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General Motors Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014

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Vehicle Engineering - Entry Level Interview

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Interview Details – My situation was unique because I work for a senior design team at my university for a competition sponsored by GM. Without even applying for a job I received an email when they visited my campus requesting an interview. I interviewed with one hiring manager for about 30 minutes to an hour. Three main questions were asked and they were all behavioral.

Interview Question – Explain a time when you exceeded your own expectations, what the outcome was, what you learned from the experience, and how you plan to apply what you learned in the future.   Answer Question

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Test Engineer Interview

Test Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at General Motors.

Interview Details – Tell me about a time when you had to learn something new very quickly.

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Design Release Engineer Interview

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I applied online and the process took 6 days - interviewed at General Motors.

Interview Details – Applied online and received a call from HR the following day. Basic questions to determine eligibility, preferred salary, when I could start, etc. Was told my resume would be passed along and I would hear about an interview by the end of the week. Ended up getting a canned email saying they decided I wasn't the right fit.

Interview Question – Only talked to HR so there was nothing difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question

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Purchasing/Supply Chain Intern Interview

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I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at General Motors.

Interview Details – Approached them for the first time at a national career fair. Although my background is in a different field, I got an interview the same day. They prepared me for the questions ahead of time. A friend approached the same booth for a different position, and was interviewed that day by OnStar. The three questions related to: learning something quickly, problem solving ability, and leadership.

Interview Question – The questions were typical behavioral questions.   Answer Question

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Team Leader Interview

Team Leader

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at General Motors.

Interview Details – Lominger format..
All of us are first made to wait in lobby and than they take us to conf room to show a youtube video about Det and GM and all the carlines..Later each of us are taken to individual conf rooms and asked to wait for interviewer to show up..
Questions are asked in lominger format.. They ask and also make note of what we are saying...with first interviewer its a one hour interview and later with second interviewer it's about the same time and we are asked the same questions by both the interviewers..

Interview Question – difficult to revert back to various instances you have encountered instantaneously while answering lominger questions since they prefer not to repeat the same answers..   Answer Question

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Treasury Associate Interview

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

Interview Details – pretty straightforward, reasonable questions, nothing too hard. be prepared to say why GM, and why Treasury...

Interview Question – Have an idea of mergers and acquisitions   Answer Question

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Finance Intern Interview

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I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at General Motors.

Interview Details – Approached recruiters at a career fair, was invited to interview, interviewed but did not receive an offer because I was a sophomore. Also applied online on GM's website.

Interview Question – Describe a time when you had to convince team members to go with an idea you had.   Answer Question

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CAE Engineer Interview

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Interviewed at General Motors

Interview Details – Phone interview with Manager. Mostly behavioral questions in STAR format.

Interview Question – What was your most difficult job duty and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question

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Purchasing Interview

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Interview Details – Basic Phone Screen, On-Site Interview with (2) 1 hr sessions

Interview Question – Behavioral questions   Answer Question

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Mechanical Engineer Interview

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Interview Details – I interviewed for the powertrain engineering position at the powertrain facility in Pontiac. There was a phone interview then they flew me into Michigan for the second interview. Both interviews were more behavioral than technical, which seemed odd. The second round interviews were with two different managers, both were about an hour long.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time where you had to work with someone who was not of the same culture/country   Answer Question

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