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  1.  

    Just another person on the line.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Core Maker in Saginaw, MI
    Current Contractor - Core Maker in Saginaw, MI

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

    Pros

    Good pay, plenty of overtime available.

    Cons

    Loud, dirty, expected too much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what you are actually managing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company overall

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    best reasons to work there are their benefits, and profit shares. The can do a little better on their minimum wage but overall there a good company

    Cons

    some of the challenges of working here are working with a lot of different people. different people brings many different attitudes which in terms causes more conflicts. they also have mandatory overtime on the weekends which may interfere with a lot of peoples plans

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the management could do a better job at helping the union secure more jobs for the temps

  3.  

    Fair

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

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    If you work hard and arrive on time then you have a great opportunity to get promoted.

    Cons

    Some small groups form between mgmt and their "favorites"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When employees arrive greet them cordially.

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

    Interesting & exciting career opportunities with little room to move up.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Milford, MI
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Milford, MI

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

    Pros

    A variety of exciting & interesting careers. Fun work environment if you like cars / trucks. Generous holiday and vacation allowance. Good salary for the industry. Good benefits & 401k match. Flexible hours. Ability to move around the company.

    Cons

    Promotions don't always go to the most qualified people. There are fast track employees and then the rest; High performing, enthusiastic employees are left to claw and scratch their way up the chain unless you're one of the lucky chosen few (helps to be a minority). Highly bureaucratic environment. Be careful where you accept a job; some functions/areas are dead-enders and direct supervisors can make it hard for you to move within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more emphasis on taking care of your hard working middle tier of employees. Good people are walking out the door.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good to place to start, but not a place to stay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    relatively easy to get the job offer.
    good work-life balance
    good mentorship(at least in my team)

    I'm lucky that my team members are really helpful when I just get started, when I have questions I can always find the right people to ask and it works well. Also my manager is really nice and cares about my growth.

    Cons

    low starting salary
    lots of red tapes
    bullying new hires

    you need to know how to deal with people like a politician to survive, experienced employees like bullying and stabbing others(especially against new hires) in the back. Technical skill is less important than communication skill. You performance is evaluated by whom you know not what you know.

    Starting salary is the same for all new hires regardless of their background(and it's below the average). No matter if you a CS major or business major, the salary is all the same as software developers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more techinical questions to the interview process, pure behavioral questions will not help you find the most qualified candidates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Auto Industry review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good diversity. Good team to work with

    Cons

    Workload heavy. To much redtape to cut thru.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get organized

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    hard to be big..when little has you!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    Pros

    entertaining, most of the co-workers are hard working and good people. Pay as a old timer is great! but for us newbies....Union loves to play games with our money.....

    Cons

    Union makes promises and never deliver...causing moral to be very low. vets are stuck in there ways...so new ideas are not welcomed nor implemented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    just because you want people to follow you...does not make you a leader...

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

    Old GM Has not changed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Making the best vehicles they ever have

    Cons

    Poor Quality Dated Executive Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from the mistakes of old GM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Flexible work schedule
    Great professionals workers
    Opportunities

    Cons

    Need to improve Levels where resources are allocated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career path is not clear need to improve that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Many functional specialists.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    Most of the time experts will assist you in your job.

    Cons

    It's a large company to navigate through.

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