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Pre-bankruptcy = good, post-bankruptcy = VERY dissatisfied

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Former Employee - Finance Manager in Detroit, MI
Former Employee - Finance Manager in Detroit, MI

I worked at General Motors full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

GM has some exceptionally bright people in its workforce.

Cons

GM's finance leadership and CEO are focused on stock prices and profitability and continue to show little interest in the core business. Because of this, GM continues to lose market share.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to balance all aspects of business and focus on more than just the bottom line. This did NOT work in the past and will NOT work going forward. The US taxpayers gave up a lot to keep GM afloat. Don't disappoint them.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Leadership inconsistencies

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    Former Employee - Executive Director in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Detroit, MI

    I worked at General Motors full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid pay and benefits, some good people who know their business. Some of those people are trying to turn the company around, but it is a big challenge in light of the entrenched bureaucracy.

    Cons

    Bizarre leadership focus too often; inconsistent and frankly too low performance expectations. There are too many mindless bureaucrats within the organization that plod along, working to avoid any responsibility. Too often, it seems like the main objective is to avoid making any decision that might mean responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many times "team" is used as a cover for lack of individual responsibility and accountability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    I thrived on Saturn... and then 2009? Gone...

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    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Houston, TX

    I worked at General Motors full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    o Opportunities and the belief that the better your performance... the greater your value to the company.
    o Great vehicles and awesome technology at a viable price-point for the majority of the U.S. population.
    o Resources and tools are available.
    o Training is a 'part of life' and is integrated into performance reviews.
    o Business metrics and expectations are clearly articulated.

    Cons

    o Number of employees - is massive. In the downturn of the economy - 2009 - 'cuts' were made along product lines and were not applied to performance reviews or business metrics.
    o

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk and value those who perform versus penalizing with forced early retirements when our 401Ks took a beating for believing and support the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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