General Motors Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
1148 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset

1,148 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. GM Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay. Diverse place to work. Management is helfpul. Teammates are helpful

    Cons

    Bigger company can be overwhelming .Dont learn new things often. Can be segmented in a role


  2. Design Release Engineer

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

    I have been working at General Motors full-time

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

    Pros

    Managers are super friendly and there are challenges everyday. You don't stick to one task forever. Interesting projects come relatively often.

    Cons

    It is in MI, where the weather is not bearable for everybody. And it is not paying as much as Ford, if your goal is making as much money as possible only.

    Advice to Management

    That is a awesome program and I am feeling I was so lucky that I got the interview. I won't go any other company since I feel really comfortable here.


  3. Good start but very limited room to grow

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

    I have been working at General Motors

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

    Pros

    - Young professional and new college hire atmosphere.
    - Good Pay.
    - Good company to start or finish your career life.

    Cons

    - If you're a college hire, you're stuck in your role for 3 years. You can't get promoted or change teams.
    - No room for career development.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Design Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to do something different (different areas of the vehicle)

    Cons

    Lots of processes that don't talk to each other. No one tells you how they interact and you are left to fend for yourself to figure out how all of the systems intertwine.


  6. OK

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

    I worked at General Motors

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

    Pros

    Work with lots of people around world

    Cons

    Always in crisis mode, never stable


  7. 100 year old company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company offers employees lots of holidays and vacation days, in large part because unions have negotiated them for manufacturing side of the business

    Cons

    Due to a very "tall" organizational structure with many levels, and the sheer size of the company with its many divisions, the company has many silos -- both across and up/down.

    Advice to Management

    Remove unnecessary layers of management and push more decision making to the front lines


  8. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Much more aggressive after bankruptcy. Often fast paced and exciting

    Cons

    Can have too many politics. Technology adoption is slow but can be surprisingly fast when an exception is made.

    Advice to Management

    Go for innovation, do not try to blindly follow buzzwords like IoT.....


  9. Intern/Tour Guide

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    GM Family Discount, Real Life Experience, Possible transition to working full time salary

    Cons

    Giving tours and days where you don't have much to do.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Connections matter more than performance. Traditional thinking

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked in advanced technology area so good learning and decent work environment and work life balance.

    Cons

    Opportunity to grow was limited and depends on who and how well you know people or may be how many years you spend on each level. Very traditional thinking.

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on talent and skills not based time spent at each level or network within the company. Someone else commented that getting to 8th level is a huge deal and again depends on who you know, very true. So make it fair game.


  11. Designer Pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Detroit in Rocklin, CA
    Former Employee - Detroit in Rocklin, CA

    I worked at General Motors (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable work environment but slow paced with little opportunity for strong input into the final product. Managers tend to spend more time defending their jobs than working with employees.

    Cons

    Very poor pay for designers but this is typical for the Automotive Industry

    Advice to Management

    Less territory protection be more open



Showing 1,148 of 1,252 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.