questions about how I would share rope on an island or something. The HR people also asked questions like "describe a situation where you felt uncomfortable confronting your boss". The IT interviews were fine, but the HR interviews were very uncomfortable and unnatural.

    Interview Questions
    • If you were stuck on an island with only a piece of rope and a shovel, describe how you would use those tools.   View Answers (2)
    Reasons for Declining

    Very stuffy company and seemed very bureaucratic.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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