General Motors Interview Questions

Updated Aug 26, 2015
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waco, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at General Motors (Waco, TX) in November 2013.

    Interview

    All Behavorial. Interviewed with two different people, both were managers. One was less technical and one was more technical. They all asked mainly the same questions, although I was never asked any technical questions, I was asked on the previous projects I worked on in class and during my internship. Interview process was very easy, you basically had to tell them where you wanted to work, make sure you scheduled an early morning interview (first impressions are the best), and answer all questions honestly and to the fullest of your abilities.

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    • Name one time where you failed and it made you stronger   Answer Question
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    Design Sculptor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warren, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at General Motors (Warren, MI) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Took exactly 3 months, declined two job offers from other companies while under GM's process. Not something I'd recommend to anyone who just got out of college, but I felt the risk was worth it and I had a good chance. Applied via online after collaborating on an assignment with employees. They shot an email, then preliminary phone interview, then in-person interview scheduling, fly you over if need be, then waiting until an answer. Each step usually took exactly a month (initial interview -> in-person -> answer). There's a lot going on inside the tech center right now and a lot of passing your application around like a hot potato. This is normal. Don't get frustrated, be patient, be grateful, be nice. Every interaction with GM employees has been absolutely positive, I feel the company is headed in a very positive direction and they do pay well. If you've caught their attention, don't take it for granted. Someone here said that usually the longer it takes, the slimmer your chances. This might apply to other departments, but GM is BIG. If you snooze or give up, you might lose a fantastic offer and the chance of a lifetime if you're starting your career and want to settle down. They do use STAR format. In-person interview has portfolio and questions portion. Questions portion was with two managers and they only asked 4 questions, portfolio was in a conference with 5ish people and you present your work while they ask. Just be prepared, practice, look through glassdoor for questions they may ask you, and be presentable. This isn't just anyone looking at your work. Overall, positive experience.

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    • Questions on how you work in team environments. I honestly cannot remember them specifically right now because it was a month ago and the interview was a blur.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I prepared for negotiation but you're actually given three choices. I accepted the third one for paid days off and medical benefits, even if my salary is a little bit lower (so negligible it pays itself off in the long term).

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    Senior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview

    3 Phone interviews. The experience was very good, the recruiter did a skills review and explained clearly what the process will be like if I got shortlisted. Got interviewed by the Hiring manager. A few weeks later got interviewed by other members in the team. Overall experience was very good, I felt they wanted to respect my time and be decisive on whether they want me or not. Some other companies make you go through multiple frustrating interview loops. So far I can say GM has a lot of class and looks like a great company to work for.

    Interview Questions

    • Mainly behavioral questions. The answers did require a mix of people skills and technical understanding of the tools and technologies used in the team and ability to come up with solutions.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Took the offer.

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview

    Consisted of your typical HR phone screen followed by a phone call with the hiring manager. Finally the onsite interview. This consisted of three separate meetings, two with senior developers, one with the hiring manager. Only a few times did the interview get technical, which is only as much as you allow it to get. All the questions asked are behavioral focused, no coding questions or challenges.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you failed to complete an assignment/task?   Answer Question
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    Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at General Motors (Baltimore, MD) in June 2011.

    Interview

    It was over 25 years ago walked in filled out an application, took a drug test and started the next day as a temporary employee, years later they hired full time

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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at General Motors (Detroit, MI) in February 2015.

    Interview

    The entire interview process took around a month from initial email contact from the recruiter until offer. My resume was referred to a recruiter by a current GM employee. I was contacted shortly afterwards from a recruiter asking to set up 30 minutes to chat. That went well- typical get to know you questions. Afterwards, you are scheduled for an hour interview with a Finance Manager where I was asked typical interview questions as well as a few technical questions. The final round consisted of an onsite interview at the RenCen where you spend either the entire morning or afternoon rotating between 4-5 interviewers. It also consisted of an hour long case study where afterwards you are asked to explain your case study and your recommendation to two interviewers. Just do your homework, don't be an awkward person and have half a brain.

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warren, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at General Motors (Warren, MI) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Very limited on time. Interviewed in the main cafeteria which made me feel unimportant. The interviewers only focused on my availability and not much time on actual experience. I felt like I was rushed to answer questions. Plus I was not given much time to ask questions of my own regarding workplace environment, work schedule, workload, etc.

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    Business Intelligence & Data ANalytics Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at General Motors (Austin, TX) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Met them at career fair. They only keep resumes with a GPA higher than 3.0 First interview was purely behavioral, second interview was a little bit more technical but nothing very difficult.

    Interview Questions

    • Mainly behavioral questions, also a couple of questions about programming concepts and SQL queries   Answer Question
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    Supply Chain Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kalamazoo, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at General Motors (Kalamazoo, MI) in October 2014.

    Interview

    It was a quick 10 minute interview with two managers who came to my campus. They ask you three questions. Since it is so short, be sure to have a lot of complex questions to ask them. Get to know them as people and they will be more likely to remember you.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for General Motors?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    As an intern, you should not negotiate. General Motors offers some of the highest paid salaries to summer interns as it is.

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    CAE Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at General Motors (Columbus, OH) in October 2013.

    Interview

    One half hour, on-campus interview, then was offered the job. I interviewed with the manager I would be working under, who was also head of recruiting at my school. Interview was behavioral based and then I had a chance to ask questions

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