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GE Program Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Nov 6, 2013
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Program Manager
Atlanta, GA

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at GE in July 2009.

Interview Details – HR Manager called to setup the interview with the hiring manager a day after I submitted my application. Hiring Manager asked standard questions- Resume walk, key projects, why GE etc". It was very conversational. However, I did not hear back until two weeks. Was called on-site for 1:1 interviews and a panel interview. Standard questions again around difficult situations colleagues, matrixed org etc. I was made an offer after 3months.

Interview Question – What are your weaknesses and what would you do if you disagree with your managers suggestions to improve?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. It was take it or leave it.

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Program Manager
Erie, PA

I applied online and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at GE in April 2010.

Interview Details – Typical phone interviews first with multiple people. Then after one month, a face to face interview with the same team which included management and technical people. The interviews were easy and the questions were targeted towards prior experience. In addition, an employee at GE has two different managers, the HR manager and the business unit manager and both have to be considered.

Interview Question – I do not recall any hard questions or extremely intelligent questions that one would have to think hard before answering. The majority of the interviewers were more concerned with the candidates ability to fit within the complex and archaic culture.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiations. The HR manager made an offer and it was a take it or leave it attitude.

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Program Manager
Waukesha, WI

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at GE in June 2011.

Interview Details – Interview process started with a telephone interview with an HR manager to discuss employment history and performance, goals, career drivers etc. Then the company flew me out to Wisconsin to do 6 separate one hour interviews with other HR managers and business leaders. Everybody was very professional and helpful, overall an impressive organization.

Interview Question – How have you handled conflict in your current job?   Answer Question

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Program Manager
Dallas, TX

I applied through other source and the process took 2 months - interviewed at GE in February 2008.

Interview Details – GE's interview process works as follow's:
-Submit resume through GE Career System
-Phone Screen with HR Generalist (this person normally knows NOTHING about the actually position, they are simply listening for buzzwords outlined on the piece of paper in front of them). The intent of the phone screen is to determine if the resume contents are legit and you are worthwhile of an interviewers time.
-Panel Interview with Hiring Manager and a peer or two of the hiring manager. These interviews are behavioral in nature and revolve around questions related to the GE growth traits. Some of these might include:
Give an example of a time when you had to independently lead a critical project and resolve a difficult problem.
Tell me about a project that you led that required the involvement of people from various areas. What are some of the challenges that you faced? How did you overcome them?

-One over Interview with Hiring Managers boss. If you make this interview you are probably in the final two. This interview is also behavioral in nature and your answers should be exactly as stated in the Panel interview. This interview is normally conducted via phone.
-The offer. The hiring manager will call with a salary offer. They will low ball! GE offers notoriouly low salaries, but counter.
-The Counter. The hirinc manager will call back with the counter to your counter offer or acceptance of the counter.
-HR finalization. HR will email you 5000 documents and tell you when you to show up to pee in a cup for your drug test.

Interview Question – Give an example of how you improved a business process using analytics   Answer Question

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