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Updated April 25, 2015
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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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  1. DREA

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at General Motors as a contractor

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Growth opportunity, flexibility and diversity.

    Cons

    Careful, management (not all) may take constructive ideas, suggestions for improvement too personal, as a threat or intimidating.

    Advice to Management

    Never be fearful as a leader to empower subordinates.

  2. Great

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

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good balance of salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Too much churn. They value broad experience over expertise.

  3. Changing for the better but the dust hasn

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

    Flexible schedule, interact with many different people and departments. Working with smart, skilled people.

    Cons

    Everything here is slow. Nothing happens fast and decisions take weeks, sometimes months, to make. Politics weigh heavily at the director level and above and affect decision making.

    Advice to Management

    Transparent communication with employees is a good thing. Wherever a communication vacuum exists people will fill it with what they perceive as true.

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Motors

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

    Pros

    Very good environment, very organized.

    Cons

    A little bit Bureocrac. Sometimes take too long to make decisions

  6. Sales Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    If you work hard, you can progress further.

    Cons

    It's tough to get promoted if you move around

  7. Controls Engineering and project management.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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.

  8. software developer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    Great place to work for out of college

    Cons

    nothing to say really but gotta have more program for college hire

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

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    • 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

  10. Manager Global Logstics and Containerization

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

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    I worked with General Motors at an engineering facility that was exciting to see and be part of the launch of new vehicle model years.

    Cons

    Demand and schedule changes was a challenge.

  11. auto mechanical engineer and

    • Comp & Benefits
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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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