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Updated Apr 09, 2014
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Design Release Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Oshawa, ON

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at General Motors in March 2010.

Interview Details Behavioral interviews

Interview Question – Behavioral interviews on many different aspects   Answer Question

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TPT Interview

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Interviewed at General Motors

Interview Details Hiring decision made based on resume without an interview.

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Engineering Specialist Interview

Anonymous Employee
Oshawa, ON

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

Interview Details Applied on linked in. Was contacted by email after about 4 months. It took several weeks to arrange an interview and several more to get hired. The original job was lost because management pulled the role and postponed hiring. The interview itself is a modified version of the Star model. They want to know what you learned from your individual experiences.

Interview Question – No technical questions to speak of. All behavioural, just look them up online   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They don't negotiate with contract employees. They assign a budget to your contract house and you negotiate with them. My contract house tells me that they get about 13% margin on me.

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Easy Interview

Stamping Co-op Student Interview

Anonymous Employee
Waterloo, ON

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at General Motors in November 2011.

Interview Details Phone interview. Department production manager and HR head interviewed me and took approximately 45 minutes to ask questions. The questions asked were mostly the behavioral type questions, of which there were about 6 of them. I was then asked to ask questions to the manager.

During that day, 6 other people were interviewed for the same position.

Interview Question – Have you ever worked in a heavily unionized environment? What are the unique challenges that you expect to face in such a shop?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no option to negotiate. The company sent me its

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Easy Interview

Marketing Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Toronto, ON

The process took 2 days - interviewed at General Motors in March 2011.

Interview Details The phone interview was pretty comfortable. Them seem to do everything by committee. It is a combination of HR and employees from the specific field you are applying. Told me the structure through which they wanted me to answer questions and only asked simple behavioural questions. Focused on questions at the end and had a long less formal conversation

Interview Question – Name a time when you had to complete a task without being given clearly defined expectations and how you dealt with it.   Answer Question

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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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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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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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Production Supervisor Interview

Anonymous Employee

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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