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Updated Aug 15, 2014
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Code Management Engineer Interview

Code Management Engineer
Austin, TX (US)

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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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Validation Engineer Interview

Validation Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at General Motors in October 2012.

Interview Details I attend my schools career fair in the fall of 2012. I went to the GM booth and talked to several recruiters, at which point I was offered an interview. At the time I was only looking for an internship, since I still had an additional year of school left. During my interview I was asked a series of situational questions. Such as given this situation how would you react. I was also asked questions where I needed to provide examples from my past jobs or class work, so that I could show my experience with different situations. I was also asked about what types of work I was interested in, such as hands on, design, testing, etc. After my interview I was told I would hear back in about 3 weeks. Exactly three weeks later I received a call from HR telling me I had been extended an offer. Once I accepted the offer I began to receive information from Red Carpet, which is GM's on boarding program. This included information about drug testing, background screening, as well as, documents to be filled out for employment.

GM uses their internships to find future employees. Think of it as an extended interview. Once I began work as an intern I was given real engineering work, and was expected to get it done. I did have plenty of help from my mentor, but I was still expected to do quality work. You get reviewed near the end of your internship and if things go well you are usually given an offer for full time employment. If you still have more than a year left of schooling you could also be given another internship.

For me I was given a full time offer as a validation engineer, that was contingent on my graduation the following spring.

Interview Question – Please tell me about a time when you had to "BLANK". Ex: had to make a quick decision without a supervisor, had to resolve a conflict within a group, had to be a leader, etc.   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Associate Creative Designer Interview

Associate Creative Designer

Interviewed at General Motors

Interview Details Recruited during school, brought in for interview with executive leaders, offered job on the spot. They were ready to hire based on three years of design relationship building during school. Not sure of process beyond that.


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Production Group Leader Interview

Production Group Leader
Oshawa, ON (Canada)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at General Motors in May 2014.

Interview Details I applied through a co-op office and received a call for interview within a week. The 30 minute interview was conducted by 2 interviewers at the company. Interview begins with general description of the company, as well as some brief questions to assess your work elegibility. They then move on to 3 behavioural questions that are tied to the position, and must be answered in Situation-Task-Action-Result format. Conclude with a Q&A session.

Reason for Declining – Accepted another position as part of my co-op program.


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Financial Intern Interview

Financial Intern
Chengdu, Sichuan (China)

I applied through another source and interviewed at General Motors.

Interview Details I was recommended by the last intern who worked there and after submitting my cv I got the chance to do the interview, which is a group interview with other two candidates. We were asked to make a plan within budget as a group and discuss before HR and present the final result to them.

Interview Question – the plan was to design a trip which aims to encourage and unite the employers through a group trip. and the most difficult one is to meet everyone's interest and make the group members feel closer.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – the internship is at least six months but i had to go abroad and study at that time


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Electrician Interview

Electrician
Kansas City, KS (US)

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at General Motors in September 2010.

Interview Details GM was building new plant, needed people to staff plant and to implement new ideas, inter view was good had a brief medical exam, then was told when and wher to report for assignment

Interview Question – no difficult questions were asked   View Answer

Negotiation Details – standard PROCEEDURE


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Process Engineer Interview

Process Engineer

Interviewed at General Motors

Interview Details callback interview after a job fair, followed by a phone interview, then a site visit and tour, then in person on site interviews, each in person interview was 3 interviews in a row with two people each time, the first round was with the engineering lead and another higher up, you will never see these people again most likely, the second round was with two people from the dept youre hiring into, like a shift lead and a busniess manager, the last round is with your hiring manager and whoever the second in charge after him

Interview Question – pretty standard stuff, they follow the "star method" situation or task, action you took, results you achieved   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Project Engineer Interview

Project Engineer

I applied through college or university - interviewed at General Motors in January 2010.

Interview Details Very well structured process
Manager had a long experience within activity
Place I work was far from homeplace and distance did not worth the possibility of staying at local hotel
Looked for a near location what ended being the right choice at the time
I did not expected to be questioned on having any family or relatives working at gm

Interview Question – How to proceed on calculating a temperature exchange   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Far from home did not worth the possibility of staying in a local hotel


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Software Developer Interview

Software Developer

Interviewed at General Motors

Interview Details There's a phone interview, then an in person interview.

The in person interview has a few people interview you, including your hiring manager. Don't believe that is your permanent manager; my manager changed after a week, and other IT folk had their manager change only 2 weeks after hire.

Interview Question – They have some weird format they want you to answer in "what did you learn". So be prepared to explain that you learned something in every difficult previous work experience.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I countered, and GM said no.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Engineering Intern Interview

Engineering Intern
Warren, MI (US)

Interviewed at General Motors

Interview Details I was a freshman at the time and they hired me simply based off my resume, no hard questions.

Interview Question – What is a time you experienced a challenge and how did you deal with it?   Answer Question

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