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Updated Aug 15, 2014
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Easy Interview

Engineer I Interview

Engineer I

Interviewed at General Motors

Interview Details – I got referred to get my resume to a hiring manager. A few weeks later, I got a phone cal for an informal interview. There was like 3 easy questions about myself and given the chance to ask for questions. It lasted for about 15 minutes Then invited for on-site interview with 2 people interviewed me. Mostly behavior questions.

Interview Question – There really wasn' t one   Answer Question


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Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Lead Software Developer Interview

Lead Software Developer
Roswell, GA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at General Motors in June 2014.

Interview Details – Applied to several jobs that looked interesting over many months. Received a call back and phone interview for one, but no request for on-site interview. Finally, one of my friends got hired and with his recommendation I was contacted about a Lead Developer position. Did the phone interview. Followed up with on-site. Then an offer

Interview Question – On the phone and on-site the interviewer asked several situational problem solving questions eliciting me to respond with examples from my own work experience. However, on-site they also gave me a coding test with requirements for small programs and 4 SQL statements. The requirements were simple, but more academic than real world. (I have never been paid to write a Fibonacci code generator or a Palindrome detector) Anyone who has been out of college for 20+ plus years would require at least 10 minutes per question just to dust of the cob webs, and the test had a 30 minute time limit.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Did not need to negotiate as they offered me what I asked for. However, if you make it this far and they don't offer you what you asked for, I recommend you negotiate. They need a lot of good people, and if you get past their screening process you are good, and they cannot afford to screw with you over money.


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Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Trainer Interview

Trainer
Austin, TX

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at General Motors in August 2014.

Interview Details – Applied online and received a phone call afterwards from a recruiter. The additional stages of the interview moved towards a face to face conversation at the location with multiple people (separate interviews with each). The visit started with an orientation type of conversation with other applicants prior to the one on one meetings. The interviewers were prepared and had all of the information I provided the recruiter...resume, references, etc. The resume was scribbled on here and there with notes they used to generate some impromptu questions. The rest of the questions were all situation based.

Interview Question – Situational questions, STAR approach. Be prepared with examples   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – none


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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Siebel Developer Interview

Siebel Developer

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at General Motors.

Interview Details – 3 interviews from people that work above me, but in the same building. Less than 3 interviews if you do not have competition. They asked general questions to understand how I work and how others could work with me.

Interview Question – The last interview and last question was a software question and they asked me to solve it.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiation


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Neutral Experience

Aftersales Engineering Interview

Aftersales Engineering

Interviewed at General Motors

Interview Details – 1.submitting CV thru 3rd party job opening website
2. receiving calls from HR and doing a short interview on the phone
3. interviewing the line manager and HRPR
- CV review
- Motivation, experience, interests, future career plan, etc.
- Job description introduction
4. getting offer

Interview Question – how satisfied would you be if you get this job offer, rank it from 0 -10   Answer Question


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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at General Motors in December 2013.

Interview Details – The HR of Gurgaon office of General Motors approached the college. Job profile and description was shared. CVs were submitted by interested candidates. 7 people were shortlisted on the basis of CV and personal interviews happened after a week of the shortlisted candidates. There were 2 Rounds of interviews. Technical Interview and HR interview.

Interview Question – The team you are going to work with does not have any youngsters, do you think you can fit in?   View Answer


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Neutral Experience

Research Scientist Interview

Research Scientist

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at General Motors.

Interview Details – Excellent work culture. Hiring is done through a day long interview with multiple leaders and a technical presentation to the relevant team. Interview is well thought out, carried out with certain amount of respect and dignity. The interview s relate to your ability and preparedness to carry to certain tasks and certainly not to check your bookish knowledge. Quite friendly atmosphere. Lots of background pre-interview collection of data is done.

Interview Question – What is your plan for next couple of years?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Software Developer Interview

Software Developer

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at General Motors in February 2014.

Interview Details – It was very easy. They only did a 1st round interview at my schools career fair. About 4-5 weeks later I got a call with the job offer. I do not believe I was asked any technical questions. They're trying to get the overall IT department up to about 10,000 people. Right now we're at about 8,000. Unless you were with HP, IBM, Dell, or a previous contractor they only want college hires.

Interview Question – Nothing about the interview was difficult.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The money was more than expected, so I gladly accepted.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Design Release Engineer Interview

Design Release Engineer

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at General Motors.

Interview Details – Got an on-site interview right off the bat. Interviewed with about 5 other DRE's and they all wanted to hire me. They asked about my past experiences and how it'll translate into my new role


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Engineer Interview

Engineer

Interviewed at General Motors

Interview Details – A 1-to-1 behavior interview over the phone. It's following the STAR approach typically used in behavior interviews. You need to give examples for each questions they asked. The interview lasted about an hour long.

Interview Question – "How did you deal with a difficult person?"   Answer Question

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