General Motors Interview Questions

Updated Sep 2, 2014
Updated Sep 2, 2014
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    Senior Treasury Analyst Detroit Michigan Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    General Motors is moving its treasury department from NY to Detroit. Since this announcement, GM has lost over 50% of its treasury staff as most of them have families in NY and do not want to move to Detroit , MI.

    GM's strategy now is to hire locally i.e. from in and around Detroit.

    The interview process was very quick.

    I applied online and got a un-scheduled call from GM HR in 2-3 days later.

    Next there was a telephone interview with a Treasury Manager ,NY.

    Thereafter, I received an invitation to interview in NY.

    GM flies you in a night earlier and arranges for the airfare and the hotel stay. You can claim incidentals via an expense report that you submit after your interview.

    There were 9 of us at the interview. Out of the 9 , there were 5 who were clearly between 40-45 yrs old or older. The other 4 were in the late 20's early 30's. I did not get a chance to talk to all of them but it appeared that the ones who were in their 40's were either unemployed or underemployed. All but 1 was either from Detroit or grew up in Detroit before moving out after college.

    We were given a case study to be solved in 1hr 30 mins. You had to write out a memo and create a NPV spreadsheet.Thereafter, you interviewed with 3 managers and presented the case to the 4th manager.

    The process began at 8.00 am and ended by noon.

    There was 1 candidate who knew another candidate who had been hired approx a month before. From the candidates talk , it appeared that the case study was the same.

    For this position , GM is not looking to train any one on the job. They are looking for candidates who are highly experienced.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no unexpected questions but some quirky ones : Why does a Tuxedo rent less than a rental car? Which car would you buy with $ 50,000 (does not have to be a GM car)   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineering Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at General Motors in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initially spoke with a recuriter at a career fair and was generally impressed with their knowledge and personability. I was invited to an on-campus interview the next day. I took off work early to make the interview, and upon arrival learned that they were nearly two hours behind schedule. I understand that the panel had been interviewing candidates the majority of the day, and running over a minute or two is to be expected. I received zero notification from a company representative until 30 minutes after my scheduled interview time. I finally sat down with recruiters two hours late, and they were less than interested. I had high expectations for the company, and was truly let down.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    Tell me about a time when you had to learn something new very quickly.

    No Offer
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    Vehicle Engineering - Entry Level Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    My situation was unique because I work for a senior design team at my university for a competition sponsored by GM. Without even applying for a job I received an email when they visited my campus requesting an interview. I interviewed with one hiring manager for about 30 minutes to an hour. Three main questions were asked and they were all behavioral.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time when you exceeded your own expectations, what the outcome was, what you learned from the experience, and how you plan to apply what you learned in the future.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Software Developer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at General Motors in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    He mostly asked me behavioral questions. He went through a list and asked me what stuff I wanted to work, front-end or back end as well as questions about projects. He also asked me about my hardest project and to tell him about a time I overcame a challenge or had to reject something.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question was to tell him about a time I could not accomplish something and had to scrap it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Design Release Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 days - interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received a call from HR the following day. Basic questions to determine eligibility, preferred salary, when I could start, etc. Was told my resume would be passed along and I would hear about an interview by the end of the week. Ended up getting a canned email saying they decided I wasn't the right fit.

    Interview Questions
    • Only talked to HR so there was nothing difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Customer Issue Technical Operations Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at General Motors in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    After applying for jobs with GM and getting rejected, I was contacted by a recruiter in MA who thought I would be a good fit for the position for which I eventually interviewed. The job is located in Detroit and would have required me to relocate, which is something I am willing to do. After I agreed to that, he mentioned how moving expenses would be fully covered. This was on a Thursday.

    The following Monday, I was offered an interview and it was scheduled for that Friday. GM uses a system called HireVue which allowed me to be interviewed remotely. The hiring manager and another manager interviewed me using the STAR method; a behavioral and situational interview technique.
    After the questions, the manager emailed to me some SQL and asked me to write SQL on how to join tables.
    Then I was given a complex query to review and asked what information would it show. (knowing nothing about their schema, but only about what I would be supporting, I was able to discern what the query results would show). The interview process took about 1.5 hours.

    Overall, the manager was impressed with my resume, skills and experience, but after almost four long weeks of not hearing anything back, I receive an email stating that I was not longer being considered for the position. During that time, the recruiter was not able to provide to me any information regarding the status of the manager's decision.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Quality Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at General Motors in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview was done on LOMINGER format by two interviewers. Both the interviewers were related to the post where the candidate will be hired. Very typical behavioral question, but at times it seemed they were rather uninterested.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you knew ahead of time you were on the wrong side of the politics of a situation.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Purchasing/Supply Chain Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    Approached them for the first time at a national career fair. Although my background is in a different field, I got an interview the same day. They prepared me for the questions ahead of time. A friend approached the same booth for a different position, and was interviewed that day by OnStar. The three questions related to: learning something quickly, problem solving ability, and leadership.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Associate Designer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at General Motors in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online to the job posting. One week later I received a call with basic questions regarding availability, citizenship status and other similar questions. A week after that I received another call to schedule the interview. It was a two-part behavioral interview with two different managers for each part. A small test was performed to check my understanding of some of the basic functions of the position: GD&T tests with conflicting tolerances (trick question, but very simple).

    It was my first interview. I think my answers were relatively good (maybe missing the WOW! factor). It was my first time using the STAR system used by many employers today for the interview process. It could have gone better.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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