GE Aviation Interview Questions

Updated Jun 26, 2015
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    Lead Engineer/Technologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    I saw the job posting a couple of days after it was posted. I applied and was called back the next day to set up a phone interview. The phone interview was later that week, and then in a couple of weeks I flew out for an onsite interview, which lasted most of a full day.

    Interview Questions

    • My interviews were mostly with technical staff, so the questions focused on my previous work. It was a very friendly experience.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was dithering on my own, and my potential manager suggested I asked for slightly more. The new offer contained exactly what I asked for.

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    Cell Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lynn, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at GE Aviation (Lynn, MA) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Interview went very well. I had a chance to meet a lot of the different business leaders etc. They seemed so very happy about the way the interview went, they had me come back for a full-day shadowing of different employees. At this point people are telling me that I have the job and that they will be very excited to be working with me, and they will get in touch with me ASAP to start the hiring process Four weeks later....FOUR WEEKS LATER someone finally returns my phone call to notify me that the job opening has been canceled. Do not trust a word these people say. They are too worried about the Union firing each and every one of them rather than hiring new people to train.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the most stressful situation you've been in?   1 Answer
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    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pinellas Park, FL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at GE Aviation (Pinellas Park, FL).

    Interview

    The interview process was the most "unique" I've encountered. Most initial interview are a couple of hours long, maybe less. Theirs was a solid 8 hours. It was broken up into 1-hour sessions, each with a different employee/interviewer. Of the eight people I met with, only one was in the group that I would've been working with. Every interviewer had their "cheat sheet" and they all used it verbatim. They all asked the same questions over and over again. The 8-hour interview could have easily been condensed into an hour and a half.

    Interview Questions

    • Pretty simple questions, obviously written by the HR department, but each different interviewer kept asking the same questions.   Answer Question
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    Lead Flight Ops Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at GE Aviation (Austin, TX) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Applied through university job board, got a mini-phone screen, then invited to their office for a more in-depth panel interview, mostly technical but some standard behavioral. Mostly questions regarding relevant experience. Was then shown a series of questions involving flight dynamics, data (think bits), programming, and trigonometry. You're expected to solve the problem on a whiteboard in front of a panel. They wanted to see mostly your thinking process, but intro engineering and computer science classes should cover the material. Then they take you out for lunch. The interview lasted for a total of 4 hours. Heard no updates from them until 3 months later despite the interview going mostly well and periodically asking for updates. Very unprofessional. There was also a very small company, start-up, software vibe I got from them (used to be Austin Digital Inc); don't expect a professional, engineering culture.

    Interview Questions

    • Convert this base-10 number to hexadecimal format. Not difficult, but I struggled with it a bit considering my limited programming background.   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at GE Aviation.

    Interview

    Create GE Careers account, upload résumé and cover letter, apply to desired position

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    Lead Sourcing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at GE Aviation.

    Interview

    Applied on the website, didn't hear back for several months, then got a phone call and request to interview in 2 days. It was a cattle call with around 20 other applicants. We were all separated into individual rooms and received 3 interviews each, which focused on topical areas such as inclusiveness. I received a followup phone interview with a hiring manager I had not met in person, and then another followup phone interview with her manager. I was told on the phone that I would receive an offer. It took about 3 weeks (including negotiation) to receive a final offer.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I received an offer via email, countered for a signing bonus via email, and they accepted my counter.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Interview was pretty straight forward. I was offered the position on the spot. The questions were pretty average. Just review the average situational questions before you go into the interview. The person interviewed me was an alumni from the school I currently attend. She was also a member of the same band I am in.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ellisville, MS
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at GE Aviation (Ellisville, MS) in March 2014.

    Interview

    I was given clear directions to the facility in a previous email. Upon entering the facility I was promptly (and politely) greeted by security. I arrived about 20 minutes early, so I sat and waited a bit. The waiting area was very nice. My interviewer took me back roughly 5 minutes after our scheduled time (they were conducting several interviews so it was quite understandable). The actual interview was given by two employees. They were both extremely nice and very professional. The entire interview took roughly 30 minutes,

    Interview Questions

    • The main question that threw me off was something like "Name a time when you were unable to complete a task and how you handled the situation."   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    I met GE Aviation recruiters at a job fair in my school, and was contacted by email for an interview. It was a behaviorial interview, which I was not prepared for at all. I ended up stuttering a lot and telling mediocre stories. Just practice your STAR method and you'll be fine.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you took a risk, and what was the outcome?   Answer Question
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    Lead Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at GE Aviation (Cincinnati, OH).

    Interview

    No technical questions. They tried to figure out if I was a fit for the position based on past employment history. Standard questions otherwise like How did you approach a difficult situation in your past job, What do you like/dislike about your past job, Why do you want to work for GE. It's important to show enthusiasm.

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    • No unexpected questions. I prepared myself like I would for any other interview with a company I'm interested in working for.   Answer Question

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