GE Energy Management
GE Energy Management Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at GE Energy Management.
Interview Details – Contacted by Email, phone screen with recruiter a few days later. First technical phone interview a few weeks later, followed by two more. They were going to fly me out for an onsite interview but instead I had to drive to another site for a video conference interview, which was alot more relaxed than the other ones. During the video conference interview I spoke to 4 different people, 1 hr lady and 3 engineers. I was made an offer about 3 weeks later. No relocation, had to negotiate that as well. Whole process took over 3 months from the date of first contact.
Interview Question – Surprisingly not too many technical questions....alot of "Tell me a time..." Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Ask, they'll say they can't but the usually can.
Associate Advanced Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at GE Energy Management in June 2009.
Interview Details – Telephonic, Technical, Senior Manager Interview & HR
Interview Question – Why do you want to change your job? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – A minimum 20% hike to the current salary.
Software Development Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at GE Energy Management in January 2009.
Interview Details – Initial phone screen w/ recruiter from HR, approx. 1/2 hour to discuss parameters (salary range, etc.).
Technical skills screening over phone with a lead developer, approx. 45 minutes.
This led to scheduling a full day of interviews with various managers and potential colleauges.
Hiring director answered some business-level questions about company market position and recent growth trends prior to remainder of the day's interviews.
Day was divided into a number of sessions (1 or 1.5 hours with a lunch in the middle) consisting of a mixture of skills-based probing (how would you implement "x", or how would you design "y", or troubleshoot "z") and behavioral questions (tell me about a time you had a technical disagreement with a coworker, how was it resolved, etc.). Most were 1:1, a couple had 2 interviewers. Interviewers' positions ranged from dev manager to architect to senior engineers.
Interview Question – Specifically, we discussed some implementations around (at the time) MS's new LINQ framework. As I had only experimented with the technology, I didn't have a good command of the syntax and any recommended practices for its use Answer Question