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General Motors Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
979 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Outstanding opportunity. Worked on actual project and was able to attend top level meetings at Corporate.

    Cons

    No cons experience was great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best place to work, the best team to be on!

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    Current Employee - Software Developer - Entry Level in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Developer - Entry Level in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Started working for GM 6 months ago as a Java Software developer and was assigned to a team responsible for “moving” applications from outside vendors to GM (Data Center Transfomration). It is VERY challenging environment. The team I am working on is absolutely the best. I perform various tasks such as: web development, quality control, writing technical documentation, and talking to customers to access their needs. At GM you are expected to learn fast and remain flexible. My manager frequently checks on my progress and cares about my professional development. I feel that I am successful, as the first application I worked on was deployed and I feel that I am making a difference. My manager is always available for assistance and is encouraging me every step of the way.

    Cons

    If you expect to be placed in a team where you will perform the same task day after day, GM may not be the best place for you.
    The building is old and has some leaks form the roof when it rains.
    Sometimes we are expect to work on the weekends when we deploy applications. You don't have to go to the office and can work from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the management is taking the company in the right direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 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
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    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Talented, capable and ambitious team. Good rotation program. Incubator for future finance executives.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors full-time

    Pros

    leadership opportunities, training, career growth, learning, very selective

    Cons

    compensation low compared to outside opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Left the company after 14 years

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    Good career progression and room for growth.

    Cons

    Industry struggling. Corporate office pay very low.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Lots of opportunity

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    Current Employee - Engineer I in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer I in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Many different job types to migrate to
    Decent pay and benefits
    Great people to work with
    Travel opportunities
    Good training

    Cons

    Managerial silos
    Big, bureaucratic nightmare at times
    Some locations are not very desireable to work at
    The culture is less about teamwork than it should be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More involvement from individual contributors for future directions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very good company

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    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
  11.  

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

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    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

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