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General Motors Interview Questions in Pontiac, MI

Updated Oct 29, 2014
Updated Oct 29, 2014
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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
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    Program Administrator Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    Process started with an HR interview via phone. From there, GM organized an in-person meeting with the hiring manager and another manager within that organization.

    Interview Questions
    • Of the jobs listed on your resume, what was the worst one?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Designer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at General Motors in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online to the job posting. One week later I received a call with basic questions regarding availability, citizenship status and other similar questions. A week after that I received another call to schedule the interview. It was a two-part behavioral interview with two different managers for each part. A small test was performed to check my understanding of some of the basic functions of the position: GD&T tests with conflicting tolerances (trick question, but very simple).

    It was my first interview. I think my answers were relatively good (maybe missing the WOW! factor). It was my first time using the STAR system used by many employers today for the interview process. It could have gone better.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Technician Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at General Motors in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Recieved a call from HR within a couple weeks of submitting resume. Recieved a call to come in for an interview shortly after that. The interview consisted of a half hour informational presentation and two one on one interviews conducted back to back. I really enjoyed the interview process. Be prepared to negotiate if they come back with an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Situational questions. Very straight forward, nothing technical. Interviewers were very friendly. Entire interview process (including facility tour and lunch) was about 5 hours.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Recieved a better offer elsewhere and felt that GM was trying to see how cheap I would work

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Validation Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for the position. a week later i got a phone interview. the day after i got an invitation for the interview via email. two hours interview, all the question were behavioral question and i had to follow the star technique.

    Interview Questions
    • All the questions were easy but you have to be specific in your answers   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mechanical Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at General Motors in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a situation where you made a decision that you later regretted.   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Validation Engineer Interview

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

    The process took a dayinterviewed at General Motors in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Got a phone call that a manager had interest in my resume. The day off there was an orientation session and had two 1 on 1 interviews. Used the STAR system, which was tedious. However, the managers/interviewers were VERY friendly. They really seemed to enjoy their jobs, were happy talk to you about any questions or comments and gave very honest and straight forward answers. They took care of you from the beginning of the interview till you got out the door. Really enjoyed the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you chose not take action though there was pressure on you to do so.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pre-production Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at General Motors in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Was brought into GM-Powertrain in Pontiac for a panel interview after passing a phone interview. The interview was just over an hour long and consisted of mainly STAR questioning (situational analysis). HR stated prior that all candidates that are interviewed WILL hear a response, one way or another, within 2 weeks. My determination did not come until 14 weeks after completing the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to meet a specific deadline with limited information. How did you meet the deadline?   Answer Question
    • Describe a time when you were in conflict with a manager over a directive and how did you handle that?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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