General Motors Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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General Motors CEO Mary Barra
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Pros
  • Great place for good work life balance (in 60 reviews)

  • Large Organization with chances to grow, Excellent Pay and Benefits (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance is pretty bad (in 25 reviews)

  • Long hours can sometimes make optimal work/life balance difficult (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    GM Software Dev

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at General Motors

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

    Pros

    Got put on a good team. Motivated and smart.

    Cons

    Some people offered software dev positions were put on QA testing teams.


  2. Great Company to Work for.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MP-10 in Burton, MI
    Current Employee - MP-10 in Burton, 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

    Love everything about this job and people that I meet and work with.

    Cons

    This plant that I work at is 180 miles round trip each day.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Relaxed, friendly enviroment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Intern in Warren, MI

    I have been working at General Motors (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very friendly, great work-life balance. Lots of opportunities to advance. The campus is very nice with many green spaces.

    Cons

    Very very big organization. Can feel lost in the shuffle sometimes. Endless cube farm in the larger buildings, with confusing layout.

    Advice to Management

    I approve. I wish that there was more emphasis on less meetings and more doing. It seems like you just go from meeting to meeting all day with almost no time to get things done.


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  5. GM Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great pay. Diverse place to work. Management is helfpul. Teammates are helpful

    Cons

    Bigger company can be overwhelming .Dont learn new things often. Can be segmented in a role


  6. Design Release Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI

    I have been working at General Motors full-time

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

    Pros

    Managers are super friendly and there are challenges everyday. You don't stick to one task forever. Interesting projects come relatively often.

    Cons

    It is in MI, where the weather is not bearable for everybody. And it is not paying as much as Ford, if your goal is making as much money as possible only.

    Advice to Management

    That is a awesome program and I am feeling I was so lucky that I got the interview. I won't go any other company since I feel really comfortable here.


  7. Design Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to do something different (different areas of the vehicle)

    Cons

    Lots of processes that don't talk to each other. No one tells you how they interact and you are left to fend for yourself to figure out how all of the systems intertwine.


  8. 100 year old company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company offers employees lots of holidays and vacation days, in large part because unions have negotiated them for manufacturing side of the business

    Cons

    Due to a very "tall" organizational structure with many levels, and the sheer size of the company with its many divisions, the company has many silos -- both across and up/down.

    Advice to Management

    Remove unnecessary layers of management and push more decision making to the front lines


  9. Intern/Tour Guide

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    GM Family Discount, Real Life Experience, Possible transition to working full time salary

    Cons

    Giving tours and days where you don't have much to do.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Connections matter more than performance. Traditional thinking

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Warren, MI

    I worked at General Motors full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Worked in advanced technology area so good learning and decent work environment and work life balance.

    Cons

    Opportunity to grow was limited and depends on who and how well you know people or may be how many years you spend on each level. Very traditional thinking.

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on talent and skills not based time spent at each level or network within the company. Someone else commented that getting to 8th level is a huge deal and again depends on who you know, very true. So make it fair game.


  11. New Day

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Motors full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with mostly.

    Cons

    Lack of true commitment to innovation and values dated principles over people.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace a progressive mindset and just do the right thing.



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