General Motors
3.3 of 5 782 reviews
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General Motors Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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3.3 782 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

General Motors CEO Mary Barra

Mary Barra

(51 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Definitely improving work-life balance as well by allowing more work from home opportunities"
    in 39 reviews
  • "Solid pay and benefits, some good people who know their business"
    in 27 reviews
Cons:
  • "Issues with work-life balance; company culture needs a lot of work"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Significance of work sometimes requires long hours"
    in 18 reviews
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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsExperience of assembly processes and motivating team members

ConsNot being able to use my experience

Advice to Senior ManagementMy insight on manufacturing is a plus , and should be used to its fullest potential

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fast paced.Can be too fast. There is a precarious balance between a mature product and a fast to market one.

Design Sculptor (Current Employee)
Warren, MI

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

ProsCreativity, great people, and challenging work. Good benefits, compensation, and it can be fun at times.

ConsBehind the times technologically, and a dismal work environment. Old facility, barren grounds, can make it feel like an abandoned campus.

Advice to Senior ManagementCertain environments stifle creativity, others promote it...its nothing new, hire a consultant.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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learned many aspects of automotive industry. tow motor team leader, inspection and classes in team leadership.

Team Leader (Former Employee)
Indianapolis, IN

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

Prosgreat place to work, the people were great. the training was top notch.

Consdriving 140 miles away was difficult, but enjoyed the work. plant closed in 2009 !

Advice to Senior Managementthe benefits of working for this company are second to none. my personal growth as a person was so much bettered by the training i received !

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Working at GM is not for everybody, but it has its charm and many spend their entire career there for a reason.

Business Architect (Former Employee)
Detroit, MI

I worked at General Motors as a contractor for less than a year

Pros- Flexible
- Good benefits
- Extremely large pool of opportunities
- Room for entrepreneurial spirit

Cons- Highly political
- Needs a cultural makeover
- It matters who you know, not what you know.
- Your contribution to what is made is only a tiny fraction of the whole thing
- Knowledge has converged into common opinion. It's difficult to be successful with alternatives

Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage forward thinking attitudes and initiatives.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at General Motors

Prospay and benefits. coworkers, Days off

ConsUnion atmosphere, long hours, safety atmosphere

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Co-op Student; Electrical Engineering

Co-Op Student (Current Employee)
Lansing, MI

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

ProsExcellent pay for a student (plus paid housing), real responsibilities and opportunities, great opportunities for networking, professional environment, and a phenomenal learning experience.

ConsI have no complaints yet. I know that people holding other positions all have things to say about union injustices, et cetera, but in my position my experience has been all good.

Advice to Senior ManagementTell me how I'm doing! As a student, I could use more feedback.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Get your foot in the door, Good company and Great Opportunities!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Warren, MI

I have been working at General Motors as a contractor for more than a year

ProsOffers many opportunities for change, good pay, and many benefits. Management is very helpful, and there are many great resources.

ConsMore opportunities for contract employees would be nice, other than that I am pleased.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore resources to assist contract employees wanting to make a move to "full" GM status.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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GM is awesome

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Prosthe management style is so refreshing, down to earth, respectful, and available if you need help. They leave you alone to do your work, trust their employees to do the job and reward them with freedom to do the job from anywhere.

Consthe change is constant, once you have the hang of what you are doing, it changes.

Advice to Senior Managementtake out the low level supervisors....making things worse

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I love the General Motors

Materials Supervisor (Former Employee)
Detroit, MI

I worked at General Motors full-time for more than 5 years

ProsExcellent pay and hours are realistic

ConsIt's an early start job so you have to be able to wake up around 4:00- 5:00am

Advice to Senior ManagementNone, you're doing a fine job!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A decent company, but....

Area Manager (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

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

ProsStability, good benefits, adequate vacation time.

ConsNo upside in pay based on performance. If you exceed your targets, you should be compensated accordingly. Since this doesn't happen, it leads to a "just good enough" mentality day to day.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your Field employees and your Dealer Retail partners. Get out of Central Office and see what really happens at the Dealer/customer level.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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