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GM somehow cannot take the leap to be a great company.

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Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer  in  Warren, MI
Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Warren, MI

Pros

GM still pays better than many companies around Detroit as well as nationally. If you are lucky to be in a good group, you get to do interesting work. For a Mechanical Engineer, cars are among the most interesting things to work on. Detroit suburbs are boring but have many good schools, affordable housing and the state of Michigan is home to good universities.

Cons

GM is a company to become a "one trick pony." Most employees end up doing the same stuff year after year. It is important to be placed in an important product development group. Otherwise, career can quickly become meaningless. There are many bad managers. Promotions are generally reserved for people involved in cost cutting. Detroit is not a fun city either.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Employees need to be empowered and rewarded. It is important to get rid of old boys clubs within the companies.

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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    GM - the story of the perfect love hate relationship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    GM can be a great place to work with unique opportunities, creative design problems, wonderful people, and a good balance of work to life. Most mid level management are good people to work for in your functional area. Salary is typically good to better than most, and the benefits are top notch as they have always been.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy in product development rivals the government. The rigidness to standards and procedures can be overwhelming. The manufacturing side of engineering whines more than a motor with a bad bearing. Most manufacturing/assembly personnel are very unwilling to try anything new or push the envelope. Most of upper level management is out of touch with what is really going on in the new programs. There is little to no opportunity for advancement unless you find it yourself - and even the HR and management will tell you that as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote those who deserve it, not those who kiss ass and ask for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company and great salary and support

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Texas, GA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Texas, GA

    Pros

    Good benefits and support for employees

    Cons

    Management is distant and needs to be more involved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more involved in things.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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