General Motors
3.3 of 5 775 reviews
www.gm.com Detroit, MI 5000+ Employees

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Large company that provides great benefits with many diverse opportunities, but restraints of a large bureaucracy.

Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee)
Warren, MI

I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than 8 years

ProsCompensation is on par with the industry.
Many different career opportunities for a growing or ever changing career path.
Great access to automotive benefits such as the opportunity to drive the vehicles, access to service documents, and more.

ConsWork environment can be impersonal.
Job Application process is impersonal.
Engineers do more project management than engineering.

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate more opportunities for Engineers to engineer and apply their skill set and be creative; align employees with careers that take advantage of their skill sets and career goals.
Transparency and interaction with employees is of great importance in retaining and encouraging the best talent.

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

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great company but burdened by old guard

Planning Manager (Former Employee)
Warren, MI

I worked at General Motors full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: smart analyst. best in class finance and engineering staff and facilities. great brand name. now have a… Cons: too many layers and old General Managers and above trying to protect turf and keep… Advice to Senior Management: now that you have a clean sheet from Chapter 11, question every major initiative of Executive Director and above that sounds self promoting or process… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Gratifying work in a company that still has significant cultural issues

Engineering Manager (Current Employee)
Honeoye Falls, NY

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


Pros: Complex technical challenges Ability to contribute to technical leadership of the… Cons: Middle management (Directors down to Chief Engineers) seem to be so "ladder" focused at the expense of corporate competitiveness. Extrordinary… Advice to Senior Management: The current recognition systems reward individual effort. Need to find a way to reward genuine team efforts. Instead of demanding 10 hour workdays, create a… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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