General Motors Interview Questions

Updated Mar 24, 2015
Updated Mar 24, 2015
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Waited for about two to three months, then received a request for phone interviewing. After sucessful, was sent a request to interview online with four managers via video call. Heard back about three weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    • Give us a time in which an already established decision was modified. How did you respond?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Functional Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    I applied online. Submitted the resume and they called me 5 days after. We schedule an interview. The intervied lasted about 3 hrs. Two sessions with 2 different people. Interview based on the behavioral approach. They used STAR technique

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a specific situation that you were in or the task that you needed to accomplish. You must describe a specific event. It can be from your previuos job. Describe the action you took and make sure you keep the focus on you.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    After the interview i got a call asking me if i was interested in the job. They asked me the salary rate that i was expecting. I set up a number. They said they will analize it. After ona day they agreed with the salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chandler, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chandler, AZ
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    2 interviews. One at ASU where I found the job. and the second in Chandler. Lots of HR questions. If you were put in this situation what would you do? Very nice office great benefits. 3000$ car credit. 3 weeks vacation time. good 401k plan tuition reimbursement after 3 years.

    Interview Questions
    • Lots of HR questions. If you were put in this situation what would you do?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    Mine was a strictly behavioral interview on campus. I met with two software engineers or developers and went through a range of questions which I did not find difficult. You simply give examples of how you handle various situations. It is important to explain the process that you used in going about handling various situations. All in all, it was not too hard, and if you get to know the people sitting across from you, it all goes smoothly.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time that you had to solve a problem twice because you were wrong at first.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Vehicle Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at General Motors in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    My profile was on gm site for a job in the Arizona area. A recruiter called me about a position in Detroit. Got to the airport, and they booked me on a later flight. Had to wait at airport for 6 hours. Interview was a all day event. Started at 8 am. As soon as I got there, I was drilled with questions until I left. Spent time interviewing with probably 10 people. The people in Detroit seemed grumpy and unpleasant, not friendly like in Denver. Worst experience ever.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Software Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    I was offered an On Campus interview which was mostly behavioral. The questions mostly tailored to different situations I had been in whether in school or the work place and how I handled the situations. The recruiter got in touch with me soon after my interview with more information about the process going forward. Overall, I had a very positive experience interviewing and working with them.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you disagreed with a peer and how you handled it.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    There were 3 rounds of interview. First round with the Lead , it was all about GD nT and my previous experience. 2nd round was with Manager , it was about engines . 3 red round was with HR , it was all about strength weeknesses and salary negotiation an.

    Interview Questions
    • Which is the most difficult design , aerospace engine or automotive engine. Considering the fact that in an automotive engine combustion chamber volume changes and in aerospace engine it remains constant.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    You will get a call from someone in the Talent Acquisition department first. Some basic questions regarding your experience and eligibility will be asked. If they determine you're a good candidate, they will arrange an actual onsite interview. The interview questions are standard questions from a GM interview book. Not technically oriented. They do look into your experience and skills/knowledge but don't make you write code on white board or things like that.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really too difficult or unexpected. For example, they would ask "give me an example in your job when you felt you're in very difficult situation and why".   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at General Motors in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    GM came to the University of Utah recruiting for their new IT centers. After visiting their booth at a career fair, I was offered the first interview simply by being in the MSIS program and having a 3.0+ GPA. I interviewed on campus later that day. Interview was mostly behavioral questions. I was extended a second interview offer at the conclusion of the first interview. Second interview was a week later on campus, with a mix of behavioral and technical questions relating to database schema design (I was interviewing for a Data Analyst position). Both people I interviewed with were pleasant and helpful. I was told that I would be informed of GM's decision sometime in the next three weeks. Two weeks later I received a call with an offer of employment in Phoenix, which I accepted.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe one experience where you did not perform well at work, and what did you do afterwards?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not attempt to negotiate salary, as I felt the offer was generous, and I am a fresh graduate student out of school with little actual experience relating to the job functions.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    ETL Developer 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

    When GM was first building up their IT in 2012, they were hiring fast and furiously. You would first receive a phone interview, and then a 1x1 interview with 3 different managers (none of which that might actually be the manager you end up with). GM requires the use of the Lominger Interview process, which does not really get into technical questions that are specific to the job. Additionally, it was not uncommon for GM to "reassign" you to another position or team than what was originally advertised; consequently, many new hires (specifically, college hires) would end up in an area that they might not have any experience or interest in.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you <insert some undesirable situation, like making a bad decision on the job>, how you handled it, what you learned from it and how you'd handle a similar situation in the future.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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