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General Motors Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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3.4 858 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

General Motors CEO Mary Barra

Mary Barra

(93 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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)

  • Significance of work sometimes requires long hours(in 22 reviews)

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

    Design Release Engineer Support (Current Employee) Pontiac, MI

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

    ConsRules are generally glossed over

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The opportunities for advancement are all up to you!

    Team Leader (Current Employee) Roanoke, IN

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementTeam 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!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The New GM

    Buyer (Current Employee) Detroit, MI

    ProsExcellent work / life balance

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very good employer

    Sales Manager (Current Employee) Saint Johnsbury, VT

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

    ConsNot much time off if you want to get paid well.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome Company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat pay, fantastic benefits. Top notch

    ConsThere really aren't any cons.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Opportunity

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsEveryone is very friendly. You have an opportunity to be a part of a Fortune 7 company, but at the same time, you are building the IT function from the ground up with the in-sourcing plans in place. Austin is the greatest city.

    ConsIt is a great city, but the traffic is terrible. Also, space is filling up fast in the building. Pretty soon it will be over-crowded. There are a lot of regulations to follow and be aware of, given the status of the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great work place

    Senior Manager (Former Employee) Arling, ID

    ProsI 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more training for employees, and raise the salary.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company morale and lively spirit. Still suffers from corporate politics at all levels.

    Information Security Analyst (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsGM has decent benefits, good training, and provides more holidays off then most fortune companies. I work with a lot of great fun people. Not a stressful environment; work-life balance is good.

    ConsThe compensation is average - they offer use of corporate cars as compensation/benefits.

    GM is slow to get anything done. Approval after approval after approval- meetings after meetings after meetings without actually getting somewhere.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Systems Engineer (Current Employee) Detroit, MI

    Pros8000 in tuition a year.
    My manager encourages me to study.
    Great work-life balance.
    Discount on GM vehicles.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse better tech.
    Stop buying crap from Oracle.
    Become a software design powerhouse.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I'm very happy at my company

    Supply Chain Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsThe leadership is focuse on making quality, safe and best vehicles in the market, by setting clear vision and value. I'm very convinced our cars and trucks are the best because everyone tries to do their best.

    ConsThere really aren't anything I can point out that are negative about the company. Every company has a room for improvement, but we are all working to identify and make those improvements as we go.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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