General Motors Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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  1. New GM and New management is more efficient

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst

    I worked at General Motors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities within the organization
    Friendly working environment
    Good learning curve for juniors
    Quality of work is high

    Cons

    Work scope could be very narrow if you only stay in one role
    Many layers of levels and reporting

  2. Changing for the better but the dust hasn

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Warren, MI

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, interact with many different people and departments. Working with smart, skilled people.

    Cons

    Everything here is slow. Nothing happens fast and decisions take weeks, sometimes months, to make. Politics weigh heavily at the director level and above and affect decision making.

    Advice to Management

    Transparent communication with employees is a good thing. Wherever a communication vacuum exists people will fill it with what they perceive as true.

  3. Sales Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    If you work hard, you can progress further.

    Cons

    It's tough to get promoted if you move around

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  5. Controls Engineering and project management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Project Engineer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Project Engineer in Warren, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Vacations accumulate more quickly than industry average. Pay is above average. Steady workload.

    Cons

    Relies heavily on contractors for construction and installations. Engineering management and support are the main focus of controls engineers as most programming is contracted.

    Advice to Management

    Lower level managers should act more like leaders. Stand up for your group and make sure it's members have the tools necessary for timeline execution.

  6. I am a Discovery Support Representative that fulfills the job description

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at General Motors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overtime, Can fulfill job description, Largest automotive company in the world, Cases are interesting, environment I work in has a great atmosphere.

    Cons

    Parking structure far from office, Training wasn't very effective-could be better, sometimes I have nothing to do--work load is not consistent, you have to pay for benefits, contract position

  7. Manager Global Logstics and Containerization

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    I worked with General Motors at an engineering facility that was exciting to see and be part of the launch of new vehicle model years.

    Cons

    Demand and schedule changes was a challenge.

  8. auto mechanical engineer and

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I worked at General Motors full-time

    Pros

    good benefits, nice coworkers and good company cultrual

    Cons

    no many promotion opportunities, location is not good

  9. Overall, very exciting technology to work on.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI

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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Exciting technology platforms - current and future.

    Cons

    Process heavy. Decision authority not necessarily delegated to ensure speed. Silo driven

    Advice to Management

    Put more trust and decision making power in lower level management.

  10. It's been a great learning experience.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Warren, MI
    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Warren, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get the benefits of a big company for research and development funding, work on very interesting research projects, get lots of opportunity to collaborate within and outside the company, have access to continuously improving and exciting product line.

    Cons

    The company culture is very risk-averse and finds it difficult to pursue it's own unique path to lead in this highly competitive automotive industry.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to be a leader in the industry. Do not allow all the money spent in research and development to go to waste. The technical challenges imposed by regulation that the industry faces will only get more difficult in the future.

  11. IT Operations Engineer - New College Grad

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Operations Engineer - New College Grad in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - IT Operations Engineer - New College Grad in Warren, MI

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    competitive salary, company phone + computer, competitive benefits package, annual end of year shut down (10 paid days off from work), Team GM annual bonuses, ability to check out new vehicles for a week upto 4 times a year, limitless opportunities for career growth and advancement if you network and market yourself to the right people.

    Cons

    COMMUNICATION, which is a known con for just about any global enterprise, company still operates in silos at times, senior/executive management appears to have different views and ideas from mid-level management, can sometimes cause confusion to sub-ordinates at the end of the day and delay production

    Advice to Management

    Stay consistant with ideas, projects, and agenda's from executive leadership all the way down to the sub-ordinate levels. Mid-level management should actually lead and when necessary object to executive level leadership if what's being asked from sub-ordinates isn't possible. Get the "yes mam" "yes sir" mentally out of here. It was the root cause for the recent ignition switch problem.

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