General Motors Interview Questions

Updated Sep 2, 2015
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    ETL Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview

    When GM was first building up their IT in 2012, they were hiring fast and furiously. You would first receive a phone interview, and then a 1x1 interview with 3 different managers (none of which that might actually be the manager you end up with). GM requires the use of the Lominger Interview process, which does not really get into technical questions that are specific to the job. Additionally, it was not uncommon for GM to "reassign" you to another position or team than what was originally advertised; consequently, many new hires (specifically, college hires) would end up in an area that they might not have any experience or interest in.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you <insert some undesirable situation, like making a bad decision on the job>, how you handled it, what you learned from it and how you'd handle a similar situation in the future.   Answer Question
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    2 one on one interviews that were very comfortable and mostly behavioral at first. Then more analytical questions were added into the interview but none that were too challenging. Then two more interviews followed and a financial modeling test.

    Interview Questions

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    Market Research Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    The hiring process involved two rounds with two interviews each round. The interviews were all behavior and fit questions. For the behavior interviews be sure to follow a STAR response

    Interview Questions

    • No technical questions but be ready to outline your biggest professional challenge and a person weakness   Answer Question
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    BI Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I never even interviewed. They saw my resume and gave me an offer. It was too easy. The college hiring at GM is on steroids. They are going to every university and picking up students even though the current employees don't have enough work.

    Negotiation

    No negotiation for college hires

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    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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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview

    My process started with a resume drop at a career fair, I actually missed the finance contact but was contacted for a phone interview with a recruiter a week later. I then had onsite interviews with 4 different Finance directors and had to complete a case study. Though the process may have changed slightly (i.e. multiple interviewers) the core of the process is roughly the same.

    Interview Questions

    • Business case is usually shaped around some recent experience/project. Technical capabilities are expected but rational business sense should also be used   Answer Question
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    IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview

    Offered an interview at the career fair. There is only a one step interview. The interviewer was very nice and friendly. We seemed to connect. The interview last about 30 mins and it was all behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time where you had adversity with a acquaintance   Answer Question
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    BI Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview

    Interview process took about 2 weeks from initial phone screening to on-site interview. Interview was behavioral focused (situations/actions/lessons learned) with technical questions thrown in at the end. Overall the interview process was quite easy.

    Interview Questions

    • It wasn't the questions so much, but the fact that for each area or behavior, there was a series of 3 questions that you could choose to answer. This made it difficult to keep the conversation flow as by the time you heard the third question; you'd then forgotten what the first option was.   Answer Question
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    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    The hiring process began on campus at a career fair. I spoke with a GM representative for 5-10 minutes one-on-one and she advised me to complete an online application. A couple of weeks after the career fair, I was invited to participate in an on campus interview. Two months after completing the on campus interview, I was invited to have a final interview at the GM Technical Center. After the final interview, I was made an offer over the phone first and then via email.

    Negotiation

    No negotiation phase.

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    Website Programming Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview

    I applied through their web site, Did a phoner a week later and then got a call to come in. Talked to five people and all of them stuck to a format for the interview. They had set questions and wanted to fill them all out between the five of them. I later would call the recruiter back and told me he had left the company. He game me another number and that person had left too. I sent an email and it was returned as undeliverable. Felt a bit mistreated since I had given up three hours of my time.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked a lot about how tech is applied. They seemed to be a bit behind on this and so it was tough to answer the question without insulting them.   Answer Question

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