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General Motors Mechanical Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Dec 19, 2016
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Mechanical Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at General Motors (New York, NY) in April 2014.

Interview

Multiple STAR interview style questions. Overall a satisfactory experience, however it was not really useful in terms of determining skill set or ability. The company comped the flight and hotel stay which was much appreciated.

Interview Questions

  • Describe a time where you failed to meet a deadline?   1 Answer

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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at General Motors (Stanford, CA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Met GM at career fair and they offered me an interview the next day. I interviewed and then kept in contact with recruiters for the next month. They gave me an offer in November through a phone call and email. Overall positive experience. I presume the full time hires require more levels of interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • What were some of the challenges you faced? What are you most proud of on your resume?   1 Answer
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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    the process started with a behavioral interview. The interviewer seemed interested but rushed at the same time like he had heard it all before. There were only three questions and it seemed like it didn't really get the entire picture.

    Interview Questions

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    Mechanical Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview

    It was a very friendly and casual interview. All of the questions asked were in the STAR format. The only step in the interview process was an approximately 30 minute phone interview.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Change of major

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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ingersoll, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at General Motors (Ingersoll, ON (Canada)) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Initially I was required to send my resume, cover letter and transcript. I received the interview call through my University (UOIT) as well and the interview was on campus as well. The interview was about an hour with a two person panel. Several questions were asked relative to resume experience. Some of the behavioral questions were also crafted from the resume. No technical or as such difficult questions were asked.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview was mostly behavioral questions, with cliche questions like, what would you do if you are assigned with multiple tasks and What relative experience and skills do you have for this position.   Answer Question
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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pontiac, MI
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at General Motors (Pontiac, MI) in April 2012.

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer
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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at General Motors in July 2010.

    Interview

    There is a phone interview last one hour. They asked my background.

    Interview Questions

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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at General Motors (Berkeley, CA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    College recruiter came to school , after I turned my resume they call me and gave me an interview at school, it was 30 mi individual interview with a lady and basically it was a behavioral interview . she went over my resume, asked My GPA and hen started some question about motivations and behavior.

    Interview Questions

    • why do you like auto industry?   Answer Question
    • Describe one of the difficulty you faced and how handled it?(not academic problem)   Answer Question
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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at General Motors (Detroit, MI) in November 2015.

    Interview

    They came to campus recruiting, met at the career fair and was scheduled for a 1 on 1 interview the following day. 3-4 behavioral STAR questions and heard back in a week that I made it to the final round in Michigan. Was an awesome experience over the two days. Seems like the company is heavily investing in new young talent and is on the up swing.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about a time when you had to convince a person of authority that your viewpoint was the correct one.   Answer Question
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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at General Motors (Detroit, MI) in November 2015.

    Interview

    GM Powertrain was a late addition to our on campus engineering career fair. Met with an engineer who was helping to recruit students. She was nice, but the interaction was awkward and I thought that was the end of my interaction with GM. Several hours later...she called me to schedule and on campus interview.

    The on campus interview was a Lominger style interview session, similar to STAR. 3 questions relating past experiences. I felt like this went well, then didn't hear anything for 6-7 weeks.

    After the delay, I received an email stating I made the final rounds sessions at the world headquarters in Detroit. This was a 2 day session that included networking, dinner, staying in downtown Detroit, then interviews and tours the next day. The interviews were with 2 more hiring managers that asked similar Lominger style questions.

    They called us back the day after the interviews to let us know their decision

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you communicated something and later had to revise the communication

      Tell me about a time you made a quick decision that turned out to be a good decision

      Tell me about a time you had to work with people from multiple backgrounds/skills  
      Answer Question
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