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General Motors Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
892 Reviews

3.5
892 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional (in 46 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are good and the ambassador program lets you check out many of the products (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes work life balance can be challenging (in 14 reviews)

  • Long hours can sometimes make optimal work/life balance difficult (in 22 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Architect  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Architect in Detroit, MI

    Pros

    Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional

    The pay and benefits are good and the ambassador program lets you check out many of the products

    Cons

    Sometimes work life balance can be challenging

    Long hours can sometimes make optimal work/life balance difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more career opportunities for career growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Learned so much during my first year.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Within IT, large opportunities to grow and learn technology in the area you are interested in. Great employees to work with, large amount of training (1-2 months) offered to everyone, great atmosphere, excellent place for new hires.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is pretty bad. There are many initiatives within the company and some individuals are overworked & way too many organization changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If managers have teams/employees around the globe/nationwide, make sure to look over their workload and offer assistance. Communication is important.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to start with, not enough room to grow.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A lot of talented people, you can learn from the guys around.

    Cons

    Meetings every day, actions items, emails fly around, typical big company.

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  5.  

    Very Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scrum Master  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Scrum Master in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Exciting changes and opportunities in IT organization

    Cons

    Complex corporate procedures and infrastructure are a challenge for accomplishing work quickly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Design Cars and Trucks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Creative Designer  in  Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Creative Designer in Warren, MI

    Pros

    Various Design Opportunities for each brand.

    Cons

    Excellent work-life balance, not overloaded but taking off sharp at 5pm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere, the opportunity and the people

    Cons

    The IT group needs some much advancement but they are getting there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep continuing to challenge your employees, GM is a great place to if we want to continue to 'design, build, and sell the worlds best vehicles' continue to challenge us even more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good

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

    Pros

    Gives chance to new graduates

    Cons

    Slow promotion process, low compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Learning experience in a fast paced environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Warren, MI

    Pros

    Close knit community with coworkers in same area. Great way to make connections. Able to speak with leadership and communicate ideas and concerns.

    Cons

    Overtime is looked down upon since you are supposed to finish work in shift. Very stressful with various projects to complete and customers to assist in one day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire enough people to carry out the designated projects and expected duties instead of trying to have the employees spread so thin to save money.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    General Motors Intern

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

    Pros

    The people that work here are awesome. As an intern, I never had the feeling of being unable to ask someone for help. People are busy but they are more than welcome to take some time to explain things. They will also take time out of their day to explain what their job is or what their function does. Depending on who you get for a supervisor/manager has a big impact on how your experience is.

    Cons

    General Motors is a slower moving company but that comes with size.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use some of your influence to implement what your employees are suggesting. Also, do not put all your effort to reaching the short goals. Try to focus on implementing some of the suggestions from employees and meeting your goals will follow.

  11.  

    like working for the GM in general

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer  in  Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Pontiac, MI

    Pros

    *Great* people to work with, as an engineer,
    Good work/life balance,
    Compensation/Job security in general is better than competitors

    Cons

    Promotion opportunity is limited and does not go to the right person necessarily
    "Diversity" simply does not apply when it comes to promotion to executives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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