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General Motors Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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Maintenance Supervisor Interview

Maintenance Supervisor

The process took 3 days - interviewed at General Motors.

Interview Details – 2 interviews using STAR format.

Interview Question – Name a time when you had to deal with a difficult employee and how you handled it.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiating required.

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Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Java/.NET Software Developer Interview

Java/.NET Software Developer
Phoenix, AZ

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at General Motors in March 2014.

Interview Details – Started with 1 phone interview with a developer. The phone interview had a few Java basics questions, and the rest were behavioral questions. They contacted me the next day to set up an in-person interview.

The in-person interview was 2 hours long. The first interviewer was a (different) developer, and the second was the hiring manager. This interview was strictly behavioral. The questions in both interviews were almost identical.

Interview Question – Tell me a time when you did something you regretted?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – The salary they offered was much lower than industry standards. They would not negotiate.

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Production Supervisor Interview

Production Supervisor

Interviewed at General Motors

Interview Details – Started by applying, and in couple weeks got phone call for first interview, Had another phone interview, they flew me in to interview and gave me rooms. Went in for 2 hours for interview. They used the starl format.

Interview Question – I don't remember any difficult questions   Answer Question

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No Offer

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Research and Development Researcher Interview

Research and Development Researcher

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at General Motors in February 2014.

Interview Details – Had a prescreening at a University career fair. That was followed up by a one-hour phone-interview from Michigan. Was contacted about 3 weeks later via email from HR.

Interview Question – Questions were very behavioral based. Examples: (1a)Tell me about a time when you had to learn something new. (1b) What did you learn from this experience. (2a) What did you do in your field to stay up to date. (2b) (2b) What did you learn from this experience. (3a) Tell me about a time when you had to meet an unexpected deadline. (3b) What did you do, how did you react, and what did you learn from this experience. They also asked me about my interests and the type of groups that I would like to work with at GM.   Answer Question

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No Offer

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Very Difficult Interview

Senior Java Software Developer Interview

Senior Java Software Developer
Austin, TX

I applied online and 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 Question – All Behaviour question and none technical questions even though this position is Programmer position   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Agile Process Coach Interview

Agile Process Coach
Warren, MI

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at General Motors in January 2011.

Interview Details – The interview process is easy because it is done at a department level. You'll get a response from HR and be interviewed by someone desperate to fill a job. Personality match the untrained interviewer and you are in.

Interview Question – None. Interviewer asked nothing relevant.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – GM does not negotiate. Offers are take it or leave it.

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No Offer

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Average Interview

Connected Customer Specialist Interview

Connected Customer Specialist
Saginaw, MI

I applied online and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at General Motors in January 2014.

Interview Details – Process was fair and moved very quickly

Interview Question – Tell me a time when you dealt with a difficult coworker and how did you handle it.   Answer Question

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Process Engineer Interview

Process Engineer

Interviewed at General Motors

Interview Details – phone interview, 2 face to face interviews with 2 individuals both times.

Interview Question – Describe a time you had to question someone of higher authority.   Answer Question

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1 person found this helpful

No Offer

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Operations Research Professional Interview

Operations Research Professional
Warren, MI

I applied through other source and the process took 3 months - interviewed at General Motors.

Interview Details – I applied through the INFORMS Career website. I was first interviewed by two Operations Research Directors and then I had an HR phone interview asking HR-related questions. Then there was a full day on-site interview, and that included 2 STAR interviews, technical interview, seminar. In the STAR interviews, I got two choose one from two questions for every question. Each STAR interview was about 1 hour. The technical seminar/presentation had a lot of questions.

Interview Question – Some STAR questions are difficult to answer unless prepared in advance.   View Answer

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No Offer

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Line Worker Interview

Line Worker
Kansas City, MO

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at General Motors in March 2013.

Interview Details – there was a phone interview

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