General Motors Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
912 Reviews
3.5
912 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Very Good

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    • Senior Management
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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
  2.  

    Amazing

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    • 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
  3.  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
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  5.  

    Learning experience in a fast paced environment.

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    • 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
  6.  

    Many opportunities, great people, and interesting, challenging work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Director in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to develop great products with top notch resources available and opportunities for continued growth and learning.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be a challenge working in a global company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain a strong customer focus. Keep the product portfolio the right size to compete efficiently with other OEMs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    General Motors Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    The people that work here are awesome. As an intern, I never had the feeling of being unable to ask someone for help. People are busy but they are more than welcome to take some time to explain things. They will also take time out of their day to explain what their job is or what their function does. Depending on who you get for a supervisor/manager has a big impact on how your experience is.

    Cons

    General Motors is a slower moving company but that comes with size.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use some of your influence to implement what your employees are suggesting. Also, do not put all your effort to reaching the short goals. Try to focus on implementing some of the suggestions from employees and meeting your goals will follow.

  8.  

    Big stupid poopy heads

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    There's no place here for geniuses. Problem solvers are dreaded because their superiors feel inferior. There is a total lack of integrity and a severe shortage of intelligence.

    Cons

    There's plenty of opportunity for big stupid poopy heads. If you have a degree AND are a complete moron, you're set for life. When you screw up the taxpayer bails you out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep rewarding incompetence: you'll run yourself into the ground soon.

  9.  

    Production assembly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    Good team atmosphere, typically the supervisors work well with the employees. reasonably good benefits. Tuition assistance benefits. Reasonably secure paycheck. Small clothing allowance.

    Cons

    At times dangerous, exposure to chemical fumes from machining operations, can be noisy depending on where you are assigned. Lunch periods are short so you do not have time to go out for lunch and the cafeteria services are not very good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A satisfying career with many opportunities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    The best reasons for working at General Motors was the pay level. The pay was good although I worked many long hours. I was, however, compensated for overtime hours.

    Cons

    The culture at General Motors was large and slow moving. It was a challenge , at times, to try to accomplish ideas and projects. It would take time to move through channels to accomplish your goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give talented people the leeway to run with ideas to help the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    GM IT Austin innovation; a Great Mistake.

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    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

    Good benefits like any other big corporations, 2 weeks holiday in december, and hours of no work and getting paid. Way to go GM!!

    Cons

    Unethical management from the bosses to HR except if you are an ex Dell employee. Would not recommend a young professional to start his/her career here as it lacks direction in every thing including the traning, no room for growth especially if u have a masters degree, bad management in everything including IT projects undertaking. Choose wisely, do not be swaed with the 6 months salary review, is a lie and promised training is a joke especially if management does not want you to follow standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please pay close attention to the innovation center in Austin it is a place that has a lot of politics and unethical behavior openly displayed which will inhibit talent growth among young professionals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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