General Motors Interview Questions

Updated Sep 2, 2015
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    I was not able to negotiate. It was on a take it or leave basis, although I did negotiate more time off...

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    Lead Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at General Motors (Bangalore (India)) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Experience based interview

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No

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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at General Motors in October 2010.

    Interview

    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

    Negociable

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at General Motors (Bangalore (India)) in January 2008.

    Interview

    it was a tuff grilling by eminent panel of interviewers,

    Interview Questions

    • would you be willing to relocate   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    average

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    Vehicle Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at General Motors (Detroit, MI) in March 2015.

    Interview

    My profile was on gm site for a job in the Arizona area. A recruiter called me about a position in Detroit. Got to the airport, and they booked me on a later flight. Had to wait at airport for 6 hours. Interview was a all day event. Started at 8 am. As soon as I got there, I was drilled with questions until I left. Spent time interviewing with probably 10 people. The people in Detroit seemed grumpy and unpleasant, not friendly like in Denver. Worst experience ever.

    Interview Questions

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer
    • Can your cost of debt ever be greater than your cost of equity?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    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.

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at General Motors (New York, NY) in November 2011.

    Interview

    First round -- on campus; second round -- Written case interview PLUS multiple face to face interviews -- usually on a "super weekend". Interviews usually very technical and finance focused. Lot of emphasis on investment skills.

    Interview Questions

    • Currency hedging strategies especially across US and Mexico   Answer Question
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    Senior Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at General Motors (Warren, MI) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Comfortable interview in relaxed setting. Met with 4 Managers two at a time. Asked 10 preset questions and technical inquiry. Lasted 4 hours. Lominger style questions, look them up online to prepare yourself for correct answer structure.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you didn't agree with your boss. Tell me a time when you couldn't understand a foreigner on the other end of the telephone   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Negotiate! Was able to get more money and more vacation but no signing bonus. Would have taken their original offer though as their offer was fair.

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    Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at General Motors (Detroit, MI) in October 2014.

    Interview

    You will be screened first by a recruiter and if you pass this process, you will move forward with the formal interviews. The Interview process is built upon the Lominger Competencies so make sure you prepare for "Situational" type interview questions that are based upon these competencies. You typically will interview with 2 at a time.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell Me about a time where you were forced to make a decision when all of the facts were not readily available.   Answer Question
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    Value Chain Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at General Motors (Warren, MI) in March 2013.

    Interview

    First they have a phone screening. There are two phone screenings before they schedule your face to face interview. The face to face interview was with two hiring managers. They both asked a series of questions. I was then told the position was put on hold. I was then called back 3 months later. I had to come in for another face to face interview with one of the managers that wanted me.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example of a time when you your boss asked you to do something that was unethical. How did you handle this situation? What was the outcome?   Answer Question
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