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General Motors Reviews in Michigan

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
464 Reviews
3.6
464 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional (in 60 reviews)

  • Salary employees are treated very well, good pay and benefits, great work environment (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be a challenge working in a global company (in 25 reviews)

  • Significance of work sometimes requires long hours (in 26 reviews)

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    Design Release Engineer

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    Current Employee - Design Release Engineer in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Design Release Engineer in Pontiac, MI

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, challenging work.

    Cons

    IT systems are outdated. Great internal turnover leads to poor responsibilities transition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decrease internal turnover.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun place to work with great people.

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    Current Employee - Design Sculptor in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Design Sculptor in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Easy going and cool place to work on great products.

    Cons

    A little too relaxed and disorganized maybe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on who is really serious about the product.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good Company with may opportunities for personal growth and challenges

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    Current Employee - Controls Test Engineer in Milford, MI
    Current Employee - Controls Test Engineer in Milford, MI

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance. Opportunities to develop skills. Vehicle use perks (for vehicle development jobs). Flexible hours. Employer sponsored events. Healthcare incentives. Graduate Education incentives. Employee satisfaction programs.

    Cons

    Location (Unless you like arctic winters). Bureaucracy at times. Too much wasted time in meetings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great Company. Lots of opportunity.

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    Current Employee - Design Release Engineer in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Design Release Engineer in Pontiac, MI

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, and opportunity to grow in different areas of Engineering and Business.

    Cons

    As with large companies, you have to watch out for yourself or you could get lost in the mix.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Just another person on the line.

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    Current Contractor - Core Maker in Saginaw, MI
    Current Contractor - Core Maker in Saginaw, MI

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

    Pros

    Good pay, plenty of overtime available.

    Cons

    Loud, dirty, expected too much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what you are actually managing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fair

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    Former Employee - IT Helpdesk in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - IT Helpdesk in Warren, MI

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    If you work hard and arrive on time then you have a great opportunity to get promoted.

    Cons

    Some small groups form between mgmt and their "favorites"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When employees arrive greet them cordially.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    GM a great place to work at!

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    Current Employee - Vehicle Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Vehicle Engineer in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, with good health and dental plans. Very good environment that you can make connections and find people specialized in any subject.

    Cons

    Rotational program seems to be a bit long if you really like your current position and training, but you have to switch and travel between different sites.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting & exciting career opportunities with little room to move up.

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    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Milford, MI
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Milford, MI

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A variety of exciting & interesting careers. Fun work environment if you like cars / trucks. Generous holiday and vacation allowance. Good salary for the industry. Good benefits & 401k match. Flexible hours. Ability to move around the company.

    Cons

    Promotions don't always go to the most qualified people. There are fast track employees and then the rest; High performing, enthusiastic employees are left to claw and scratch their way up the chain unless you're one of the lucky chosen few (helps to be a minority). Highly bureaucratic environment. Be careful where you accept a job; some functions/areas are dead-enders and direct supervisors can make it hard for you to move within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more emphasis on taking care of your hard working middle tier of employees. Good people are walking out the door.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work with minor annoyances

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Release Engineer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Design Release Engineer in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Generous 401(k) match (100% to 4%, + extra 4%). Very family friendly. work can be as hands on as you like. Proactive toward making changes for the better.

    Cons

    Some antiquated systems and hierarchies still exist that can slow everything down. Engineering change management system is absolutely abysmal and requires too much manual work to process a change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Old GM Has not changed

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    Former Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Making the best vehicles they ever have

    Cons

    Poor Quality Dated Executive Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from the mistakes of old GM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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