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70 Hour Weeks for New Salary IT Employees!

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Current Employee - Technical Writer/Editor  in  Warren, MI
Current Employee - Technical Writer/Editor in Warren, MI

I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than a year

Pros

Good benefits but don't save with GMs401K plan until you have been there through your first year with good reviews. After the first year of decent reviews, your job is pretty safe and you can move to another position. You can't get the matching 401K money until you've been there at least three years!

Cons

Highly political. Long hours, weekends. Directors do not review poor Managers with employees and then protect the employee once they get a negative report. Management is protected; employees are expendable.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

GM might be headed back down the bankruptcy path again if you refuse to pay attention to employee opinions, ESPECIALLY new emplolyees. They will give you the straight story about their team and managers. They were hired because they are highly intelligent. Give them the benefit of the doubt and interview them often.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Very demanding

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    Current Employee - Assembly Worker  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Assembly Worker in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at General Motors full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Healthcare benefits are good, pay scale is very good

    Cons

    not very organized, employees very disrespectful to each other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should be more hands on with team leaders and assure fairness amongst employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Cost cutting takes center stage

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    Former Employee - IT Manager  in  Warren, MI
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Warren, MI

    I worked at General Motors full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    best thing is that it is a large company and a potentially large scope of responsibilities. Working on IT side in product development was fun since top leadership in this IS&S division was solid. Product Development's IS&S management really knew how to get things done and drive change through organization. But other IS&S management, when they are bad, they are bad. IS&S Operations groups just don't know how to get the best out of people, seemingly not able to drive successful projects.

    Cons

    cost cutting is job #1

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to grow business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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