General Motors Interview Questions

Updated Aug 26, 2015
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at General Motors (Pittsburgh, PA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Company visited university and found my resume. Emailed me the night before for a morning interview. Then had another interview the next day. Total of two interviews, and both were done on campus. Predominantly behavioral. Don't know yet if I received the job, so tentatively saying no. Will update once they get back to me.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about a project you worked on. When did you have to compromise when making a decision. What went wrong during the the project? How did you handle it? What lessons did you learn?   1 Answer
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at General Motors in February 2015.

    Interview

    I applied through Career Fair. They are basically looking for people with good CGPA and communication skills. All behavioral questions in the first round. Interview was on campus. The recruiter was very friendly and made me feel comfortable. It was a very positive experience. Waiting for the second round. Shall update once I'm done.

    Interview Questions

    • 1) Strength 2) Most difficult project ? 3) Risk you took ? 4) Project you approached incorrectly ? 5) Why GM ?   Answer Question
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at General Motors in February 2015.

    Interview

    There was a phone screening first, nothing technical. Then two interviews after that. Both in person interviews were mostly behavioral questions, pretty much "Tell me about a time when...". Both interviewers were very nice and answered any questions that I had. There were also a couple of recruiters there to cover basics about benefits/days off/etc...

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had a problem and didn't immediately know how to solve it.   Answer Question
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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at General Motors (Tallahassee, FL) in February 2015.

    Interview

    1:1 interview, questions about how you overcome challenges but answers are expected to be in relation to IT/ building websites and such. Questions about back end server work and inner and outer joins were more memorable questions that I remember. The guy that was interviewing me was all business.

    Interview Questions

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    Technical Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at General Motors (Phoenix, AZ) in February 2015.

    Interview

    The worst kind of recruiting team I have seen. I got called each time by a new person and they have no record of who I spoke with before. They send me meeting invitations with wrong time and with wrong job titles. I ended up missing an interview due to the mistakes made by the recruiter. Finally I sent an email to them stating that just based on the interview process, I am not interested in GM any more. The hiring manager that spoke to me before personally called me and assured me that if I reconsider GM, she herself will handle all the interview scheduling. And she did. I attended a technical interview after that. I was surprised that it turned out to be a behavior test than a technical interview. Two of the interviewers who talked to me one after another.. asked me the exact same questions. And even the 2 technical questions they asked are exactly the same. Surprisingly, their answers are not logical. When I opened a discussion about the answers and their reasoning about it, they did not follow through the conversation. Its almost like they have book of questions and answers.

    Interview Questions

    • why do you want to store critical data like password in a char array rather than String?   1 Answer
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    Senior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at General Motors (Detroit, MI) in February 2015.

    Interview

    The entire interview was 5 hours long. I interviewed with 2 different managers from the same department, and each interview lasted about one hour. The remainder of the time was spent visiting some of the facilities. Both managers were knowledgeable and very pleasant to talk to. The interview focused on my past experience and how I handled different situations.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me of a situation that you were in and you have never experienced before and how did you handle the situation?   1 Answer
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    IT Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview

    Offered an interview at the career fair. There is only a one step interview. The interviewer was very nice and friendly. We seemed to connect. The interview last about 30 mins and it was all behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time where you had adversity with a acquaintance   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Went their booth in my university career fair, had a nice conversation with recruiters and dropped my resume. Meanwhile, I applied through my school's career service system. After about 1 week, I was notified for the on-campus interview , which is a back to back interview with 2 financial associates. They asked both behaviour and technical questions.

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    Website Programming Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview

    I applied through their web site, Did a phoner a week later and then got a call to come in. Talked to five people and all of them stuck to a format for the interview. They had set questions and wanted to fill them all out between the five of them. I later would call the recruiter back and told me he had left the company. He game me another number and that person had left too. I sent an email and it was returned as undeliverable. Felt a bit mistreated since I had given up three hours of my time.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked a lot about how tech is applied. They seemed to be a bit behind on this and so it was tough to answer the question without insulting them.   Answer Question
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    Powertrain Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at General Motors (Pontiac, MI) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Very behavorial type questions. Had two parts of the interview and each one was one on one. Not intimidating at all, just need to have experiences where the questions apply. Everything was paid for, the hotel, the travel. I got a tour of the factory too, it was great. The people were very friendly.

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