General Motors

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Working at GM is not for everybody, but it has its charm and many spend their entire career there for a reason.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Business Architect in Detroit, MI
Former Employee - Business Architect in Detroit, MI

I worked at General Motors as a contractor (less than an year)

Pros

- Flexible
- Good benefits
- Extremely large pool of opportunities
- Room for entrepreneurial spirit

Cons

- Highly political
- Needs a cultural makeover
- It matters who you know, not what you know.
- Your contribution to what is made is only a tiny fraction of the whole thing
- Knowledge has converged into common opinion. It's difficult to be successful with alternatives

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Encourage forward thinking attitudes and initiatives.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I don't know how they stay in business. They are like the banks, too big to fail.

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Pontiac, MI

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Make some adequate products, sometimes get it right. Some good job and advancement opportunities. Lots of different areas and people to get involved with. Good paycheck.

    Cons

    Engineering, accounting, manufacturing, testing, development, validation, etc., processes and procedures are inadequate, incomplete, disjointed, ignored, non-existent, out-dated, not communicated adequately,...
    Poor sense of community, comraderie, commitment to company and co-workers, indifference from management, lack of trust and confidence going both ways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of this matrix management style that it took 14 years to stumble into, nobody knows who owes what assignment, hand-offs are dropped, much shuffling, much information and time is lost, many errors are made on changing assumptions and talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    GM is awesome

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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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    the management style is so refreshing, down to earth, respectful, and available if you need help. They leave you alone to do your work, trust their employees to do the job and reward them with freedom to do the job from anywhere.

    Cons

    the change is constant, once you have the hang of what you are doing, it changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take out the low level supervisors....making things worse

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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