GE Global Research Interview Questions

Updated Aug 21, 2014
Updated Aug 21, 2014
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    Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Niskayuna, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Niskayuna, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at GE Global Research in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Overall interview process went extremely quickly, as they had urgent need for several positions. I submitted my resume through their career website and received a response requesting an interview within 24 hours. Total time from submission until offer was less than two weeks.

    Interviews happened in three stages: a non-technical initial phone screen by HR, a technical phone interview by the hiring manager, and then an on-site interview. Technical phone interview lasted approximately three hours, and covered a large variety of topics. Questions ranged from Taylor series to Bayesian statistics to computational complexity theory, plus general assessment of my background and expertise. Onsite interview included one-hour technical seminar presenting my past work, additional technical questions, and meeting with the team.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you go about determining if a coin was fair?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I asked for more than I expected, and got what I asked for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Computer Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at GE Global Research.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone interview and asked questions related to my computational experience and phd research project.

    Interview Questions
    • How efficient are you when it comes to developing models? what's most challenging task you have seen so far   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Statistician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Niskayuna, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Niskayuna, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at GE Global Research in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Usually works through referrals. I knew somebody working there who forwarded my resume. One phone call by the hiring manager. One technical phone interview. Then on site. Day started with one hour technical interview. Discussion type questions trying to check if you know your stuff. Not brain cracking puzzles. Then give a presentation on your previous work and projects. Here they test you throughly and you do get a handful of questions in a room full of 10-12 people. If you know your stuff, you would generally be okay. Then meet with manger and discuss the position in detail. Then meet with manager's manager. If these are technically strong they might test you thoroughly. Mine did. Then meet with 4-5 researchers for half and hour each. Then two one hour long behavioral interviews trying to see if you fit in the culture. Then meet with the immediate group you would be working with. Then hr interview. And then gone. Usually get back to you in a week. Mine did in less than a day. It's a good streamline process they have.

    Interview Questions
    • Standard behavioral questions. And why you want to work for the company types questions.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Not much. When hr ask for salary, give a high requirement. Then easier to negotiate. They don't give any other perks to high salary is crucial.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Lead Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Niskayuna, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Niskayuna, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at GE Global Research in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    one day, technical plus non-technical sessions with seminar

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    i did not negotiate, took offer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Niskayuna, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Niskayuna, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at GE Global Research in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted via email for a position to which I had not applied, but they had my resume on file from a previous application. First I was screened via a phone interview, during which the supervisor explained the position and asked me about my career and extracurricular interests, and the classes that I had taken - nothing technical. I was asked to come interview on-site at the research center campus in Niskayuna, NY. I had to bring photo-identification to get through security. I was interviewed by my direct supervisor and his leading subordinate (who was very kind, but clearly there because he was asked and not because I was interested in the interview process). The supervisor was very enthusiastic, interested and asked several behavioral questions. He asked me to give an example for times that I demonstrated some key skills, like resourcefulness/innovation. He asked about how I thought my background aligned with the position. The interview process took about 1-1.5 hours and was very smooth, relaxed, and almost fun. No technical questions were asked, but the EHS intern job wasn't a very technical job. From what I saw at GE-GRC, GE has a lot of great managers (knowledgeable, practical, empathetic, organizational savvy) that make the interviewing process as least-painful as they can.

    Interview Questions
    • He asked to give examples of times I showed certain skills, like resourcefulness, approach to problem solving/critical thinking. He asked about a conflict within an organization or team and the end result.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Maybe because I was a sophomore in college, but I didn't even think to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Lead Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Schenectady, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Schenectady, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days - interviewed at GE Global Research in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    phone screen, on site and got the offer 2 days later in fedex

    Interview Questions
    • most of them are research topic specific, to me it was not difficult.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Communications Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Niskayuna, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Niskayuna, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at GE Global Research in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview process has been smooth so far. There was first a phone interview followed up by an onsite interview. The ability to compensate for interview travels is a plus. The company seems process driven which is good because you know what you getting into....

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Control Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at GE Global Research in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Got an phone interview after applying online, which lasted about 1 hour. The on-site interview was mostly friendly. But they did not have a manager for the group I was interviewed at that time. I think that could be the reason I did not get the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked what was the biggest failure or sth like that. I always think we learn from mistakes so no failures, and I told this to them.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lead Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Niskayuna, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Niskayuna, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at GE Global Research.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was long and consisted of a phone screening followed by an in-person interview. The in-person interview consisted of a 1.5 hour technical talk along with half a dozen 30 minute interviews and took from 730am to 330pm. It was a long day where I was asked a lot of questions but it was handled well and very professionally. I was offered a job the next morning so the response time was very quick.

    Interview Questions
    • Would you be happy not working on your area of expertise.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary was too low, did not justify leaving current position. GRC's salaries are not on par with other top-notch research institutions such as the National Labs or space or oil-sector research groups. Albany has a reasonable cost of living which makes up some for that.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Niskayuna, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Niskayuna, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at GE Global Research in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    First submit resume online. Then the hiring manager will screen the hundreds of resumes and select a few for phone screening. After the phone screening, 2-3 candidates will be invited onsite for a one-day interview, including a technical presentation, technical panel interview, non-technical panel interview, HR interview, and tour of the labs.

    Interview Questions
    • Be prepared for textbook questions and also get a sense of the big picture in your field.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is not much you can negotiate. It's pretty standard package.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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