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General Motors Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
1,012 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.  

    I retired from General Motors after 35.9 yrs of employment. The experience i gained has been very rewarding. Thank you

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    Former Employee - Dingman in Lordstown, OH
    Former Employee - Dingman in Lordstown, OH

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

    Pros

    The team concept is a very valuable tool and used in almost every aspect on the jobs i preformed there. Starting out on assembly to finishing my employment in metal repair i value the experience very much.

    Cons

    There was'nt any issues there that i could remember to shed light on that one would consider negative as my employment there has been very rewarding and satisfactory

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to use the team concept and value your employees opinions and remain open to the suggestions as they see first hand the end product.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    Good teamwork, nice managers, company gave everyone equal chance

    Cons

    Nothing to talk about yet. Everything is good so far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Semi-oldschool office vibe, but overall a solid company for a long-term career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Salaries are very competitive, hours aren't too long depending on your team, and many benefits - insurance, bonuses, cars, days off. Very collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Oldschool vibe. Trying to be modern and startup-y, but really just seems like a normal office job. Good for old people or people looking for a place to work forever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice really, company is doing very well. Don't think my con can ever be addressed in a company this size.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Mechanical Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    Engineering projects impact several million people, personally on a daily basis. Full reign to try new things. Limitless opportunities. Decent benefits. Hands on fun.

    Cons

    As old as the company is I would have assumed there might be several really good processes in place for menial tasks in order to spend time on things that matter. Not so - but this can turn into easy opportunities to contribute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep new hires highly engaged. More hands on/car interactions to see the big picture. Need to get competitive products in front of all to see the truth on where we stand.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sales, Marketing and Aftersales

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in Detroit, MI

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    Excellent, personal development, training and growth opportunities across the globe

    Cons

    Ability to handle ambiguity, changes in strategic direction, unclear management direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apply and upkeep consistent medium to long term strategies, and communicate direction to the team.

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

    IT Internship

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    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
  8.  

    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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11.  

    Very good company

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    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

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