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Helpful (8)

Good benefits, Overall depends on department and manager

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at General Motors full-time (More than a 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 Management

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!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GM has very good benefits

    Cons

    Lot of chaos in the company


  2. Helpful (2)

    Learned so much during my first year.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Within IT, large opportunities to grow and learn technology in the area you are interested in. Great employees to work with, large amount of training (1-2 months) offered to everyone, great atmosphere, excellent place for new hires.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is pretty bad. There are many initiatives within the company and some individuals are overworked & way too many organization changes.

    Advice to Management

    If managers have teams/employees around the globe/nationwide, make sure to look over their workload and offer assistance. Communication is important.


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