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General Motors Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
1,007 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.  

    No room for advancement

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    Current Employee - General Laborer in Flint, MI
    Current Employee - General Laborer in Flint, MI

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    You receive a weekly pay check.

    Cons

    The work is very boring, redundant work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need ongoing training and qualified candidates for management positions. Not friend of a friend.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Poor culture for work environment. Childish games between management and Union members.

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    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Lordstown, OH
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Lordstown, OH

    I worked at General Motors full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Health benefits. Fixed schedule. Very simple physical labor (requires little training or knowledge).

    Cons

    Medium to low pay for Tier 2 assembly workers ($15-19) compared to "traditional" Tier 1 employees who do the same or often better jobs for nearly $30/hour. Repetitive actions/jobs can cause mental strain and anxiety.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Equal work - equal pay (message for management & UAW)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Pretty Decent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CCA Engineering in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - CCA Engineering in Warren, MI

    I worked at General Motors as an intern

    Pros

    Very lax atmosphere, coworkers were friendly, and superiors didn't make you feel pressured

    Cons

    Exactly the pros. It sometimes felt like no one got anything done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Definitely need to pair up interns with a stronger mentor-program. I felt as if I was on my own most of the time (which is fine, sometimes that's just the way it is) but for someone who was new to this industry and wanting to learn more, I felt like I was on a stranded island.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    all good, not too bad

    Cons

    don't give any warning when letting you go

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    talk to people, communicate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Ups and Downs

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Bankruptcy and restructuring have given it a new lease of life. New management is turning the company around.

    Cons

    The Bankruptcy restructured the Financials, Manufacturing Footprint and event the Top Management. However, the culture of bureaucracy, boss worship and complex coordination remain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the customer; not on the boss. Provide more autonomy to employees and let them flourish.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    General Motors GSD

    Current Employee - IT Support in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - IT Support in Warren, MI

    I have been working at General Motors as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    umm... once you become a direct hire, benefits are supposedly substantial, but still trails that of engineers

    Cons

    lack of enough training; too frequent organizational changes; too much emphasis on cost savings

  8.  

    Supervisors are not appreciated and never given credit for running the place.

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Lansing, MI

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

    Pros

    The pay and the benefits.

    Cons

    Too much overtime and too many members of management. Upper mgmt. spends most of their time creating paperwork for supervisors to do. They enjoy creating more work for supervisors to justify their positions. Now they fire regular supervisors to replace them with contract ones at half the cost. You are caught between the hourly and upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Say thanks once in a while to the people who make the business run. Stop promoting those who shouldn't be just because they can't do their current job. Hard to supervise the operation if you're going blind on paperwork!

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Most jobs need ergonomic review.

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    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Lordstown, OH
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Lordstown, OH

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best job in the area for pay at this skill level.

    Cons

    Most jobs leave you tired after work or dreading going into work. Job rotation is available but most jobs within a group are similar and Coordinators aren't required to rotate with line workers. Kiss your Saturday and Friday nights goodbye as you'll be too tired to do anything but go lie down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More ergonomic jobs need to be engineered. An ergonomic board can't work with parts that are sharp, stiff, heterogenous and tasks that are repetitive.
    That and for a young person social life is completely awash unless your only friends work at the plant.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best place to work, the best team to be on!

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    Current Employee - Software Developer - Entry Level in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Developer - Entry Level in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Started working for GM 6 months ago as a Java Software developer and was assigned to a team responsible for “moving” applications from outside vendors to GM (Data Center Transfomration). It is VERY challenging environment. The team I am working on is absolutely the best. I perform various tasks such as: web development, quality control, writing technical documentation, and talking to customers to access their needs. At GM you are expected to learn fast and remain flexible. My manager frequently checks on my progress and cares about my professional development. I feel that I am successful, as the first application I worked on was deployed and I feel that I am making a difference. My manager is always available for assistance and is encouraging me every step of the way.

    Cons

    If you expect to be placed in a team where you will perform the same task day after day, GM may not be the best place for you.
    The building is old and has some leaks form the roof when it rains.
    Sometimes we are expect to work on the weekends when we deploy applications. You don't have to go to the office and can work from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the management is taking the company in the right direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Outstanding opportunity. Worked on actual project and was able to attend top level meetings at Corporate.

    Cons

    No cons experience was great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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