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Easy to get burned out

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
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Current Employee - Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
Current Employee - Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

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

Pros

Very rewarding seeing your product on the road. Great benefits.

Cons

Very little motivation when raises aren't given. Engineers are project managers and don't really do much "engineering", just a lot of supervising and paperwork. Unless you are in Detroit you feel very disconnected from the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find ways to provide incentives for work done.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Ontario, CA

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

    Pros

    challenging, scary, no future, lack of management

    Cons

    always looking over your shoulder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remember the people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    great company but burdened by old guard

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Planning Manager in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Planning Manager in Warren, MI

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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