General Motors Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Pros
  • Great place for good work life balance (in 60 reviews)

  • Large Organization with chances to grow, Excellent Pay and Benefits (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance is pretty bad (in 25 reviews)

  • Long hours can sometimes make optimal work/life balance difficult (in 26 reviews)

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    Sr. Financial Analyst

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

    I have been working at General Motors full-time

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

    Pros

    Fair base pay, good developmental opportunities, Good benefits, great products, good work life balance. it is a company that allows open communication.

    Cons

    You have to make sure leadership knows who you are. Your work does not speaks for you. Location is not convinient for a vibrant life style.

    Advice to Management

    I know there is a big community, I believe there is opportunity to improve employees enthusiasm and commitement. My recommendation is to open a bit more to what employees have to say.


  2. Flexible be prepared to work hard

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at General Motors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, time off...large array of experience in marketing , consulting, finance

    Cons

    Relocation, long hours...a lot of times GM isn't perfectly clear what they want you to do

    Advice to Management

    Have dm's apply for various regions instead of relocating them


  3. Red Tape

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist

    I have been working at General Motors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is a lot of room for advancement and growth

    Cons

    Don't walk over salaried employees in an effort to appease the union.

    Advice to Management

    Stand firm during Union negotiations.


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  5. Tool and Die Team Leader

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tool and Die Maker Team Leader in Marion, IN
    Current Employee - Tool and Die Maker Team Leader in Marion, IN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay .and benefits. Pension benefits for current employees

    Cons

    Job is dependent on economic factors. Cyclical auto industry.


  6. engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Manufacturing Engineer in Buffalo, NY
    Current Intern - Manufacturing Engineer in Buffalo, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a good atmosphere. Hard working staff and people that are fun and great to work.

    Cons

    There was no cons to working here. Great experience and a good time. Do not plan on leaving this company

    Advice to Management

    Pay young talent and interns more money since they are the future of the company. Especially if they are talented and greatly benefit the company


  7. Senior supervisor/production

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Supervisor in Portland, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Supervisor in Portland, MI

    I worked at General Motors (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Cohesive, competitive, cutting edge technology, education

    Cons

    Good ole boys network, "GM FAMILY FIRST"

    Advice to Management

    Hear/listen


  8. Intern Global Supply Chain

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trainee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Trainee in Detroit, MI

    I worked at General Motors (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learning was quite good and being a MNC, the work culture was excellent. additionally I was into core supply chain part, hence my learning was great. working with suppliers, material handling team and few JIT suppliers was what learned and handled myself.

    Cons

    none as such, for what i went there, i got there.

    Advice to Management

    None as such, as I learned many things over there related to my field.


  9. Contract CAE Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CAE Engineer in Milford, MI
    Current Employee - CAE Engineer in Milford, MI

    I have been working at General Motors

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

    Pros

    Work and life have a good balance. People are very nice working as team.

    Cons

    Contract employees have many furloung and shutdown days

    Advice to Management

    Fairness is very imporfant


  10. A few things to work on but overall a great experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, competitive salary. They truly care about their employees and create a nice work environment that's great for collaborating.

    Cons

    Very difficult to get a promotion and progress in career. New internal roles rarely become available and if they do, employees are not notified. Sometimes the work can get stale and there is not a defined process put in place to create a streamlined workflow.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to get organized. There seems to be a great deal of miscommunication as to what people's job roles are and what their team is responsible for and working on. They need to lead by example and collaborate with other managers as much as they're team collaborates among themselves. You should ALWAYS know the employees you manage, what their names are and what they do.


  11. Senior Manufacturing Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Warren, MI

    I worked at General Motors (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Excellent learning opportunities for engineering disciplines.

    Cons

    Engineers go thru multiple managers in their career. You need to prove yourself for every manager and is very difficult to do so.

    Advice to Management

    Need a collective database for each engineer so new manager know what to expect.



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