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Good benefits, Overall depends on department and manager

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX

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

Pros

Great benefits (401k, decent health care, 16 holidays, and 3 weeks PTO)
Opportunity to shape IT process
Nice diverse talent with an even mix of young, mid career, and senior staff
Company is making an effort to turn itself around since restructuring after bankruptcy

Cons

While you have a chance to shape IT process, it doesn't exist or has so much red tape it is a headache to overcome.

The company sells itself as being agile with a lot of opportunity to create new innovation. The reality is much of the work in the immediate term and next 5 years will be cleaning up the mess of decades of contractors and poor coding standards.

Some managers and departments are blatantly abusing college hires. When hired, these employees are put into a special bucket with decent raises for the first three years. In some instances these employees are given lead responsibilities (or the whole ROLE) and expected to perform at that level. For those that can handle the additional work it is a great opportunity. Unfortunately they receive the same wage and raises as their non-lead college hires counterparts. HR does not allow these employees who take on higher role work and excel at it to be reclassified and given proper compensation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to cut down on the red tape and push for that innovation you strive for.

Stop taking advantage of college hires. These kids talk and word spreads. You don't want to be known as "that" company to avoid. After three years, these rookie draft picks that took on extra responsibilities and proved their worth will leave for the competition to get PAID!

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Just OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    I've been with the corporation for a few years now. Not a bad place to work if you want to keep your head low and earn a decent salary. Some rewards and career fulfillment can be gained. Overall I think the corporation mind set is starting to wake up, just slowly. I'm hopeful the new CEO can turn things around.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are there but as with most major employers there are limitations to overcome. Those of us that are not on the short list must over achieve and excel daily. Making sure to go well beyond the boundaries or classification of level before ever being considered for advancement. Some Leaders are and forever will be clueless. How these leaders continue to stay employed certainly makes one scratch their head.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes, knock off the nebulous direction that wastes time. You need to consider your workforce and the churn you cause when you drive "Gotta Have" products then don't bother to market the product so NO ONE but your employees know they exist.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It wasn't all that great but pay was good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Supervisor in Bowling Green, KY
    Former Employee - Material Supervisor in Bowling Green, KY

    I worked at General Motors full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay was good, plus overtime

    Cons

    Work life balance, none really

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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