General Motors Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
928 Reviews
3.5
928 Reviews
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General Motors CEO Mary Barra
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life Balance, excellent colleagues to work with very professional (in 57 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are good and the ambassador program lets you check out many of the products (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be a challenge working in a global company (in 21 reviews)

  • Significance of work sometimes requires long hours (in 23 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    General Motors used temporary employees without regard to their health, wellbeing, or long-term welfare.

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    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Arlington, TX

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

    Pros

    The company offers full time employees who have worked prior to 2007 a good compensation package.

    Cons

    If you are not hired prior to 2007, the compensation is less than what you may give up in health and wellness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is to stop using people up and spitting them out without taking care of your workforce.
    All employees deserve a safe, workplace and working conditions that won't cause them permanent damage or chronic health concerns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    good company to work for

    Current Employee - Dre
    Current Employee - Dre

    I have been working at General Motors full-time

    Pros

    good place to work for

    Cons

    processes and lots of meetings

  3.  

    Broken Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People at the top can make big money.

    Cons

    Faulty concept is that we are always right and you will buy what we make because you/we are Americans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to break with tradition and reinvent. You are going to need to let the world know you've made some deep and meaningful changes if this company is to survive and thrive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Manufacturing Engineer

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer

    I have been working at General Motors full-time

    Pros

    Good work experience and personal growth

    Cons

    Work life balance could be improved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on the business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very satisfied with the Job

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    Current Employee - Mfg Engineer I  in  White Marsh, MD
    Current Employee - Mfg Engineer I in White Marsh, MD

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

    Pros

    Good benefits with the company

    Cons

    Hours can be challenging at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training

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

    Learned so much during my first year.

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Within IT, large opportunities to grow and learn technology in the area you are interested in. Great employees to work with, large amount of training (1-2 months) offered to everyone, great atmosphere, excellent place for new hires.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is pretty bad. There are many initiatives within the company and some individuals are overworked & way too many organization changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If managers have teams/employees around the globe/nationwide, make sure to look over their workload and offer assistance. Communication is important.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good

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    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
  9.  

    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.

  10.  

    Design Cars and Trucks

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    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
  11.  

    Very Good

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    • 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

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