General Motors Interview Questions

Updated Mar 25, 2015
Updated Mar 25, 2015
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  1.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    two onsite interviews, each one is an hour.You interview with two different managers, STAR is being used to answer these questions. Must be prepared and nothing will be very hard.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Applied online and got a phone call a day later. Had a phone screen to see if I was qualified. After a few days got a call to set up and do technical interview. Did technical interview and was invited to do a HR interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at General Motors in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    1:1 interview, questions about how you overcome challenges but answers are expected to be in relation to IT/ building websites and such. Questions about back end server work and inner and outer joins were more memorable questions that I remember. The guy that was interviewing me was all business.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Engineer Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Behavioral interview. One on one or two on one. Check other questions on glassdoor as well as the ones I have listed (were not on glassdoor). Friendly interviewers in my experience. Most interviews accompanied by a tour. It has been a couple of days and I have not heard back from them either way; will update when I get notice.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time that you had to make a decision based on incomplete data.(Dealing with ambiguity)
      Tell me about a time when you had to motivate someone from a different culture than you.
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Senior Engineer Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    The entire interview was 5 hours long. I interviewed with 2 different managers from the same department, and each interview lasted about one hour. The remainder of the time was spent visiting some of the facilities. Both managers were knowledgeable and very pleasant to talk to. The interview focused on my past experience and how I handled different situations.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me of a situation that you were in and you have never experienced before and how did you handle the situation?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    IT Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at General Motors in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume online and received an email and phone call within 1 day.
    Interviews:
    - Phone screen with the lead recruiter.
    - Phone screen with another recruiter.
    - Phone interview with team lead.
    - Phone interview with hiring manager.
    - Phone interview with senior manager.

    This interviews seemed to go well. I was requested to come in for an in-person interview. Out of the blue this was cancelled with no explanation.

    Overall, the entire process and communication seemed dis-jointed.

    Interview Questions
    • When was one time that you had deliver bad news and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Powertrain Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI
    Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at General Motors in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Very behavorial type questions. Had two parts of the interview and each one was one on one. Not intimidating at all, just need to have experiences where the questions apply. Everything was paid for, the hotel, the travel. I got a tour of the factory too, it was great. The people were very friendly.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    IT Operations Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I met with GM during the career fair at my college. At that time I was told I had an interview the following week on campus. I was interviewed by one woman who began by telling me about the changes in the company. She then asked me questions of the star format.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you were under prepared...   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time things worked out better than you expected...   Answer Question
    • Tell me about an obstacle and how you overcame it...   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    There was a phone screening first, nothing technical. Then two interviews after that. Both in person interviews were mostly behavioral questions, pretty much "Tell me about a time when...". Both interviewers were very nice and answered any questions that I had. There were also a couple of recruiters there to cover basics about benefits/days off/etc...

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had a problem and didn't immediately know how to solve it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Technical Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at General Motors in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    The worst kind of recruiting team I have seen. I got called each time by a new person and they have no record of who I spoke with before. They send me meeting invitations with wrong time and with wrong job titles. I ended up missing an interview due to the mistakes made by the recruiter. Finally I sent an email to them stating that just based on the interview process, I am not interested in GM any more. The hiring manager that spoke to me before personally called me and assured me that if I reconsider GM, she herself will handle all the interview scheduling. And she did. I attended a technical interview after that. I was surprised that it turned out to be a behavior test than a technical interview. Two of the interviewers who talked to me one after another.. asked me the exact same questions. And even the 2 technical questions they asked are exactly the same. Surprisingly, their answers are not logical. When I opened a discussion about the answers and their reasoning about it, they did not follow through the conversation. Its almost like they have book of questions and answers.

    Interview Questions
    • why do you want to store critical data like password in a char array rather than String?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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