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General Motors Reviews in Michigan

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
978 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional (in 59 reviews)

  • Wide variety of career possibilities, excellent pay and benefits, fun products (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be a challenge working in a global company (in 24 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT Internship

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Warren, MI

    I have been working at General Motors as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People are friendly , and if you are lucky you will have a good manager to guide you .

    Cons

    No real training process for interns. just thrown into projects without knowing what they are getting into

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Was employed under many aspects of the industry.

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    Former Employee - Pipefiter in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Pipefiter in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Benefits, as well as work conditions was very good.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about with this employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow retires to return to the work force in a different manner.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    cool job

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    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Flint, MI
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Flint, MI

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

    Pros

    benefits are excellent hours make the check grow

    Cons

    tier 2 should be eliminated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good company

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

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

    Pros

    Team work and coworkers are friendly.

    Cons

    Promotion is hard. Internal transfer is not as easy as expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fantastically stable job for full time employment; yet seldom contains higher purpose satisfaction than the task.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Compensation, perks, leadership, flexibility, ability to drive new products

    Cons

    Process, documentation, slow growth, shrinking company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the course with design, function, fit and finish. Figure out how to improve quality and stay on the leading edge of the innovation curve. Make less duplicate models or those models that are perceived to compete with each other.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Rotation Program

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI

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

    Pros

    Engineers rotate within company 3 times after graduation with bachelors degree. Great growth opportunity, especially after being in the internship program for two rotations

    Cons

    There are older systems that take some getting used to and some overlap with each other. Otherwise, this is a pretty great place to start working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    GM

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of old friends are working there.

    Cons

    Furloughing and unpaid days off for contract workers promotes anguish.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    If your looking for full-time stay away!

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    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Detroit, MI

    I worked at General Motors as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Time off and good wage.

    Cons

    Union, coworkers are horrible, unfairly treated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great products, great company but dedicated, proven, and loyal employees often overlooked for advancement.

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    Current Employee - Group Leader in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Lansing, MI

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

    Pros

    Amazing new and exciting high-quality vehicles. Salary employees are treated very well, good pay and benefits, great work environment. New CEO seems to be doing her best to build the company and regain customer's trust by changing the culture.

    Cons

    Employees who have years of knowledge and experience are passed over for promotions in favor of much younger, less experienced employees who "suck up" to and socialize with upper level management. Training new employees is mostly OJT. Many good people but few posses good leadership skills. Mentorship almost non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your people in leadership positions to be leaders. Look to our seasoned, experienced employees for advice and leadership. Get back to the basic fundamentals of GMS. The current foundation and continuous training is gone.

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a big company.

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive salaries and benefits. Pockets of good, effective leadership with decent work/life balance providing learning and advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Overall experience is varied and very leader, functional area dependent. Various disciplines and functional areas apply the corporate "direction" differently. Some areas can have poor leadership with poor work/life balance. Not always supportive of employees . . . expediency can overwhelm accuracy and fairness. At times it is clear that senior leaders have little comprehension of what is really going on in their organizations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior leadership perception of their own actions is often perceived differently by the company's employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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