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Excellent Career for Intellectually Inclined People!

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Developer in Detroit, MI
Current Employee - Software Developer in Detroit, MI

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

Pros

Flexibility, challenging work tasks, learn something new everyday, usage of the latest and greatest technology set. Ability to drive a new car four times a year. Great benefits, even better 401K plan and very competitive salary/bonus structure. All the software development training one could ever ask for along with a hefty tuition reimbursement package!

Cons

Considering the sheer size of GM causes lags in getting things approved/accomplished. Lack of career direction. Warren Tech Centers looks as though we are in 1950's.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Conceptualize a career planning road map for employees

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Innovation couldn't be further from the truth! Georgia IT Innovation Center

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Roswell, GA

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

    Pros

    8000 in tuition reimbursement. Salaries are on the higher end of the low-midpoint range.

    Cons

    Building is overcrowded. Not enough bathrooms, especially for women. Things are always broken and no one is in a rush to fix them. Trash is barely picked up. Bugs. No cafeteria. Prides itself on being a "start up environment", but does not understand the meaning of the phrase. They think that start up means that they don't have to provide any amenities to their employees. Working from home is frowned upon. If you want employees to be in the office everyday, you must provide normal amenities to them (coffee cups, stirrers, cafeteria, bathroom facilities, clean facilities, enough parking, etc.). Counterparts in Michigan do not listen - they just try to boss people around and blame others for their mistakes, instead of fixing them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Truly embrace the word innovation. Allow your talented employees to shine and bring new ideas to life in the company. Attrition is high, especially in the Georgia Innovation Center. They are being ran away by too much bureacracy, too many rules, too much focus on the appearance of work and not actually getting the work done, and too much expectation to do the jobs of multiple people without any appreciation or acknowledgement. Listen to the experts that you hired. We are not contractors, therefore, the expectation for us to work like the contractors who were there before without the hourly compensation they were receiving needs to end. There are several other employers in the Atlanta area who pay more and provide a much more satisfying work experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Senior IT Project Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment with motivated peers as well as upper management.

    Cons

    The training tools can be improve. Creating some of the training as virtual class rooms should improve the issue of classes getting cancel because the lack of head count.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure training is available for the employees if you want to retain your employees. Feeling that you can't do your job because the lack of training can be very frustrating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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