General Motors Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
949 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional (in 58 reviews)

  • Wide variety of career possibilities, excellent pay and benefits, fun products (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be a challenge working in a global company (in 23 reviews)

  • Significance of work sometimes requires long hours (in 25 reviews)

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  1.  

    Making a Comeback?

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Buyer in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Global company and even if you work in Detroit, your experience will go beyond the U.S. The focus currently is to evolve from the old GM and start growing into a new, more resourceful and employee encouraged company.

    Cons

    While they're trying to retool their image, they're also chasing after China as all the big 3 are now doing. Problem with that is, focus and priority too much into pleasing and drawing that market that you forget about your biggest base market here in the U.S.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop giving lip service to saying that you encourage transparency, and actually show us by your actions that you support the lower level employees concerns.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Loved it

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

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

    Pros

    Was always challenging and learning

    Cons

    To many levels and red tape to get things done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Huge company, little opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Good employe benefit and woking environment,

    Cons

    Everything follow the book, slow growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Work culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors as a contractor

    Pros

    Its always feels you acheived everything in your life when you are in such a big firm. Work culture, employee relation are very good

    Cons

    nothing to say abot it.

  6.  

    Hard place to work for great rewards

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Kansas City, KS

    I worked at General Motors full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You get paid a lot for what you do. You won't find this kind of pay anywhere. The benefits are great & you also have the union behind you.

    Cons

    The demand on you is tough at times, especially when you start off. You get moved around a lot & you may get stuck on a shift that you don't like.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    The greatest 14 years I could have asked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Moraine, OH
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Moraine, OH

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

    Pros

    * Being able to see a finised product you helped build on the road getting friends and family from point A to point B makes you satisfied.
    * Able to move up the ranks through promotion.
    * Vacation time
    * Checks never bounced.... never.

    Cons

    * The long hours. If you are young with a young family this may not be the most healthy job for familys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Respect and support front line supervisors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Ok company to gain work experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Software Developer in Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Associate Software Developer in Roswell, GA

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work Environment
    Good work Benefits

    Cons

    IT Processes are not well established yet.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    GM IT

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer IT Intern in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Summer IT Intern in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    -Fantastic pay for an internship
    -People were very friendly
    -Freedom - no micromanaging
    -Work environment feels like a start-up
    -IT offices have growing younger (20-30) workforce

    Cons

    -Disorganized
    -Questions I needed answered to progress on my projects were never answered
    -The team seems more focused on producing something quickly rather than taking extra time to ensure it's QUALITY
    -Many freak-outs on deadline dates when something goes terribly wrong and halts progress (see above point)
    -Management doesn't allocate its talent appropriately
    -Little to no critical thinking
    -Imbalanced teams -> They keep hiring new people with vague or no plan for what these new people will be doing. Projects could be completed with half the amount of employees they have. Employees who are truly talented are overworked because they're given work most of the other employees aren't competent enough to handle.
    -Corporate environment challenges

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overworked, no advancement opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer
    Former Employee - Developer

    I worked at General Motors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is okay, the benefits are workable. For the work that you have to do, though, it's not worth it. My schedule was somewhat flexible, though that was due to my manager more than company policy.

    Cons

    So many 60-70 hour weeks. The division I was working in was so understaffed and over projected that there was no way around it. There wasn't any end in sight, either, with no plans to bring more personnel on. Advancement opportunities are a myth as well. They will tell you that as soon as something opens up advancements will happen, and then nothing happens. Rumor has it they aren't promoting from within, just bringing experience from outside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the pulse of your employees once in a while, and not with a worthless workplace survey that just leads to more lip-service about how it's a "workplace of choice."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    professional environment at working level

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer
    Former Employee - Design Engineer

    I worked at General Motors full-time

    Pros

    you learn a lot from work, good training

    Cons

    competition for personal growth can be high

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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