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Design Release Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at General Motors.
Interview Details Got an on-site interview right off the bat. Interviewed with about 5 other DRE's and they all wanted to hire me. They asked about my past experiences and how it'll translate into my new role
Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at General Motors
Interview Details A 1-to-1 behavior interview over the phone. It's following the STAR approach typically used in behavior interviews. You need to give examples for each questions they asked. The interview lasted about an hour long.
Interview Question – "How did you deal with a difficult person?" Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Assembly Line Worker Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at General Motors in March 2013.
Interview Details Phone interview. Drug test. Physical test. Written test. (same day as physical) 2-3 paid days of video watching and important management there speak a hire class of around 20-ish, then on the job training.
Interview Question – When do we become full time employees instead of temps? View Answer
Negotiation Details – no negotiation.
Business Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at General Motors in June 2014.
Interview Details Hiring Process Took around 3 weeks.
I was 1st contacted by a GM recruiter where he did a screening to see if I was qualified outside of my resume. Afterwards in 5 days I interviewed with the hiring manager in Detroit via the phone. Questions were very direct and the manager knew who/what he was looking for in a candidate. I think had a face to face via Virtual Webcam with Hiring Manager and supervisor. Both sessions were 1 hour long. Finally Hiring manager advised me a decision would be made in about 3 business days. I then got a call back in about 1 hour offering me the job. Seamless process with a great company that knew who and what they were looking for.
Interview Question – None. All standard questions for the business analyst profession. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Didn't have to negotiate. Offer was well above my asking so I was very satisfied.
Process Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at General Motors in February 2014.
Interview Details Meet with HR for a 30 min review of benefits and overview of the company. Switched rooms and was interviewed by two lower level managers regarding my resume and past experience (this part of the process lasted 1 hour). After this section of the interview was over, two upper level managers entered the room and asked situation questions and a number of repetitive questions that were asked by the previous managers.
Interview Question – Some of the situation questions were difficult to answer because of how general the question was. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I didn't feel the job was a good fit for me after the interview.
Software Developer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at General Motors in April 2014.
Interview Details Had an initial interview on campus and then i was told to apply online. Three months later after the on campus interview and applying online, I got contacted for a second online interview. The questions they asked during both interviews were purely behavioral questions while I was expecting technical questions. .
Interview Question – Name one thing you did that was against the general consensus. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – After I accepted the interview, an email was sent with offer/salary details. There wasn't much about negotiating but rather accept the award or you don't.
Packaging Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at General Motors.
Interview Details Uses a talent acquisition to speak with possible candidate. Interview was done via web conference which made it convenient. Asked situation questions, i.e. a time when...
Interviewed with multiple people at once. The whole process from talent acquisition to offer was about 3 weeks. After interview with the group, it only took a week for an offer to come across.
Interview Question – All pretty good but not easy. Using pass experience helped a lot. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Accepted and did not negotiate anything higher than offer. Extremely competitive offer based on experience.
Very Easy Interview
Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at General Motors in February 2011.
Interview Details on campus , skill test , 1:1 Interview process then final negotiation with HR about the salary. total process was very fast. two rounds of one on one interview one on technical and other on aspirations and future plans.
Interview Question – through and full knowlege in basic and fundamentals in your field of interest Answer Question
PMO Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at General Motors.
Interview Details Worked with recruiter and with the manager of the team I was interviewing for. I have a very niche skills set, so it was fairly easy to get the job. First manager was really bad, got moved within the organization to a better leader.
Negotiation Details – Had to really work hard to get the salary I wanted. Went back and forth about 5 times.
Code Management Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at General Motors.
Interview Details The entire interview is a behavior based interview format (Lominger). No code writing is asked, and the interview is a breeze if you have good experiences and aren't abnormal. Be prepared to have a long list of things you've worked on in your head, especially where you have failed or had issues with people and how you overcame them.
Interview Question – Describe a time where you failed at something at a company. (there are then 5 follow up questions such as how you overcame it, what was the end result, were you ever able to apply what you learned at a later time?) Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation at all for me, but other had better luck.
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