General Motors Reviews in Michigan

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
927 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional (in 57 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are good and the ambassador program lets you check out many of the products (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be a challenge working in a global company (in 21 reviews)

  • Significance of work sometimes requires long hours (in 23 reviews)

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409 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Headed in the right direction

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    The culture is continually evolving to meet the needs and wants of employees. The company takes great effort into improving employee engagement. A workplace of choice survey is given and actions are taken to ensure improvement.

    Cons

    Large company pains = lots of IT issues and overly complicated processes sometimes. Job opportunities can seem limited to your "silo" unless you do some serious networking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A company sponsored lease program would be great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Exciting work with an emphasis on improving the customer experience.
    Great benefits (vacation, health care, holidays, etc...)
    Great people that care about you
    Lots of flexibility around working from home

    Cons

    At times the work load can be extremely heavy, but this is due to all the great things we having going on right now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Interesting and face past

    Current Employee - Senior Specialist  in  Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Helping the customers with their vehicle concerns and offering assistance when possible

    Cons

    Being able to assist the new hires.

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  5.  

    Technician

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    Former Employee - Wind Tunnel Technician  in  Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Wind Tunnel Technician in Warren, MI

    I worked at General Motors full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    fun job for the first 8 years

    Cons

    hard to advance in job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if someone wants to transfer do not stop them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Senior Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Pontiac, MI

    I have been working at General Motors full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great culture and career opportunities

    Cons

    Some process needs to get leaner for faster implementation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to do the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work, boring city

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Factors Engineer  in  Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Human Factors Engineer in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Good pay, vacation, and benefits

    Cons

    Recalls affecting morale across all departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    GM

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    GM has very good benefits

    Cons

    Lot of chaos in the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Detroit, MI

    I worked at General Motors full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Large Organization with chances to grow, Excellent Pay and Benefits

    Cons

    Highly Bureaucratic Lots of Dead Wood (People stay at GM as they know that their market value is way lower than what GM pays them)

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Place to Learn.

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

    I worked at General Motors as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Will have hands on Multiple Technologies and the latest

    Cons

    Management changes are very dynamic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strategies should be for long term. Change in senior management should not impact too much on the low level programs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Life at the General

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Performace Engineer  in  Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Performace Engineer in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Vacation
    Paid Holidays
    Fellow Engineers (working level)
    Stability

    Cons

    Advancement opportunity depends upon relationship with manager, not necessarily effort/results.
    Very stiff management (genuflect)
    No open door policy (even though management says it has one)
    No consistency between managers (what is good for one manager is not good for another). Perhaps this is common between all companies?
    Stealth raises (some/few get, most do not, on non-merit years)
    High degree of responsibility - Low degree of control
    Raises depend upon - relationship with manager as well as where one sits relative to average market value (which the employee is generally below). There is no incentive to work hard, because effort is often ignored based upon previous points)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward those who do good work.

    Manage with motivation - not fear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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