General Motors Interview Questions

Updated Sep 2, 2014
Updated Sep 2, 2014
319 Interview Reviews

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at General Motors in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was fine and nothing left to remember or say.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at General Motors in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    First, you are contacted by an HR rep who asks you about why you are searching for job and what salary you are making now and what you plan to make working for GM. Then I was asked in for an interview, where I met with 4 people, 2 at a time and the interview as all behavioral and very challenging. I was asked back again and had an interview with the director and all questions were traditional

    Interview Questions
    • From time to time, we all make poor decisions. Tell me about a decision you made which you wish you would have made differently. What did you learn from this experience?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when a fellow team member or peer came to you for some technical/professional advice or guidance. How common is it for people to turn to you for advice?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was not able to negotiate. It was on a take it or leave basis, although I did negotiate more time off...
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at General Motors in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    1 day interview
    Interview with manager in the moring(Very high technical about car such as how engine work. You need to draw it on blackboard) and Role play interview in the afternoon

    Negotiation Details
    Negociable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Lead Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at General Motors in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Experience based interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at General Motors in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    it was a tuff grilling by eminent panel of interviewers,

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    average
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    QA Tester Roswell, GA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Roswell, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roswell, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    Seemed to go smoothy with phone interview, face to face was terrible. Appears there is a "must have worked at HP or be indian" menatlity. If you do not fit into one of these backgrounds or ethnicity, you will get a rejection letter. Spoke to many people that have interviewed at this location, everyone had the same opinion.
    Most IT people do not fit under these behavioral type scenarios. Terrible interviewing methodology.

    Interview Questions
    • Absolutely nothing technical, all standard STAR behavioral interview questions. They cannot determine a persons technical abilities at all by asking the canned questions they asked   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Finance Manager TRACK Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    This is an MBA recruiting program. I went to NSHMBA without any leads or contacts at GM but made a good enough impression to get a first round interview. I had two separate 30 minute interviews, one was behavioral based and the other was technical based. I was then flown to Detroit for a final round 'Super Day.' There were 4, 30 minute interviews where interviewers mixed behavioral, situational, and technical based questions. There was also a technical screen where you were given 90 minutes to read over a business case, build a forecast model, and write a memo about your findings. Your fifth 30 minute interview consisted of a presentation of your analysis along with other technical questions and critiques of your analysis. It was a long process.

    Interview Questions
    • If GM were to pay a large one time special dividend, how would this impact our cost of debt?   View Answer
    • Can your cost of debt ever be greater than your cost of equity?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I asked to gross up the signing bonus and receive the bonus in advance in return for cancelling two scheduled final round interviews. They said no. I talked to three other candidates that received offers that all tried to negotiate to no avail. They have an offer for you to either take or leave.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Industrial Engineer - Entry Level Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Wentzville, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wentzville, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at General Motors in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    The Entry Level Industrial Engineer position that I applied for was contracted out by an Engineering Temp Service. The best pro about this interview was how quick the entire process worked. I was approved for an interview on Friday, had the interview on Tuesday, and told that I would know by Wednesday if I could start the job next week. Everything else about the interview was incredibly tough. It was a panel interview with 4 engineering managers that had not glanced at my resume prior to our meeting. If they had, they probably wouldn't have agreed to interview me because I was clearly not the ideal candidate for the job. All of their questions were formed from the content on my resume. Since they had not had a chance to read my resume, most of their questions were taken out of context. For example, since I just graduated with my bachelors degree, all of my Industrial Engineering experience has been through Internships; however they were asking me for examples of my work that would be expected from an engineer with two to three years of experience. At the part of the interview that I was able to ask questions, every inquiry was answered with a pompous response. Altogether, my experience could have been better had my preparation been better.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Java Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at General Motors in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    First they emailed me stating that they want to talk to me, I gave them time. When they called me, all of sudden it was phone technical interview.They asked very very simple technical questions on phone interview. I was surprised as it was unexpected. I gave them phone interview anyway, and it was lasted 45 minutes. After 2 hours, they really liked in phone interview and they want to proceed with face to face. They scheduled day and time with me. During face to face interview, they asked 99% behavioral questions. I was surprised.

    Interview Questions
    • All Behaviour question and none technical questions even though this position is Programmer position   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Maintenance Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 3 days - interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    2 interviews using STAR format.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you had to deal with a difficult employee and how you handled it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating required.
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

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