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Lots of opportunities, good benefits

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Manager - IT  in  Detroit, MI
Current Employee - Senior Manager - IT in Detroit, MI

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

Pros

Lots of career opportunities: each business function can be a $30 billion company by itself. Being in IT, you can move around and gain different experience
Good work life balance: reasonable hours
Global opportunities: you get to work on global projects and if lucky, may even get an international assignment
For the 8th level Managers and above, the company car program is awesome.

Cons

Bureaucratic: things don't move fast enough. The new (CEO and CIO) leadership is trying to change things but it takes a while to change the culture
Some areas can be political
The leadership tolerates low performers -- takes a lot of work to handle these
Could do better to recognize and reward high performers
HR policies are outdated
Leaders think they know everything and don't like to acknowledge that the world outside has better ideas: I don't see them adopting new techniques from conferences etc.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Wake up and see the world outside: it has changed a lot since GM was in the lead about 30 years ago. Detroit is not the whole world!

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Arch  in  North Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Arch in North Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. Great benefits. Good salary if you have the right skill at the right time...ie..when they really need you

    Cons

    Hierarchical organization where managers at each level feel superior and better than employees at lower levels. Promotion is based more on being LIKED than pure skills and productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find a way to make merit based promotion more about merit and less about personality.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    Great place for good work life balance.

    Cons

    Poor management decisions. Slow to make changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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