General Motors Reviews

Updated July 1, 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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  1. Excellent Working Environment If You are Smart and Ambitious

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Motors full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Smart, ambiciuus people. Lots of opportunities for development / advancement.

    Cons

    Location, few positions allow telework/remote location.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Relaxed, friendly enviroment

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

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

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

    Pros

    Very friendly, great work-life balance. Lots of opportunities to advance. The campus is very nice with many green spaces.

    Cons

    Very very big organization. Can feel lost in the shuffle sometimes. Endless cube farm in the larger buildings, with confusing layout.

    Advice to Management

    I approve. I wish that there was more emphasis on less meetings and more doing. It seems like you just go from meeting to meeting all day with almost no time to get things done.


  3. Great Company to Work for.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MP-10 in Burton, MI
    Current Employee - MP-10 in Burton, MI

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

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

    Pros

    Love everything about this job and people that I meet and work with.

    Cons

    This plant that I work at is 180 miles round trip each day.


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  5. Design Release Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI

    I have been working at General Motors full-time

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

    Pros

    Managers are super friendly and there are challenges everyday. You don't stick to one task forever. Interesting projects come relatively often.

    Cons

    It is in MI, where the weather is not bearable for everybody. And it is not paying as much as Ford, if your goal is making as much money as possible only.

    Advice to Management

    That is a awesome program and I am feeling I was so lucky that I got the interview. I won't go any other company since I feel really comfortable here.


  6. Intern/Tour Guide

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    GM Family Discount, Real Life Experience, Possible transition to working full time salary

    Cons

    Giving tours and days where you don't have much to do.


  7. Great Company

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

    I worked at General Motors full-time

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, challenging projects, talented peers.

    Cons

    Large organization and sometimes overshadow individual performance

    Advice to Management

    Elevate talented team members timing and don't allow promotions to be blocked based on need.


  8. opportunity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn and grow in your career. Great people to work with. Work life balance.

    Cons

    GM is a big company and politics exist. Long days, lots of hours tends to be the norm. Retirement plans for younger employees.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more work life balance.


  9. Contract EE

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test and Validation Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Test and Validation Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI

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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting Job, nice people, flex time depending on the manager

    Cons

    Takes a while to get permanent

    Advice to Management

    If you have good employees who work hard and want to be direct. You should not wait too long because you might just lose good people


  10. Great Employer

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

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

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

    Pros

    GM is a solid employer that pays and compensates with salary and benefits over the market average. They have a great long-term outlook with a senior management team focused on the future of the company, not just the now. I'm very impressed with my time so far at GM.

    Cons

    As with any large coproration there is lag-time and hundreds of systems. These could be consolidated for more effcient use of time.


  11. Been here for 2.5 years

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    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Brand new technology
    Great culture. Lots of young people, so keeps the office lively

    Cons

    Sometimes work hours are skewed for deadlines (not often)
    Pay raises aren't great. Come in with a good salary.

    Advice to Management

    Pay lower employees more. give us cars too!



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