General Motors Interview Questions

Updated Jul 12, 2015
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    Fuel Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oshawa, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at General Motors (Oshawa, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    They asked behavioral question using Competency Based Interview Process. Each competency has key behaviors associated with it. In other words, what type of behavior does a person display to show understanding and usage of a particular competency. For example, the competency of functional/technical skills includes the following key behaviors: -Balance between technical skills and other skills -Effort to stay current in field -Excited about technical aspects of work -Spends time acquiring new knowledge -Understands application of skills and knowledge

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a situation that you were the first person to take an action.   Answer Question
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    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at General Motors (Pontiac, MI) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Three separate interviews with 2 people each that took the entire day. Intense headache afterwards. Each session asked the same questions so I had to concentrate to make sure that I responded accordingly. I suppose that was a way to make sure that what I said is truthful. Nevertheless, an intense headache was present after the interviews were complete.

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at General Motors (Austin, TX) in June 2015.

    Interview

    There was a series of 4 interviews over a 3 1/2 period. The first was with the initial recruiter. The second was with a team leader in the department. Third was a video conference with hiring manager and another senior person. Up to this point it's been the standard STAR questions that everybody else has reported. The fourth interview was similar to the 3rd but was over the phone and was much more technical. They asked about Java reflections, can you override a overloaded method etc. I don't remember anyone else describing a hard Java grilling. But obviously I didn't do well because the next day I got a rejection letter.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about a time when you or someone on your team failed and how did I handle it?   Answer Question
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    Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview

    Over the phone about past work experience multiple questions about how you handled them and what was the results and outcome of how you solved the problem and what steps you taken to solve the process

    Interview Questions

    • Just general questions about past work experiences and how I handled them   Answer Question
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at General Motors (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    Both levels of interviews are the same. They do static behavioral interviewing. I say static because I'm used to a more dynamic interview process. It wasn't friendly at all. The entire process needs fixed as I received an invite for the wrong job, day, and time; and had other mistakes along the way.

    Interview Questions

    • A behavioral question, followed by the same few questions that never really applied to my answer/response, such as why I selected that method, what I learned, and how I'd use it again in the future. These didn't apply, were repetitive, and quite frankly the stupidest interviews I've ever had. I didn't say those exact words in the interview but let them know the questions were not relevant to my answers (I could have answered those all the same). They never asked about skills or what I was looking for. I'd suggest covering skills in phone interview then a dynamic behavioral interview in person, asking about feelings, concerns, etc. that are typically asked in this type of interview rather than stagnant questions that aren't relevant.   Answer Question
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    Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at General Motors (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    It was very challenging. I applied for a summer internship in Shanghai. They asked a lot of questions about your understanding of economics and their company strategy. There are also typical questions like self introduction.

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    CAE Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at General Motors (Pontiac, MI) in May 2014.

    Interview

    3 sessions, 1 introduction to the company and to the position. 2 behavioral session from team members and manager. all questions are behavioral. business casual attair. they are interested in what you behave in every day work. how you deal with stress, job difficulty

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    Controls and Diagnostics Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at General Motors (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    It was a brief interview. I was asked only technical questions such as my past experience in engine controls and diagnostics. They were looking for talents that were familiar with control theory, hardware-in-the-loop, test benches, and simulink. More specially I think they prefered electrical engineering students with a couple years of experience in automotive industry.

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    Production Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hamtramck, MI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at General Motors (Hamtramck, MI) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Received a call from a third party located in Pennsylvania to set up an over the phone interview for the Detroit/Hamtramck plant. Shortly after my phone interview I received a call back to set up a day to go on for a assessment test. I passed my assessment test, and shortly after I was asked to come in for a drug test. This was a month ago and I still haven't received any news or overs yet.

    Interview Questions

    • tell me a time you had to stop what you were doing at a job, to take care of something else?   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at General Motors in March 2015.

    Interview

    Contacted by headhunter based on my LinkedIn profile. Spoke with the headhunter for 30 minutes and then he set me up with an in person interview with a recruiter. The recruiter thought I would be a good fit for multiple positions so they told me that I would need to do a phone screen for one specific position that I wasn't necessarily interested in. Followed up by a phone screen.

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through your resume. What background do you have in remarketing off-lease vehicles. Salary requirements, vacation days, etc.   Answer Question
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