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General Motors Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Dec 12, 2014
Updated Dec 12, 2014
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Software Engineer Interview

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

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at General Motors in August 2013.

Interview Details

Received the first call from talent acquisition, she scheduled a phone interview with a hiring manager. The interview was rather "STAR" based, and appropriate for the position, since it involves diverse, and dynamic testing, assessments, and broad interaction with many teams.
I believe the interview went well, and she indicated I should hear from someone for an onsite interview, I received a call appx 3 business days later scheduling the onsite interview.

This interview was as described by others, first an overview of the company, then individual interviews with two managers, (one at a time)

I did not expect the same questions from each manager, and stumbled a bit to have 'fresh' responses during the second interview. These questions were the same as those asked during the phone interview.

After one week, I did receive the "Thank you for your recent participation in an interview with General Motors...but no thanks" followup. I was not really surprised, as I had left the onsite interview feeling rather ambivalent, as explained above, all three interviews were identical, and I was not sure if they were seeking identical answers or fresh responses, so fresh responses could indicate dishonesty if they are comparing notes, OR, identical responses could indicate you had no fresh ideas!

Interview Questions
  • What was the most difficult news you had to deliver, and what was the takeaway lesson?   View Answer
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at General Motors in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Two round process -- first is basic focusing on behaviors a lot of "Tell me about a time you had an assignment but didn't know how to proceed ...." Not a black/white or right/wrong but how you approached the situation. Second round is repetitive but does includes technical proficiency.

    Interview Questions
    • Pretty basic really; most people should focus on personal interaction and technical skills.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at General Motors in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    1) Applied online
    2) received a request for a phone screen by GM talent(less than 1 hr notice)
    3) after screening **they go over basic background information, salary you want, etc
    4) now your resume is available to groups in GM that are hiring
    5) wait on a interview request
    6) did a face to face as expected it was a behavioral interview about 4 questions with 2 examples of each they are basic behavioral ie) tell me about a time you were given a task without the proper tools, worse job experience, handle time management, tell me about a time you had to deal with conflict at work.
    7) went over job experience
    8) they go over the position
    9) ask questions then end of interview

    Interview Questions
    • I wasn't expecting to have to give a follow up examples.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at General Motors in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Met recruiters at Career Fair and scheduled interview for the next day. Next day interview was composed of behavioral questions. At the end of this interview, I was told I would be invited back for a more technical interview, which we scheduled for the next day. This interview was much of the same thing, but included a simple technical question.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time you have failed, and what did you learn from this experience?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Their initial offer was lower than I could accept. The lack of organization going from interviews to offer was also a big red flag for me. They claim to be improving processes, but it seems as though they are throwing the cheapest bodies they can at problems.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I initially found out about the opportunity to work for GM during a university job fair. It was one of the easier interview processes that I've been a part of. It was just a lot of situational questions. I only had one interview then I heard back several weeks later. The company seems to be trying to greatly expand their IT department over the next few years.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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