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General Motors Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Engineer Interview

Engineer

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


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Production Group Leader Interview

Production Group Leader
Oshawa, ON

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.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Design Release Engineer Interview

Design Release Engineer
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


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

TPT Interview

TPT

Interviewed at General Motors

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


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Engineering Specialist Interview

Engineering Specialist
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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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Stamping Co-op Student Interview

Stamping Co-op Student
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


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Marketing Intern Interview

Marketing Intern
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


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Design Release Engineer Interview

Design Release Engineer

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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Assembly Line Worker Interview

Assembly Line Worker
Lockport, NY (US)

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.


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst
Roswell, GA (US)

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.

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