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Helpful (2)

great company but burdened by old guard

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Planning Manager in Warren, MI
Former Employee - Planning Manager in Warren, MI
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at General Motors full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

smart analyst. best in class finance and engineering staff and facilities. great brand name. now have a clean sheet and lot of baggage shed smart engineers. finance whiz have been humbled. many retiring in next 5-10 years.

Cons

too many layers and old General Managers and above trying to protect turf and keep fat in organization. dull HR. some old guard while necessary will stop GM from being innovative.

Advice to 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 creating. Hire from colleges creatively and when hiring from outside, be opportunistic. Their timing and your timing may not match. Retain good people by giving them important assignments.

Other Employee Reviews for General Motors

  1. Gratifying work in a company that still has significant cultural issues

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Honeoye Falls, NY
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Honeoye Falls, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Complex technical challenges Ability to contribute to technical leadership of the company Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Middle management (Directors down to Chief Engineers) seem to be so "ladder" focused at the expense of corporate competitiveness. Extrordinary efforts are often rewarded whereas results are not. Tout "Workplace of choice" when 50 hour work weeks are the expected norm

    Advice to 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 workplace that entices people to put in those hours willingly. Focus on rewarding workers for favorable results instead of just effort. Give genuine accountability and lattitude to directors, chiefs and managers. Carefully review leaders capabilities to produce results and adjust org accordingly. Eliminate/diffuse any "good old boys clubs" and identify those who produce valuable results.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Okay place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Warren, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary, opportunity to move around and gain new experiences

    Cons

    Poor upper management, no raises, too much process, slow at decision making

    Advice to Management

    Get a new CEO, let the designers and engineers make world class, high tech products, lead on technology instead of following the competition


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