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General Motors Interview Questions

Updated Dec 12, 2014
Updated Dec 12, 2014
375 Interview Reviews

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    Purchasing Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pontiac, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pontiac, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    30 minute phone interview- asked about my former job duties and why did I leave. Asked if I had worked for GM before; why would I want to work there; what do I under about the job that I applied for and what do I think about GM. After the phone interview they send your resume off to the hiring manager to see if he would want to interview you.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Junior Software Developer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at General Motors in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Met recruiters through school career fair. Had a short (30m) interview the following day on campus. Basic behavioral questions - "why did you pick your school?"; "why computer science?"; "tell me about a time..." Many STAR interview type questions - recruiters interested in how you applied classroom knowledge. Had a second round interview which was effectively more of the first, also short, and also on campus. Got an offer about 2 weeks later.

    Negotiation Details
    Two weeks to accept offer. Still in process of negotiation, but I plan to accept regardless.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at General Motors in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Met recruiters at Career Fair and scheduled interview for the next day. Next day interview was composed of behavioral questions. At the end of this interview, I was told I would be invited back for a more technical interview, which we scheduled for the next day. This interview was much of the same thing, but included a simple technical question.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time you have failed, and what did you learn from this experience?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Their initial offer was lower than I could accept. The lack of organization going from interviews to offer was also a big red flag for me. They claim to be improving processes, but it seems as though they are throwing the cheapest bodies they can at problems.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at General Motors in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Job posting, application, telephone interview... Another "live" interview. Final, third, with hiring manager. One hour conversation about experience, practical knowledge and about how am I dealing with issues. Be prepared for the questions related to your job routine.

    Interview Questions
    • why do you think to be the right person for this position? It's the common one but it brings tha main points.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Associate Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at General Motors in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process consisted of 2 interviews. The first one was behavioral and the second one was technical. Many others did not take the technical interview if they came from a college in their recruiting list.

    Interview Questions
    • It was data base related. It was hard for me as my background is in computer engineering not computer science.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate. I should have.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at General Motors in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Behavioral. STAR format. Interviewers were very nice and casual. Second round interview was also similar but just longer. Took only about a week to get my second offer. Took about two weeks to get an offer after the second interview.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed on campus after applying on my school's online application program. Interview was structured around STAR process. Professional interviewer who was very passionate about GM. GM also held a study break on campus that was very well done.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Design Release Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    So far I had a phone interview after talking to a recruiter at a career fair. It consisted of four "Tell me about a time when..." questions. I now have an on sight interview scheduled.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you got results that were way greater than you expected.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  10.  

    Entry Level IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    I met with a recruiter at a job fair and applied through my school's career website. I got an email from that site saying that GM approved me for an interview, so I scheduled a time. They had two guys interview me because they wanted to make 2 interviews into one interview.

    Interview Questions
    • One question was describe a situation where you had to try to complete a task twice because you didn't get it right the first time.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    GET Mechanical Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    First a list of student was sent to the company with their marks for each semester.Students with active backlogs are not allowed. Once the company arrived. There was a written technical and aptitude round. 60 minutes of 30 technical and 30 aptitude question. Technical questions were mainly from automobile engineering, strength of materials, heat transfer, thermodynamics and material science. 34 students appeared for the written round. 19 were selected. 3 departments were offered. Engine design, Transmission design and vehicle CAE. Once you have chosen the list is made for technical interviews. There were 7 students for vehicle CAE. Questions started with tell me about yourself, projects, etc. Braking force calculations, difference between double wishbone and mcpherson strut suspension. shear stress, von mises stress, principal stress. Bending monent diagrams, etc. It lasted for about 45 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain what is G force and what are different g forces for different kind of situations in cars (like impact and all)?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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