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No perks, not even coffee!

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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 for less than a year

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 ManagementAdvice

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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Other Reviews for General Motors

  1.  

    Great Company , respect and proud of it's products and itself. Very well organized.

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    Former Employee - Mainframe Developer/Support  in  Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Mainframe Developer/Support in Warren, MI

    I worked at General Motors as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    I'd worked on some GM assignments, was amazed how employees and contractors were dedicated to it. I would love to learn leadership from GM, as well as to contribute to it's further success.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's hard me to meat deadlines, but managers are helpful, and will always either with advise or by finding that area specialist. Some overtime might required , and schedule is almost always tight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The managers at GM are always concerned about Company values and reputation. Sometimes it can be a little bit more stressful, but understandable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    fast paced

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Flint, MI
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Flint, MI

    I have been working at General Motors as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    new experiences every day. get to work one on one with the production of new vehicles

    Cons

    stressful environment. loud, dirty, there is a certain type of attitude you must have working in a manufacturing plant. shop talk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    everything is fine at the moment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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