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Updated Apr 09, 2014
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Co-Op Student Interview

Anonymous Employee
Lansing, MI (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at General Motors in March 2013.

Interview Details I went to a co-op employment fair at my college and was interviewed by General Motors. Soon after, I began receiving emails with instructions on how to officially apply for the job online, because that needed to be done in order for GM to put me on file, or something of that nature. While doing this, however, I ran into a few problems. If I remember correctly, the automated system that I was using to apply for the job was not giving me the option to apply for the position that I was being instructed to apply for. Instead of giving up, I continued to contact the HR representative and share what troubles I was having. Eventually they just had me apply for a different position so that they could receive import credentials. I have a feeling that this was done on purpose. My thought is that the issues that I was having with applying were set up as an test of persistence, to weed out all of the people who gave up as soon as they started to have trouble. I could be completely wrong about that, but my advice is this: be persistent. Show your employer that you truly WANT the job. That advice is good for all potential employers, not just General Motors.

Interview Question – "Describe a situation where the result of your actions turned out better than what you expected."   View Answer

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Software Developer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Austin, TX (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at General Motors in March 2014.

Interview Details Mostly reviewing your resume and some STAR behavioral questions. Know your experiences and have some good stories to talk about and be detailed. The interviewers were all friendly and easy to talk to. Aside for the normal nervousness, it was very comfortable. To help me with the phone interviews, I had a sticky note of all of my past experiences that I might want to touch on. It helped

Interview Question – Nothing was very difficult, just some unexpected behavioral questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiating is only based on prior experience. They have a flat offer, and then bump for any professional experience you've had. Make sure you make all of your experience clear!

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Maintenance Supervisor Interview

Anonymous Employee

The process took 3 days - interviewed at General Motors.

Interview Details 2 interviews using STAR format.

Interview Question – Name a time when you had to deal with a difficult employee and how you handled it.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiating required.

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Very Easy Interview

Java/.NET Software Developer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Phoenix, AZ (US)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at General Motors in March 2014.

Interview Details Started with 1 phone interview with a developer. The phone interview had a few Java basics questions, and the rest were behavioral questions. They contacted me the next day to set up an in-person interview.

The in-person interview was 2 hours long. The first interviewer was a (different) developer, and the second was the hiring manager. This interview was strictly behavioral. The questions in both interviews were almost identical.

Interview Question – Tell me a time when you did something you regretted?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – The salary they offered was much lower than industry standards. They would not negotiate.

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Production Supervisor Interview

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Interviewed at General Motors

Interview Details Started by applying, and in couple weeks got phone call for first interview, Had another phone interview, they flew me in to interview and gave me rooms. Went in for 2 hours for interview. They used the starl format.

Interview Question – I don't remember any difficult questions   Answer Question

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Senior Researcher Interview

Anonymous Employee
Bangalore (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at General Motors.

Interview Details The interview is a very elaborate process including presentations and technical rounds. The evaluation is fair and tough at the same time, The interviewers questions gives a good impression of the peers one would work with. It is a day long affair and if cleared is an enriching experience. It helps the interviewee also to understand if the fit is right.

Interview Question – The difficult question was on partial least squares.   Answer Question

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Very Easy Interview

Agile Process Coach Interview

Anonymous Employee
Warren, MI (US)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at General Motors in January 2011.

Interview Details The interview process is easy because it is done at a department level. You'll get a response from HR and be interviewed by someone desperate to fill a job. Personality match the untrained interviewer and you are in.

Interview Question – None. Interviewer asked nothing relevant.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – GM does not negotiate. Offers are take it or leave it.

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Process Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at General Motors

Interview Details phone interview, 2 face to face interviews with 2 individuals both times.

Interview Question – Describe a time you had to question someone of higher authority.   Answer Question

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Asset Manager Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Roswell, GA (US)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at General Motors in November 2013.

Interview Details Submitted application online via GM website, had 3 phone interviews, had 1 face to face.

Interview Question – All questions were general technical questions and what would you do in a certain project situation.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – GM does not negotiate. They offer a very complete package of base salary and benefits some of the best in the country.

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Buyer Interview

Buyer

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at General Motors in February 2013.

Interview Details Multilevel interview process. 1. Talent Acquisition Phone Interview 2. Face to Face 6 hour interview process. First meet with HR for a presentation 3. First Interview (they want to learn how to learn and respond to situations - this is not a Q&A interview. This will last 45 minutes to 1 hour. 4. 2nd interviewer will come in and will ask completely different questions in this stage.

Interview Question – They would ask how you would change what you achieved.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation on salary - that was made clear early on in the process.

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