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General Motors Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
1,046 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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    Corporate Culture Dominates

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    I work at the General Motors IT Innovation Center in Austin. Pros are that it is a big company with a stable position.

    Cons

    There is a lot of dishonesty and backstabbing that goes on here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on promoting honesty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I retired from General Motors after 35.9 yrs of employment. The experience i gained has been very rewarding. Thank you

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    Former Employee - Dingman in Lordstown, OH
    Former Employee - Dingman in Lordstown, OH

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

    Pros

    The team concept is a very valuable tool and used in almost every aspect on the jobs i preformed there. Starting out on assembly to finishing my employment in metal repair i value the experience very much.

    Cons

    There was'nt any issues there that i could remember to shed light on that one would consider negative as my employment there has been very rewarding and satisfactory

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to use the team concept and value your employees opinions and remain open to the suggestions as they see first hand the end product.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mechanical Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    Engineering projects impact several million people, personally on a daily basis. Full reign to try new things. Limitless opportunities. Decent benefits. Hands on fun.

    Cons

    As old as the company is I would have assumed there might be several really good processes in place for menial tasks in order to spend time on things that matter. Not so - but this can turn into easy opportunities to contribute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep new hires highly engaged. More hands on/car interactions to see the big picture. Need to get competitive products in front of all to see the truth on where we stand.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Financial Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    Well organized. Provides all necessary tools to do job. Good pay.

    Cons

    My commute to the plant was too far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer better relocation package.

  6.  

    Great summer experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    Rotational program very great for seeing the entire business

    Cons

    Tough summer project to finish in only 10 weeks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    larger class size for more diversity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Semi-oldschool office vibe, but overall a solid company for a long-term career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Salaries are very competitive, hours aren't too long depending on your team, and many benefits - insurance, bonuses, cars, days off. Very collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Oldschool vibe. Trying to be modern and startup-y, but really just seems like a normal office job. Good for old people or people looking for a place to work forever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice really, company is doing very well. Don't think my con can ever be addressed in a company this size.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    Good teamwork, nice managers, company gave everyone equal chance

    Cons

    Nothing to talk about yet. Everything is good so far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Controls Engineering Intern, Manufacturing

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    Former Employee - Controls Engineer in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Controls Engineer in Warren, MI

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    GM really knows how to impress its interns, letting them borrow any production car they want, and taking them on tours of testing facilities, design studios and to sporting events in the Detroit area throughout the summer months. Compensation is higher than its competitors, and working in manufacturing gives the added benefit of earning overtime. Apart from this, GM presents a great working environment, with some of the smartest group of engineers and assembly workers you will ever meet. You will at times learn more from a stamp-press operator, who has been doing that job their entire life, than you would from school. Yes, GM is still reeling from the bad press of the auto-bailout, but after working there for a few months, you will realize that this company is much more than just a punching bag for political pundits, and is genuinely a great company to work for.

    Cons

    The biggest problem is the work-place shock of working in a unionized environment and seeing the hourly-salary divide at times. Hours in manufacturing can also be difficult, as standard work hours are from 5AM - 3PM, and you may be asked to come in as early as midnight at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Core Validation Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Core Validation Engineer in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at General Motors

    Pros

    work environment, things to know about the vehicle, professional

    Cons

    getting full time, no respect to contract employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Sales, Marketing and Aftersales

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in Detroit, MI

    I worked at General Motors

    Pros

    Excellent, personal development, training and growth opportunities across the globe

    Cons

    Ability to handle ambiguity, changes in strategic direction, unclear management direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apply and upkeep consistent medium to long term strategies, and communicate direction to the team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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