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Mechanical Engineer Interview
The process took 1 day – interviewed at General Motors in July 2010.
There is a phone interview last one hour. They asked my background.
- The project I did before Answer Question
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Mechanical Engineer InterviewDeclined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week – interviewed at General Motors (Pontiac, MI) in April 2012.
Initially, I was contacted by a hiring manager and asked a series of background and employment eligibility questions. Later, I had two interviews with engineering managers in various groups. The interview questions were largely behavioral/situational in nature. I was offered a position the following week. Both a hiring manager and engineering group manager contacted me the same week.
- Name a situation where you made a decision that you later regretted. 1 Answer
Mechanical Engineer InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at General Motors (Ingersoll, ON (Canada)) in January 2012.
Initially I was required to send my resume, cover letter and transcript. I received the interview call through my University (UOIT) as well and the interview was on campus as well. The interview was about an hour with a two person panel. Several questions were asked relative to resume experience. Some of the behavioral questions were also crafted from the resume. No technical or as such difficult questions were asked.
- The interview was mostly behavioral questions, with cliche questions like, what would you do if you are assigned with multiple tasks and What relative experience and skills do you have for this position. Answer Question
Mechanical Engineer InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
the process started with a behavioral interview. The interviewer seemed interested but rushed at the same time like he had heard it all before. There were only three questions and it seemed like it didn't really get the entire picture.
- Tell me about a time you exceeded expectations. Answer Question
Mechanical Engineering InterviewDeclined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at General Motors.
It was a very friendly and casual interview. All of the questions asked were in the STAR format. The only step in the interview process was an approximately 30 minute phone interview.
- Name a time where you had to fix something twice. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
Change of major
Mechanical Engineer InterviewNo Offer
I interviewed for the powertrain engineering position at the powertrain facility in Pontiac. There was a phone interview then they flew me into Michigan for the second interview. Both interviews were more behavioral than technical, which seemed odd. The second round interviews were with two different managers, both were about an hour long.
- Tell me about a time where you had to work with someone who was not of the same culture/country Answer Question
Mechanical Engineer InterviewAccepted Offer
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at General Motors.
It was fairly easy interview. HR round was a cake walk. Technical round involved 3 levels with third being toughest. They asked me indepth knowledge of IC engines.
- IC engines complicated real time problems. Answer Question
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