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Happy one day, frustrated the next...

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Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Detroit, MI
Current Employee - Program Manager in Detroit, MI

Pros

High Tech. Fast moving. Good people

Cons

Business wants to be IT.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be honest, trust your employees.

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Neutral Outlook
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Normal hours (hectic sometimes), management cares about employees opinion about the work place

    Cons

    Not many career opportunities for certain positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    A good company with lots of engineering talent, trying to do the right thing but sometimes gets in its own way

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Detroit, MI

    Pros

    - If you are an engineer developing future products, your work will literally affect thousands if not millions of vehicles, which can give you a sense of accomplishment / satisfaction.
    - If you are an engineer and you work somewhat hard and show that you are be capable and proactive (self starter), you can move up the pay scale quickly. And you will get the support you need to in order to make the changes you envision.
    - The company is very flexible in helping you deal with life events that come up.
    - In my time there I have not observed anything "evil" about the company - they are in it for the long haul, they want to do the right thing and not cut corners just because customers might not notice. GM seems to have a strong corporate conscience, even if it means we have to sacrifice profits in the short term.
    - The work culture is overall good - the managers are trained to resolve disputes and to conduct themselves fairly. They care about your career, prod you to try to define where you want to go, then they help you to get there.

    Cons

    - The weather in Michigan isn't for everyone.
    - It often feels like there are many "silos" within GM, and engineering work / findings are not shared readily and transparently among the engineering teams. Frequently redundant work is done simply because team B wasn't aware that team A had already done that work. Information is not organized, shared, and made searchable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Join the 21st century by bringing IT up to par: rather than silo'ing information off and only granting access to folks on a case by case, need to know basis, open up access and allow all the engineers to share a lot more of their information with each other - it will accelerate product development.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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