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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 (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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    Decent compensation and opportunities for advancement.

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    Current Employee - Global Service Desk Level I Support in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Global Service Desk Level I Support in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Job was fairly straightforward and leadership was generally happy to help with any questions about proper procedure.

    Cons

    Leadership did not always give feedback, and written procedures were unclear at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great momentum, lots of opportunities.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Company is currently going through great times, future looks good.

    Cons

    Auto industry is no longer solid as it used to be

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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