GM Canada Reviews

Updated June 20, 2014
Updated June 20, 2014
19 Reviews
3.6
19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GM Canada full-time

    Pros

    Decent Pay, work like balance

    Cons

    Hard to go up the ladder

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    34 years and retired

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at GM Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    GM treats their employees very well. Respect and coaching. New hirees are not left to themselves.

    Cons

    GM has a love for long and tedious meetings. I feel that there are still too many people. This tend to create unnecessary action plans which do not lead to results. Management is also very good and really changed, especially after 2009

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has still some pre chapter 11 flavors, in some cases. They should benchmark what they do compared with other manufacturers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    GM

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Oshawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Oshawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at GM Canada full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    very good place to work where you are treated with respect and work and people are fun and challenging and the work is interesting

    Cons

    no concerns at all....work life balance is very good, lots of interesting positions and the ability to rotate into them with out any problems good training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    24 years as a production worker

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Ingersoll, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Ingersoll, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at GM Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    GM has always provided top wages and benefits for their employees. Other than the occaisional production slow down layoff work has always been steady.

    Cons

    We are currently into our 5th year of mandatory 6 days a week overtime schedule. While this is great for the financial bottom line it is tough on family life and the body as we get older.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show a little more compassion for the employees, your most valuable asset.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Typical auto company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GM Canada

    Pros

    4 day long weekends for statuatory long weekends

    Cons

    the culture is very much old school

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    great experience using industrial engineering principals

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GM Canada

    Pros

    Utilized alot of lean engineering principals. greats hands on experience working on the production floor.

    Cons

    did not enjoy working with the union. too many issues on th e production floor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A good place to start a sales career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Salesperson in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Salesperson in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at GM Canada full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Offered relatively short shifts, fair pay for little to no experience, and management was supportive and always pushed you to do your best.

    Cons

    The work is very dependent on the economy. Vehicle sales is a difficult career to start in the current business climate. Senior management is very fixed in their ways and does not value the salespeoples' input.

  9.  

    Summer student Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembler in Oshawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assembler in Oshawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at GM Canada as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay, sold hours, potential for over time

    Cons

    unpredictable when job will start

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    One of the best experience for an co-op engineer

    Former Employee - Maintenance/Production/Quality Group Leader in Oshawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Maintenance/Production/Quality Group Leader in Oshawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at GM Canada as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    A proper job, not just a co-op student
    Every person very helpful.
    This job will gives every possible type of experience a engineer will face through his career

    Cons

    Unionized environment, expect some stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Little more training for the students in dealing with workers is required, specially the ones coming straight to production.

  11.  

    Co-op Controls engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GM Canada

    Pros

    Very technical role with design freedom and lots to learn
    Great compensation with room for overtime if meaningful project
    7am -3pm timing

    Cons

    Working with a union
    Working in a production environment with stress and urgency
    Business casual work attire for office work is required

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