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Updated Apr 08, 2014

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Systems Analyst Interview

Systems Analyst
Bangalore

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at General Motors in July 2013.

Interview Details The initial presentation explained to us the nature of the company, work culture and work profile for freshers.Very informative.

1st round : written - summary of our project works + aptitude+ c programming.

2nd round : tech interview - about projects undertaken, C programs, embedded systems, etc of moderate difficulty.

3rd round : HR interview - about strengths,weakness, are you a team player etc.

Interview Question – volatile keyword ?
storage classes ?
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Validation and Development Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Mysore

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at General Motors in August 2013.

Interview Details hiring process consists of three stages
1.apti(15marks)+techinical apti(10 marks)+c programming apti(5marks)

Interview Question – 1. apti :series,time speed distance,percentage concepts,coding and decoding,data arrangement etc..
2.technical:most of the questions from control system,analog communication,assembly program,star-delta connection,analog circuits
3.c-go through functions,pointers
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Electrical Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Bangalore

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at General Motors.

Interview Details written test followed by some 3 rounds of interview(min 2, max 3)
written test had questions based on your core subject(mechanical / electrical& electronics) + logical resaoning/ analytical Q's. they also gave a blank sheet of paper and asked to write teh technicals achievements if any or good projects that you have done.
shortlisted students were called for an interview,
1st round purely technical: they ask you which subject are you good at & shower questions on you about that subject and also try to confuse you by asking whether your answers are right or wrong.
2nd interview was technical again, similar to 1st
there was a round elimination.
i wasn't selected for HR
results were announced as soon as HR round of everybody's was done!

Interview Question – difference between RISC & CISC. in what applications which of them is used?
architecture of 8051, 8086 etc.,
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Research Group Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Bangalore

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at General Motors in June 2010.

Interview Details Phone Interviews by Recruiter, Reporting Manager.
Then a presentation followed by intereviews 1-1 by Peer Managers

Interview Question – You have not been in pure research so far, how can you do this job?   Answer Question

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Senior Performance Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Roswell, GA (US)

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

Interview Details I applied twice online 100 days prior to my face-to-face interview. I received a call from a recruiter who set up a phone interview that lasted 1 hour. Then, I was called to the Roswell, GA "Innovation Center" for a video presentation, then back-to-back interviews.

Interview Question – Describe a difficult situation where you had to react, and make amends. What did you learn from the situation.   View Answer

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Digital Marketing Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Oshawa, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at General Motors.

Interview Details Was called in for an interview after applying for a job 2 months ago. Was told ahead of time about the format which was going to be incredibly formal with a series of pre-approved questions from HR for the first round. After this initial in person interview, it took another month before I received a phone call from someone in HR at a US based office. They informed me I was a finalist and verified some of my information. Yet another month later, was informed they were not pursuing my candidacy after all. Overall, the process was very confusing and time consuming - seems like there is a big disconnect between hiring departments.

Interview Question – All the questions were scenario based so be prepared with examples - however, the one that got me in particular was about a task that had failed or gone wrong and how it was dealt with. I gave an scenario that was team based and they specifically needed a personal failure. Not to toot my own horn but I struggled to give an example where I alone failed in a situation.   Answer Question

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Research and Development Researcher Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at General Motors in February 2014.

Interview Details Had a prescreening at a University career fair. That was followed up by a one-hour phone-interview from Michigan. Was contacted about 3 weeks later via email from HR.

Interview Question – Questions were very behavioral based. Examples: (1a)Tell me about a time when you had to learn something new. (1b) What did you learn from this experience. (2a) What did you do in your field to stay up to date. (2b) (2b) What did you learn from this experience. (3a) Tell me about a time when you had to meet an unexpected deadline. (3b) What did you do, how did you react, and what did you learn from this experience. They also asked me about my interests and the type of groups that I would like to work with at GM.   Answer Question

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Senior Java Software Developer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Austin, TX (US)

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at General Motors in March 2014.

Interview Details First they emailed me stating that they want to talk to me, I gave them time. When they called me, all of sudden it was phone technical interview.They asked very very simple technical questions on phone interview. I was surprised as it was unexpected. I gave them phone interview anyway, and it was lasted 45 minutes. After 2 hours, they really liked in phone interview and they want to proceed with face to face. They scheduled day and time with me. During face to face interview, they asked 99% behavioral questions. I was surprised.

Interview Question – All Behaviour question and none technical questions even though this position is Programmer position   Answer Question

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Connected Customer Specialist Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Saginaw, MI (US)

I applied online and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at General Motors in January 2014.

Interview Details Process was fair and moved very quickly

Interview Question – Tell me a time when you dealt with a difficult coworker and how did you handle it.   Answer Question

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Line Worker Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Kansas City, MO (US)

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at General Motors in March 2013.

Interview Details there was a phone interview

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