General Motors Interview Questions

Updated Aug 26, 2015
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    Lead Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roswell, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at General Motors (Roswell, GA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Applied to several jobs that looked interesting over many months. Received a call back and phone interview for one, but no request for on-site interview. Finally, one of my friends got hired and with his recommendation I was contacted about a Lead Developer position. Did the phone interview. Followed up with on-site. Then an offer

    Interview Questions

    • On the phone and on-site the interviewer asked several situational problem solving questions eliciting me to respond with examples from my own work experience. However, on-site they also gave me a coding test with requirements for small programs and 4 SQL statements. The requirements were simple, but more academic than real world. (I have never been paid to write a Fibonacci code generator or a Palindrome detector) Anyone who has been out of college for 20+ plus years would require at least 10 minutes per question just to dust of the cob webs, and the test had a 30 minute time limit.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Did not need to negotiate as they offered me what I asked for. However, if you make it this far and they don't offer you what you asked for, I recommend you negotiate. They need a lot of good people, and if you get past their screening process you are good, and they cannot afford to screw with you over money.

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    Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at General Motors (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    It was very challenging. I applied for a summer internship in Shanghai. They asked a lot of questions about your understanding of economics and their company strategy. There are also typical questions like self introduction.

    Interview Questions

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    IT Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at General Motors (Austin, TX) in December 2014.

    Interview

    I submitted my resume online and received an email and phone call within 1 day. Interviews: - Phone screen with the lead recruiter. - Phone screen with another recruiter. - Phone interview with team lead. - Phone interview with hiring manager. - Phone interview with senior manager. This interviews seemed to go well. I was requested to come in for an in-person interview. Out of the blue this was cancelled with no explanation. Overall, the entire process and communication seemed dis-jointed.

    Interview Questions

    • When was one time that you had deliver bad news and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at General Motors (Philadelphia, PA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    2 back to back interviews, approx 40 min each, followed by a case test sent during the weekend to be completed in 4 hours. Interviews were a good mix of behavioral and technical questions. The case was very technical and asked you to analyze a potential JV in China for a new line of cars.

    Interview Questions

    • What kind of elements do you analyze in a new project? How would you strategize a foreign exchange contract for an Affiliate in India?   Answer Question
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview

    They had two people interview me, it lasted around 2 hours. I believe it was 45 minutes for each individual and the last minutes left to ask questions. They had packets to with a ton of questions to ask me about, so that was the reason the interview took so long.

    Interview Questions

    • It was most behavioral questions that focused on teamwork. They are looking for people that can work in a team. Most difficult question: "How did you deal with someone that was not doing their work? How did you handle the situation? What would you change?"   Answer Question
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at General Motors (Detroit, MI) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Behavioral interview. One on one or two on one. Check other questions on glassdoor as well as the ones I have listed (were not on glassdoor). Friendly interviewers in my experience. Most interviews accompanied by a tour. It has been a couple of days and I have not heard back from them either way; will update when I get notice.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time that you had to make a decision based on incomplete data.(Dealing with ambiguity) Tell me about a time when you had to motivate someone from a different culture than you.   Answer Question
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    Electrical Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at General Motors (Hamilton, ON (Canada)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through University website, got an email requesting to meet for an interview through University's co-op office about 3 days before the interview. Interviewed with 2 representatives from GM. General questions at the beginning (why did you go into Electrical Engineering, why you want to work for GM, etc) followed by 4 in depth behavioural questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time where you solved a problem that nobody else around you could solve, process of solving the problem, what you learned and how you applied what you learned elsewhere.   Answer Question
    • Describe a time when you lead a team, what you accomplished, how you accomplished it, what you learned and how you applied what you learned elsewhere.   Answer Question
    • A time where you learned on the fly/get something done quickly with limited knowledge.   Answer Question
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    Enterprise Reporting Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at General Motors (Detroit, MI) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Received a call from Talent Acquisition rep. Asked some prescreening interview questions. Received a detailed email with details for a face-to-face interview. It included directions, tips regarding their behavorial interview. Had half hour meeting with a Talent Acquisition/HR rep. Then had a one hour interview with the hiring manager and another lady. Immediately after, had another one hour interview with two men. In both meetings, tag teamed with behavorial interview questions.

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    GM Dealer Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at General Motors (Detroit, MI) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Applied online and received a phone call from from a talent acquisition representative within 48 hours. The phone interview was about 20 minutes long and consisted of basic questions about my resume, work experience and salary/benefit expectations. I received another phone call from the same rep. the next day and he scheduled a face to face interview in Detroit for the following week. First part was a 30 minute orientation about GM and it's benefits etc. Second part was broken down into 2 separate hour long interviews. Each interview was with 2 managers. Interview questions were in the Lominger format but some of the questions would digress into questions about my resume and work experience. Each interviewer would constantly stop the cadence of the interview to write down notes as I answered each question. Know your resume and be prepared with different situations to base your answers on to avoid sounding repetitive. They will press you to elaborate extensively on some portions of your answers just to see how you respond to unanticipated questions. Overall a positive experience, interviewing managers are very friendly.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you employed rigorous logic to complete an assigned task?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    It was a generous offer with great benefits. I did not negotiate as it was beyond my salary requirements.

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    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Great experience, and just received a request for a background check verification. Interviewers were extremely friendly and went into great depth with their questions. Their questions were very wide open so it was important to stay on topic and keep your answer relevant. Spend a lot of time preparing for interviews with this company.

    Interview Questions

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