General Motors Interview Questions

Updated 15 Apr 2015
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Interview

    two onsite interviews, each one is an hour.You interview with two different managers, STAR is being used to answer these questions. Must be prepared and nothing will be very hard.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Interview

    Applied online and got a phone call a day later. Had a phone screen to see if I was qualified. After a few days got a call to set up and do technical interview. Did technical interview and was invited to do a HR interview.

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    Application

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

    Interview

    I met with GM during the career fair at my college. At that time I was told I had an interview the following week on campus. I was interviewed by one woman who began by telling me about the changes in the company. She then asked me questions of the star format.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you were under prepared...   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time things worked out better than you expected...   Answer Question
    • Tell me about an obstacle and how you overcame it...   Answer Question
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI (US)
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    Difficult Interview
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at General Motors (Detroit, MI (US)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Behavioral interview. One on one or two on one. Check other questions on glassdoor as well as the ones I have listed (were not on glassdoor). Friendly interviewers in my experience. Most interviews accompanied by a tour. It has been a couple of days and I have not heard back from them either way; will update when I get notice.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time that you had to make a decision based on incomplete data.(Dealing with ambiguity)
      Tell me about a time when you had to motivate someone from a different culture than you.
       
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    Average Interview
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at General Motors in March 2015.

    Interview

    After applying, the GM recruiter contacted me by calling and emailing at the same time. I responded to their email, as I don't answer unknown or unexpected calls. I gave him my available times, but did not here back from him when he planned on calling. Seems they don't usually give you a heads up, which only leads to missed calls and frustration. Finally touched base and had the usual phone interview. Be prepared to walk through your resume, have a good answer for why you want the job, etc.

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    • Is there any specific aspect of this job that attracts you?   Answer Question
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    Easy Interview
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview

    The process was a joke and I don't know how this company finds good talent.

    I applied online. A few days later a member of the Talent Acquisition team contacted me for a phone interview. I replied with my availability and didn't hear back for over a week. I followed up with them and heard back the next day to setup the phone interview. They also had me answer 5 questions via email and send back to them before the interview.

    The day of the phone interview the recruiter sent me a Google invite 7 minutes before the interview. I accepted and the time for the interview came and went. GM was over 10 minutes late in calling me. The recruiter didn't apologize or even recognize they called late. They asked me two questions, "Describe Yourself" and "Why do you want to work for GM?". I talked for about 10 minutes and then the recruiter said that was it. What? There was no follow up from them at all. No feedback. I tried to ask questions about the position and they said they can't answer those and I would have to ask the hiring manager.

    The next day I received an automated email that said GM does not have a specific opportunity for me at this time.

    My resume was a great fit for this position. I didn't even have a chance to speak with someone with technical expertise who could accurately evaluate my skills.

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    Powertrain Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
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    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at General Motors.

    Interview

    Received interview after speaking to recruiters at Career Fair. Fairly straightforward as they are recruiting heavily from my college. Met at the faculty club where all rooms were being used by GM for interviews. I was told that they were impressed with the communication and technical skills but because they were primarily looking for Juniors, I stood a slim chance.

    Interview Questions

    • Primarily Behavioral interview Following SOARA format:
      1. What was a time when you went about something incorectly, or analyzed the data incorrectly?
      2.A time when you surprised yourself with a result
      3.How do you manage your time?
      4.A time that you failed and what you learned
      5.A time that you mediated conflict in a group
       
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at General Motors (Pittsburgh, PA (US)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Company visited university and found my resume. Emailed me the night before for a morning interview. Then had another interview the next day. Total of two interviews, and both were done on campus. Predominantly behavioral. Don't know yet if I received the job, so tentatively saying no. Will update once they get back to me.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about a project you worked on.
      When did you have to compromise when making a decision.
      What went wrong during the the project?
      How did you handle it?
      What lessons did you learn?
       
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    Purchasing Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
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    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview

    Was contacted by a recruiter via phone, spoke to her for roughly 30 minutes. She said she would pass my information to the hiring manager. Within a few days, I was contacted via email about scheduling an interview. There were actually five or six other candidates who showed up to interview for the same position, at the same time I was scheduled. This was a bit unnerving, but probably necessary in such a large company. We were given an orientation and then called separately to meet with the hiring manager(s). I met with two different managers for one hour each. Overall the process took nearly three hours. It was a good experience, mostly because the managers were very professional, yet down to earth.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a professional (or personal) decision that you regretted.   Answer Question
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    Electrical Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
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    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at General Motors (Hamilton, ON (Canada)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through University website, got an email requesting to meet for an interview through University's co-op office about 3 days before the interview. Interviewed with 2 representatives from GM. General questions at the beginning (why did you go into Electrical Engineering, why you want to work for GM, etc) followed by 4 in depth behavioural questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time where you solved a problem that nobody else around you could solve, process of solving the problem, what you learned and how you applied what you learned elsewhere.   Answer Question
    • Describe a time when you lead a team, what you accomplished, how you accomplished it, what you learned and how you applied what you learned elsewhere.   Answer Question
    • A time where you learned on the fly/get something done quickly with limited knowledge.   Answer Question

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