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Updated Jul 16, 2014
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Electrician Interview

Electrician
Kansas City, KS

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at General Motors in September 2010.

Interview Details – GM was building new plant, needed people to staff plant and to implement new ideas, inter view was good had a brief medical exam, then was told when and wher to report for assignment

Interview Question – no difficult questions were asked   View Answer

Negotiation Details – standard PROCEEDURE


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Process Engineer Interview

Process Engineer

Interviewed at General Motors

Interview Details – callback interview after a job fair, followed by a phone interview, then a site visit and tour, then in person on site interviews, each in person interview was 3 interviews in a row with two people each time, the first round was with the engineering lead and another higher up, you will never see these people again most likely, the second round was with two people from the dept youre hiring into, like a shift lead and a busniess manager, the last round is with your hiring manager and whoever the second in charge after him

Interview Question – pretty standard stuff, they follow the "star method" situation or task, action you took, results you achieved   Answer Question


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Easy Interview

Software Developer Interview

Software Developer

Interviewed at General Motors

Interview Details – There's a phone interview, then an in person interview.

The in person interview has a few people interview you, including your hiring manager. Don't believe that is your permanent manager; my manager changed after a week, and other IT folk had their manager change only 2 weeks after hire.

Interview Question – They have some weird format they want you to answer in "what did you learn". So be prepared to explain that you learned something in every difficult previous work experience.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I countered, and GM said no.


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Very Easy Interview

Engineering Intern Interview

Engineering Intern
Warren, MI

Interviewed at General Motors

Interview Details – I was a freshman at the time and they hired me simply based off my resume, no hard questions.

Interview Question – What is a time you experienced a challenge and how did you deal with it?   Answer Question


Declined Offer

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Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
Austin, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at General Motors in November 2013.

Interview Details – Easy going, laid back process. They asked the typical questions of "When have you been faced with a problem and how did you overcome it?"

Reason for Declining – I chose to go to a company where I was going to learn SharePoint Development


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Difficult Interview

Design Sculptor Interview

Design Sculptor
Warren, MI

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at General Motors in October 2010.

Interview Details – -single interviews mostly to reveal personality and approach to problems. Group interview to address technical expertise. Group of people ask you job related questions as you present a portfolio..
Overall it was very intimidating not really knowing any of the interviewers, later I realized that they were all easy going and I was really psyching myself out.

Interview Questions

  • Nothing unusual. One person asked a question the actually betrayed their ignorance of the subject they were supposed to be judging.   View Answer
  • They ask what you would do if you thought you weren't gonna complete something on time.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Downtown sends you an email...you accept or decline. It was pretty exciting, felt very much like winning something..


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Co-Op Student Interview

Co-Op Student
Lansing, MI

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at General Motors in March 2013.

Interview Details – I went to a co-op employment fair at my college and was interviewed by General Motors. Soon after, I began receiving emails with instructions on how to officially apply for the job online, because that needed to be done in order for GM to put me on file, or something of that nature. While doing this, however, I ran into a few problems. If I remember correctly, the automated system that I was using to apply for the job was not giving me the option to apply for the position that I was being instructed to apply for. Instead of giving up, I continued to contact the HR representative and share what troubles I was having. Eventually they just had me apply for a different position so that they could receive import credentials. I have a feeling that this was done on purpose. My thought is that the issues that I was having with applying were set up as an test of persistence, to weed out all of the people who gave up as soon as they started to have trouble. I could be completely wrong about that, but my advice is this: be persistent. Show your employer that you truly WANT the job. That advice is good for all potential employers, not just General Motors.

Interview Question – "Describe a situation where the result of your actions turned out better than what you expected."   View Answer


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Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
Austin, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at General Motors in March 2014.

Interview Details – Mostly reviewing your resume and some STAR behavioral questions. Know your experiences and have some good stories to talk about and be detailed. The interviewers were all friendly and easy to talk to. Aside for the normal nervousness, it was very comfortable. To help me with the phone interviews, I had a sticky note of all of my past experiences that I might want to touch on. It helped

Interview Question – Nothing was very difficult, just some unexpected behavioral questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiating is only based on prior experience. They have a flat offer, and then bump for any professional experience you've had. Make sure you make all of your experience clear!


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Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Maintenance Supervisor Interview

Maintenance Supervisor

The process took 3 days - interviewed at General Motors.

Interview Details – 2 interviews using STAR format.

Interview Question – Name a time when you had to deal with a difficult employee and how you handled it.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiating required.


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Java/.NET Software Developer Interview

Java/.NET Software Developer
Phoenix, AZ

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at General Motors in March 2014.

Interview Details – Started with 1 phone interview with a developer. The phone interview had a few Java basics questions, and the rest were behavioral questions. They contacted me the next day to set up an in-person interview.

The in-person interview was 2 hours long. The first interviewer was a (different) developer, and the second was the hiring manager. This interview was strictly behavioral. The questions in both interviews were almost identical.

Interview Question – Tell me a time when you did something you regretted?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – The salary they offered was much lower than industry standards. They would not negotiate.

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