General Motors Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
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Pros
  • Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional (in 58 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 23 reviews)

  • Significance of work sometimes requires long hours (in 25 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    summer intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Warren, MI

    I worked at General Motors as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working in GM, you can get a lot of support. If you want to make something out, you can live very well. If you want live a comfortable life, this is also a good place for you.

    Cons

    Sometimes it looks like nobody care what you are doing. You are just a small nail, the company can run very smoothly without you. You may not exist in some people's eyes especially when you are working in the r@d.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Compartment Integration Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    All the good and the bad of a large corporation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer
    Current Employee - Designer

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.
    Opportunities to grow in a big corporate environment.
    Management very understanding of your needs.

    Cons

    Work load varies widely from time to time.
    Leadership seemed confused at times.
    Not sure how the company will stand against competition in the long run.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Hard work, but it paid well

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Labor Pool in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Labor Pool in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at General Motors (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    $$$, benefits, friendly staff, that's about it.

    Cons

    Ignorant coworkers, long hours, only one day off per week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better hiring practices.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    summer intern

    Current Employee - Summer Inntern in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Summer Inntern in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Working in GM, you can get a lot of support. If you want to make something out, you can live very well. If you want live a comfortable life, this is also a good place for you.

    Cons

    Sometimes it looks like nobody care what you are doing. You are just a small nail, the company can run very smoothly without you. You may not exist in some people's eyes especially when you are working in the r@d.

  7.  

    Loved it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Hamtramck, MI
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Hamtramck, MI

    I worked at General Motors full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Was always challenging and learning

    Cons

    To many levels and red tape to get things done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    GM

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    Great pay and excellent benefits

    Cons

    work- life balance horrible. no consistency

    Recommends
  9.  

    Making a Comeback?

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

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

    Pros

    Global company and even if you work in Detroit, your experience will go beyond the U.S. The focus currently is to evolve from the old GM and start growing into a new, more resourceful and employee encouraged company.

    Cons

    While they're trying to retool their image, they're also chasing after China as all the big 3 are now doing. Problem with that is, focus and priority too much into pleasing and drawing that market that you forget about your biggest base market here in the U.S.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop giving lip service to saying that you encourage transparency, and actually show us by your actions that you support the lower level employees concerns.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Huge company, little opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Good employe benefit and woking environment,

    Cons

    Everything follow the book, slow growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    The greatest 14 years I could have asked for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Moraine, OH
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Moraine, OH

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

    Pros

    * Being able to see a finised product you helped build on the road getting friends and family from point A to point B makes you satisfied.
    * Able to move up the ranks through promotion.
    * Vacation time
    * Checks never bounced.... never.

    Cons

    * The long hours. If you are young with a young family this may not be the most healthy job for familys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Respect and support front line supervisors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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