I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at GE Energy in June 2009.
Interview Details – The interview was rushed and disorganized. I didn't have time to ask many questions and felt in some ways like they knew I could do the job and were just happy to fill the seat. They appeared quite stressed and overworked - clearly they needed to hire resources at lightning speed. No difficult quesions - just wanted to validate that I had all the skills and experience to get on board and hit the ground running.
Interview Question – Can you be tough when needed? View Answer
Negotiation Details – no negotiation - take it or leave it
The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at GE Energy in February 2010.
Interview Details – Simple Process:
1. Phone interview to review resume, credentials, and job fit.
2. 1:1 interview with hiring manager to elaborate on experience in light of job description. Know the job description!
3. Background check and drug test.
With regards to the difficulty of the interview, things were pretty straightforward; know your resume and make sure to have STAR (situation, task, action result) stories in mind for each bullet on your CV or resume. This is very important and helps in lowering the stress and nervousness in any interview. My interviewers were very kind and laid back. At this GE office everyone wears polo shirts, no tie and suits here. The office is very minimalistic, not much to look at. There are cubicles and conference rooms which are hold the minimal, bare necessities to complete the task. I think this is typical of GE culture at this time, trying to reduce costs while maintaining high performance and results.
Interview Question – Walk me through your resume. (They had highlighted a number of points on the CV; so prepare to respond to each point therein.) Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Check salaries here (Glassdoor) to know what is the salary range for the job. I didn't do this beforehand and could have likely demanded more.
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