General Motors Reviews

Updated May 4, 2015
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  1. Less management and poor schedule arrangement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI

    I worked at General Motors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Nice and clean environment of working place.

    Cons

    Since the project needs more solid data from the first-hand experiments, the experiment plan and support from manager is less and poor. All they concerned is about how to copy and regenerate other competitor's works but ignore the initial mechanism and application background. Without reasonable data from experiment, the simulation and faithful model cannot be reproduced, other than any further optimizations.

  2. Field Action Cost Recovery Analyst

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Warren, MI
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Warren, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Some great people in the company to work with.

    Cons

    Other people that hide in their silos. Not willing to help others. This is progressively changing only with the top down approach.

  3. Manager Global Logstics and Containerization

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    I worked with General Motors at an engineering facility that was exciting to see and be part of the launch of new vehicle model years.

    Cons

    Demand and schedule changes was a challenge.

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  5. auto mechanical engineer and

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I worked at General Motors full-time

    Pros

    good benefits, nice coworkers and good company cultrual

    Cons

    no many promotion opportunities, location is not good

  6. Overall, very exciting technology to work on.

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

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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Exciting technology platforms - current and future.

    Cons

    Process heavy. Decision authority not necessarily delegated to ensure speed. Silo driven

    Advice to Management

    Put more trust and decision making power in lower level management.

  7. It's been a great learning experience.

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    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Warren, MI
    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Warren, MI

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

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

    Pros

    You get the benefits of a big company for research and development funding, work on very interesting research projects, get lots of opportunity to collaborate within and outside the company, have access to continuously improving and exciting product line.

    Cons

    The company culture is very risk-averse and finds it difficult to pursue it's own unique path to lead in this highly competitive automotive industry.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to be a leader in the industry. Do not allow all the money spent in research and development to go to waste. The technical challenges imposed by regulation that the industry faces will only get more difficult in the future.

  8. IT Operations Engineer - New College Grad

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    Current Employee - IT Operations Engineer - New College Grad in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - IT Operations Engineer - New College Grad in Warren, MI

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    competitive salary, company phone + computer, competitive benefits package, annual end of year shut down (10 paid days off from work), Team GM annual bonuses, ability to check out new vehicles for a week upto 4 times a year, limitless opportunities for career growth and advancement if you network and market yourself to the right people.

    Cons

    COMMUNICATION, which is a known con for just about any global enterprise, company still operates in silos at times, senior/executive management appears to have different views and ideas from mid-level management, can sometimes cause confusion to sub-ordinates at the end of the day and delay production

    Advice to Management

    Stay consistant with ideas, projects, and agenda's from executive leadership all the way down to the sub-ordinate levels. Mid-level management should actually lead and when necessary object to executive level leadership if what's being asked from sub-ordinates isn't possible. Get the "yes mam" "yes sir" mentally out of here. It was the root cause for the recent ignition switch problem.

  9. A great place to learn and excel your skills.

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    Current Contractor - Creative Sculptor in Warren, MI
    Current Contractor - Creative Sculptor in Warren, MI

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay and great start. They are kind to teaching newcomers Alias and other soft wares. Work load is moderate and there are plenty of work to be involved with. Great free Gym.

    Cons

    It's hard to tell how long it is required to work as contract to become full-time. And even then I don't know how long it would take to become a product/automotive designer there. It depends on many things like taking the time to search and apply for the open positions and such. Otherwise it is a great place to learn and excel.

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  10. Software Design Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you get the right manager, you have plenty of opportunities

    Cons

    If you don't get the right manager, that manager will make you stay within the group for years on end because you're "crucial" to the group

    Advice to Management

    One shouldn't get punished and not have future career opportunities due to being crucial to the group. If I'm that crucial, pay up.

  11. Grossly overloaded with work from the day i was hired.

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    Current Employee - Designing Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Designing Engineer in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at General Motors full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good, bonuses are better. I truly believe GM will succeed and prosper in the post bankruptcy era.

    Cons

    Way more work than people to do it. LOTS of stressful days, deadlines and meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Either delay or cut back on some programs if you can't or won't staff properly for the amount of work. People are burning out!

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