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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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.  

    Ok

    • 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

    good health benefits, vacation and bonuses

    Cons

    slow in adopting to new changes.

  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.  

    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
  6.  

    Good place to work with minor annoyances

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7.  

    Hit or miss

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

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are generally good people, generous holidays and vacation.

    Cons

    The interview process is ridiculous and irrelevant to a technical job, average benefit package at best, employee discount has been hollowed out, plenty of incompetent middle managers clinging to control. Lots of politics. Avoid anything to do with the dyno lab.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the walk on work life balance and the cost-driven culture we are supposed to be eliminating. Reward your key contributors with more opportunity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    new name, same ol' GM

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Flint, MI
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Flint, MI

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    -good pay
    -good benefits
    -not a lot of work

    Cons

    -same ol' GM
    -union environment impedes changes
    -process improvement is slow (snail place)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -work life balance is bad.
    -quit being so worried about upsetting the union.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Extremely Satisfied.

    • 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

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

    Cons

    Sometimes things are hectic in a fast pace environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    ETL Developer

    • 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 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of challenges and new projects surfacing, which provide opportunities to pioneer new and creative solutions for the first time within the company. Lots of skilled, intelligent people to work with and learn from. Use of cutting edge technologies are available to use and get experience with. Great benefits and pay, along with generous time off and opportunities to drive high-end GM vehicles.

    Cons

    Poor project planning and a misunderstanding of Agile / SCRUM produces unrealistic expectations from all project team members. Lots of pressure to deliver to the project plan milestones with very poor requirements and constant and significant scope creep. Horrible work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commit to using either Agile / SCRUM or waterfall projects, but don't mix the two together and expect great results.
    Project planning and requirements gathering must improve if you wish to retain employees, improve work life balance and create realistic project timelines.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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