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GE Interview Questions

Updated Nov 13, 2018
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    Commercial Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Well planned, if not a little slow. Quality interviewers on-site with relevant questioning. Interviewers included the typical team members as well as HR and other complementary roles. More concern about how I could leverage my talents and experience rather than focusing on specifics to the job function at hand. I considered this a positive aspect that I had not seen as much before.

    Interview Questions

    • In regards to how I would handle the technical side of the business where I had no previous experience.   Answer Question

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    Commercial Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at GE (San Francisco, CA) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Behavioural and people management skills including dealing with ambuiguity and how to challenge the norm. GE is about empowerment of employees and a great place to learn and grow

    Interview Questions

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    Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at GE in July 2015.

    Interview

    It was not long, but I got a great feel for my future boss. We spoke more about personality type than the actual role. I think he was more interested in whether I was a hard worker and willing to take criticism.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about this role?   1 Answer

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    Patent Attorney Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Niskayuna, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at GE (Niskayuna, NY) in October 2008.

    Interview

    GE uses a classic behavioral interview approach: "Tell me about a time when you had a conflict with a colleage" 'Tell me about a time when you successfully overcame a challenge". "What is your greatest weakness" "Tell me about a time when.....etc.....etc". Although these types of interview questions are extremely trendy at the moment, the questions do not provide you with an adequate opportunity to showcase your unique talents, strengths, abilities, and skills. The questions, which started early in the morning and continued late into the evening, had little or nothing to do with my experience and qualifications. The process was very inefficient, tedious, and a bit degrading. Many of the interviewers were fresh out of school, had little or no technical experience, and seemed to be hostile towards the idea of hiring anyone with more experience than themselves.

    Interview Questions

    • If you could be any kind of a tree, what kind of a tree would you be?   1 Answer

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    Patent Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Trevose, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at GE (Trevose, PA) in January 2010.

    Interview

    After an initial phone interview, I was invited onsite. That interview was one-on-one with various management and personnel, each meeting lasting about 30-45 minutes. Unfortunately, I was not sent my meeting itinerary until I had arrived in Trevose the night before, thus it was near impossible to prepare for the individuals. Although the members I met were generally friendly, it seemed like the place was run like a sweat shop. After the meeting, I spoke with a family friend who worked at the site for 2 years and he confirmed my fears about the culture. Reimbursement for the interview was a nightmare! It took about 3 months of continuos follow-up and getting the run-around. They should be ashamed of themselves.

    Interview Questions

    • None, the questions were straight forward and reasonable.   1 Answer

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    Performance Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at GE (San Francisco, CA) in August 2013.

    Interview

    I had reached out to them through email. I forwarded my resume and they had setup a phone call with me. I got a call right next day at around noon. The interviewer introduction himself and started asking questions right away. He had to complete the interview in 30 minutes. So, he was straight to the point. He asked questions regarding Java codes, GC, Heap etc. Overall the interview was tough.

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    Planner Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at GE (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    Interviewed with 3 managers. Technical questions as well as scenario questions. Only took 2 days to receive an offer and about 2 weeks for on-boarding. Expect a background check and drug screening just like most companies.

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    Planner/Scheduler Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salem, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at GE (Salem, VA) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Very friendly panel the manager and peers in the same job title. It took approximately 1 hour and then a week later I was invited back for a plant tour. A week later I received an offer. The plant infrastructure was somewhat dated but being improved upon in obvious ways. Talked a lot about work/life balance and plant safety.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time when you didn't have the resources necessary to complete a project. What did you do and what were the results?   1 Answer

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Billings, MT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at GE (Billings, MT) in December 2012.

    Interview

    The interview was held in an older building as the company was building a brand new 'green' certified building, so it was semi-organized with employees actively moving the office. Professional attire.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about yourself. Explain a difficult customer service experience. Describe office experience. Describe computer experience. Describe computer software experience. Were you ever a team lead? How do you foster teamwork? Do you know the mission, vision, and values of the company?   Answer Question

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    JOLP Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at GE.

    Interview

    I received 2 phone screenings. They were both done by current or past JOLP participants. The screenings focused on my career history and my interest in the program.

    Interview Questions

    • How have you overcome a problem at work in order to achieve the end goal   1 Answer

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