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General Motors Software Developer Interview Questions

Updated Nov 25, 2014
Updated Nov 25, 2014
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Software Developer? Interview

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

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

Interview Details

Filled out a pre-application at a career, didnt think much of it. A week or so later I got an email telling me to show up at 7:45 the next morning for a "final interview". I guess they like you to be unprepared. They showed us the typical, "Look, dont you want to work for us?" presentation, then we had interviews with two people. The first guy I got was pretty unpleasant. I really just think he thought I was "weird" and didn't like me. Anyway, he asked a series of your typical bs interview questions, and they demand that you answer them in a rigid series of steps, and if a step didn't apply to your answer, I guess that was just seen as a failing on your part. He acted as if he couldn't comprehend my answers and wrote my answers down in a way that made me look bad, then refused to correct them. I felt like walking out of that interview, and I wish I had.
The second guy I talked to was very nice and asked a couple of easy questions.
That night, I was informed via email that I needed to apply to all the jobs I was interested in. Because applying after an interview makes perfect sense.
Needless to say, within a week or two, I got a generic, "don't feel there's a strong match" email.

Interview Questions
  • Nothing that unexpected. Just imagine the worst questions from one of those books of interview questions, and an unsympathetic jerk sitting across from you.   View Answer
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at General Motors in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    3 interviews all behavior based. Theres a phone screening too. I thought i had done bad but i guess not because i got an offer. Thanks to my family and God!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at General Motors in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Hiring for college students is through their campus recruiting process. There is usually 2 rounds of interviews, each involving 1 or 2 people. Mainly about situations and how you handled the situation as well as what you learned from the experience. In the 2nd rounds, there is usually a technical question to test your technical knowledge and problem solving skills.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really challenging. As long as you have a good command of your school and work experiences to draw from for the "situational" questions. For the technical question, if you should not have problems if you have been diligent with your computer science classes and project work.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Went with another employer who I interned with over the summer. Felt more comfortable since I knew about them.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 3+ monthsinterviewed at General Motors in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had an initial interview on campus and then i was told to apply online. Three months later after the on campus interview and applying online, I got contacted for a second online interview. The questions they asked during both interviews were purely behavioral questions while I was expecting technical questions. .

    Interview Questions
    • Name one thing you did that was against the general consensus.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    After I accepted the interview, an email was sent with offer/salary details. There wasn't much about negotiating but rather accept the award or you don't.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    First had phone interview which consisted of questions about my resume and some situational questions. Second, had an on campus interview which followed the before mentioned structure, but they went a little deeper.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a project where you approached it incorrectly. What did you do to correct it what was the outcome?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation really. I was quite happy with the starting salary. Eligible for raises every 6 mos.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at General Motors in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my school website and got an on campus interview that was 1 hour and 30 minutes long. It consisted of two back to back interviews that were 45 minutes each. They were mostly behavioral questions and maybe a few technical questions based on what was on my resume.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time that you had to give up something   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Developer Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at General Motors in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    Tough technical questions were asked along with some thinking capabilities. I was primarily interviewed for a position in java/j2ee development. Questions were mainly focussed on j2ee, ejb, messaging and transaction capabilities using weblogic.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at General Motors.

    Interview Details

    Applied through campus recruiting and went through a 2 stage interview process. Only received 4 technical questions but they were not difficult, their purpose was to see the thinking process of the candidates.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions are difficult if you don't know anything about yourself or anything related to the job your applying for.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Havent received full details
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Paso, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Paso, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at General Motors in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    2 step interview process on campus.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied online, Got a call from Recruiter, initial phone screen, on-site interview with 2 technical managers, 2 weeks later got the verbal offer, negotiating the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • They are trying to hire Team player and Problem solver for the position I interviewed for.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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