GM Canada Reviews

Updated July 8, 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment; Good potential for advancement

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Listen to newer (and older) employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GM Canada full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent Pay, work like balance

    Cons

    Hard to go up the ladder


  3. Review

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Whitby, ON (Canada)

    I worked at GM Canada (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Paid and very structural company

    Cons

    Big company, and thus hardly get recognition.


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  5. contract employee

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    I have been working at GM Canada

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    give their interns meaningful work

    Cons

    Far too salaried employees as compared to other auto companies in NA. Money still being spent recklessly. Nothing ever gets fixed...band aids on most everything as supervisors are not trained to look for a root cause and put corrective actions in place Meetings are too long and not productive or value added. CYA mentality people afraid to tell the truth

    Advice to Management

    Get involved on the floor where the action is


  6. Great Company to work with with much to offer.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Controls Engineer in Ingersoll, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Controls Engineer in Ingersoll, ON (Canada)

    I worked at GM Canada

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Management Good Benefits Great overtime compensation

    Cons

    Lots of overtime requirements Working within a union heavy environment


  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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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


  8. Great Company, but few Promotional Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting & Finance in Oshawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Accounting & Finance in Oshawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at GM Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    -many lateral rotational opportunities -limited overtime requirements -compensation adequate for location

    Cons

    -management positions filled with relatively young managers, resulting in few promotional opportunities


  9. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (2)

    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  11. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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



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