General Motors Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
928 Reviews
3.5
928 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional (in 57 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are good and the ambassador program lets you check out many of the products (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be a challenge working in a global company (in 21 reviews)

  • Significance of work sometimes requires long hours (in 23 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    GM Giant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    Top technology, benefits, skill development

    Cons

    old school, lots of politics

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work, boring city

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    Current Employee - Human Factors Engineer  in  Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Human Factors Engineer in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Good pay, vacation, and benefits

    Cons

    Recalls affecting morale across all departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Senior Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Pontiac, MI

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

    Pros

    Great culture and career opportunities

    Cons

    Some process needs to get leaner for faster implementation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to do the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company, Great Products. Just have to be a self starter and willing to build some clientele.

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant  in  Moab, UT
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Moab, UT

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

    Pros

    Growth opportunities and decent sales training. Lots of practice selling.

    Cons

    Most jobs are purely commission based. It can be hard to support a family without an assured income in tough economic conditions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    GM

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    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    GM has very good benefits

    Cons

    Lot of chaos in the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Review

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Detroit, MI

    I worked at General Motors full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Large Organization with chances to grow, Excellent Pay and Benefits

    Cons

    Highly Bureaucratic Lots of Dead Wood (People stay at GM as they know that their market value is way lower than what GM pays them)

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Life at the General

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    Former Employee - Performace Engineer  in  Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Performace Engineer in Warren, MI

    I worked at General Motors full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Vacation
    Paid Holidays
    Fellow Engineers (working level)
    Stability

    Cons

    Advancement opportunity depends upon relationship with manager, not necessarily effort/results.
    Very stiff management (genuflect)
    No open door policy (even though management says it has one)
    No consistency between managers (what is good for one manager is not good for another). Perhaps this is common between all companies?
    Stealth raises (some/few get, most do not, on non-merit years)
    High degree of responsibility - Low degree of control
    Raises depend upon - relationship with manager as well as where one sits relative to average market value (which the employee is generally below). There is no incentive to work hard, because effort is often ignored based upon previous points)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward those who do good work.

    Manage with motivation - not fear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Place to Learn.

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    Former Employee - EAI Developer  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - EAI Developer in Detroit, MI

    I worked at General Motors as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Will have hands on Multiple Technologies and the latest

    Cons

    Management changes are very dynamic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strategies should be for long term. Change in senior management should not impact too much on the low level programs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Just OK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I've been with the corporation for a few years now. Not a bad place to work if you want to keep your head low and earn a decent salary. Some rewards and career fulfillment can be gained. Overall I think the corporation mind set is starting to wake up, just slowly. I'm hopeful the new CEO can turn things around.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are there but as with most major employers there are limitations to overcome. Those of us that are not on the short list must over achieve and excel daily. Making sure to go well beyond the boundaries or classification of level before ever being considered for advancement. Some Leaders are and forever will be clueless. How these leaders continue to stay employed certainly makes one scratch their head.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes, knock off the nebulous direction that wastes time. You need to consider your workforce and the churn you cause when you drive "Gotta Have" products then don't bother to market the product so NO ONE but your employees know they exist.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It wasn't all that great but pay was good

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    Former Employee - Material Supervisor  in  Bowling Green, KY
    Former Employee - Material Supervisor in Bowling Green, KY

    I worked at General Motors full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay was good, plus overtime

    Cons

    Work life balance, none really

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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