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General Motors Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
978 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional (in 59 reviews)

  • Wide variety of career possibilities, excellent pay and benefits, fun products (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be a challenge working in a global company (in 24 reviews)

  • Significance of work sometimes requires long hours (in 26 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Warren, MI

    I have been working at General Motors as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People are friendly , and if you are lucky you will have a good manager to guide you .

    Cons

    No real training process for interns. just thrown into projects without knowing what they are getting into

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Talented, capable and ambitious team. Good rotation program. Incubator for future finance executives.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors full-time

    Pros

    leadership opportunities, training, career growth, learning, very selective

    Cons

    compensation low compared to outside opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Left the company after 14 years

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    Good career progression and room for growth.

    Cons

    Industry struggling. Corporate office pay very low.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Lots of opportunity

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    Current Employee - Engineer I in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer I in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many different job types to migrate to
    Decent pay and benefits
    Great people to work with
    Travel opportunities
    Good training

    Cons

    Managerial silos
    Big, bureaucratic nightmare at times
    Some locations are not very desireable to work at
    The culture is less about teamwork than it should be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More involvement from individual contributors for future directions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Milford, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Milford, MI

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Team work and coworkers are friendly.

    Cons

    Promotion is hard. Internal transfer is not as easy as expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Rotation Program

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Engineers rotate within company 3 times after graduation with bachelors degree. Great growth opportunity, especially after being in the internship program for two rotations

    Cons

    There are older systems that take some getting used to and some overlap with each other. Otherwise, this is a pretty great place to start working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    GM

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    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Warren, MI

    I have been working at General Motors as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of old friends are working there.

    Cons

    Furloughing and unpaid days off for contract workers promotes anguish.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fantastically stable job for full time employment; yet seldom contains higher purpose satisfaction than the task.

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    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Compensation, perks, leadership, flexibility, ability to drive new products

    Cons

    Process, documentation, slow growth, shrinking company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the course with design, function, fit and finish. Figure out how to improve quality and stay on the leading edge of the innovation curve. Make less duplicate models or those models that are perceived to compete with each other.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Compartment Integration Engineer

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    Former Employee - Compartment Integration Engineer in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Compartment Integration Engineer in Warren, MI

    I worked at General Motors full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Best working environment I have seen in my 18 years of overall working experince. Willing to mentor, share knowladge, help each other to achive end goal.

    Cons

    Need to negotiate smart before sign the offer. HR don't tell all you can get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advise to HR : They should offer most benefits in term of vacation, sign up bonus because when one finds out after accepting offer, they feel cheated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    If you have internal connections, you may be able to attain employment with GM.

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    Former Employee - Temporary Hire Line Worker (Prior to Plant Closing) in Janesville, WI
    Former Employee - Temporary Hire Line Worker (Prior to Plant Closing) in Janesville, WI

    I worked at General Motors as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The hourly rate of pay is excellent. It's a unionized company which "can be" a good thing for the hourly employees. They offer decent benefits and time off (during shut-down, which happens to be during the Christmas holiday through New Years).

    Cons

    Work is highly repetitive with little opportunity for advancement, once hired into your initial position. The robotic movements of one's on-the-job performance (long hours, day-in & day-out), can result in negative physical consequences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider implementing job rotations (on the line) that allow one's muscles on "one job" to catch a break while assigning them to another job for ergonomic purposes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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