General Motors Interview Questions

Updated 22 Apr 2015
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at General Motors in April 2015.

    Interview

    I had two half-hour behavioral interviews on campus. It was a pretty relaxed setting with friendly people. Each interviewer had a set of questions to ask with no overlap. After these interviewers I also had the opportunity to speak with the lead recruiter and ask any other questions I had.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you attempted a solution to a problem that failed. How did you handle this failure?   Answer Question
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    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at General Motors in April 2015.

    Interview

    There is 2 processes. I applied through their website after visiting their facility. Currently in the process of interviewing- I have one interview left. The first interview process was on the phone and was asked typical situation questions. Was encouraged to ask a lot of questions and was told I going to the second round.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me one time where you were faced with a problem where you did not have a solution   Answer Question
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview

    Applied online. Waited for about two to three months, then received a request for phone interviewing. After sucessful, was sent a request to interview online with four managers via video call. Heard back about three weeks later.

    Interview Questions

    • Give us a time in which an already established decision was modified. How did you respond?   Answer Question
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    Functional Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview

    I applied online. Submitted the resume and they called me 5 days after. We schedule an interview. The intervied lasted about 3 hrs. Two sessions with 2 different people. Interview based on the behavioral approach. They used STAR technique

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a specific situation that you were in or the task that you needed to accomplish. You must describe a specific event. It can be from your previuos job. Describe the action you took and make sure you keep the focus on you.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    After the interview i got a call asking me if i was interested in the job. They asked me the salary rate that i was expecting. I set up a number. They said they will analize it. After ona day they agreed with the salary.

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chandler, AZ (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at General Motors (Chandler, AZ (US)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    2 interviews. One at ASU where I found the job. and the second in Chandler. Lots of HR questions. If you were put in this situation what would you do? Very nice office great benefits. 3000$ car credit. 3 weeks vacation time. good 401k plan tuition reimbursement after 3 years.

    Interview Questions

    • Lots of HR questions. If you were put in this situation what would you do?   Answer Question
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    Vehicle Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI (US)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at General Motors (Detroit, MI (US)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    My profile was on gm site for a job in the Arizona area. A recruiter called me about a position in Detroit. Got to the airport, and they booked me on a later flight. Had to wait at airport for 6 hours. Interview was a all day event. Started at 8 am. As soon as I got there, I was drilled with questions until I left. Spent time interviewing with probably 10 people. The people in Detroit seemed grumpy and unpleasant, not friendly like in Denver. Worst experience ever.

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    Materials Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at General Motors in March 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted initially by an HR representative. We talked for about 20 minutes during which he asked questions such as "Why GM? What do you know about the position for which you're applying? How did your education prepare you for this job? What makes you a good fit for this position? What was your previous salary? What is your desired salary?, etc.

    The second contact was with two team leaders, during which they asked several questions pertaining to my background and what I would be able to bring to the table. Their questions were to be answered in the following format: What Action did you take? What was your Thought Process? What was the Outcome? What did you Learn? What is an example of an Application of what you learned in a different setting? The interview lasted about an hour and a half, after which I asked questions pertaining to the company and the position for about a half hour.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you consider to be the biggest problem facing corrosion engineers in the automotive industry?   Answer Question
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fayetteville, AR (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at General Motors (Fayetteville, AR (US)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I got an interview through my university career fair. The interview came about two weeks later and was pretty straight forward situational questions. Two interviews with two hiring managers. Received offer the same day.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a time you had to completely give or abandon a project or assignment.   Answer Question
  10. Helpful (1)  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview

    Mine was a strictly behavioral interview on campus. I met with two software engineers or developers and went through a range of questions which I did not find difficult. You simply give examples of how you handle various situations. It is important to explain the process that you used in going about handling various situations. All in all, it was not too hard, and if you get to know the people sitting across from you, it all goes smoothly.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time that you had to solve a problem twice because you were wrong at first.   Answer Question
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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at General Motors.

    Interview

    I was offered an On Campus interview which was mostly behavioral. The questions mostly tailored to different situations I had been in whether in school or the work place and how I handled the situations. The recruiter got in touch with me soon after my interview with more information about the process going forward. Overall, I had a very positive experience interviewing and working with them.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you disagreed with a peer and how you handled it.   Answer Question

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