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Updated Mar 31, 2014
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Minden, NV

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at GE in March 2014.

Interview Details – Met project manager at university career fair and gave him my resume.
Interviewed for 30 minutes the next day.
Was told at that the next step would be an on-site interview.
Scheduled interview 2-weeks out, per request; G.E. paid for the flight.
Flew out the day before the interview, stayed in a hotel.
The day started at 8:00 AM with a tour and coffee.
Interviews started 8:30 AM and ended 12:30 PM with 3 interviewers.
    Typical interview: history discussion, fit/behavioral questions, then technical questions.
They took me to lunch for about an hour.
Day ended around 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM

G.E. says they will reimburse all expenses; the daily meal allowance is limited but high.

Interview Question – They will test you on any technology you put on your resume.
Be ready to prove you know everything you say you know.
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Interviewed at GE

Interview Details – Very Technical interview. Be prepared for deep dive.

Interview Question – Describe load balancing optimization   Answer Question

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Software Engineer
San Ramon, CA

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at GE in June 2013.

Interview Details – Interview process very pleasant and enjoyable. Phone screening interview followed by in-person interview.

Interview Question – Cloud and Big Data - How it could be GE aviation industry?   Answer Question

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Software Engineer
Melbourne, FL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at GE in November 2009.

Interview Details – Hired into a dynamic team building new technology.

Interview Question – There were no difficult questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Could negotiate salary up to a point, but other benefits like vacation days were non-negotiable.

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Software Engineer

I applied through college or university - interviewed at GE in March 2010.

Interview Details – The interview process consists of several phone interviews screening for "fit" with the company coupled with technical questions. The technical questions were all very matter-of-fact, and designed to test your knowledge of major concepts in computer science. Thoughout the process, I was asked to demonstrate my understanding of code on the white-board by writing example code, interpreting code that was given me, and diagraming.

Interview Question – How can a process in deadlock with another (each has what the other needs) resolve the deadlock to continue operation.   Answer Question

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Software Engineer
Minden, NV

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at GE in September 2009.

Interview Details – My initial interview was after a summer internship. It was a single interview that consisted of 3 employees. One employee was my champion and was there to reduce nervousness. Basically I already new him from my internship. He did not ask any technical questions, but was my fit interviewer/advocate. The technical interview lasted about 2 hours and mainly consisted of standard algorithm questions, data structure questions, and some high level questions regarding computer architecture.

Interview Question – I can't remember all of the questions, but at the time I think the reverse the linked list question was nerve wracking just because I made a mistake and got frustrated.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Easy. The employer gave me the details and I accepted them. I was just out of college and had no clue how to negotiate.

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Software Engineer
Kansas City, MO

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at GE in February 2009.

Interview Details – I had a phone interview with recruiter first, then on-site interview with the hiring manager, hiring manager's peers, HR, and most of the team members. Most of the questions were behavior based, e.g. tell me a time when you disagree with your boss etc. I had lunch with the hiring manager while answering questions. My boss is actually pretty quiet through the process but appears to be well tempered.

Interview Question – Nothing unreasonable. The most difficult part is to quickly adjust the types of answers to the interviewer, i.e. technical hardware, technical software, HR, peers, manager etc. The interview is quite efficient through the day and I didn't catch every name since their titles weren't all on the schedule   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Asked for a small lump sum for relocation. The relocation package can be a lot better but I didn't

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Software Engineer
Virginia Beach, VA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at GE in September 2012.

Interview Details – Met at career fair. They signed me up for an onsite interview.

Interview Question – Not difficult but, "What is a semaphore?"   View Answer

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Software Engineer
Milwaukee, WI

The process took 1+ week - interviewed at GE in June 2011.

Interview Details – Two telephonic call and 4 rounds of 1 on 1 interviews. Telephonic and personal interviews were fairly technical and basic.

Interview Question – Regular expression programming using either perl/php   Answer Question

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Software Engineer
Milwaukee, WI

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at GE in April 2009.

Interview Details – Long phone interview, maybe 50 minutes or more. Lots of experiential questions. A few questions on working with teams, past successes and failures. It seemed like they were seeing if I was just a techy guy or could communicate well with teams. Guess I didn't pass that part. I also got asked a lot the basics: strengths, weaknesses, lessons learned, secrets to customer success, examples of projects written in different coding types.

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  • What are your 3 greatest strengths and weaknesses?   Answer Question
  • Can you tell me about a time where you worked hard to rescue a project from failure?   Answer Question

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