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Updated Dec 15, 2014
Updated Dec 15, 2014
225 Interview Reviews

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    Design Release Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    There was an initial 30 minute to 1 hour screening survey that had behavior based question. Following that I had two one hour interviews on site that were a similar style. I was given an offer the same day after the interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time in which you had to solve a problem without having all of the information available.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warren, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warren, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at General Motors in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    1) Applied online
    2) received a request for a phone screen by GM talent(less than 1 hr notice)
    3) after screening **they go over basic background information, salary you want, etc
    4) now your resume is available to groups in GM that are hiring
    5) wait on a interview request
    6) did a face to face as expected it was a behavioral interview about 4 questions with 2 examples of each they are basic behavioral ie) tell me about a time you were given a task without the proper tools, worse job experience, handle time management, tell me about a time you had to deal with conflict at work.
    7) went over job experience
    8) they go over the position
    9) ask questions then end of interview

    Interview Questions
    • I wasn't expecting to have to give a follow up examples.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Director Planning/Program Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    Most commonly a face-to-face Targeted Interview process is used, typically with two interviewers from the function participating. Two or three rounds are to be expected: the first by a Human Resources business partner, the second by potential supervisor and trusted adviser, sometimes a third by would-be peers. If you are a top candidate, a brief 10 min chat with the functional executive may take place to ensure internal alignment.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation in which you had to go really out of the ordinary to salvage it: what did you do, and why?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was not much negotiation scope; folks do not have much room to play with.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Product Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in São Caetano do Sul (Brazil)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in São Caetano do Sul (Brazil)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    First contact by phone. Second was to schedule an interview with HR. After that, interview with Manager and Director. In the last phase, during the medical tests, there was a drug test and you are informed about it.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Mechanical Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    It was a very friendly and casual interview. All of the questions asked were in the STAR format. The only step in the interview process was an approximately 30 minute phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Change of major

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at General Motors in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    3 interviews all behavior based. Theres a phone screening too. I thought i had done bad but i guess not because i got an offer. Thanks to my family and God!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assembly Line Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lordstown, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lordstown, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    Pass a drug test. That's literally all you have to do. Some people got by that. There is a simple skills test, but it's nothing major. There is a small personality test although I couldn't imagine anyone failing. I think most of the process is to make sure you are capable of respecting other people's rights and showing up to work on time every day. I imagine the older people there didn't take any tests like that so they are often difficult to deal with for everyone.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Their way or the highway.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    CAE Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at General Motors in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    General experience questions and situations. A lot of "Give me an example of..." questions. Responses had to fit in a structure and needed to be concise. The structure included: What was the situation?, What actions did you take?, What thought process(es) led you to take those actions?, What was the outcome?, W?hat did you learn from the experience?, When have you applied it since?. The interview was with hiring managers that stayed away from technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    • "Give me an example of a time you had to motivate or work closely with an individual from a different culture."   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at General Motors in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my school website and got an on campus interview that was 1 hour and 30 minutes long. It consisted of two back to back interviews that were 45 minutes each. They were mostly behavioral questions and maybe a few technical questions based on what was on my resume.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time that you had to give up something   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Electric Drivetrain Systems and Modeling Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    Very good interview, situation questions. The interviewers were helpful in making sure that I answered the questions correctly. There were a total of 4 questions and I had two 1 hour interviews with two different recruiters. Each of the recruiters had the same set of questions to ask from, so I could recycle some answers.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a time you worked in a professional setting with someone from a different background than yourself.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Graduate school

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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