General Motors Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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General Motors CEO Mary Barra
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Pros
  • Great place for good work life balance (in 60 reviews)

  • Large Organization with chances to grow, Excellent Pay and Benefits (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance is pretty bad (in 25 reviews)

  • Long hours can sometimes make optimal work/life balance difficult (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    GM IT

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

    I worked at General Motors full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible with your shift. Great people to work with. My immediate manager actually seemed to care about me.

    Cons

    Getting rid of work from home was a great idea /sarcasm. They lost their hardest working employees. They lied and said exceptions would be made, and then denied everyone who put in to be an exception...you had to report to the office or were considered a voluntary quit. It seems that they usually put the idiots in charge.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times. Don't blindly follow other companies (HP, Yahoo) with policies. Don't treat your employees like they are a liability.


  2. GM IT

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager/Scrum Master in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager/Scrum Master in Detroit, 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

    Great environment, people to work with

    Cons

    Leadership doesn't always make wise decisions, college hires are looked down upon, little opportunities to advance

    Advice to Management

    Measure outcome rather than output


  3. Entry Level

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Entry Level Assembly in O Fallon, MO
    Former Employee - Entry Level Assembly in O Fallon, MO

    I worked at General Motors (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, Peers, Salary was okay, but you are never off to rest or have a normal life

    Cons

    Six or Seven days working, bad mgmt, union dues taken with no representation, lack of information from union rep's, place individuals on horrible jobs with unrealistic expectations, poor working conditions(no air conditioning), peers doing damage to non American vehicles, the vehicles are assembled with foreign parts

    Advice to Management

    Improve working conditions


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  5. gen sales mgr

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GENERAL SALES MANAGER in Cedar Falls, IA
    Current Employee - GENERAL SALES MANAGER in Cedar Falls, IA

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

    Pros

    I have a great job working with the general public to help find the perfect transportation for their needs.

    Cons

    We have to move over 500 cars and trucks 2 to 3 times each when it snows. Sometimes it snows enough to move the vehicles a couple of times a week.

    Advice to Management

    Set a goal and share it with the entire staff. Share the vision and the plan. Update employees in timely fashion.


  6. Red Tape

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist

    I have been working at General Motors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is a lot of room for advancement and growth

    Cons

    Don't walk over salaried employees in an effort to appease the union.

    Advice to Management

    Stand firm during Union negotiations.


  7. Flexible be prepared to work hard

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at General Motors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, time off...large array of experience in marketing , consulting, finance

    Cons

    Relocation, long hours...a lot of times GM isn't perfectly clear what they want you to do

    Advice to Management

    Have dm's apply for various regions instead of relocating them


  8. Tool and Die Team Leader

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tool and Die Maker Team Leader in Marion, IN
    Current Employee - Tool and Die Maker Team Leader in Marion, IN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay .and benefits. Pension benefits for current employees

    Cons

    Job is dependent on economic factors. Cyclical auto industry.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Sr. Financial Analyst

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

    I have been working at General Motors full-time

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

    Pros

    Fair base pay, good developmental opportunities, Good benefits, great products, good work life balance. it is a company that allows open communication.

    Cons

    You have to make sure leadership knows who you are. Your work does not speaks for you. Location is not convinient for a vibrant life style.

    Advice to Management

    I know there is a big community, I believe there is opportunity to improve employees enthusiasm and commitement. My recommendation is to open a bit more to what employees have to say.


  10. Senior supervisor/production

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Supervisor in Portland, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Supervisor in Portland, MI

    I worked at General Motors (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Cohesive, competitive, cutting edge technology, education

    Cons

    Good ole boys network, "GM FAMILY FIRST"

    Advice to Management

    Hear/listen


  11. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to excel. Management values your intellect and abilities and uses them properly. Mary is doing a great job changing the culture.

    Cons

    Some departments are not changing as fast as others to the vision set out by Mary.

    Advice to Management

    Mary, you are doing a great job and continue implementing your vision.



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