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Sr SAP Analyst

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Current Employee - Senior SAP Analyst in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Senior SAP Analyst in Atlanta, GA

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

Pros

good work life balance, flexible time

Cons

process, too many people, on call support

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Positive Outlook
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    3 years working - battery system- Warren, MI

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    Current Employee - Battery Engineer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Battery Engineer in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    - GM is doing very well as a corporation. After bankruptcy, a lot of "fat" is out of the company. All that is left are employees willing to design, build, and sell the worlds best vehicle.
    - Everyone is passionate about GM products. Very few drive non-GM vehicles.
    - Great perks. If you work engineering, then most likely you be driving NextGen vehicles to home and work. 401k perks. Health perks. Vacation Perks (up to 30 days if you work there long enough).. etc..
    - Auto industry is moving at an insane pace. Very exciting time to be in the industry (NextGen infotainment, hybrid and electric, Passive safety systems, etc.). Plus, cars are cool! People hang posters of cars. You probably have some sort of personal connection to your car (love it or hate it kind or relationship). Your friends most likely care more about the auto industry rather than the cell phone or server industry.
    - Your work is important. Any changes you make to a vehicle are seen by 10 million customers a year.
    - Challenging work. The car is easily the most complex thing you own (100's of sensors, multiple computers, variety of serial comm, extreme heat and shock exposure, engine controls, crash proof, radar, etc.)
    - GM just started a 5 year glide path to management (higher education (MS and MBA), exposure to multiple engineering arenas, engineering roles (programmer, program manager, release engineer, etc.)
    - Overall, very an excellent place to go to work.

    Cons

    Before, I get into the cons, lets remind ourselves of the obvious... GM has over 200,000 employees at 390 facilities globally. Now lets begin
    - I am pretty sure GM invented and maintains the definition of corporate culture. You are going to have lots of emails and lots of meetings. You have to be a people person. Get used to working with a variety of personalities.
    - If you are the type of person that "assumes" work is getting done, it is not. You need to be vigilant at GM and remind co-workers of their duties.
    - GM seems old. Physically, there are a lot near retired employees. Young people are starting to show up.
    - GM is like a large university. There is no hand holding. Once you show up, you have to figure out everything yourself. Teach yourself engineering principles, corporate structure, etc.
    - It is a very 7:30 - 4:30 job. Expect to work those hours... By 6:00pm the place is a ghost town.
    - Again, GM is big. You are the employee whom work hard and does everything that their management ask for... you are not going to get promoted. Everyone does that. You need to stand out, write patents, change positions that have exposure. You need to be strategic. No one ever gets promoted in a linear fashion.
    - Health benefits needs to be improved. Deductible is way too high.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work with numerous experienced professionals

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

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    challenging projects for research and innovation

    Cons

    huge organization; slow career growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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