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General Motors Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
1,006 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.  

    Controls Engineering Intern, Manufacturing

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    Former Employee - Controls Engineer in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Controls Engineer in Warren, MI

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    GM really knows how to impress its interns, letting them borrow any production car they want, and taking them on tours of testing facilities, design studios and to sporting events in the Detroit area throughout the summer months. Compensation is higher than its competitors, and working in manufacturing gives the added benefit of earning overtime. Apart from this, GM presents a great working environment, with some of the smartest group of engineers and assembly workers you will ever meet. You will at times learn more from a stamp-press operator, who has been doing that job their entire life, than you would from school. Yes, GM is still reeling from the bad press of the auto-bailout, but after working there for a few months, you will realize that this company is much more than just a punching bag for political pundits, and is genuinely a great company to work for.

    Cons

    The biggest problem is the work-place shock of working in a unionized environment and seeing the hourly-salary divide at times. Hours in manufacturing can also be difficult, as standard work hours are from 5AM - 3PM, and you may be asked to come in as early as midnight at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Core Validation Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Core Validation Engineer in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    work environment, things to know about the vehicle, professional

    Cons

    getting full time, no respect to contract employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    GM will ALWAYS be MY Car Company!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Milford, MI
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Milford, MI

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

    Pros

    Career Advancement was supported and encouraged. Education & Training was a part of GM Work Life.

    Cons

    Working with Hourly UNION workers were difficult due to union mentality. Also, too many layers of management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    GM is great. A great company to start your career.

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Everything is great about GM. Simply great.

    Cons

    Far from home. I wish they had an innovation lab closer to my home state.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best place to work, the best team to be on!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer - Entry Level in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Developer - Entry Level in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Started working for GM 6 months ago as a Java Software developer and was assigned to a team responsible for “moving” applications from outside vendors to GM (Data Center Transfomration). It is VERY challenging environment. The team I am working on is absolutely the best. I perform various tasks such as: web development, quality control, writing technical documentation, and talking to customers to access their needs. At GM you are expected to learn fast and remain flexible. My manager frequently checks on my progress and cares about my professional development. I feel that I am successful, as the first application I worked on was deployed and I feel that I am making a difference. My manager is always available for assistance and is encouraging me every step of the way.

    Cons

    If you expect to be placed in a team where you will perform the same task day after day, GM may not be the best place for you.
    The building is old and has some leaks form the roof when it rains.
    Sometimes we are expect to work on the weekends when we deploy applications. You don't have to go to the office and can work from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the management is taking the company in the right direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Outstanding opportunity. Worked on actual project and was able to attend top level meetings at Corporate.

    Cons

    No cons experience was great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Was employed under many aspects of the industry.

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    Former Employee - Pipefiter in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Pipefiter in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Benefits, as well as work conditions was very good.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about with this employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow retires to return to the work force in a different manner.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    cool job

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    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Flint, MI
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Flint, MI

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

    Pros

    benefits are excellent hours make the check grow

    Cons

    tier 2 should be eliminated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    summer intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Motors as an intern

    Pros

    great atmosphere, very business casual dress code, easy to move around within the company, everyone is friendly

    Cons

    some people who worked there longer might stress the old values of the automotive industry versus the innovative new ways that IT centers work

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A very good place to work. Nice place to learn new things.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors as a contractor

    Pros

    Flexible time to work
    Great environment

    Cons

    Contract bad. Lot of payoff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All the best

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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