I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at General Motors in February 2010.
Interview Details – The process started with an employment publication and I identified the Audit Manager and sent a resume and cover letter. I then was called for an interview to the company. Then I went to the company for the interview
Interview Question – What was the most challenging situation where fraud was involved that you encountered. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at General Motors in September 2013.
Interview Details – The process was through a career fair and onsite interview.
Interview Question – Name a time when you had a problem that you couldn't figure out and how you dealt with it. Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at General Motors.
Interview Details – When contacted for an in-person interview, I was initially asked by the HR representative (from the initial screening company that GM uses) which interview slot would be best/most convenient for me. I answered that either early in the morning or late in the afternoon would be best since I am currently employed and would need to take time off for the interview. Oddly, despite my preferences, I ended up scheduled for a timeslot in the middle of the day where I had to take off a full day off work to attend the interview.
I was also told by the same HR rep to expect a 2-part, face-to-face interview where I would be interviewed by one manager for the first period and then interviewed by another manager for the second period. After initially checking in to the lobby reception area at GM headquarters in Detroit, approximately 20-30 minutes later I was taken upstairs with a number of other individuals also present for an interview. We were placed in a room and shown a short, promotional video about GM and the new Corvette. After the video, each person was pulled from the room, one-by-one, to go to an interview room with their first interviewer. I was the last one remaining in the room, and approximately 25-30 minutes later, I was led into a room with 2 interviewers. The interview was MUCH different from what I was led to believe from the HR rep I had spoken with by telephone. The interviewers barely made any eye contact with me the entire time and furiously typed on their laptops throughout the whole interview. It was the coldest, most impersonal interview I have ever been on, and the only interview I've ever had where I did not receive an immediate offer at the end of the interview.
I honestly do not know if the interviewers were typing my responses to the questions or online messaging one another, but the interview style was very impersonal. There were no questions about why I was interested in working for the company or why I was interested in that particular position, and when I tried to enter that information into the conversation, I was immediately cut-off. I'm very intuitive, and their behavior and obvious lack of interest gave me the distinct impression that they had already selected (perhaps informally) a candidate for the position and were simply going through the motions (with as little connection, interest, and eye contact as possible) to meet a required quota of interviewing x number of candidates before a formal selection could be made.
The whole experience was very discouraging and very disturbing as I had successfully worked for a subsidiary of the company many years ago and had very positive experiences with all the GM personnel I worked with and all the GM projects I had worked on. If this interview was a representation of the "new GM," I don't think I am a good fit. I cannot imagine working in a department where the management is as detached and uninterested as they were in my interview. That's definitely not how I manage or motivate my staff at a competitor organization.
The most eye contact the interviewers made with me was at the end of the interview as I was leaving. I forced them into a handshake by making the first move (as neither of them offerred to shake my hand or thank me for coming in) and remarking that all of the vehicles I have ever owned were GM. To that, they both looked up at me and one of them stated they hoped my next vehicle would also be a GM. With that, I was led out of the room and back to the elevator. It has been months since the interview, and I still have not yet received an offer or a rejection letter.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at General Motors.
Interview Details – Very detailed process and tested all my knowledge everything engineering related. Not the typical strength/weakness questions.
Interview Question – Explain how you would follow procedure if you failed to rewrite a JES correctly and the job was done incorrectly? View Answer
Reason for Declining – Better offer elsewhere
I applied online and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at General Motors in August 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online. Received a pre-screening phone call 1 week later. 5 days later I received a phone call to set up an interview for the following week. My interview travel was arranged within a couple of days. The interview was 3 on 1, took approximately 2 & 1/2 hours. I sent a thank you letter the next day. 3 weeks after my interview I received a call offering the position.
Interview Question – Tell me a time when you had to give your boss bad news? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Asked for negotiations, but denied. Offer is still good.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at General Motors.
Interview Details – Several rounds of interviews with direct manager, HR personnel, and peers.
Interview Question – What your most glaring weaknesses? What mistakes have you made in the past? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There is always room to negotiate, and often times negotiation may be for reasons other than monetary.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at General Motors in August 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online. I received a call from Talent Acquisition from a weird 617 number saying they were interest in scheduling a phone interview. The phone interview consisted of a few technical questions....very relaxed. I enjoyed exchanging ideas with the interviewer. Two weeks later I was contacted by GMTA and brought into the VEC building at the Tech Center for two back to back interviews which lasted for about 2 hours. Very relaxed again. A week later I was extended a verbal offer and shortly their after a written offer.
Interview Question – Give me a time when you had to originate a process and implement it in a short amount of time. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. The offer was so fair I saw no reason to bargin
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at General Motors in July 2013.
Interview Details – Applied on company website. Called for first and second round screening interview. The first round was typical in that it asked for details on background and education. Primarlary seemed a screen for salary acceptability. e.g. was I ok with a $126k salary. Second round was a phone interview with a Finance Director. Asked describe a time questions. Was then brought onsite at Ren Cen for final interview.
Interview Question – The case question. Given an hour to evaluate whether to continue with a next generation of a vehicle product line. Set in room with a total of twenty people all working on laptops to complete the case. View Answer
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at General Motors in August 2013.
Interview Details – Behavior Questions - Two one hours sessions with two different hiring managers.
Interview Question – Explain how you handled a risky supplier. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and interviewed at General Motors.
Interview Details – pretty straightforward, reasonable questions, nothing too hard. be prepared to say why GM, and why Treasury...
Interview Question – Have an idea of mergers and acquisitions Answer Question
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