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GE Engineer Interview Questions

Updated May 22, 2017
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Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

The process took a week. I interviewed at GE (Louisville, KY) in October 2011.

Interview

Called for an on campus interview

Interview Questions

Negotiation

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Other Interview Reviews for GE

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Troy, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at GE (Troy, NY) in April 2011.

    Interview

    The interview process was very structured. It was very clear they had put a lot of thought into how they were engaging and reviewing candidates. I was interviewing for a leadership program, so even though it was a technical role, there was a big focus on leadership and interpersonal skills as well.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked for examples of leadership. They also asked for examples of overcoming challenges.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    You can always negotiate!


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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at GE (Washington, DC) in March 2011.

    Interview

    Recruiting, hiring and Interview process was long and difficult. All pre-employment phases were lengthy, difficult, tedious, tiring and represented a boring level of waiting for decisions and responses back. Lots of back and forth communications, phones calls, emails, etc. Long decision process, salary received was less than anticipated. I (personally) participated in many role model practice sessions and practice interview sessions, before the actual interview date arrived. Lots of online and interview preparatory research on my part, which allowed me to ace the phone screen and the 1st in person interview. The required drug test is a no-brainer, type pass, for a 100% drug free candidate.
     I was working in a different state, so the drive up was a little complicated, but overall the GE negotiations process was lengthy and tiresome. I think that much of it was unnecessary and a bit over the top. Lots of interview questions, tons of meet and greet events on the interview day. Many pre-employment promises made, many left unfilled after the initial hiring occurred. Intense competition for a few jobs, time was extremely limited for each candidate and it was very demanding and convoluted at times and during the whole process. Not something I would like to repeat in this life time. Professional dress, neatness and proper hygiene are absolutely required for a GE interview, shorts and sandals will not do, here. If the candidate smokes, do not do this immediately before the actual interview, it will be viewed as poor form. Professional ladies, too much makeup, heavy jewellery, visible tattoos and piercings, weird hair colours, sneakers, t-shirts, etc. will not be tolerated (think 1950's, female charm) . Interview lateness, is a no-no. An unkempt appearance is a no-no for a GE interview. Polish, poise and charm will win them over, every time.

    Negotiation

    Negotiation phase was a lengthy, difficult, tedious, tiring and a boring level of waiting for decisions and responses back. Lots of back and forth communications, phones calls, emails, etc. Long decision process, salary received was less than anticipated. I participated in many role model practice sessions and practice interview sessions, before the actual interview occurred. Lots of online and interview preparatory on my part, which allowed me to ace the phone screen and the 1st in person interview. The required drug test is a no-brainer passing score, for any one that is 100% drug free. GE only hires US citizens, so another no brainer for me. I was working in a different state, so the drive up was a little complicated, but overall the GE negotiations process was lengthy and tiresome. I think that much of it was unnecessary and a bit over the top.

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at GE (Cincinnati, OH) in February 2011.

    Interview

    on campus interview. single person. nice guy, all questions were of the "tell me a time when" variety. i mostly made stuff up.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    job wasnt where i wanted to be


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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at GE (Atlanta, GA) in October 2010.

    Interview

    list of 10-15 behavioral questions

    Interview Questions

    • what experience do you have in coordinating or leading activities for over 12 months   Answer Question

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Schenectady, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at GE (Schenectady, NY) in August 2010.

    Interview

    I initially applied either through GE's own site or Indeed. Initially contacted by phone. I was bit confused about the position since the title of the position was for one thing but when I arrived for an interview it was for a different product. Although both involved manufacturing engineering it threw me a bit in the interview. The interview involved touring the grounds while being asked questions which involved basic problem solving and questions that someone with the required background would know. Facilities seemed typical for the position and employees were friendly. Offices were a bit dreary, no windows, cubicle farm. The interviewer was very polite and knowledgeable and answered all my questions. Also answered follow up questions after the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Various questions about things outside my field of study   Answer Question

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Elko, NV
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at GE (Elko, NV) in April 2010.

    Interview

    As as prospective employee, I was very curious to learn more about the company and what opportunities it had to offer. The interviewers were monotone, uninformative and seemed less than excited to be representing General Electric. The interview went quite well and there's no doubt in my mind that I would have been offered a job had I had any desire to follow up after experiencing such lack of positive representation; which is too bad because GE is a company I was very excited to interview with.

    Interview Questions


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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at GE in October 2009.

    Interview

    Contacted by HR with basic questions sort of a phone filter - did not know anything about facilities or position. Then contacted by Manager for 1:1 phone interview about 2 weeks later. Interview was less than 1/2 hour and I was asked availabilty for a follow up in person. Manager seemed knowlegable. I was not available the during the suggested time. Have not heard back

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time when you have to explain technical information to a non-technical person.   Answer Question
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at GE (Charleston, SC) in June 2009.

    Interview

    Mostly very specific research and engineering questions

    Interview Questions

    • What is a class static function   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    It is a good place to work in


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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Online cv and cover letter. 3 questions about motivation. Online psychometric test. Online character assessment. Recorded video interview. Last stage fave to face interview.

    Very friendly interview and the atmosphere was

    Interview Questions


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StarStarStarStarStar   Current Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

Pros: “Good working environment. Good 401k. Traditional big company culture and management. Plenty of chances if propose to try new thing inside company. Work/life balance.”“Good working environment. Good 401k. Traditional big company culture and management. Plenty of chances if propose to try new thing inside company. Work/life balance.” – Full Review

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