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No perks, not even coffee!

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX

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

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

9-5 work culture, 3 weeks vacation plus 16 holidays, car discount, level 8 (sr leads, managers) and above get a new company car every 6 months

Cons

Mediocre health benefits, no perks, no coffee, lots of red tape, bureaucracy blocks the simplest requests (getting a VM in a lab can take months!). Many mangers are from AMD, Dell and HP and seem to leave nothing but destruction in their wake.

What this means is that your manager, or even your director, cannot approve the simplest requests or really authorize any kind of expense no matter how small. Forget about bringing in lunch for the team at crunch time unless you want to pay for it out of your own pocket. Need devices for mobile dev? Good luck with that!

Advice to Management

Cut the red tape. Provide managers and directors more budgetary discretion. Policy of waiting 12 to 8+ months to qualify for a raise is ridiculous. The lack of free coffee is like a dead canary in a coal mine! I don't even drink coffee! Behavioral only interviews is a recipe for an organization full of fast talking dimwits.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    A company obsessed with process

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Warren, MI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of job security. Freedom to try different jobs.

    Cons

    Process driven. No career growth. Moves very slow.

    Advice to Management

    Poor training.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Its okay, nothing great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Kinda flexible, you can work from home at times, or go back early

    Cons

    lots of work, they are taking over stuff from hp contractors, so you can be thrown in random situations

    Advice to Management

    Show initative to mentor employees to get to next level


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