General Motors
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Updated Apr 7, 2014
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General Motors CEO Mary Barra

Mary Barra

(48 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Awful experience plagued by lies and broken promises

Sales (Former Employee)

I worked at General Motors full-time for less than a year

ProsI liked the cause work environment and friendly nature working as a salesman.

ConsThe dealership I worked for had very deceitful pay practices to the point I had to quit. They did not care and took almost two weeks to pay me my final check. Not only that but they massively shorted me on it. I experienced first hand them deceiving customers and lying about products. I'm a veteran and so in turn a huge American car company buff. I loved gm vehicles... but now I'll never buy or suggest a gm again

Advice to Senior ManagementWhen a worker complains about deceit at a dealership to corporate it's your duty to care when your name is on their check. Dealerships directly represent your company and if you have one with issues that were recorded on file by and ex employee you shouldn't tell them it's not your job to care

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Speechless

Data Center Network Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at General Motors as a contractor for less than a year

ProsPro veteran? I think......
Telecommute - also taken away

ConsLet's see - they hired me based on my experience and a veteran. once they found out I was working 2 jobs to provide for my family, they literally walked me out the door. I asked them if there was a crime against me having 2 jobs and they couldn't answer. Good luck acquiring the talent you need to replace me. I also see you all made the headlines with your crappy product. Good riddance!!

Advice to Senior Managementstay on track with what you're doing. another bailout will be there for you..

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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GM IT Innovation Horrible

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at General Motors full-time for less than a year

Prosvacation days are good in december

ConsGM does not care about the employees at the IT innovation centers. If you have ANY issues they will not be addressed. you are a worker.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet a clue..cue in.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Same old GM

Engineer II (Former Employee)
Detroit, MI

I worked at General Motors full-time for more than a year

ProsMaking better cars and putting the customer first has improved greatly since bankruptcy. Great non-management co-workers. Quickly becoming a major technology company vs just an automaker.

ConsVery poor leadership. Management actively tries to keep down individual contributors instead of fostering their growth. Mistreatment and retaliation against employees who speak up is common.

Advice to Senior ManagementEat a piece of humble pie and be thankful that GM still exists. If it wasn't for the employees that work hard everyday, you would be on the street. Treat them with the respect they deserve.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Micromanaged CAC that is beyond fair. You will be treated like a child while having to walk on egg shells everyday.

CAC Tier II (Current Employee)
Warren, MI

I have been working at General Motors full-time for less than a year

ProsI can't think of any... wait... there are a lot of vending machines, but they have bad food, that's all I could think.

ConsPay, perks, treatment, hostile environment, unapproachable management, schedule, work force, gossip, team leads, computer system that is ten years old.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't treat agents like children and the turnover should decrease. Provide higher pay and hiring standards. Better coaching and management for the team leads, I don't like it when they stand behind me watching me work and checking what aux code I'm in.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Educational

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at General Motors

ProsExposure to making your own decisions and being held accountable either way it goes

ConsSome Management levels may not be suited to manage others

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good for short term employment

Director (Former Employee)
Warren, MI

I worked at General Motors full-time for more than 10 years

Prosgood place to learn about the automotive sector business. Large organization - if you are good and lucky it is possible to see more than one location and multiple functional assignments

ConsNo loyalty by this company or its senior management. If you work outside of S.E. Michigan (especially overseas) - it can be exciting but will not be rewarded. Living the company values, delivering exceptional performance, being loyal, etc will not overcome the "good old boy/girl" factor. Senior management will pick those that have stayed "well within the lines". Staying too long (longer than 6 to 8 years) will be a negative when looking outside as most of the industry does not think much of the GM culture - especially for executives.

Advice to Senior ManagementNot really worthwhile to comment. The new management (post 2009) is arrogant and firmly planted in it's S.E. Michigan towers. The advertised internal candidates for the next CEO practice the same unhealthy behaviors.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Worst job of my life

Supervisor (Former Employee)
Pontiac, MI

I worked at General Motors full-time for more than 3 years

ProsA lot of overtime so you make good money but quality of life is terrible

ConsWay too many to list. Favoritism, hostile work environment, management by intimidation toward the hourly and especially the salary workforce.

Advice to Senior ManagementShape up or you will only have desperate people working for you, which means low quality workers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Continual Disappointment, Superficial Leadership

Program Manager (Current Employee)
Detroit, MI

I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than 3 years

ProsYou get to work among some of the coolest cars...

ConsGeneral Motors does not, and will give annual raises of any type. There is no sense of culture. 'Workplace of Choice' is not valued nor taken seriously.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou are failing at management, let alone Leadership - and you are years away from Transformational Leadership. 'Workplace of Choice' initiative should be taken seriously, and actioned upon.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Assembler (Current Employee)
Arlington, TX

I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than 3 years

ProsHave a job for now.

ConsNeed another job as soon as possible.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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