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General Motors Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
1,047 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional (in 60 reviews)

  • Salary employees are treated very well, good pay and benefits, great work environment (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be a challenge working in a global company (in 25 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Good place to work with minor annoyances

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

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

    Pros

    Generous 401(k) match (100% to 4%, + extra 4%). Very family friendly. work can be as hands on as you like. Proactive toward making changes for the better.

    Cons

    Some antiquated systems and hierarchies still exist that can slow everything down. Engineering change management system is absolutely abysmal and requires too much manual work to process a change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    Like the forum said before

    Cons

    Nothing to say in this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It's like turning the Titanic...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    1) CEO is doing a great job 2) changes are in the works but it's like turning the Titanic...takes time 3) good pay and benefits 4) global auto industry is very interesting 5) injection of new blood and innovation 6) opportunities to change roles

    Cons

    1) some areas are still focused on the tactical vs. strategic 2) still lots of old school mentality and entitlement "I've been here 30 years and should be promoted" 3) lack of financial accountability at the leadership level 4) workforce complacency 5) highly competitive industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Goals should be measurable and tied to financial outcomes. Leadership needs to be more strategic-thinkers than tactical and data driven.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    Be part of the new gm

    Cons

    TOO MANY COLD WEATHER LOCATIONS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company Great people

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

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    Great people, work day flexibility, wonderful vacation days. The company has recognized that career development is important and has initiated new programs to assist employees.

    Cons

    It's easy to get stuck in certain roles especially if you perform well and others don't have those skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees. Learn their talents, skills and career aspirations. Manage the organization's goals along with employeesx goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A good place to work, very fluid environment with opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    Good company with new products that are changing the image of GM. Very good benefits.

    Cons

    There is a lot of change occurring rapidly and ambiguity, which can make it challenging for someone not used to working in a large global IT shop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reign in the span of control.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good compensation, slow engineering process

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Performance Engineer in Milford, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Performance Engineer in Milford, MI

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

    Pros

    I feel that compensation is very fair for the industry and the region. There is significant amount of flexibility in you schedule, as long as you get your work done and attend all of your meetings. The best part is that you get to see what you work on every day on the road in the hands of our customers.

    Cons

    It can take a lot of meetings to get things done sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove some of the levels of approval to make things happen faster. This requires some trust in your employees, but that's ok because they know what they are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    very positive environment, good benefits

    Cons

    i do not have anything so far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RSE Systems Engineer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - RSE Systems Engineer in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Always learning new things every day

    Cons

    A lot of administration work required

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great to be part of the team

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

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    Good to the people who are not broken

    Cons

    Whipy leadership skills and the need to set direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow a set

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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