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General Motors Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
1,047 Reviews
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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.  

    Transformation in process in IT environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    I get to work with some really smart people trying to navigate an IT organization that is in a transformation change. You get opportunities help facilitate the change in GM.
    Flexible hours that is conducive to having a young family.
    Great people to work with.
    Benefits and pay is good if not better than large companies.

    Cons

    IT is going through lots of change as they insource. Processes changing frequently. GM enable project methodology can be DISnabling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    help identify what the career path is for positions so that people get a sense that company is investing in them and the employee will return the favor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    Like the forum said before

    Cons

    Nothing to say in this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It's like turning the Titanic...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    1) CEO is doing a great job 2) changes are in the works but it's like turning the Titanic...takes time 3) good pay and benefits 4) global auto industry is very interesting 5) injection of new blood and innovation 6) opportunities to change roles

    Cons

    1) some areas are still focused on the tactical vs. strategic 2) still lots of old school mentality and entitlement "I've been here 30 years and should be promoted" 3) lack of financial accountability at the leadership level 4) workforce complacency 5) highly competitive industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Goals should be measurable and tied to financial outcomes. Leadership needs to be more strategic-thinkers than tactical and data driven.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work with minor annoyances

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

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generous 401(k) match (100% to 4%, + extra 4%). Very family friendly. work can be as hands on as you like. Proactive toward making changes for the better.

    Cons

    Some antiquated systems and hierarchies still exist that can slow everything down. Engineering change management system is absolutely abysmal and requires too much manual work to process a change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Extremely Satisfied.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great benefits, profit sharing, career development.

    Cons

    Sometimes things are hectic in a fast pace environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    Be part of the new gm

    Cons

    TOO MANY COLD WEATHER LOCATIONS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company Great people

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

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    Great people, work day flexibility, wonderful vacation days. The company has recognized that career development is important and has initiated new programs to assist employees.

    Cons

    It's easy to get stuck in certain roles especially if you perform well and others don't have those skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees. Learn their talents, skills and career aspirations. Manage the organization's goals along with employeesx goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Love it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    Love working for a family owned dealership in Thorson Motor Center. Great hours, pay and co-workers.

    Cons

    Tough to make a lot of money selling cars.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None for the time being

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Java Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Java Developer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    People are great and very supportive

    Cons

    None that I can think

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A good place to work, very fluid environment with opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    Good company with new products that are changing the image of GM. Very good benefits.

    Cons

    There is a lot of change occurring rapidly and ambiguity, which can make it challenging for someone not used to working in a large global IT shop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reign in the span of control.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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