General Motors Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
919 Reviews
3.5
919 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional (in 46 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are good and the ambassador program lets you check out many of the products (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes work life balance can be challenging (in 14 reviews)

  • Long hours can sometimes make optimal work/life balance difficult (in 22 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Architect  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Architect in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional

    The pay and benefits are good and the ambassador program lets you check out many of the products

    Cons

    Sometimes work life balance can be challenging

    Long hours can sometimes make optimal work/life balance difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more career opportunities for career growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to start with, not enough room to grow.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    A lot of talented people, you can learn from the guys around.

    Cons

    Meetings every day, actions items, emails fly around, typical big company.

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    like working for the GM in general

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

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

    Pros

    *Great* people to work with, as an engineer,
    Good work/life balance,
    Compensation/Job security in general is better than competitors

    Cons

    Promotion opportunity is limited and does not go to the right person necessarily
    "Diversity" simply does not apply when it comes to promotion to executives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Design Cars and Trucks

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Creative Designer  in  Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Creative Designer in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Various Design Opportunities for each brand.

    Cons

    Excellent work-life balance, not overloaded but taking off sharp at 5pm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Very Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scrum Master  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Scrum Master in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Exciting changes and opportunities in IT organization

    Cons

    Complex corporate procedures and infrastructure are a challenge for accomplishing work quickly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing

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

    I have been working at General Motors as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The atmosphere, the opportunity and the people

    Cons

    The IT group needs some much advancement but they are getting there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep continuing to challenge your employees, GM is a great place to if we want to continue to 'design, build, and sell the worlds best vehicles' continue to challenge us even more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Hiring and firing culture! Grad students are being shaped to be monsters!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing! Great salaries and opportunities to own a GM vehicle (which I would never replace for my Mazda) but the perk is there if you want it. Profit sharing benefits are also great but good luck with these recalls. Good working hours.

    Cons

    Hiring lots of new kids and firing those who are a threat to lead, supervisors, and management. There is a culture of envy and those who came from Dell are ruining the Innovation Center. Too many meetings and people looking busy. Too many 'gatherings' after work and heaven forbid if you do not assist, they want to know why but I never told them. I take care of my disabled father and can't be socializing, drinking, and spending money after work hours. If you do not give them your personal life, there is a problem. If you go to Human Resources, they will not help you, they will either make you feel incompetent or worse off, they will fire you. As soon as I did not owe them my moving expenses, I ran from the company where I though I was going to grow and be proud of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supervise Austin. My other colleagues in Arizona and Georgia are happy. You will not make it with the hiring and firing all the time. Check your management credentials.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at General Motors part-time

    Pros

    Gives chance to new graduates

    Cons

    Slow promotion process, low compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Learning experience in a fast paced environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Warren, MI

    I worked at General Motors as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Close knit community with coworkers in same area. Great way to make connections. Able to speak with leadership and communicate ideas and concerns.

    Cons

    Overtime is looked down upon since you are supposed to finish work in shift. Very stressful with various projects to complete and customers to assist in one day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire enough people to carry out the designated projects and expected duties instead of trying to have the employees spread so thin to save money.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Morale issues

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

    I worked at General Motors as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great perks, driving nice cars, work life balance is great

    Cons

    Everyone works <= 8 hrs, leadership isn't there, and the biggest issue is that morale is completely out the door. GM Recalls happened for a reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the client more than your future promotion or monetary gain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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