General Motors Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. Controls Engineering and project management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Project Engineer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Project Engineer in Warren, MI

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Vacations accumulate more quickly than industry average. Pay is above average. Steady workload.

    Cons

    Relies heavily on contractors for construction and installations. Engineering management and support are the main focus of controls engineers as most programming is contracted.

    Advice to Management

    Lower level managers should act more like leaders. Stand up for your group and make sure it's members have the tools necessary for timeline execution.

  2. I am a Discovery Support Representative that fulfills the job description

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at General Motors

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

    Pros

    Overtime, Can fulfill job description, Largest automotive company in the world, Cases are interesting, environment I work in has a great atmosphere.

    Cons

    Parking structure far from office, Training wasn't very effective-could be better, sometimes I have nothing to do--work load is not consistent, you have to pay for benefits, contract position

  3. auto mechanical engineer and

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I worked at General Motors full-time

    Pros

    good benefits, nice coworkers and good company cultrual

    Cons

    no many promotion opportunities, location is not good

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  5. Overall, very exciting technology to work on.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (more than 10 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Exciting technology platforms - current and future.

    Cons

    Process heavy. Decision authority not necessarily delegated to ensure speed. Silo driven

    Advice to Management

    Put more trust and decision making power in lower level management.

  6. It's been a great learning experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Warren, MI
    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Warren, MI

    I have been working at General Motors as a contractor (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    You get the benefits of a big company for research and development funding, work on very interesting research projects, get lots of opportunity to collaborate within and outside the company, have access to continuously improving and exciting product line.

    Cons

    The company culture is very risk-averse and finds it difficult to pursue it's own unique path to lead in this highly competitive automotive industry.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to be a leader in the industry. Do not allow all the money spent in research and development to go to waste. The technical challenges imposed by regulation that the industry faces will only get more difficult in the future.

  7. A great place to learn and excel your skills.

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Creative Sculptor in Warren, MI
    Current Contractor - Creative Sculptor in Warren, MI

    I have been working at General Motors as a contractor (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great pay and great start. They are kind to teaching newcomers Alias and other soft wares. Work load is moderate and there are plenty of work to be involved with. Great free Gym.

    Cons

    It's hard to tell how long it is required to work as contract to become full-time. And even then I don't know how long it would take to become a product/automotive designer there. It depends on many things like taking the time to search and apply for the open positions and such. Otherwise it is a great place to learn and excel.

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  8. IT Operations Engineer - New College Grad

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Operations Engineer - New College Grad in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - IT Operations Engineer - New College Grad in Warren, MI

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

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

    Pros

    competitive salary, company phone + computer, competitive benefits package, annual end of year shut down (10 paid days off from work), Team GM annual bonuses, ability to check out new vehicles for a week upto 4 times a year, limitless opportunities for career growth and advancement if you network and market yourself to the right people.

    Cons

    COMMUNICATION, which is a known con for just about any global enterprise, company still operates in silos at times, senior/executive management appears to have different views and ideas from mid-level management, can sometimes cause confusion to sub-ordinates at the end of the day and delay production

    Advice to Management

    Stay consistant with ideas, projects, and agenda's from executive leadership all the way down to the sub-ordinate levels. Mid-level management should actually lead and when necessary object to executive level leadership if what's being asked from sub-ordinates isn't possible. Get the "yes mam" "yes sir" mentally out of here. It was the root cause for the recent ignition switch problem.

  9. GM Powertrain Growing in Pontiac, MI

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Powertrain Engineer in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Powertrain Engineer in Pontiac, MI

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great Growth for Powertrain NA - Pontiac, MI

    Cons

    Pontiac is still struggling - manufacturing strength has not caught up food, entertainment, infrastructure just yet

    Advice to Management

    Keep Growing

  10. My experience is mostly positive working for GM.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at General Motors

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

    Pros

    Flexibile hours. Lot of vacation time if you have put in 20 years.

    Cons

    Your efforts won't always be recognized and appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  11. Supply chain procurement expert

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Purchasing Agent/Senior Buyer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Purchasing Agent/Senior Buyer in Detroit, MI

    I worked at General Motors full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people and a non-threatening atmosphere

    Cons

    Insisting upon college degree and not considering valuable experience

    Advice to Management

    Work with older personnel who might want to consider continuing on in their employ

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