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General Motors Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
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Pros
  • Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional (in 59 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 24 reviews)

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

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    summer intern

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Warren, MI

    I worked at General Motors as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working in GM, you can get a lot of support. If you want to make something out, you can live very well. If you want live a comfortable life, this is also a good place for you.

    Cons

    Sometimes it looks like nobody care what you are doing. You are just a small nail, the company can run very smoothly without you. You may not exist in some people's eyes especially when you are working in the r@d.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    All the good and the bad of a large corporation

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    Current Employee - Designer
    Current Employee - Designer

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.
    Opportunities to grow in a big corporate environment.
    Management very understanding of your needs.

    Cons

    Work load varies widely from time to time.
    Leadership seemed confused at times.
    Not sure how the company will stand against competition in the long run.

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

    summer intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Motors as an intern

    Pros

    great atmosphere, very business casual dress code, easy to move around within the company, everyone is friendly

    Cons

    some people who worked there longer might stress the old values of the automotive industry versus the innovative new ways that IT centers work

    Recommends
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A very good place to work. Nice place to learn new things.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors as a contractor

    Pros

    Flexible time to work
    Great environment

    Cons

    Contract bad. Lot of payoff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All the best

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work, but it paid well

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    Former Employee - Labor Pool in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Labor Pool in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at General Motors (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    $$$, benefits, friendly staff, that's about it.

    Cons

    Ignorant coworkers, long hours, only one day off per week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better hiring practices.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    An exciting time to be at GM!

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

    I worked at General Motors as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots being done to increase company culture and the new direction in products is awesome. Lots of opportunities for young engineers. High level of responsibility and mobility. The benefits, including trying out different GM cars, is neat. The salary is great and everyone that I worked with was a pleasure. Teamwork was imbedded in everything.

    Cons

    The midwest is quite a con unless you are from the midwest. Much of the company is fighting to free itself from some old structuring that creates a lot of red tape and forces operation as silos. This means that communicating across departments is often a lot less than it can or should be. There is a need to establish itself as a more diversified company that is aimed at a larger range of buyers and that holds environmental issues at a higher position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break down the silos, they make more work and decrease synergy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    summer intern

    Current Employee - Summer Inntern in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Summer Inntern in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Working in GM, you can get a lot of support. If you want to make something out, you can live very well. If you want live a comfortable life, this is also a good place for you.

    Cons

    Sometimes it looks like nobody care what you are doing. You are just a small nail, the company can run very smoothly without you. You may not exist in some people's eyes especially when you are working in the r@d.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    challenging work, get to use my creativity, great coworkers, good work-life balance and flexible hours.

    Cons

    stressful at times, big company bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    put decisive leader in middle management

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

    GM

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    Great pay and excellent benefits

    Cons

    work- life balance horrible. no consistency

    Recommends

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