GM Canada Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
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  1. Senior Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great environment; Good potential for advancement

    Cons

    Politics ; Still some old school management ways leftover from pre 2009

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to newer (and older) employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Didn't like it

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at GM Canada as an intern

    Pros

    Good salary for the work you do which is pretty much nothing. I really cant think of anything else other than people can play foosball all the time.

    Cons

    Very cheap company. Makes you pay for coffee... Way too much politics. Forces you to take time off in the first week of July. So if you are paid hourly... you dont get paid for 1 week.

  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Good

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    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
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  5. Good place to work

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    Current Contractor - Design Engineer in Oshawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Design Engineer in Oshawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good management and friendly environment.

    Cons

    lots of contracts, there is not much of promotion but good compensation for junior

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great Company to work with with much to offer.

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    Former Employee - Controls Engineer in Ingersoll, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Controls Engineer in Ingersoll, ON (Canada)

    I worked at GM Canada

    Pros

    Great Management
    Good Benefits
    Great overtime compensation

    Cons

    Lots of overtime requirements
    Working within a union heavy environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. GM Canada, it's a grind

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good junior career (great place to start a career) within a multinational.

    Cons

    Long hours (very poor work life balance), weak brands within competitive set, lack of business innovation, recycled leadership (close to a corporate union)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to start recruiting and get some fresh ideas... maybe you should start with your HR department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    34 years and retired

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    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
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    GM

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    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
  10. 24 years as a production worker

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    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
  11. Typical auto company

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    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

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