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Updated Apr 7, 2014
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Lead Software Engineer Interview

Lead Software Engineer

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at GE.

Interview Details – I thought the interview process was very professional. It started with a "screen" interview with the GE recruiter, followed by an interview with the hiring manager, followed by a group technical interview, followed by an onsite panel interview.

Interview Question – There were no unexpected questions.   Answer Question

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ITLP Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at GE.

Interview Details – One phone call interview

Interview Question – What do you know about the company   Answer Question

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Lead Project Manager and Six Sigma Black Belt Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at GE.

Interview Details – Due diligence and effective process to identify one's leadership ability to lead and thrive under worlds markets leading workforce
One interview with HR, second with a HR mgr, third with a multifunctional panel with one person at a time, then an interview with hiring mangers. then a potential offer is extended.

Interview Question – Deliver a presentation about what you do, without prior preparation or awareness. I felt is was a way to test the ability to think on your feet and remain strong, clear and firm to join the company by explaining a clear sells speech.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Offer extended on the phone then followed up with a letter after verbal acceptance, although offers are very competitive and predetermined based on value one brings to the business and the needs of the business at time of interview.

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Difficult Interview

Supply Chain Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Hendersonville, NC

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at GE in April 2013.

Interview Details – The Hr was prompt in getting back to me. The whole post hiring process was very smooth.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work here rather than the other positions you were offered?   View Answer

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Average Interview

Engineer/Technologist Interview

Anonymous Employee
Wilmington, NC

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at GE.

Interview Details – There is a long wait for anything within GE... nothing happens quick!! Another thing that strikes me oddly is the power and control of HR. They have more say so than the hiring manager/ interviewer over who gets selected and salary negotiations are pretty much "take it or leave it". I thought there would be some quick feedback after the interview, but it took 3 weeks before I had a response with a verbal offer and asked if I was still interested. Then a formal offer was submitted a few days later.

Interview Question – If you browse a search engine on questions before an interview, it pretty much sums it up. Explain how you have handled a difficult situation, difficult coworkers, integrity, and long-term career goals.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was called with a verbal offer and asked if I was still interested 3 weeks post-interview. After I responded that I was still interested in the position, a formal offer was submitted. The pay was lower than expected, and quite a bit lower than salary estimators show. When I presented these comparisons during a well thought out negotiation plan, I was cut short and told that is the offer and HR wouldn't budge on negotiating salary.

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Difficult Interview

Client CIO Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at GE in January 2014.

Interview Details – Already knew the hiring manager. Reached out to see if there would be any interest in me. Was told "yes", so applied. Then - radio silence. For weeks.

Interview Question – What would you do to help improve Employee Opinion Survey results   Answer Question

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Easy Interview

Indoor Control Designer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Concord, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at GE in November 2011.

Interview Details – Company starts with a phone call that they use as an interview. Once you are given the okay here, you pick a day to drive to the office and interview there. It was frustrating because they said to show up at a specific time, but then had you wait almost a half hour because the office was so busy. You are interviewed by essentially all available employees, so amount to about 7 people at once. Most don't really care, a few passionate employees will ask you technical questions.

Interview Question – I can't remember but it was something to do with substation engineering and they don't really expect you to know it.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – They offered me $20 an hour. I was shooting for an internship and was surprised to be offered so much. GE has a lot of cash to burn.

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Average Interview

Operations Management Leadership Program Interview

Anonymous Employee
Greenville, SC

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at GE in July 2010.

Interview Details – After initial screening process (resume, drug test), 30 candidates were invited to travel (paid for by company) to an offsite hotel near one of the facilities. Interviews by the hiring manager and a team of managers from the nearby facility. Offer was received 10 days later. 7 days were given to respond. Because of the competitive nature of the job, I chose not to negotiate, but I heard that there was very little room to negotiate especially on salary. Talking with other people hired at the same time, salary variation was small, but individuals from ethnic minorities (like me) were given higher initial salaries.

Interview Question – Questions were very standard, dealing with what was posted on my resume. What was the time where you struggled most at your previous employment? What did you do? What is one of your weaknesses? 4 interviews. One with hiring manager, one with a board of mangers, and then 2 1 on 1 interviews with random GE employees. Total time 2 hours.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Non-negotiable

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Average Interview

Financial Management Program Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at GE in November 2013.

Interview Details – I had an initial phone interview that was fairly pleasant. The correspondent from HR was polite and none of the questions were very technical. Most of the questions were concerned with how I function as a student, my role on campus, and what my past experiences had been. Lasted around half an hour.

Interview Question – What sort of challenges have you faced in school and how have you dealt with them?   Answer Question

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No Offer

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Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at GE.

Interview Details – Interviewed and recruiter. Told me I had the internship but I had a low gpa. Even so, I told him would have my gpa up by the next semester. He told me that he would get back to me once he spoke with HR and never got back with me

Interview Question – Tell me about a situation that didn't go so well. How did you take on a leadership role to recover the situation?   Answer Question

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