General Motors Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
897 Reviews

3.5
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Pros
  • Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional (in 46 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are good and the ambassador program lets you check out many of the products (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes work life balance can be challenging (in 14 reviews)

  • Long hours can sometimes make optimal work/life balance difficult (in 22 reviews)

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  1.  

    Amazing

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

    I have been working at General Motors as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The atmosphere, the opportunity and the people

    Cons

    The IT group needs some much advancement but they are getting there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep continuing to challenge your employees, GM is a great place to if we want to continue to 'design, build, and sell the worlds best vehicles' continue to challenge us even more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Many opportunities, great people, and interesting, challenging work

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

    I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to develop great products with top notch resources available and opportunities for continued growth and learning.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be a challenge working in a global company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain a strong customer focus. Keep the product portfolio the right size to compete efficiently with other OEMs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Production assembly

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    • 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

    Good team atmosphere, typically the supervisors work well with the employees. reasonably good benefits. Tuition assistance benefits. Reasonably secure paycheck. Small clothing allowance.

    Cons

    At times dangerous, exposure to chemical fumes from machining operations, can be noisy depending on where you are assigned. Lunch periods are short so you do not have time to go out for lunch and the cafeteria services are not very good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great! Probably because I have an amazing supervisor and manager!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Release Engineer Support  in  Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Design Release Engineer Support in Pontiac, MI

    I have been working at General Motors as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    EVERYONE is so nice and helpful. Very warm and friendly atmosphere. Positive energy here!

    Cons

    Rules are generally glossed over

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    The opportunities for advancement are all up to you!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader  in  Roanoke, IN
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Roanoke, IN

    I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The benefits package, education & training are at your finger tips, always trying to become a better company

    Cons

    The culture on the shop floor is not for the timid. Diiversity is more prominent in the UAW than management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Team Leaders need more support from management.Y Group Leaders need to be accountable for there Teams taking advantage of Team Leaders. You put Team Leaders in awkward position by giving them management tasks but no power to do anything about it. Also Team Leaders need educated on how to deal with difficult Team Members, & when you have a habitual offending Team, Management needs to deal directly with the situation & not tiptoe around it, just because they are afraid they will turn down Over Time. Making a Team watch a movie about Diversity won't work, you have to specifically call them out on their specific actions otherwise there is never a team that can work as a real team because they are working against the Team Leaders purposely. If you have a Group Leader who has personal knowledge of these situations & does nothing about it they are just as Guilty in creating the Hostile work environment & that is not good management. A GM employee should be able to go to work & do their job to the best of their ability with no drama. Management should shut drama down bite it in the bud before it gets out of control! This is a nightmare waiting to happen, also a lawsuit!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The New GM

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Buyer in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Excellent work / life balance

    Cons

    Some of the internal processes are very slow to change with a organization of that size

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are on tract to ensuring the longevity of the company as a global leader. Keep on the path.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome Company to work for

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

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    Great pay, fantastic benefits. Top notch

    Cons

    There really aren't any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very good employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Saint Johnsbury, VT
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Saint Johnsbury, VT

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

    Pros

    The pay is very good if you are willing to put in the hours

    Cons

    Not much time off if you want to get paid well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunity to study, design, do research and overall define the direction of the product that I work on.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    8000 in tuition a year.
    My manager encourages me to study.
    Great work-life balance.
    Discount on GM vehicles.

    Cons

    People get's scared easily.
    Personal agendas.
    "Java Enterprise Edition" kind of engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use better tech.
    Stop buying crap from Oracle.
    Become a software design powerhouse.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great work place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Arling, ID
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Arling, ID

    I worked at General Motors full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I had a wonderful experience working for GM. The senior staff are very helpful and they give good guuidance on what to do next. I recommend working with them.

    Cons

    THe reason i left them is that they don't give enough training for senior management, and the salary growth is limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more training for employees, and raise the salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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