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General Motors Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
1,005 Reviews
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1,005 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional (in 60 reviews)

  • Salary employees are treated very well, good pay and benefits, great work environment (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be a challenge working in a global company (in 25 reviews)

  • Significance of work sometimes requires long hours (in 26 reviews)

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  1.  

    Was employed under many aspects of the industry.

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    Former Employee - Pipefiter in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Pipefiter in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Benefits, as well as work conditions was very good.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about with this employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow retires to return to the work force in a different manner.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lots of opportunity

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    Current Employee - Engineer I in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer I in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Many different job types to migrate to
    Decent pay and benefits
    Great people to work with
    Travel opportunities
    Good training

    Cons

    Managerial silos
    Big, bureaucratic nightmare at times
    Some locations are not very desireable to work at
    The culture is less about teamwork than it should be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More involvement from individual contributors for future directions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    cool job

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    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Flint, MI
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Flint, MI

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

    Pros

    benefits are excellent hours make the check grow

    Cons

    tier 2 should be eliminated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Talented, capable and ambitious team. Good rotation program. Incubator for future finance executives.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors full-time

    Pros

    leadership opportunities, training, career growth, learning, very selective

    Cons

    compensation low compared to outside opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Left the company after 14 years

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    Good career progression and room for growth.

    Cons

    Industry struggling. Corporate office pay very low.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very good company

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Milford, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Milford, MI

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Team work and coworkers are friendly.

    Cons

    Promotion is hard. Internal transfer is not as easy as expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    GM

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    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Lots of old friends are working there.

    Cons

    Furloughing and unpaid days off for contract workers promotes anguish.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fantastically stable job for full time employment; yet seldom contains higher purpose satisfaction than the task.

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    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Compensation, perks, leadership, flexibility, ability to drive new products

    Cons

    Process, documentation, slow growth, shrinking company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the course with design, function, fit and finish. Figure out how to improve quality and stay on the leading edge of the innovation curve. Make less duplicate models or those models that are perceived to compete with each other.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Rotation Program

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI

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

    Pros

    Engineers rotate within company 3 times after graduation with bachelors degree. Great growth opportunity, especially after being in the internship program for two rotations

    Cons

    There are older systems that take some getting used to and some overlap with each other. Otherwise, this is a pretty great place to start working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Compartment Integration Engineer

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    Former Employee - Compartment Integration Engineer in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Compartment Integration Engineer in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Best working environment I have seen in my 18 years of overall working experince. Willing to mentor, share knowladge, help each other to achive end goal.

    Cons

    Need to negotiate smart before sign the offer. HR don't tell all you can get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advise to HR : They should offer most benefits in term of vacation, sign up bonus because when one finds out after accepting offer, they feel cheated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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