General Motors Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
928 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional (in 57 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are good and the ambassador program lets you check out many of the products (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be a challenge working in a global company (in 21 reviews)

  • Significance of work sometimes requires long hours (in 23 reviews)

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  1.  

    Work culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors as a contractor

    Pros

    Its always feels you acheived everything in your life when you are in such a big firm. Work culture, employee relation are very good

    Cons

    nothing to say abot it.

  2.  

    Hard place to work for great rewards

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker  in  Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Kansas City, KS

    I worked at General Motors full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get paid a lot for what you do. You won't find this kind of pay anywhere. The benefits are great & you also have the union behind you.

    Cons

    The demand on you is tough at times, especially when you start off. You get moved around a lot & you may get stuck on a shift that you don't like.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Headed in the right direction

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    The culture is continually evolving to meet the needs and wants of employees. The company takes great effort into improving employee engagement. A workplace of choice survey is given and actions are taken to ensure improvement.

    Cons

    Large company pains = lots of IT issues and overly complicated processes sometimes. Job opportunities can seem limited to your "silo" unless you do some serious networking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A company sponsored lease program would be great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Exciting work with an emphasis on improving the customer experience.
    Great benefits (vacation, health care, holidays, etc...)
    Great people that care about you
    Lots of flexibility around working from home

    Cons

    At times the work load can be extremely heavy, but this is due to all the great things we having going on right now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very satisfied with the Job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mfg Engineer I  in  White Marsh, MD
    Current Employee - Mfg Engineer I in White Marsh, MD

    I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits with the company

    Cons

    Hours can be challenging at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Many opportunities, great people, and interesting, challenging work

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    • 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
  9.  

    Production assembly

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    • 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
  10.  

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

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    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
  11.  

    The opportunities for advancement are all up to you!

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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

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